Richard Grosso

Richard Grosso

Director, Environmental & Land Use Law Clinic & Professor of Law


B.S., Florida State University, 1983
J.D., Florida State University College of Law, 1986


Richard Grosso teaches land use and environmental law, Florida Constitutional Law, and directs the
Environmental and Land Use Law Practice Clinic. He is a widely recognized legal expert, practicing lawyer and policy advocate, with 28 years of experience litigating and advocating on state-wide and south Florida environmental issues. His teaching and legal practice specializes in land use, growth management and environmental policy and permitting issues. 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. Over a 28 – year litigation and appellate career, he represented numerous public interest clients and the state of Florida in federal and state administrative and judicial proceedings. He frequently appears before local governments, state and federal agencies, and other bodies concerning land use and environmental issues.

Areas of Interest

  • Administrative Law
  • Local Government Law
  • Property Rights
  • Constitutional Law
  • Environmental Law
  • Global Climate Change
  • Land Use – Growth Management

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