Laura Marino

St. Thomas University College of Law

16401 NW 37th Avenue
Miami Gardens, FL 33054

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Laura Marino

I was born in Bogota, Colombia and moved to the United States at the age of four. Although I’ve been raised most of my life in this country, my Colombian roots have highly influenced my personality, morals, and desire to help others. Since I was eight years old, my dream has been to be an attorney and advocate for the voiceless. Becoming an attorney is more than just a title to me, it is a passion and a reason to strive to become a better person/advocate. My family is my motor and motivation, and the reason why today, I am accomplishing my goals. During my free time I enjoy dancing salsa, merengue, bachata… anything Latin music related. Like I mentioned, my roots are a huge part of my identity.

Areas of Interest

Criminal Law
Immigration
Family Law

Education

J.D., (2023) St. Thomas University College of Law
B.A., (Sociology/Criminal Justice), Florida Atlantic University

Relevant Experiences

I interned at the Broward Public Defender’s Office two summers in a row. The first summer (2018) I was in the Mental Health Division and the following summer I was placed in the Homicide division (2019).

I also worked at an immigration firm for about 5 months assisting in asylum cases.

I am currently a legal assistant at Ratzan & Faccidomo, LLC, a criminal defense firm. I have been working there for a year and seven months.

Languages

Fluent in English and Spanish