Louis Daniel Lazaro, Esquire, is a member of the Florida Bar, admitted to practice law before the State’s Courts and the Federal Middle District Court of Florida. He is also a Certified Family Law Mediator. He practices in the areas of family law, business law, probate, and civil litigation. He speaks and understands Spanish.
Louis (Lou) Daniel Lazaro was born in Brooklyn, New York in 1963. He moved to Florida in 1971, and has lived here ever since. Lou is a graduate of the University of Florida (1988). After graduation, he went into the family business (retail store owner & manager) for five years before going to law school. Lou received his juris doctorate from Nova Southeastern University in 1997, graduated top 25% of his class, was the Executive Editor for ILSA Journal of International and Comparative Law, Moot Court Society Member, and Vice President of the Law School’s Student Chapter of the American Trial Lawyers Association. He completed a law school program as a Florida Supreme Court certified legal intern at the Broward County State Attorney’s Office in 1997, where he prosecuted misdemeanor criminal cases under the supervision of attorneys who were Florida Bar Members. In 1997, Lou was accepted into the Florida Bar and became a licensed attorney. He opened a law practice in Saint Petersburg, Florida in 1998. In 2001, he went to work for the State of Florida’s Department of Children and Families Services in Polk County, Florida, as a Senior Attorney. He rose to the rank of Managing Attorney for Polk, Hardee, and Highland County, and left the Department in 2006 to work at a private law firm in Sarasota, Florida. In 2007 he joined the State of Florida’s Attorney General’s Office at its Tampa Office and served there for five years before joining the Curry Law Group in 2012.
Lou has been a former member of: the Saint Petersburg Bar Association, Saint Petersburg Canakaris Courts of Inn, the 10th Judicial Circuit Unified Family Court Professionals Association, Lakeland American Wilson Inns of Court, Sarasota Bar Association, Florida Bar Family Law Rules Committee, Florida Bar Juvenile Rules Committee and the Brandon North YMCA. Lou is a current member of: the Hillsborough County Bar Association, the Brandon Bar Association, and Florida Justice Association . He serves on the advisory board of the Brandon Boy’s and Girl’s Club.