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Steve Rossi

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Schools & Education Attorney in Fort Lauderdale, FL

Law offices of Steve Rossi PA
533 Northeast Third Avenue, Ground Floor, Suite 2
Fort Lauderdale, FL 33301
Phone: 888-674-2051
Fax: 954-318-3690
Selected to Super Lawyers: 2006 - 2011, 2014 - 2022
Licensed in Florida Since: 1988
Practice Areas: Schools & Education
Languages Spoken: English, Italian, Spanish
Attorney Profile

Steve Rossi is an education law attorney in Fort Lauderdale, Florida, with over 30 years of legal experience. He is the owner of the Law Offices of Steve Rossi, P.A., and represents a diverse range of clients in Fort Lauderdale and throughout the state of Florida.

Over the course of his years as an education attorney, Mr. Rossi has represented administrators, teachers and students at every level of the education system in cases involving complex legal issues. He previously served as legal counsel for a major teachers’ union and represented clients on behalf of the Florida Education Association.

Mr. Rossi has experience with negotiation and alternative dispute resolution, as well as with administrative hearings, disciplinary hearings, trials, civil lawsuits and criminal arrests. He has successfully handled matters involving bullying, cheating, dismissals, expulsions, harassment, investigations, plagiarism, criminal allegations, sports issues and other education-related legal disputes.

Prior to focusing his practice on education law, Mr. Rossi worked as a prosecutor and FBI agent. This diverse background enables him to provide strong and dedicated legal representation to his clients. He holds a board certification in criminal trial law from The Florida Bar Board of Legal Specialization & Education.

After receiving his bachelor’s degree, Mr. Rossi earned his law degree from the University of Miami School of Law in 1987. He then passed the Florida bar examination and obtained his license to practice law in Florida in 1988. He is qualified to appear before all Florida state courts. An active contributor to his legal community, he has served as a presenter at education law conferences and workshops in Florida and on the national level.

Practice Areas
  • 100%Schools & Education
Focus Areas



15 Years Super Lawyers
  • Super Lawyers: 2006 - 2011, 2014 - 2022

Certificates and Credentials

About Steve Rossi

First Admitted: 1988, Florida

Scholarly Lectures/Writings

  • Instructs in Teacher Liability Matters for the Broward County Public Schools' New Teacher Orientation Program

Special Licenses/Certifications

  • Board Certified Criminal Trial Attorney, by The Florida Bar


  • Former FBI Special Agent, New York and Miami Field Offices
  • Former Adjunct Lecturer- Psychology and The Law, Barry University
  • Former Mock Trial Judge, Nova Southeastern University Law School
  • Office on Condo Board Association
  • Former Court Appointed Special Public Defender on various criminal cases in Broward County
  • Twice recognized for most Criminal Jury Trials, Broward State Attorney's Office

Educational Background

  • FBI Academy, Quantico, Virginia
  • Barry University, Miami Shores, Florida, B.S. in Psychology, 1984

Bar/Professional Activity

  • Florida Educators Association
  • Florida Education Association
  • U.S. District Court Middle District of Florida
  • Broward Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
  • National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
  • Florida Bar Mentor Scope Program - Volunteer Attorney
  • U.S. District Court Southern District of Florida Trial Bar
  • U.S. District Court Southern District of Florida
  • U.S. Supreme Court
  • Florida Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
  • Broward Lawyer's - Volunteer Attorney
  • Florida
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 11th Circuit
  • Society of Former Special Agents of the FBI
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Office Location for Steve Rossi

533 Northeast Third Avenue
Ground Floor, Suite 2
Fort Lauderdale, FL 33301

Phone: 888-674-2051

Fax: 954-318-3690

Last Updated: 1/25/2022

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