Attorney Scott R. Rost was re-appointed to the board of directors of The Florida Bar Foundation. His three-year term began July 1, 2007. Rost is a Fellow of the Foundation, and has served on the board of directors since 2004. Previously, Rost served on the Administration of Justice grant committee, where he was responsible for recommending which justice system improvement projects received Foundation funding, and on the Investment Committee, where he was responsible for recommending the Foundation’s investment decisions.
Rost received his bachelor’s degree in 1985 cum laude from Florida State University, and his juris doctor in 1988 cum laude from the Florida State University College of Law. While at FSU, he was a member of Law Review. He is a partner at Miller, South & Milhausen where he specializes in commercial, real estate and construction litigation, corporate and real estate transactions, civil rights and constitutional law.
He is a member of the Business Law and Public Interest Law Sections of The Florida Bar and previously chaired the Bar’s Seventh Circuit Unlicensed Practice of Law Committee. Rost earned a certificate of appreciation for his service as a Guardian ad Litem, serving the legal needs of low-income children, for the Orange County Bar Association. He served as a director of the Volusia County Bar Association, where he received recognition for his pro bono activities and participated on the Association’s Law Day committee.
Rost has previously served on the Foundation’s Administration of Justice grant committee; the Development-Communications subcommittee, and the Investment Committee.
Rost taught business law courses as an adjunct professor for five years at the University of Central Florida. He is a former chairman of the American Civil Liberties Union of Central Florida and a member and issuing agent of the Attorney’s Title Insurance Fund. Rost is a Fellow of the Center for International Legal Studies in Salzburg, Austria, and a board-certified business litigation lawyer.
The Florida Bar Foundation (flabarfndn.org) is a statewide charitable organization established in 1956 to foster law-related public service programs on behalf of Florida’s legal profession. The Foundation is the only statewide funder of civil legal services for the poor. Other Foundation programs include grants to improve the justice system, public service fellowships for law students, and loan repayment assistance for attorneys at its legal aid grantee organizations. Principal support for the Foundation’s charitable activities comes from the Interest on Trust Accounts (IOTA) Program implemented by the Florida Supreme Court in 1981. Additional support for the Foundation comes from gifts by Florida attorneys, law firms, corporations, foundations and from other individuals.