Laura L. Cepero
In 2020, Attorney Laura L. Cepero graduated magna cum laude from the Florida A&M College of Law and ranked first in her class. Laura was also invited to speak at the Fifth District Court of Appeal’s Induction Ceremony in May of 2021 after earning one of the highest scores on the Florida Bar Exam.
Prior to joining the Baez Law Firm, Laura specialized in criminal defense, criminal appeals, and postconviction relief at Lisabeth J. Fryer, P.A. in Sanford, Florida. While there, Laura authored countless appellate briefs and substantive motions and conducted numerous evidentiary hearings and oral arguments.
During law school, Laura worked as a Research Paralegal at the Office of the Public Defender for the Ninth Judicial Circuit of Florida. She further served as an Editor of the Florida A&M University Law Review, authoring a student note entitled “Death or Democracy: The Battle Between a Florida Governor and a State Attorney.” Laura’s article, “Lost in the Supermarket: Federal Terrorism Prosecutions for Coughing COVID,” was published in the Spring 2021 issue of The Widener Law Review.
Prior to law school, Laura received a B.A. and a M.A. in History from the University of Central Florida. She also volunteered as Amnesty International USA’s State Death Penalty Abolition Coordinator for Florida and as a researcher/investigative reporter for Solitary Watch, a watchdog group seeking to limit the use of solitary confinement in American prisons. During her time at Solitary Watch, Laura published an original investigative article titled “Toxic Traps: Environmental Hazards Threaten Two Federal Supermax Prisons.”
Laura is a member in good standing of the Florida Bar, the Middle District of Florida, the Northern District of Florida, the Southern District of Florida, and the United States Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit. Laura’s excellent research and writing skills, longstanding dedication to justice, compassion, integrity, and commitment to excellence provide our clients with outstanding representation at every level of proceeding in both State and Federal Court.