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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 including land development regulation drafting and implementation and comprehensive planning; 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

  • But I Need That! Navigating Special Procurement Issues for CRAs, Presentation to Florida Redevelopment Association, October 2019

  • Mangroves and Florida Residential Homeowners: Your Rights Under The Mangrove Trimming and Preservation Act, October 2019

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

  • Florida Rising Star, 2020

  • 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

  • American Bar Association, Section of Environment, Energy and Resources, Member

  • 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

  • The Forum Club of the Palm Beaches, 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