Judge Jamie R. Grosshans
Judge Jamie R. Grosshans was appointed to the Fifth District Court of Appeal in 2018 by Governor Rick Scott. Prior to her appointment to the appellate court, she served as an Orange County Court Judge in the Ninth Judicial Circuit of Florida where she presided over criminal and civil matters.
Judge Grosshans graduated cum laude from the University of Mississippi School of Law. During law school, she clerked for the Civil Rights Division of the Department of Justice in Washington, D.C., and the United States Attorney’s Office for the Northern District of Mississippi. Following admittance to the Florida Bar, she served as an Assistant State Attorney for Orange County, Florida in both the misdemeanor and felony divisions where she tried numerous criminal jury trials.
Judge Grosshans later entered private practice and founded her own law firm where she focused on family law and criminal defense matters for nearly ten years. In her family law practice, Judge Grosshans represented individuals in dissolution of marriage, child support and paternity matters, modifications, adoptions and other domestic issues. She also served as a Guardian ad Litem in domestic cases and dependency court. In her criminal defense practice, she represented individuals charged with misdemeanors and felonies as well as juvenile delinquency, violation of probation and injunction matters. During this time she also served as an Adjunct Professor at Valencia College where she taught Hospitality Law for the Hospitality and Tourism Management Program for seven years.
Judge Grosshans is an active member of the Orange County Bar Association, the Orlando Christian Legal Society, the Central Florida Association of Women Lawyers, and the George C. Young Inns of Court. She regularly speaks to lawyers and law students on topics such as challenges in the practice of law, the role of judges, criminal law, and family law.
Judge Grosshans and her husband have three children and live in Central Florida.