Kristin Grossman, J.D., LL.M

Visiting Lecturer

Legal Studies

Office: DPAC 430

Phone: 407-823-1670


Professional Summary

Kristin K. “Kiki” Grossman is an educator, conflict navigator, Florida Supreme Court certified Family mediator, dedicated yoga practitioner, writer, artist, and lawyer who obtained a Master of Laws in Dispute Resolution from The Straus Institute at Pepperdine Caruso School of Law. In addition to her academic degrees, one of her proudest achievements was receiving her yoga teaching certification in 1999 from the nationally renowned Kripalu Center in Stockbridge, Massachusetts. She is also certified through the Warriors at Ease program and it is her passion to serve her students with trauma-centered, evidenced-based yoga practices. She helps corporate clients, mediators, legal professionals, and students learn tools and processes whereby they can skillfully and thoughtfully navigate challenges and conflict in both their professional practices and their lives. Kiki is a visiting lecturer with UCF Legal Studies where she teaches and develops conflict navigation courses.


J.D., LL.M. (For the law track the progression of degrees is: J.D., LL.M., J.S.D.)
Florida Coastal School of Law (J.D.)
Pepperdine Caruso School of Law

Area of Expertise

  • Conflict Resolution

Research Interests

  • Cross-Cultural Conflict Resolution
  • Large group processes
  • Psychological safety in conflict resolution

Recent Publications

Could Vicarious Trauma Be a Piece of the Florida Lawyer Wellness Puzzle?, University of Central Florida Center for Law and Policy, Legal Practitioner Points, July 2019. Republished by Warriors at Ease, October 2019.

Orlando Speaks: How Does a ‘Crucial Conversations’ Model Emerge? | American Arbitration Association Dispute Resolution Journal, Vol. 73/No. 3, 2018

Orlando Speaks: A Safe Space for Dialogue, OSU Moritz College of Law, Divided Community Project, Community Resilience Initiative, June 2018

Southern Fried Mediation: A Regional Recipe for Success When Mediating in the Southern United States, Thomas Goode Jones School of Law at Faulkner University: Faulkner Law Review, Spring 2012

Back Off My Burqa, Hands Off My Hijab: French Resistance to Multiculturalism and Franco-Muslim Resistance to Assimilation, Gujarat National Law University: Journal of Law, Development and Politics, June 2010

Professional Organizations

  • The Florida Bar
  • Supreme Court Certified Family Mediator (Florida DRC)
  • Warriors at Ease
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