Grace Casagrande, ESQ
Grace Casagrande grew up in Bradenton, Florida. After high school, she moved to St. Louis, Missouri to attend Saint Louis University where she majored in Social Work and International Studies and minored in Spanish and International Business. While obtaining her bachelor’s degree, she spent a semester at La Universidad Centroamericana (Central American University) in Nicaragua. Following her studies there, she taught English in Nicaragua’s public schools. Throughout her undergraduate studies, she did extensive volunteer work with the immigrant and refugee population in St. Louis.
After graduating from St. Louis University, Ms. Casagrande studied at Washington University School of Law in St. Louis, Missouri. She was involved in the Public Service Advisory Board and served on the Board of the Immigration Law Society. She sparked her passion in criminal defense through her internships with the Missouri State Public Defender’s Office and Arch City Defenders, where she worked on various types of criminal cases. She worked as a student attorney at the Washington University Immigration Law Clinic as well as at the Philips Black Post-Conviction Law Clinic, where she helped prepare post-conviction pleadings for clients wrongfully convicted in capital and life without parole cases.
After graduating from law school, Ms. Casagrande accepted a position with the 9th Circuit Public Defender’s Office in Orange County, Florida. During her time there, she represented over 700 clients in misdemeanor and felony charges, including Driving Under the Influence (DUI), Petit and Grand Theft, Driving While License Suspended, Aggravated Assault, Possession of a Controlled Substance, Dealing in Stolen Property, and Felony Battery, among others. She advocated zealously for clients on a wide array of cases to obtain acquittal at trial, multiple Motions to Suppress granted, Dismissals of Violation of Probation, and the granting of multiple Motions to Dismiss. She is passionate about fighting for her clients at each stage of a criminal prosecution and considers the unique circumstances of each case to work towards the best possible outcome.
Washington University School of Law, St. Louis, Missouri
Degree: J.D., 2021
Honors: Dean’s List
Saint Louis University, St. Louis, Missouri
Degree: B.S. Social Work, B.A. International Studies, 2018
Honors: Magna Cum Laude
The Florida Bar
Central Florida Association of Criminal Defense Attorneys
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