Leydyluz “Luz” Symphorien-Restrepo joined The Lanier Law firm in 2017 with more than six years of experience in trial litigation.
Mrs. Symphorien-Restrepo has focused her practice on representing the injured party in court. Before joining The Lanier Law Firm, Mrs. Symphorien-Restrepo worked as an associate at one of the first law firms in Central Florida dedicated to championing the cause of the area’s Latino community in personal injury matters.
Mrs. Symphorien-Restrepo’s significant trial experience includes her work as a prosecutor for the office of the State Attorney at the Ninth Judicial Circuit, in Orlando, FL., where she tried more than 20 cases to verdict for drug trafficking and other felony-level offenses.
Mrs. Symphorien-Restrepo graduated cum laude from the University of Florida Levin College of Law, and received book awards for performing at the top of her class in International Criminal Law and Professional Responsibility. During law school, Mrs. Symphorien- Restrepo studied for a short term at the University of Cape Town in South Africa. Her strong passion for those who are victimized motivated her in spearheading an effort to volunteer and raise funds for Ikhaya Likababa, a home for abandoned children in Empangeni, South Africa. Upon graduation from law school, Mrs. Symphorien-Restrepo received her license to practice law with high marks and was selected to serve as a reader for the Florida Bar. She is also licensed in Florida and New Jersey
A native of Caracas, Venezuela, Mrs. Symphorien-Restrepo emigrated to the United States at the young age of eight, following her father’s grueling work as a New York city taxi-cab driver. She is fluent in Spanish and is a member of Access Church in Houston Texas and the Houston Trial Lawyers Association. Mrs. Symphorien-Restrepo is married, with three daughters. She claims to be a runner and an excellent cook.