Laurenceau, Hans A.

Claudia Capdesuner

Practice Groups
  • Florida State University, College of Law, J.D. 2004
  • University of Florida, B.A., Criminology, 2000​

Bar Admissions
  • ​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 heads the Broward County Attorney’s Office’s Personal Injury Practice Group representing the County in personal injury, premise liability and wrongful death lawsuits as well as serves as supervisor of attorneys within the Practice Group. Over the last decade, he has tried twenty-nine jury trials and more than sixty 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 successfully tried a personal injury lawsuit and obtained a jury defense verdict.

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, resulting mostly 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 sixty 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.