Katherine E. Oler

Katherine E. Oler was appointed as a Special Master of the United States Court of Federal Claims on November 29, 2017. She graduated cum laude from Wellesley College in 1993 with a degree in English and Political Science and received her J.D. in 1996 from the Boston University School of Law.

Prior to her appointment to the Office of Special Masters, Ms. Oler served as an Air Force Judge Advocate where she primarily worked in the criminal litigation arena; Ms. Oler held positions as a first chair felony prosecutor, a defense attorney, and a trial judge. She retired from the Air Force as a colonel after 21 years of service. Before assuming her current duties, Ms. Oler was the Air Force’s Chief Prosecutor and Chief Government Appellate Counsel.

Ms. Oler is admitted to the bars of Florida, the District of Columbia, the United States Court of Appeals for the Armed Forces, and the United States Supreme Court.