Kristin (“Kiki”) Grossman is an alumni of the West Orange High School class of 1985. She graduated magna cum laude from the University of Central Florida in 1989 with her degree in Art.
After graduation, Kiki worked in the administrative field while spending time on her art and practicing yoga. Her passion for yoga started in 1995 and led her on a path of in-depth study and intensive training.
She received her yoga teacher certification through the nationally renowned Kripalu Center in Lennox, Massachusetts. After receiving this certification Kiki pursued her dream of teaching yoga to help spread the peace that this mindfulness practice can bring.
From Yoga to Law
Desiring to have a greater positive impact on the world, she pursued her law degree so she could practice law in a manner that betters the lives of her clients and society in general. At Florida Coastal School of Law, she studied under Susan Daicoff, the internationally recognized scholar and professor.
The spirit of this movement which “seeks a better way to resolve legal matters,” informs the manner in which Kiki practices law (see Susan Daicoff’s website). She extends respect and compassion to her clients with a sensitivity to non-legal issues that many experience during challenging life changes.
Advanced Legal Education
After graduating at the top of her class in law school, she and A.J. had the blessing of pursuing their LL.M. (Master of Laws) degrees at the number-one-ranked dispute resolution program in the country – The Straus Institute for Dispute Resolution at the Pepperdine University School of Law.
The immersion into this field of study yielded a deepening appreciation for the role that we as lawyers can play in bettering the lives of our clients, the legal community, ourselves and the world. During the nine months on location at the Straus Institute in Malibu, California, Kiki received three CALI Excellence for the Future Awards for highest score in Cross Cultural Conflict & Dispute Resolution, Psychology of Conflict, and Communication & Conflict.
Her work in the Cross Cultural Conflict & Dispute Resolution class yielded a publication in India in the Gujarat National Law University’s Journal of Law, Development and Politics entitled “Back Off My Burqa, Hands Off My Hijab: French Resistance to Multiculturalism and Franco-Muslim Resistance to Assimilation.” Kiki’s most recent article “Southern Fried Mediation: A Regional Recipe For Success When Mediating in The Southern United States” was published in the Spring 2012 Faulkner Law Review.
For a taste of her sense of humor and insight into her creative side, please visit: The Law in Song
To read her publication in “Kripalu Yoga: A Guide to Practice On and Off the Mat” by Richard Faulds and Senior Teachers of Kripalu Center for Yoga and Health, please visit the following page Kripalu Yoga Article.
Kristin enjoys spending time with her husband, A.J. and her wonderful family. Her interests are spending time in the outdoors, meditation, yoga, exercising, science fiction, laughing and singing.
Kiki’s Positive Message:
“To everything there is a season, and a time to every purpose under the heavens.” – Ecclesiastes 3:1