Kathryn B. Rossmell

Ms. Rossmell’s practice focuses on land use, environmental, local government and natural resources law.  She represents private clients on land use matters; public and private clients on natural resources permitting issues and National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) compliance issues; practices civil litigation for public and private clients; and represents and advises public clients as general and special counsel, including legal analysis of special assessment methodology.

Publications and Presentations

  • Drones – Hovering over a Town Near You, Florida City and County Management Association Conference, June 11, 2017

  • Drones: A Florida Perspective, Florida Engineering Society, March 13, 2017

  • 2017: The Year of Water Law, Law 360; Environmental Law Network, February 5, 2017

  • EPA Updates and Trends, Environmental Permitting Summer School, July 5, 2016

  • Numeric Nutrient Criteria: Florida’s Journey, the Next Steps, and the Gulf Dead Zone, National Association of Environmental Professionals Annual Conference, April 30, 2014

  • Florida's New Crop: Is Water Farming For You?, Journal of the American Water Works Association, December 4, 2013

  • Elimination, Reduction, and Minimization of Impacts, Florida Environmental and Land Use Law Treatise, June 30, 2013

  • From Tools to Toys - The Gutting of the Infamous Primary Indicators, University of Florida Journal of Law and Public Policy, August 30, 2012

Professional, Civic and Community Involvement

  • Florida Association of Environmental Professionals, Treasure Coast Chapter, Past President

  • Leadership Palm Beach County, General Counsel and Member, Class of 2018

  • FAU Pine Jog Environmental Education Center, Board Member

  • Healthy Mothers Healthy Babies, Moments Committee Member

  • Admitted to practice in the United States District Courts for the Middle and Southern Districts of Florida

  • Admitted to practice in the United States District Court for the District of Columbia

  • The Florida Bar: Environmental and Land Use Law Section, City County and Local Government Law Section, Administrative Law Section, Young Lawyers Division, Member

  • Palm Beach County Bar Association, Member

  • Palm Beach County Bar Association, Young Lawyers Section, Member

  • Palm Beach County Planning Congress, Member

  • Florida Brownfields Association, Member




  • J.D., cum laude, University of Florida, 2012

  • B.A., magna cum laude, University of Florida, 2009