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Jennifer L. Grosso

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Top Rated Estate & Trust Litigation Attorney in Sarasota, FL

Bentley Goodrich Kison, P.A.
783 South Orange Avenue, Suite 300
Sarasota, FL 34236-4702
Phone: 941-556-9030
Fax: 941-312-5316
Selected to Super Lawyers: 2020 - 2022
Selected to Rising Stars: 2010 - 2017
Licensed in Florida Since: 2003
Practice Areas: Estate & Trust Litigation, Personal Injury - Medical Malpractice: Defense, Business Litigation
Attorney Profile

A highly regarded, complex civil litigation attorney, Jennifer L. Grosso is a lawyer at Bentley & Bruning, P.A. She is based in the firm’s offices in Sarasota, Florida, and she furnishes representation to clients throughout the state.

As an undergraduate, Ms. Grosso attended the University of Florida, where she majored in finance and marketing with a minor in economics and received a Bachelor of Arts with honors in 1999. She remained on campus for her legal education at the University of Florida Levin College of Law, and in 2001, she was awarded her Juris Doctor. Ms. Grosso was admitted to practice before all Florida state courts in 2002, and she is also admitted to practice before the U.S. District Courts for the Middle and Southern Districts of Florida.

A significant portion of Ms. Grosso’s practice involves trust and estate litigation. She has handled such matters as will contests, breaches of fiduciary duty by executors, trustees and personal representatives, modifications, judicial construction of trusts and wills, disputes among heirs and beneficiaries, and estate accountings.

Ms. Grosso also has extensive experience in medical negligence litigation, in which she represents defendants. One of her clients has been a large health care system that is headquartered in Sarasota and it comprises several hospitals and other facilities and groups. Ms. Grosso’s work on behalf of this client has included, besides malpractice litigation, disputes involving torts and contracts. Her overall successful track record has led to her receipt of an AV Preeminent* peer review rating through Martindale-Hubbell along with several other honors. Ms. Grosso serves as a member of the board of directors of the Sarasota County Bar Association, and she is active in several civic organizations as well.

*AV®, AV Preeminent®, Martindale-Hubbell Distinguished and Martindale-Hubbell Notable are certification marks used under license in accordance with the Martindale-Hubbell certification procedures, standards and policies. Martindale-Hubbell® is the facilitator of a peer review rating process. Ratings reflect the anonymous opinions of members of the bar and the judiciary. Martindale-Hubbell® Peer Review Rating™ fall into two categories – legal ability and general ethical standards.

Practice Areas
  • 50%Estate & Trust Litigation
  • 30%Personal Injury - Medical Malpractice: Defense
  • 20%Business Litigation
Focus Areas

Will Contests, Medical Malpractice, Birth Injury, Delayed or Incorrect Diagnosis, Trade Secret, Non-Compete Agreements


3 Years Super Lawyers
8 Years Rising Stars
  • Super Lawyers: 2020 - 2022
  • Rising Stars: 2010 - 2017

About Jennifer L. Grosso

First Admitted: 2003, Florida

Professional Webpage:


  • Florida Bar Foundation, Fellow 
  • Legal Elite by Florida Trend magazine, 2019
  • Sarasota County Bar Association, President’s Award recipient, 2015 
  • Super Lawyer by Super Lawyers magazine
  • Legal Elite Up and Comer and as a Legal Elite by Florida Trend magazine
  • Florida Rising Star by Florida Super Lawyers magazine, 2010-2017
  • Fellow in the Probate and Trust Law Division of RPPTL
  • AV rated by Martindale

Bar/Professional Activity

  • Sarasota County Bar Association, Director
  • Health Law Section, Florida Bar, Member
  • Florida
  • U.S. District Court Southern District of Florida 
  • U.S. District Court Middle District of Florida
  • Civil Trial Section of the SCBA, Civil Chair
  • Young Lawyers of the SCBA, Past President
  • Executive Council of the Real Property, Probate, and Trust Law Section of the Florida Bar (RPPTL), Member
  • President of the Sarasota County Bar Association (SCBA)

Scholarly Lectures/Writings

  • “When is a Joint Proposal for Settlement a Valid Proposal for Settlement: Apportionment, Avoiding Ambiguity in Release Language, and the Barnes Dilemma”, V. Julia Luyster & Jennifer Lodge [Grosso], 24 Trial Advocate Quarterly 12 (2005).
  • “I’ve Heard of Buyer’s Remorse. What If I Have Donor’s Remorse?”, Requisite, Vol. IV (2015). 
  • “Maybe She’s Just Quirky: Determining Testamentary Capacity”, The Docket, Vol. 33, No. 2 (2016).
  • “If You Aren’t Properly e-serving Your §57.105 Motion, It May Not Be Enforceable”, ActionLine, Vol. XXXVIII, No. 1 (2016).

Educational Background

  • University Of Florida, Gainesville, Florida, Major: Finance; Marketing, Minor: Economics, Honors: With Honors, B.A. – 1999 

Pro bono/Community Service

  • Secretary on the Board of the Gator Good Foundation
  • Board of Directors of the Sarasota County Gator Club
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Office Location for Jennifer L. Grosso

783 South Orange Avenue
Suite 300
Sarasota, FL 34236-4702

Phone: 941-556-9030

Fax: 941-312-5316

Last Updated: 5/15/2022

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