Eberhard Stilz, born in 1949, studied law and philosophy at the Eberhard-Karls University of Tübingen. In 1976 he joined the higher judicial service of the State of Baden-Wuerttemberg. After less than a year as a judge at the district court of Tübingen, he moved to the Ministry of Justice, where he first worked in the Prison Department. Later he directed, among others, the Organization Unit in the Central Division. In 1990, Stilz was assigned to the coordinating committee for the formation of the federal state of Saxony. In November 1990, Stilz was appointed State Secretary of the Ministry of Justice in Saxony. After his return to Baden-Württemberg in 1992, he was first appointed Chief Judge at the Higher Appellate Court of Stuttgart, and later became the Head of Department at the Office of the Minister. From 1996 to 2013, Eberhard Stilz was President of the Higher Appellate Court of Stuttgart. Since 2002, Stilz was also President of the Constitutional Court of Baden-Wuerttemberg.
Eberhard Stilz is also involved in various scientific and social institutions: he is a partner and curator of the Robert Bosch Foundation and a member of the Board of the Tübingen Law Society. In March 2013, Eberhard Stilz succeeded the Tübingen theologian Hans Küng as President of the Global Ethic Foundation in Tubingen, which promotes intercultural and inter-religious research, education, and exchange.