Wellington attorney Robert Ostrov has filed to run for Palm Beach County Circuit Court Judge, Group 1. The seat is currently occupied by Dina Keever, who was recently appointed by Gov. Rick Scott.
“As an attorney and former prosecutor with more than 25 years of complex litigation, trial and appellate experience, I have the qualifications and experience needed to be a circuit court judge,” Ostrov said.
Ostrov is the managing partner at the Law Offices of Robert Ostrov and specializes in corporate law, civil litigation and criminal law. He is an arbitrator with the American Arbitration Association, adjudicating commercial disputes, and an arbitrator with the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority, adjudicating securities-related disputes.
Ostrov served as a prosecutor with the Florida Dispute Resolution Center, investigating and prosecuting alleged violations of Florida Supreme Court rules by mediators and arbitrators. Previously, he was an assistant district attorney for the Orange County (New York) District Attorney’s Office, where he was a senior attorney in the white-collar crime unit. Prior to that, he was an appellate administrative law judge with the New York City Department of Finance.
Ostrov was also deputy director for the New York City Fraud Investigation Unit, and began his legal career as an assistant district attorney for the Nassau County (New York) District Attorney’s Office, where he tried jury trials, bench trials and pre-trial hearings.
He holds a bachelor’s degree, cum laude, from Tulane University, a master’s degree from Columbia University and a law degree from the Fordham University School of Law. He is admitted to the Florida and New York bars and the U.S. District Court of New York. He has also been an on-air legal analyst for ESPN Radio in West Palm Beach, providing legal analysis of sports issues.
Ostrov is married with two children. He has also coached youth soccer in Wellington.
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