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Hinkle is a Tampa attorney specializing in general liability, professional liability, medical malpractice and nursing home defense — and when she’s not advocating for her clients, she’s advocating for gender equality in the legal profession. Hinkle told the Daily Business Review last year that like many female lawyers and judges, she’s often mistaken for a court reporter, even when she’s “wearing a suit with no court reporting equipment” and has the case file. She’s past president of the Pinellas Chapter of the Florida Association for Women Lawyers and served as president of the Florida Association for Women Lawyers from 2019-20, though she recently passed the gavel to Orlando attorney Kimberly Hosley. The statewide group scored a big victory last year when the Florida Supreme Court adopted a three-month parental leave rule that in certain instances requires judges to grant a lead attorney’s request for leave for the birth or adoption of a child. Hinkle also serves on the Florida Bar’s Voluntary Bar Liaison Committee, which coordinates communication between the Bar and voluntary Bar associations and works on programs involving the groups. She earned her law degree from Stetson University in 2008, where served as president of the International Law Society and has a bachelor’s degree from the University of North Carolina.