Bio: Laura Lothman Lambert received her undergraduate degree in English Literature from Davidson College in North Carolina. She graduated magna cum laude from the University of Florida’s Levin College of Law, where she served as an Executive Editor of the Florida Law Review, a member of the Jessup Moot Court Team, was elected to the Order of the Coif, and received Book Awards in Legal Research and Writing, Appellate Advocacy and International Law.
Ms. Lambert was admitted to the Bar in 2008. Immediately prior to joining the State Attorney’s Office, Ms. Lambert served as an Assistant United States Attorney for the Middle District of Florida. Her responsibilities included defending the United States, its agencies, and employees from a variety of claims in federal court, as well as prosecuting claims for fraud under the False Claims Act. Before moving to Jacksonville, Ms. Lambert served as a trial attorney in the Constitutional Torts Section of the Department of Justice, where her work included successfully defending the Secretary of Energy against allegations of due process violations and numerous federal law enforcement officers from constitutional claims. Upon graduating from law school, Ms. Lambert spent several years as a law clerk, first to the Honorable Harvey E. Schlesinger of the United States District Court for the Middle District of Florida and then the Honorable Phyllis A. Kravitch of the United States Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit.
Presently, Ms. Lambert serves as the Director of the Juvenile Division at the State Attorney’s Office for the Fourth Judicial Circuit. In addition to prosecution and division management, her role includes developing and implementing policy on juvenile justice and engaging with community stakeholders in identifying and executing programming aimed at serving the juvenile and young adult populations. Ms. Lambert also handles a variety of cases in felony circuit court, has served on the Grand Jury Indictment Review Panel, and the Office’s Attorney Recruitment Committee.
Ms. Lambert has taught Legal Research and Writing and Appellate Advocacy at Florida Coastal School of Law, is a repeat lecturer at the United States Department of Justice’s National Advocacy Center, and serves as an instructor at the University of Florida Gerald T. Bennett Trial Training Program. Ms. Lambert is a Barrister in the Chester Bedell Inn of Court, an active member of the Federal Bar Association of Jacksonville, and the incoming Chair of the 2019 Hon. Ralph W. “Buddy” Nimmons, Jr., Federal Practice Seminar.