Together, we have over fifty years of appellate
experience in both state and federal courts.

Lauri Waldman Ross

Lauri is a home grown talent, having grown up in Miami Shores, and attended the University of Florida (B.A.) and University of Miami School of Law. Lauri was admitted to the Florida Bar in 1980 and is a board certified appellate lawyer. Lauri began her career as a Research Aide to the Hon. Phillip Hubbart, Third District Court of Appeals. She was a shareholder in the firm Kelly, Black, Black, Byrne, Beasley, Bales and Ross, P.A. before forming her own firm in 1992. Lauri joined forces with Theresa Girten in 1999 and formed an official partnership in 2005.

Education and Development


Professional:

  • Admitted to U.S. District Court, Southern District of Florida including Trial Bar
  • Research Aide to the Hon. Phillip Hubbart, Third District Court of Appeals, 1980-1982
  • 1983, U.S. Court of Appeals, Eleventh Circuit
  • 1990, U.S. District Court, Middle District of Florida
  • 1996, U.S. Supreme Court
  • Member, The Florida Bar Eleventh Judicial Circuit Grievance Committee H, 1985-1988
  • Member, Florida Appellate Rules Committee, 1989-1994
  • President, Eugene P. Spellman Inn of Court, 1995-1996. Member, Eugene P. Spellman Inn of Court, 1991-1998
  • Participant American Inns of Court Series of Florida Civil Procedure, 1995
  • Participant American Inns of Court Series of Florida Civil Procedure, 1995
  • Lecturer on Ethics, University of Miami School of Law, 1995 & 2002
  • Hearing Panel Counsel, Florida Judicial Qualifications Commission, Case Nos: 09-01; 09-48; 09-524; 06-249
  • Special Counsel, Florida Judicial Qualifications Commission, Case Nos. 92-208; 93-353; 95-412; 97-74; 97-376; 05-555; 06-22; 06-425
  • Chairperson, Appellate Practice Certification Committee 2003-04
  • Member, Appellate Practice Certification Committee, 2000-06

University of Florida

B.A., with high honors, 1977

University of Miami

J.D., cum laude, 1980

Phi Beta Kappa
Phi Alpha Delta
  • Author, "Jury Duty: When Service Becomes Penance," Florida Bar Journal, Vol. 64 #6, 1990
  • Author, with L.D. Black, "Severance Damages: The Effect of Intangibles on Full Compensation," 18 Stetson L. Rev., 549, 1989
  • Author, with W.S. Frates, "Let's Lay Libel Per Se to Rest," Florida Bar Journal, June 1983
  • "Erosion of the Strict Scrutiny Standard," 10 Lawyers of America 1049, 1978
  • Chairperson, Dade County Bar Appellate Court Committee; Chairperson (2005-07)
  • Member, Rosemary Barkett Appellate Inns of Court, 2010-2012
  • President, Third District Historical Society (2011-2012)
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