HALL OF FAME
Co-founder, Grossman Roth Yaffa Cohen, Significant Damage Award cases in medical malpractice, wrongful death and catastrophic injury
Law degree from University of Miami, 1973; bachelor of arts, English and drama, University of Miami, 1968, with service in the U.S. Coast Guard in between.
Among the awards earned during a career that began in 1973, Stuart Grossman received the University of Miami’s Order of Iron Arrow, the Learned Hand Award from the American Jewish Committee, the Perry Nichols Award from the Florida Justice Association, and the Florida Trial Lawyer of the Year from the American Board of Trial Advocates.
After spending 20 years on the “Ernest Hemingway circuit” fly fishing in Sun Valley, Idaho, and tarpon fishing in Key West, Grossman and wife, Karyn, today split their time between South Florida and Montecito, California.
What do you love most about what you do in your job?
What I love the most is the chance to help people who have been hurt. It’s the same feeling over and over again. I feel like I’ve practiced law for about two weeks. The fact that it pays well is off the charts.
What advice would you give to a lawyer coming up on reaching the pinnacle (what do you wish you had known then...)?
My mentor JB Spence taught me to “be yourself.” That is the best advice you can give someone. There’s a big difference between imitating someone and learning from them.
“I’m able to live the life I’ve wanted and practice the way I wanted. That’s been everything.”