Cases and background information for

Justice Jamie R. Grosshans

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About this Court Position
About this Court Position

Candidate Background

Judicial Background

  • 2020 - present: Justice, Florida Supreme Court. Appointed by Governor Ron DeSantis.
  • 2018 - 2020: Judge, 5th District Court of Appeal. Appointed by Governor Rick Scott.
  • 2017 - 2018: County Judge, Orange County. Appointed by Governor Rick Scott.*

Additional Background

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. She also briefly spent time as a Graphic Designer and Event Coordinator.

From 2008-2015, was an Adjunct Professor at Valencia Community College teaching Hospitality Law.

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.

This judge is a member of the Federalist Society.

Expected Retirement


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

additional resources

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