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Kathryn B. Rossmell

Shareholder | West Palm Beach

Vice-Chair of: Transportation and Infrastructure

Ms. Rossmell’s practice focuses on land use, environmental, local government and natural resources law. She represents private clients on land use matters including comprehensive planning issues and land development regulation application, drafting and implementation; public and private clients on natural resources permitting issues; clients challenging and defending National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) compliance; as well as civil litigation for public and private clients for matters within her practice areas. She also represents and advises public clients as general and special counsel, including legal analysis of special assessment methodology and counseling clients on community redevelopment and other special district matters.

Publications and Presentations

Professional, Civic and Community Involvement

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

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

  • FAU Pine Jog Environmental Education Center, Chair of the Board

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

  • Leadership Palm Beach County, General Counsel, Executive Committee Member and Strategic Planning Committee Member, Class of 2018

  • Palm Beach North Chamber of Commerce, Secretary, Board Member, Co-Chair of Government Affairs Committee

  • Healthy Mothers Healthy Babies, Moments Luncheon Co-Chair; Advancement Committee Member

  • NorthPacII, Vice Chair, 2024; Past Secretary, 2023-2024

  • Women’s Foundation of Florida, Palm Beach County 2020 and 2021; Raise the Bar Committee Member

  • The Forum Club of the Palm Beaches, Member

  • American Bar Association, Section of Environment, Energy and Resources, Member; Young Lawyer's Division (YLD) Member

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

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

  • Palm Beach County Planning Congress, Member

  • Florida Brownfields Association, Member

Awards and Recognitions

  • Best Lawyers in America: Ones to Watch, Environmental Law, Land Use and Zoning Law and Natural Resources Law, 2023-present; Transportation Law, 2024

  • Young Professional of the Year Award, Chamber of Commerce of the Palm Beaches, 2022

  • Florida Rising Stars, Environmental Law; Land Use/Zoning Law, 2020-present

  • Palm Beach Illustrated Magazine Top Lawyer in Land Use and Zoning Law, 2022-present; Top Lawyer in Transportation Law, 2021

  • South Florida Business and Wealth Magazine's Legal Awards, Junior Associate Award Winner, 2021

  • ATHENA Young Professional Leadership Award Finalist, 2021

  • FAU Pine Jog Environmental Education Center, Young Professional of the Year Award, 2020

  • Florida Association of Environmental Professionals, Treasure Coast Chapter, Treasure of the Chapter Award, 2020

  • Florida Association of Environmental Professionals, President's Service Award, 2015

Practices

Industries

Education

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

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