Thomas “Bo” Winokur was
appointed to the First District Court of Appeal by Governor Rick Scott on June
11, 2015 and took office July 6, 2015.
Before his appointment Judge Winokur had served as Assistant General Counsel for
the Executive Office of the Governor since 2011. He previously served as
Assistant Attorney General for the Florida Office of Attorney General,
practicing in criminal appeals and capital litigation. In these positions Judge
Winokur handled more than 800 cases before the First District Court of Appeal
and over 40 cases in the Florida Supreme Court. Judge Winokur began his career
in private practice in Live Oak, but later served in the United States Army
Judge Advocate General’s Corps from 1992 to 1995.
Judge Winokur grew up in Tampa and received his bachelor’s and law degrees from
the University of Florida. Judge Winokur is married to the former Michelle
Dahnke and has two sons.