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Richard Grosso

Richard Grosso
Professor of Law


  • J.D., Florida State University College of Law, 1986

Richard Grosso is a lawyer and a full- time Professor of Law at the Shepard Broad College of Law at Nova Southeastern University in Ft. Lauderdale, Florida, where he teaches in the areas of administrative, environmental, energy, land use, appellate practice and federal and state constitutional law. Professor Grosso is a widely recognized legal expert, practicing lawyer and policy advocate, with 32 years of experience litigating and advocating on statewide and south Florida environmental issues. His teaching and legal practice specializes in land use, growth management, and environmental policy and permitting issues.

Professor Grosso is the former Executive Director and General Counsel of the Everglades Law Center, Inc., (ELC) a public interest law firm, which represents citizens and environmental interests in environmental and land use matters concerning the Florida Everglades, Florida Keys and the south Florida ecosystem in general. He is also a former Legal Director for 1000 Friends of Florida, and attorney for the Florida departments of Community Affairs and Environmental Regulation. He has represented numerous public interest clients and the state of Florida in federal and state administrative and judicial proceedings. He has appeared frequently before local governments, state and federal agencies, concerning land use and environmental issues.  

Areas of Interest

  • Land Use – Growth Management
  • Environmental Law
  • Administrative Law
  • Local Government Law
  • Property Rights
  • Florida Constitutional Law
  • Climate Change and Sea level Rise

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