Thomas B. McCoun, III

United States Magistrate Judge

Tampa Division
TEL: 813-301-5553


Judge McCoun was born in Miami, Florida, December, 1950. He is a graduate of Coral Gables High School, Coral Gables, Florida (1969).  He has a Bachelor of Science Degree in Industrial Management of from Georgia Tech, Atlanta, Georgia (1973).  He has a Juris Doctorate cum laude from Stetson College of Law, Gulfport, Florida (1977). Judge McCoun served three years as an Assistant State Attorney in the Sixth Circuit of Florida (1977-1980).  He was in private practice as a trial lawyer handling criminal and civil matters between 1980 & 1994. He was appointed to the position of the U.S. Magistrate Judge on February 1, 1994, and reappointed on February 1, 2002. He also serves as an Adjunct Professor at Stetson College of Law.

Chambers Staff

  Lisa Bingham
Courtroom Deputy

Case & Trial Management Preferences

Upon consent of the parties, Judge McCoun will allow for a “date certain” trial. In jury trials, he requires all proposed jury instructions, verdict forms and pre-trial motions in limine to be filed 5 days prior to the start of trialNo other pre-trial submissions are required. As a general rule, counsel may contact the law clerks during pre-trial proceedings. Where possible, the court makes itself available for telephone conferences on all pre-trial matters.