About Judge Laura Anne Stuzin
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.
In 1991, she graduated from the University of Michigan. She attended the University of Miami School of Law in Coral Gables and graduated in 1994. She has lived in Miami-Dade County for 49 years.
Following Law School, Judge Stuzin became an Assistant State Attorney in the Miami-Dade 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, she 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 former Governor Rick Scott in 2015 and served in both the Civil and Criminal Divisions. In 2017, she was elevated by Governor Scott to the Circuit Court bench. She currently serves at the Miami-Dade County Children’s Courthouse in the Dependency Division.
She has been actively involved in local bar activities as a member of the Florida Association of Women Lawyers, Cuban American Bar Association, Dade County Bar Association, Coral Gables Bar Association, Miami Beach 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 teenage sons. She loves all the South Florida sports teams and can be seen supporting them at their local venues.