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"Humility is the trait that every great man must strive to possess, Pride is the trait that every great man must avoid, and Common Sense is the trait that every great man must be born with." - Carlus L. Haynes.
Carlus Leandrus Haynes is a trial lawyer who has been recognized for his tenacity and zealous advocacy for his clients while practicing in Orange County, Florida as an Assistant Public Defender. His skill and trial success earned him the nickname "Johnny Cochran Jr." and he was recognized by Public Defender Bob Wesley for his achievements when he received the misdemeanor attorney of the year award in December 2004. Currently, Carlus dedicates most of his practice to defending the causes of the criminally accused, advancing the civil rights of the oppressed, and representing the injured.
Carlus L. Haynes was born June 26, 1974 in New Smyrna Beach, Florida to James and Rhonda Haynes. Early in his life, Carlus was labeled a "troubled child" and was tested to be placed in the ESE learning disabled program in the third grade. As God would have it, the results of that test catapulted Carlus into the Gifted Program at Faulkner Street Elementary. For the next nine years, Carlus faced many obstacles in the Volusia County School system that culminated his senior year where he faced the real possibility of not graduating due to several suspensions and teachers refusing to teach him in class. However, Carlus overcame these obstacles and graduated with an "honors diploma" from New Smyrna Beach High School in 1992. Shortly after graduation, he attended the University of Florida where he continued his academic success and became very active in campus activities. In May of 1995, Carlus became a member of the famed Omega PsiPhi Fraternity Incorporated. Carlus was also active in intramural sports, Black Student Union, Student Government, and various other organizations. He graduated from the University of Florida in May 1997 with a 3.0 GPA and a BA in Political Science.
Bradley Laurent is a member of the Florida Bar. He was raised in Miami, Florida. Mr. Laurent attended College at Both Michigan State University and Iowa State University. After graduating from Iowa State University with a Bachelors Degree in Political Science and Criminal Justice. Mr. Laurent went on to attend Washburn University School of Law in Topeka Kansas. Mr. Laurent was able to obtain his B.A. and J.D. in only five and a half years.
Immediately after law school he was hired at the Orlando Public Defenders office. During his tenure at the Orlando Public Defenders Office he worked on every type of case from criminal traffic cases to murder cases. Over the years as both an assistant Public Defender and also while in private practice Mr. Laurent has had several trials on different types of cases which includes 1 st Degree Attempted Murder, Aggravated Battery, Battery on a Law Enforcement Officer, Misdemeanor Battery, Assault, Aggravated Assault, Drug Trafficking, Sale and Delivery of Drugs, Possession of Drugs, DUI's, Driving While License Suspended, Reckless Driving, and Traffic Offenses. Mr. Laurent also has experience with Juvenile Cases, Sexual Assaults and Battery. Mr. Laurent has spent most of his legal career defending the rights of others.
Mr. Laurent also practices in other areas such as Real Estate Law, Personal Injury, Sports and Entertainment Law, and Landlord Evictions. He is also fluent in the language of Haitian Creole.
PRACTICE AREAS Criminal Law; Real Estate; Sports Law; Entertainment Law; Promotion Law; Artists Rights; Business Formation; Buy-Sell Agreements; Buying and Selling of Businesses; Juvenile Criminal Law; Breach of Contract; Commercial Contracts; Contract Litigation; Criminal Conspiracy; Criminal Defense; Drivers License Suspension; Driving While Intoxicated; DUI/DWI; Extradition; Homicide; Manslaughter; Misdemeanors; Murder; Parole and Probation; Sex Crimes; Traffic Violations; Vehicular Homicide; Drugs and Narcotics; Drug Crimes; Drug Trafficking; Entertainment Contracts; Commercial Landlord and Tenant Law; Condominium Law; Homeowners Association Law; Residential Real Estate Sales; Amateur Sports Law; Sports Agency Law; Sports Contracts; Sports Marketing Law; Wills; Living Wills.