Just wanted to wish a very happy and healthy 90th birthday to Harold Rosen. Harold is of course one of the more colorful old time characters of Miami Beach. While he more or less retired quite some time ago, he is still around and if you happen to run in to him on Lincoln Road, have stop and chat. Here’s his old bio from back when he was at Rosen and Switkes.
Harold Rosen was born December 30, 1925 and received his undergraduate degree at St. Lawrence University in Canton, New York. He thereafter attended the University of Miami School of Law in Coral Gables where he received his law degree in 1952 and has been practicing law in Miami Beach, Florida since that date. Mr. Rosen received from the South China University an Honorary Doctor of Laws on August 1, 1992. The China Academy awarded Mr. Rosen a Honorary Doctor of Laws on June 22, 1996.
Mr. Rosen has concentrated his practice in governmental and administrative law, commercial litigation, construction litigation, personal injury/wrongful death, and providing counseling services to individuals and entities prior to the litigation process.
Mr. Rosen’s achievements include the following: Former Mayor, City of Miami Beach; Former Commissioner, City of Miami Beach; Past President of the Junior Chamber of Commerce, City of Miami Beach; Past President Kiwanis Club, Past President, Civic League, City of Miami Beach; Miami Beach Bar Association Community Service Award; Former Municipal Judge City of North Miami Beach; Member, State of Florida Bar Association and Miami Beach Bar Association; American Arbitration Society since 1965; American Trial Lawyers Associations since June 1, 1966 and Florida Trial Lawyers, since June 22, 1968; Past Chairman of the Miami Beach Planning Board and Zoning Board. Mr. Rosen is a Veteran of World War II and the Korean Conflict. Mr. Rosen received the Prime Minister’s Medal from the State of Israel.
Mr. Rosen is licensed to practice law in all Courts in the State of Florida, the United States District Court, Southern District of Florida since April 14, 1952 and the Supreme Court of the United States of America since November 9, 1959.
Mr. Rosen is also an avid motorcyclist and has been so for many years. Mr. Rosen currently serves as attorney for the City of Miami Beach Visitors and Convention Authority.