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Laurel  Marois Ackerman

Laurel Marois Ackerman

Criminal Defense Attorney - Tampa Bay
  • Criminal Law, DUI & DWI, Social Security Disability
  • District of Columbia, Florida
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Biography

Laurel Marois Ackerman, the granddaughter of Don Anderson, was born and raised in St. Pete and is happy to still call it home today! She went to LCC Day School and graduated from Shorecrest Preparatory School before attending UF and UF Law and becoming a PROUD Double Gator!

Laurel joined the family business with extensive criminal law experience. She clerked at the Federal Public Defender’s Office in Tampa, served as a CLI at the 8th Judicial Circuit Public Defender’s Office in Gainesville, and worked at the United States Department of Justice Narcotic and Dangerous Drug Section in Washington, D.C. She worked as an Assistant Public Defender at the 13th Circuit Public Defender’s Office in Tampa for three years in the intake, juvenile, misdemeanor, and felony divisions. She gained experience in social security disability law while clerking at the Administrative Conference of the United States in Washington, D.C. and interning at her parents’ business, Anderson Marois & Associates, who are Accredited Disability Representatives and EDPNAs.

Laurel and her husband Chris have two dogs, Albie and Eloise, that they love to experience Downtown St. Pete With! Laurel is an avid sports fan and loves cheering for her Tampa Bay teams, the Florida Gators, and Ole Miss (her husband’s alma mater)! She serves on the Management Team of the Junior League of St. Petersburg, is a member of the St. Petersburg Yacht Club, and advisor for the USF chapter of her sorority, Sigma Kappa!


Education:
University of Florida, B.A., Cum Laude
University of Florida Levin College of Law, J.D., Cum Laude

Bar Admissions:
Florida Bar
Washington, D.C. Bar
U.S. District Court for the Middle District of Florida
U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Florida


Professional Memberships:
St. Petersburg Bar Association
Pinellas Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
Florida Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
National Association of Disability Representatives
NOSSCR

Education
University of Florida
B.A. | History
Honors: Cum Laude
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University of Florida Levin College of Law
J.D.
Honors: Cum Laude
Activities: UF Law Trial Team, Journal of Law and Public Policy, Criminal Defense Clinic, Semester in Practice: Department of Justice, Law School Ambassadors Teaching Assistant: Florida Criminal Procedure, Appellate Advocacy, Legal Writing Book Awards: Trial, Appellate advocacy, Historic Preservation Law, Interviewing, Counseling, Negotiation
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Professional Experience
Assistant Public Defender
Law Office of Julianne Holt
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Law Clerk
U.S. Department of Justice, Narcotic and Dangerous Drug Section
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Certified Legal Intern
Public Defender for the Eighth Judicial Circuit
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Speaking Engagements
Sixth Amendment Identification Issues, Tampa, FL
Law Office of Julianne Holt
Awards
Book Award in Trial
University of Florida Levin College of Law
Book Award in Historic Preservation Law
University of Florida Levin College of Law
Book Award in Appellate Advocacy
University of Florida Levin College of Law
Book Award in Interviewing, Counseling, and Negotiation
University of Florida Levin College of Law
Professional Associations
District of Columbia Bar  # 1643702
Member
Current
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The Florida Bar  # 1010770
Member
Current
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Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice
District of Columbia
District of Columbia Bar
ID Number: 1643702
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Florida
The Florida Bar
ID Number: 1010770
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Fees
  • Free Consultation
  • Credit Cards Accepted
Practice Areas
Criminal Law
Criminal Appeals, Drug Crimes, Expungement, Fraud, Gun Crimes, Internet Crimes, Sex Crimes, Theft, Violent Crimes
DUI & DWI
Social Security Disability
Languages
  • English
Websites & Blogs
Website
Anderson & Ackerman Law Group
Contact & Map
Anderson & Ackerman Law Group
2101 5th Ave N
St. Petersburg, FL 33713
Telephone: (727) 323-8886
Cell: (727) 408-3051
Fax: (727) 323-3252
Monday: 8 AM - 5 PM
Tuesday: 8 AM - 5 PM
Wednesday: 8 AM - 5 PM
Thursday: 8 AM - 5 PM
Friday: 8 AM - 1 PM (Today)
Saturday: Closed
Sunday: Closed
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