Judge Timothy D. Osterhaus
Judge Timothy Osterhaus was appointed to the First
District Court of Appeal by Governor Rick Scott on May 20, 2013.
Before his appointment Judge Osterhaus served as
the Solicitor General of Florida. As Florida’s SG, and as Deputy SG before that,
he handled appeals on behalf of the State and its agencies in Florida’s district
courts of appeal and in the Florida Supreme Court, as well in the federal
courts, including in the United States Supreme Court. He also worked as counsel
at the Florida Department of Education; worked in private practice in
Washington, D.C.; and served as a law clerk to U.S. District Court Judge Kenneth
Ryskamp in West Palm Beach (with a co-clerk who later became his wife).
Judge Osterhaus spent his childhood in South
Florida, where he attended Westminster Christian School. After moving away from
Florida with his family, he attended high school at Charlotte Christian School
in North Carolina, before moving again and graduating from Bristol Tennessee
High School in 1989.
Judge Osterhaus received his bachelor’s degree
with highest honors from King College (Bristol, Tenn.) in 1993, and his law
degree from the University of Virginia in 1997.