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Steve Rossi has been a member of the Florida Bar for over 20 years. He has been recognized as a Board Certified Criminal Trial Attorney. Certification is the highest level of recognition by The Florida Bar of the competency and experience of attorneys in the areas of law approved for certification by the Supreme Court of Florida.


Mr. Rossi is a former Special Agent with the Federal Bureau of Investigation (F.B.I.). He was employed in both the New York and Miami field offices. He investigated civil and criminal matters.


He was a former prosecutor with the Broward County State Attorney Office. During this time, Mr. Rossi received several accolades including being recognized for most jury trials twice by the State Attorneys Office. While at the State Attorney's Office, Mr. Rossi prosecuted misdemeanor and felony cases.


Mr. Rossi has represented the Broward Teacher's Union (BTU) as its local, legal counsel. The Broward Teacher's Union has more than 15,000 members. The Broward Teachers Union's members are in the 2nd largest district in the state and the 6th largest in the country. He has handled various teacher-related cases in both civil and criminal matters. He has presented various lectures and workshops focusing on education law. He has been an annual instructor for the Broward County School District's New Teacher Orientation Program discussing various issues in teacher liability matters.


Mr. Rossi is a lawyer deeply rooted in the community. He is a long time South Florida resident. He has attended grade school, high school, college, and law school all in South Florida. He attended Barry University where he obtained his Bachelor of Science Degree and the University of Miami School of Law where he obtained his law degree. He has handled various legal matters throughout the state of Florida and around the country. He speaks Italian and conversational Spanish.


Languages spoken: Italian

Practice areas


  1. Education: 75%
  2. Criminal Defense: 25%
    27 years


Payment types:

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Contact info

533 Ne 3rd Ave # Ste2
Fort Lauderdale, FL, 333013273


FLMember in Good Standing198806/21/2016
We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
Super LawyerSuper Lawyers2016
Super LawyerSuper Lawyers2015
Super LawyerSuper Lawyers2014
Super LawyerSuper Lawyers2011
Super LawyerSuper Lawyers2010
Super LawyerSuper Lawyers2009
Super LawyerSuper Lawyers2008
Super LawyerSuper Lawyers2007
Super LawyerSuper Lawyers2006
Board Certified - Criminal TrialFlorida Bar1998
Twice awarded most jury trial awardBroward State Attorneys office1990
Prosecutor of the month awardBroward State Attorneys office1990
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
FL Bar Scope mentor programMentor1998 - 2009
Volunteer Attorney for abused women casesBroward Lawyers Care1997 - 2009
AttorneyPrivate practice1991 - 2009
ProsecutorBroward State Attorneys Office1989 - 1991
Special AgentFederal Bureau of Investigations FBI1987 - 1989
Association namePosition nameDuration
Advisory Council Member Kaiser UniversityAdvisory Board2010 - Present
Broward Association of Criminal Defense LawyersMember2009 - Present
Florida Association of Criminal Defense LawyersLife member2007 - Present
Florida Education AssociationMember1999 - Present
National Association of Criminal Defense LawyersMember1993 - Present
Society of Former Agents of the FBIMember1989 - Present
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
FBI AccademyN/ASpecial Agent1988
University of Miami School of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor1987
Barry University Dwayne O. Andreas School of LawPsychologyBS - Bachelor of Science1984
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
Broward County School Board New Teacher Liability OrientationsCriminal And Civil Liability in School settings2008
School Liability IssuesEducation Law2004