Luz Root was born in Argentina and moved to the United States to pursue a collegiate tennis scholarship. She attended Point University in Georgia and was a full-time student athlete. Although English is her second language, she was on the Dean’s List and Honor Class Member all four years of college. Luz graduated top of her class, Magna Cum Laude, with a Bachelor in Business Management and a Minor in Biblical Studies.
Luz moved to Orlando, Florida, to continue her education at Barry University School of Law, where she received an academic scholarship. Throughout law school, she interned at NeJame Law, where she found her passion for Criminal Defense. During her Internship, she assisted in defending cases, both in State and Federal Court. She worked on several felony cases, including armed robbery, child pornography, drug trafficking, burglary, aggravated battery, DUI manslaughter, and first-degree murders.
In her last year of law school, she also completed the Juvenile Defense Clinic and the Advanced Juvenile Defense Clinic, where she became a Certified Legal Intern (CLI). During her clinics, she represented juveniles facing up to first degree felonies. Before graduating, Luz accepted the opportunity to work at the Public Defender’s Office in the Ninth Judicial Circuit, in Orlando, Florida. Luz graduated at the top 20% of her class and she passed the Florida Bar with a score placing her in the upper 97% percentile of her class.
During her tenure at the Public Defender’s Office, she represented over 400 clients facing Misdemeanors and Criminal Traffic charges including Petit Theft, Driving Under the Influence (DUI), Battery, Driving While License Suspended (DWLS), Open Carrying a Firearm, Stalking, Trespass, and Drug Possessions, among others. She assisted her clients throughout all steps of the legal process and received favorable outcomes, including granted Motions to Suppress and Not Guilty by jury trial.
Her bilingual skills help her represent and educate Spanish-Speaking clients as to how the criminal justice system works. She is a compassionate and hard-working attorney, who zealously advocates for her clients.
Barry University School of Law, Orlando, FL
Degree: Juris Doctor, 2021
(Top 20% of Graduating Class)
Point University, West Point, FL
Degree: B.B.M., 2018
Honors: Magna Cum Laude (Top 10% Graduating Class)
The Florida Bar
Central Florida Association of Criminal Defense Attorneys