Hegel Laurent, ESQ. is from Miami, Florida. He attended high school at Archbishop Curley – Notre Dame in Little Haiti where he was an all-state track athlete, Miami Herald Athlete of the Week, and voted “Best All-Around” by his 2003 senior class. He attended college at Florida State University in Tallahassee, Florida where he was the President of the National Society of Collegiate Scholars and a member of the 2007 FSU Homecoming Court. He graduated magna cum laude in 2007. Mr. Laurent continued his education at the University of Pennsylvania Law School in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. After earning a law degree from the Ivy League institution he became a member of the Florida Bar in 2011 and is now in private practice in South Florida.
Attorney Laurent founded the Laurent Law Office, P.L. in April 2012 and in the less than five years since he has a growing appellate practice that includes one case cited in the leading Florida treatise on the subject. In another appeal in the same case, Mr. Laurent (then and still a solo practitioner) was able to obtain a roughly year-long release for his Client who was incarcerated in state prison after the three-judge-appellate-court had initially denied the request for relief. Relatedly, Mr. Laurent began focusing in on landlord-tenant disputes in 2014 and in that short time he has obtained tens of tens of thousands of dollars on behalf of tenants alone although he also now represents landlords. Mr. Laurent is a member of the Landlord-Tenant Committee of the Florida Bar and a member of the County Court Committee for the Dade County Bar Association which is heavily involved with landlord-tenant matters.
While Mr. Laurent is a native-born American, he did spend several of his early years in Haiti and is fluent in Haitian–Creole and is a member of the Haitian Lawyers Association.