Richard Rosengarten focuses his practice on municipal and commercial appeals and litigation. He represents local governments in commercial disputes, land use, law enforcement, discrimination and torts. His civil litigation practice also includes private sector contract disputes, complex civil litigation, construction law and real property matters.
Richard began his legal career at an AmLaw 100 firm and then served as a federal law clerk to the Honorable James Lawrence King of the United States District Court, Southern District of Florida. During law school, Richard was editor-in-chief of the University of Miami Law Review and taught property law to first-year students as a Dean’s Fellow. He attended the Duke-Geneva Transnational Institute in Geneva, Switzerland, which included a course on the separation of powers taught by former U.S. Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia.
Writing and publishing has always been a passion of Richard’s. Before law school, he served as editor-in-chief of The Original magazine, an award-winning publication covering arts and culture in Pittsburgh, PA.
Professional & Community Involvement
- Federal Bar Association
- Miami-Dade County Bar Association
- Third District Court of Appeal Historical Society
- Bet Shira Congregation, Vice President of Ritual
- The Women’s Fund of Miami-Dade, Raise the Bar Event Committee, 2018
- Anti-Defamation League Florida
- Protecting Our Children Series, Host Committee, 2020
- Miami Civil Rights Committee, 2019 – present
- Glass Leadership Institute (GLI), 2018 – 2019
- Law Clerk, the Honorable James Lawrence King, United States District Court for the Southern District of Florida, September 2014-August 2015
- Judicial Intern, the Honorable James M. Hopkins, United States Magistrate Judge, United States District Court for the Southern District of Florida, May-August 2012
- Lessons on Nuance in Summary Judgment Law, The Federal Lawyer, September 2018
- The Constitutionality of the Individual Mandate, 66 U. Miami L. Rev. 1103 (2014)