- Florida State University, College of Law, J.D. 2004
- University of Florida, B.A., Criminology, 2000
- Florida, 2005
- U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Florida
Hans A. Laurenceau
Assistant County Attorney
Joined the Office in 2017
Mr. Laurenceau is a Board Certified Civil Trial Attorney who chairs the Broward County Attorney’s Office’s Personal Injury and Risk Practice Group representing the County in personal injury, premise liability, wrongful death, commercial insurance coverage disputes, and other liability related lawsuits. In addition to his representation of the County, Mr. Laurenceau serves as supervisor of attorneys within the Practice Group. Over the last decade, he has tried thirty jury trials and more than fifty bench trials as a trial attorney working for two large insurance companies and previously as a criminal prosecutor. Mr. Laurenceau joined the County Attorney’s Office in 2017 and has tried to verdict two jury trials on behalf of the County with favorable results.
Prior to joining the County Attorney's Office, Mr. Laurenceau worked for Farmers Insurance Group for five years. He handled high exposure cases involving multiple areas of tort law including commercial and personal auto bodily injury, premises liability, insurance coverage, negligent security, products liability, uninsured motorist, property damage, defamation/ libel and other insurance related claims. His cases were venued in various Circuit Courts of Florida and Federal Court. During his time with Farmers Insurance, Mr. Laurenceau litigated to verdict seven civil jury trials resulting mostly in defense verdicts. His success in the courtroom has been featured in the Daily Business Review including his defense of a multi-million dollar claim. In addition to handling cases, Mr. Laurenceau helped train new attorneys.
Prior to his time with Farmers Insurance, Mr. Laurenceau worked for five years at Geico Insurance Company handling a large volume of bodily injury, property damage and uninsured motorist cases. While at Geico, he litigated eight civil jury trials, also generally resulting in defense verdicts.
Mr. Laurenceau began his legal career as an Assistant State Attorney in Broward County. During his tenure as a criminal prosecutor, he litigated to verdict thirteen criminal jury trials and over fifty bench trials in the felony and juvenile divisions, maintaining an excellent conviction rate.
When he is not in the courtroom, Mr. Laurenceau enjoys spending time with his wife and three daughters. He is a life-long Florida Gators fan who enjoys reading and traveling.
Mr. Laurenceau speaks French, Spanish and Haitian Creole.