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Lacy Larrabee

Attorney

  • University of Central Florida

    University of Central Florida

    Orlando, Florida 2011

    B.S.C.E., Civil Engineering

  • Barry University - Dwayne O. Andreas School of Law

    Barry University - Dwayne O. Andreas School of Law

    Orlando, Florida 2014

    Juris Doctor

Lacy Larrabee is a Florida native. She was born and raised in Volusia County and moved to Orlando in 2011. Lacy earned her engineering Bachelor’s of Science from the University of Central Florida in summer of 2011. Two weeks later she was in law school, attending Barry University School of Law and St. Thomas School of Law (Spain summer of 2012), earning her Juris Doctorate from Barry University School of Law in the summer of 2014.

While in law school, Lacy was the legal research assistant for two law school professors, an active member of Barry’s well respected trial advocacy team, president of a law school extra-curricular chapter and a legal intern for a local law firm. After law school, pending bar results, Lacy began her legal career in the mental health division at the Public Defender’s office Ninth Judicial Circuit, and was often the direct point of contact for institutionalized defendants found not guilty by reason of insanity and defendant’s so mentally ill that they were not able to even stand trial. Lacy observed their mental health evaluations conducted by well known forensic physiatrists that would determine those telling the truth and those telling a tale. 

Immediately after being sworn in, she began practicing family law and has gained significant and substantial experience since May 2015. The majority of her cases have been contested, but even when contested, she first seeks a settlement. Lacy finds that obtaining a full settlement agreement is ideal, but when the other spouse is unreasonable, she is ready to take it to trial.

Lacy’s engineering education shows when she is problem solving, setting goals and determining the most efficient and effective route to obtain results. She believes that every client is unique and therefore the outcome and route taken needs to be a good fit. To do that, she looks to the client. Trust is of the utmost importance to get the best result, so gaining her client’s trust from day one is a must to get them to their goal.  Heading into a divorce is stressful for most people and she finds it is usually hard to make life-altering decisions under that high level of stress. Lacy says, “I need to hear their story, and when they trust me they can tell me that story.  Client’s initially call me to obtain a favorable outcome, of course, and this is something they should expect—but in the end, most of my clients are surprised to learn that a significant burden was lifted because they were able to trust, and speak openly with, their lawyer.”  

In her free time, Lacy enjoys spending time with her husband, cooking (and getting Chinese take-out), music, reading and spending time outdoors with her family in New Smyrna.

Reviews

From AVVO.com

"Lacy Nava, thanks to you from the bottom of our hearts for everything you have done for my family and me. You have truly touched our hearts in such a fond way that is beyond words can say. I had no idea how this custody case would turn out, but with Lacy Nava being so attentive, knowledgeable, compassionate, and sincere about her client’s feelings. She took a true personal interest in what was going on and stayed that way throughout the entire case. You know what, that’s very refreshing, we will never be able to thank you enough Lacy for everything that you did for my family. My husband and I appreciated all the countless amounts of hours through phone calls and emails in putting our case together. We feel as though you went above and beyond for us and are forever grateful for your support. You are truly good at what you do and we pray for continued success for your law firm and family. We will recommend you and your firm in the highest regards to anyone who may be in need of a great lawyer. Eternally Grateful To You Lacy Nava." Posted by Lorene

 

"Our son was removed from our home due to medical reasons. After no success on our part after explaining his condition we consulted with Lacy and hired her right away. Throughout the 3 months plus dealing with this difficult and very emotional situation, Lacy has been very compassionate and informative. I couldn't have made a better choice on choosing a lawyer. When it comes to situations like this, it's great to have a strong lawyer. But in Lacy's case she was strong , knowledgeable and compassionate! She placed herself in our shoes and fought for our family to be together again. I don't think she would have had it any other way. And btw, she has a great sense of humor. Definitely lightened my mood when I was feeling so down! Thanks Lacy for being so wonderful!" Posted by Anonymous

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