John B. Ostrow

John B. Ostrow

Professional Association

John B. Ostrow founded John B. Ostrow, PA in 1978. He is admitted to practice in the State of Florida and the United States District Courts for the Southern and Middle Districts of Florida and has been practicing law for 46 years. He began his career as a law clerk for the Honorable James Lawrence King, in the United States District Court. He then acquired five years of insurance defense experience at Huebner, Shaw, Bunnell and later Marlow, Shofi and Ortmayer. After leaving Marlow, Shofi and Ortmayer, Mr. Ostrow opened his own practice.

Mr. Ostrow has extensive experience as a trial attorney, specifically in the areas of Medical Malpractice, Personal Injury and Intellectual Property.  He is also a certified Mediator.

Mr. Ostrow was the former Chairman of the Florida Board of Bar Examiners and served on the Florida Board of Bar Examiners for seven years. He was a member of the Florida Bar Intellectual Property Specialty Certification Committee and the Florida Bar Rules of Civil Procedure committee.


  • Florida State University, Juris Doctor – 1970
  • Florida Atlantic University, Masters of Education – 1967
  • Florida Atlantic University, Bachelors of Arts — 1966


  • Graduated Cum Laude
  • Faculty Research Assistantship
  • Law Review – Editor
  • American Jurisprudence Book Award


  • Commendation – 1971   Florida House of Representatives for service to the House of Representatives


  • 2000 to Present   Trustee, Flight Attendant Medical Research Institute
  • 2000 to Present   Co-President – Women’s Cancer League & Partners
  • 2001  Member, Florida Bar Intellectual Property Specialty Certification Committee
  • 2000 to 2005  The Florida Bar Member, Rules of Civil Procedure Committee
  • 1996 – 2000    The Florida Bar Member, Judicial Nominating Procedures Committee
  • 1996 – 2000   Member, Committee on Standards of Admissions to Federal Practice, United States District Court, Southern District of Florida
  • 1993, 1994, 1995   Honorary Humanitarian and Benefactor Women’s Cancer League of Miami Beach
  • 1993 to Present   Chairman Emeritus of the Florida Board of Bar Examiners
  • 1985 – 1986   Chairman of the FBBE
  • 1983 – 1984   Chairman of FBBE Examinations Questions Committee
  • 1983 – 1984   Chairman of FBBE Character & Fitness Committee
  • 1980 – 1986    Florida Board of Bar Examiners (FBBE)


  • Insurance – Joinder of Insurer as Party; 43 Fla. Bar Journal, 570 (July, 1969), 98 Ins. Field 7 (August, 1969)
  • Bastards – Presumption of Legitimacy; 43 Fla. Bar Journal, 215 (March, 1969)
  • Criminal Procedure – Right to Separate Counsel Where Co-defendants Plead Guilty; 43 Fla. Bar Journal, 42 (January, 1969)
  • Sovereign Immunity; 33 University of Miami Law Review, 1297 (1979)


  • 1970 to Present   Member of the Florida Bar Association
  • 1996 to Present   Member of the American Bar Association – Intellectual Property Law Committee