Judge Thomas E. Stringer, Sr.
Judge Stringer attended New York University (Washington Square College) graduating in 1967 with a B.A. degree in mathematics. Following college he joined the United States Air Force where he attained the rank of Captain. In 1971, he entered Stetson University College of Law and graduated with his J.D. degree in 1974.
After graduation, he served as an assistant state attorney from 1974 to 1976. He was in private practice until his appointment to the Hillsborough County Court by Governor Bob Graham in April 1984. While serving in County Court, Judge Stringer was a member of the Executive Committee of the Conference of County Court Judges; the Criminal Rules and Law Committee; the Sentencing Committee; and the Traffic Court Rules and Review Committee. He also served as Administrative Judge of the County Court.
In December 1987, he was appointed to the Thirteenth Judicial Circuit Court by Governor Bob Martinez. He served as the Administrative Judge for the Family Law Division until January 1994. He was a member of the Executive Council of the Family Law Section, and the Bench/Bar Liaison Committee of the Hillsborough County Bar Association.
Judge Stringer has served as a member of the Implementation Committee for the Florida Supreme Court Gender Bias Commission and was appointed by the Supreme Court to the Florida Commission for Responsible Fatherhood and to the Florida Family Court Steering Committee.
Governor "Jeb" Bush appointed Judge Stringer to the Second District Court of Appeal in February 1999.