David M. Osterfeld has served as the Justice of the Peace for the White Tank Precinct since his election in November 2014.
He is the Associate Presiding Judge of the Maricopa County Justice Courts.
A native of Arizona, Judge Osterfeld has lived in Mesa, Toltec, Flagstaff, Pinetop/Lakeside, Fort Apache, Goodyear, and Buckeye.
Judge Osterfeld graduated with honors from Arizona State University with a Bachelor of Science in Criminal Justice
and earned his law degree at the University of Oklahoma College of Law. While in law school, Judge Osterfeld was awarded
graduated responsibility as the Indexing Editor, Notes Editor, and Managing Editor for the American Indian Law Review,
was awarded the Order of Barristers, and clerked for the Honorable Justice Marian P. Opala of the Oklahoma Supreme Court.
Judge Osterfeld is a licensed attorney and had practiced law in both the government and private sectors for 15 years prior to taking the bench at White Tank.
Judge Osterfeld currently serves as a reserve member of the United States Air Force Judge Advocate General’s Corps, known as a “JAG”, serving duty at Luke AFB in Glendale, Arizona.
During his career, Judge Osterfeld has served as a prosecutor, defense counsel, legal advisor to elected leaders and government agencies,
private counsel for multi-million dollar corporations, advisor to military commanders and leaders, and as an appellate lawyer.
Judge Osterfeld is actively involved in workgroups and effort to improve the judicial branch and to that end he serves as Co-Chair of the
Maricopa County Justice Court Best Practices Committee, as a member of the Professional Standards Committee, and has been twice appointed by the
Chief Justice of the Arizona Supreme Court to serve on the State, Tribal, and Federal Court Forum.