About Judge Laura Anne Stuzin
Committed. Fair. Dedicated.
Judge Laura Anne Stuzin was born in Miami, Florida. She grew up in South Florida with her parents, and younger brother. She graduated from Palmetto Senior High School in Pinecrest, Florida in 1987.
Judge Stuzin returned to South Florida in 1991 after graduating from the University of Michigan. She attended the University of Miami School of Law in Coral Gables and graduated in 1994.
Following Law School, Judge Stuzin became an Assistant State Attorney in the Dade County State Attorney’s Office, where she served the community for four years prosecuting crimes ranging from misdemeanors to life felonies. For more than seventeen years thereafter, Judge Stuzin practiced law at two law firms in Miami-Dade County primarily representing businesses and insurance companies with their litigation needs. Judge Stuzin also represented individuals charged with criminal offenses. Judge Stuzin was appointed to the County Court Bench by Governor Rick Scott in 2015, and currently serves at the Coral Gables Branch Court in the civil division.
During her career, Judge Stuzin was actively involved in local bar activities as a member of the Florida Bar Grievance Committee in the Eleventh Circuit, Florida Association of Women Lawyers, Florida Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers, Cuban American Bar Association, Dade County Bar Association, Coral Gables Bar Association and Gwen S. Cherry, Black Women Lawyers Association.
Judge Stuzin enjoys spending time with her husband, Daniel Bernstein, a federal prosecutor and her two active sons. She loves all the South Florida Sports Teams and can be seen supporting them at their local venues.