Bruneley Lalanne is a native of South Florida and she earned her Juris Doctor from Florida Coastal School of Law with special recognition for Pro Bono Hours. Prior to law school, Ms. Lalanne earned her Bachelor of Science degree from University of Miami in Biology, with a dual minor in Chemistry and Sociology. During Ms. Lalanne’s time at the University of Miami, she co-founded a nonprofit organization Kids Demonstrating Worth, which serves to mentor at-risk youth.
While in law school, Ms. Lalanne clerked for Federal Judge James Lawrence King which provided her with some foundational experiences with criminal and civil cases. These experiences catapulted her desire to be a litigator. After graduating from law school, Ms. Lalanne became an Assistant Public Defender with the Broward County Public Defender’s Office.
As an Assistant Public Defender, Ms. Lalanne had a caseload of between 200-400 cases, and she handled the bulk of these cases from arraignment to disposition. Ms. Lalanne has litigated numerous types of felony cases, including but not limited to grand theft, burglary of a dwelling occupied, aggravated assaulted with a firearm, sexual battery, and attempted murder. Ms. Lalanne first chaired over 50 trials, defended clients subject to minimum mandatory sentences, prepared mitigation packets post-trial, and was often successful in obtaining the waiver of minimum mandatory sentences. Ms. Lalanne also handled nearly all cases where the client’s primary language was Haitian-Creole.
Ms. Lalanne has been an active member of the Haitian Lawyers Association and has engaged in outreach activities including sealing and expungements workshops, community events, and volunteer activities. Ms. Lalanne dedicates her time to volunteering for Mock Trial events at Saint Thomas University School of Law. Ms. Lalanne has also served as a speaker at several high schools to discuss her career choice and encourage young people to pursue careers in law.
Ms. Lalanne admitted to practice law in the state of Florida.
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