Justice Jamie R. Grosshans

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Candidate Background

Judicial experience


Retired or Appointed Elsewhere


Expected Retirement

2020 - present

Justice, Florida Supreme Court. Appointed by Governor Ron DeSantis. Won the retention vote in 2022 by 63.8%.

2018 - 2020

Judge, 5th District Court of Appeal. Appointed by Governor Rick Scott.

2017 - 2018

County Judge, Orange County. Appointed by Governor Rick Scott.*

* Appointed instead of running for election because of a vacancy between election cycles.

legal experience

Before she became a judge, Grosshans had about 11 years of experience as an attorney. In that time, she argued 15+ jury trials, 20+ non-jury trials, and 5+ cases for administrative bodies (government agencies) to completion. For the first year, she was a Prosecutor, focusing on misdemeanors and felonies. She then shifted to private practice, where she specialized in criminal defense and family law. Her criminal defense practice included misdemeanors, felonies, juvenile delinquency, probation violations, and injunctions. Her family law practice included divorce, child support, paternity, and adoptions. She opened her own practice in 2008.

Before that, she clerked for 4 months at the US Department of Justice, Civil Rights Division. She also held a 4 month internship at the US Attorney's Office for the Northern District of Mississippi and a 1 year internship at The Claremont Institute.

political experience

other relevant tidbits

This judge is a member of the Federalist Society.

This judge is a textualist, who uses an interpretation of the Constitution that is advocated by the Federalist Society.

From 2008-2015, was an Adjunct Professor at Valencia Community College teaching Hospitality Law. She also briefly spent time as a Graphic Designer and Event Coordinator.

Grosshans appears to have well-known conservative political beliefs. As the Tampa Bay Times reports, this was left out of her two applications for the Florida Supreme Court, including her affiliation with the Alliance Defending Freedom.

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