Laura dePaz Cabrera
386-462-9919 - Alachua
Laura dePaz Cabrera was born in Gainesville, Florida and has spent most of her life in North Florida with occasional summers spent at her parents’ native home of Puerto Rico. She is fluently bilingual, speaking conversationally in both Spanish and English.
Mrs. dePaz Cabrera attended the University of Florida where she was on the Dean’s List and graduated cum laude in 2003 with a major in Political Science and a minor in Latin American Studies. After completing her undergraduate degree, Mrs. dePaz Cabrera moved to Paris, France, to live and work. She returned in 2004 and in early 2005 began her studies at the University of Florida Levin College of Law. Mrs. dePaz Cabrera was awarded the Johnson S. Savary merit-based scholarship in addition to a Law School Fellows Grant which allowed her to work as a research assistant to one of her favorite professors during her first semester of study. While at the University of Florida, Mrs. dePaz Cabrera participated in the John Marshall Bar Association and the Family Law Society.
Certified by the Supreme Court of Florida as a Certified Legal Intern she participated in the Full Representation Family Law Clinic at the Virgil C. Hawkins Civil Clinics. Through the clinic, Mrs. dePaz Cabrera was able to represent clients in family law cases within the 8th Judicial Circuit.
After receiving her Juris Doctorate in December 2007, Mrs. dePaz Cabrera was admitted to practice law as a member of the Florida Bar in February of 2009. She participated in the Florida Bar’s Wm. Reece Smith, Jr. Leadership Academy as a Class IV fellow and now serves as a member of the Florida Bar’s Leadership Academy Committee. Mrs. dePaz Cabrera also serves on the Executive Committee of the The James C. Adkins, Jr. Inn of Court as Vice President/President-Elect.
Her legal career began with a small firm in Lake City. In 2010 she accepted a position with the Bice Cole Law Firm located in her hometown of Alachua, Florida. Her law practice focuses on Insurance Coverage in the Construction Context, Personal Injury, and Immigration Law. She is a member of the Florida Bar, and is admitted to practice before the United States District Courts for the Southern, Middle, and Northern Districts of Florida. In 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016 and 2017 she was named to the Florida Rising Stars list by Thomson Reuters.
In addition to spending time with her husband and children, Mrs. dePaz Cabrera enjoys cooking, camping, reading, and jogging. Along with her legal career, she is also the lead female vocalist for Tropix, a Latin-fusion band based in Gainesville and serves on the Board of Directors for the Junior League of Gainesville.