Judicial Assignment
  • 2021-2023 Circuit Judge, Orange County Domestic Violence

  • 2021 Circuit Judge, Orange County Criminal

  • 2021 Orange County Judge, Criminal

  • 2019-2020 Orange County Judge, Civil

  • 2017-2018 Orange County Judge, Criminal

  • Juris Doctor: University of Florida

  • Bachelor of Arts: University of Florida

Professional Activities
  • Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention State Advisory Group

  • Florida Bar Committee for Professionalism

  • Florida Law-Related Education High School Mock Trial Competition, Presiding Judge

  • Orange County Bar Association Diversity and Inclusion Committee

  • Florida Bar Diversity and Inclusion Committee

  • Florida Bar Constitutional Judiciary Committee

  • Central Florida Collective Impact on Opioid Abuse, Board Member

  • Community Health Centers of Central Florida, Board Member

  • Teen Court Student Advisor and Presiding Judge

  • South Atlantic Regional Collegiate Moot Court Tournament Judge

  • Hispanic Bar Association of Central Florida

Awards and Honors
  • Jurist of the Year - Hispanic Bar Association of Central Florida, 2022

  • Latino Distinguished Community Leaders - Portada Latina 2021

  • The Florida Jurist Award - Broward County Bar Association - 2021

  • Inaugural recipient of the Women of Distinction Judicial Torchbearer Award - 2020

  • Outstanding Jurist of the Year Award - Hispanic Bar Association of Central Florida 2019

  • Top 100 Trial Lawyers - National Trial Lawyers

  • “Top 40 under 40” Family Lawyers in Florida - American Society of Legal Advocates

  • Elected Official of the Year - National Association of Social Workers 2017

Other Information
Circuit Judge Gisela T. Laurent
Orange County Courthouse
Courtroom: 16-C
Sub division: 41
Division: 3
Domestic Violence
Judicial Assistant: