Norman D. Tripp, chairman emeritus of Tripp Scott, founded the firm in 1969. He has led the firm’s growth as it has responded to client’s 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 helped to attract 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 is dedicated to improving government, education and diversity. He has served as Chairman of the Board of Trustees of Florida Atlantic University. In addition, he is a member of the Advisory Board of the Huizenga School of Business at Nova Southeastern University and a member of the Board of the South Florida Board for the Annenberg Challenge Grant. He is presently on the Board of Governors of the State of Florida.
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 is a former Board Member and Chairman of Florida’s State Board of Community Colleges and the Fort Lauderdale Downtown Development Authority.
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.
Tripp holds a law degree, magna cum laude, from Cleveland State University and a bachelor’s degree in economics from the University of Miami.
- Former Trustee – University of Miami
- Member for many years of the City of Fort Lauderdale Planning and Zoning Board
- Member of the City of Fort Lauderdale Board of Adjustment
- Recipient of Leadership Broward Foundation Inc.’s “Leader of the Year”
- Broward Economic Development Council’s Spirit of Broward Award – Over-all Community Leader
- Tripp Family Art Gallery at the Swimming Hall of Fame
- Support of Swimming Hall of Fame and advocate for state funding of the Hall of Fame