THE WHITE HOUSE
Office of the Press Secretary
PRESIDENT CLINTON NOMINATES HINKLE TO THE FEDERAL BENCH AND TERRELL TO D.C. SUPERIOR COURT
President Clinton today nominated Robert L. Hinkle to serve on the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Florida and Mary Ann Gooden Terrell to serve on the U.S. Superior Court for the District of Columbia.
Robert L. Hinkle, 44, is a founding shareholder of the Tallahassee law firm of Radey, Hinkle, Thomas & McArthur, where he has had a commercial litigation practice since 1985. Previously, he was a partner at the Tallahassee law firms of Holland & Knight, Wadsworth, Davis & Hinkle, and Hinkle & Battaglia. Hinkle was also an associate with the Tallahassee law firm of Thompson, Wadsworth, Messer, Turner & Rhodes and the Atlanta law firm of Sutherland, Asbill & Brennan. Hinkle earned his J.D. degree from Harvard Law School and his B.A. degree from Florida State University. He and his wife, Mary, have two children and reside in Tallahassee.
Mary Ann Gooden Terrell, 52, is Associate Director of the Legal Programs Branch in the Office of Equal Opportunity at the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation. She served as a senior counsel at the Resolution Trust Corporation from 1992 to 1995. Terrell was an executive assistant to the D.C. City Council Chairman before joining the United States Attorney's Office in 1984. Terrell spent five years as an Assistant U.S. Attorney in the District of Columbia before moving to the Federal Home Loan Bank Board and then the RTC. Terrell earned her B.A. at Howard University, an M.A. in Teaching from Antioch College, and her J.D. from Georgetown University Law Center. She and her husband, James, have three children and reside in the District of Columbia.