Laurel Marois Ackerman, the granddaughter of Don Anderson, was born and raised in St. Pete and is happy to still call it home today! She went to LCC Day School and graduated from Shorecrest Preparatory School before attending UF and UF Law and becoming a PROUD Double Gator!
Laurel joined the family business with extensive criminal law experience. She clerked at the Federal Public Defender’s Office in Tampa, served as a CLI at the 8th Judicial Circuit Public Defender’s Office in Gainesville, and worked at the United States Department of Justice Narcotic and Dangerous Drug Section in Washington, D.C. She worked as an Assistant Public Defender at the 13th Circuit Public Defender’s Office in Tampa for three years in the intake, juvenile, misdemeanor, and felony divisions. She gained experience in social security disability law while clerking at the Administrative Conference of the United States in Washington, D.C. and interning at her parents’ business, Anderson Marois & Associates, who are Accredited Disability Representatives and EDPNAs.
Laurel and her husband Chris have two dogs, Albie and Eloise, that they love to experience Downtown St. Pete With! Laurel is an avid sports fan and loves cheering for her Tampa Bay teams, the Florida Gators, and Ole Miss (her husband’s alma mater)! She serves on the Management Team of the Junior League of St. Petersburg, is a member of the St. Petersburg Yacht Club, and advisor for the USF chapter of her sorority, Sigma Kappa!
University of Florida, B.A., Cum Laude
University of Florida Levin College of Law, J.D., Cum Laude
Washington, D.C. Bar
U.S. District Court for the Middle District of Florida
U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Florida
St. Petersburg Bar Association
Pinellas Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
Florida Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
National Association of Disability Representatives