Norman D. Tripp, chairman emeritus of Tripp Scott, founded the firm in 1969. He led the firm's growth as it has responded to clients' needs and helped build the entrepreneur, business development, finance, environmental, employment, real estate, and technology law practices.
Through the years, Tripp's reputation for achieving results has attracted numerous national clients to the firm. Furthermore, his strategic counsel has helped local entrepreneurial companies grow into international models of business excellence.
A well-known community activist, Tripp was dedicated to improving government, education, and diversity. He has served as chairman of theBoard of Trustees of Florida Atlantic University, a trustee for the University of Miami, and chair and vice-chair of the State of Florida Board of Community Colleges. In addition, he was a member of the Advisory Board of the Huizenga School of Business at Nova Southeastern University. In 2008, he was appointed to the Florida Board of Governors for the State University System.
A founding benefactor of the Community Foundation of Broward, he initiated the Tripp Fund for Educational Opportunity and the Tripp Scott Fund for Community Diversity. In 1998, he successfully spearheaded the citizens' campaign for passage of the Broward County Public Library bond issue.
Tripp has received numerous honors in recognition of his community contributions, including the 2001 Outstanding Citizens Award from the Florida Library Association and the 2001 Tribute-to-the-Family Award from the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation. In 1988, he received the Child Advocate of the Year Award and the University of Miami College of Arts and Science's Outstanding Alumni Award. He is also the recipient of the Leadership Broward Inc.'s "Leader of the Year" award and was awarded Broward Economic Development Council's Spirit of Broward Award for Overall Community Leader.
Tripp holds a law degree, magna cum laude, from Cleveland State University and a bachelor's degree in economics from the University of Miami.
Honors: Magna Cum Laude, Honors: Member, Moot Court Board, Law Review: Cleveland State Law Review, Member