Laura Dennison wears the complex blend of hats that marks the life of working women in modern society.
She always put family first, ever-sensitive to the role and concerns of family in people’s affairs.
Yet somehow she’s always found time to devote to a worthy cause, whether that be to cook hot dogs foe the poor despite the demands of a busy practice or zealously representing clients in difficult situations, or reunite a family separated by financial struggle.
A true leader by example, she’s quick to speak for those who lack a voice or need someone to articulate their concerns, and is a staunch advocate for justice and the end of the suffering caused by poverty, homelessness and oppression.
Laura shows awakening servers how to make their stand in their outer affairs, whether that involves marital breakup, dealing with adversity, or simply trying to balance the demands of a life that’s pulling in too many directions at once. And when the unexpected strikes, Laura’s quick with solutions to get their lives in order.
An holistic trial lawyer, she has also served as a certified family law mediator, prosecuting attorney and director of Cleveland’s Dept. of Women’s Business Enterprises. In addition, she was named a woman of the year by the Miami Coalition for Hispanic American Women for her extensive charitable and community service, all while balancing the demands of running a business and raising a family.
Laura Dennison is a trial lawyer who has practiced law for more than 25 years. She is partner in the law firm of Dennison & Dennison, P.A., which she co-founded with John Dennison in 1988. Laura graduated cum laude from Florida International University in Miami in 1975 with a Bachelor of Arts Degree. In 1978,she graduated from Cleveland-Marshall College of Law in Cleveland, Ohio. Earlier in her formal education, in 1976, Laura studied at the Universidad de EL Salvador Centroamericano in San Salvador, El Salvador, where she analyzed pre-revolution politics through observation of political parties.
From 1980 through 1987, Laura prosecuted criminal cases for the Cuyahoga County Prosecutor’s Office in Cleveland, Ohio. She is licensed to practice law in both Florida and Ohio. Laura is admitted to practice in all Florida state courts, and the U.S. Federal Courts for the Southern District of Florida. Laura served as Director of the Female Minority Business Office for the city of Cleveland, Ohio, under then-Mayor (later to become Governor and Senator) George Voinovich.
In 1991, she was honored for career achievement by the Coalition of Hispanic American Women (CHAW). Laura has also served on the Board of Directors of the North Dade Chamber of Commerce, past president of the YMCA Northwest Region Board of Directors, Chairman of the YMCA Board of Directors Development Committee, and judge of the Hialeah Optimist Oratorical Contest from 1989 to present. In addition, Laura served on the board of directors of the National Association of Women Business Owners and as Corporate Partner Committee Chairman.
She is a tireless political and charitable fund-raiser, and has headed campaigns for the American Cancer Society, March of Dimes, and the North Dade Chamber of Commerce, among others.
She is the mother of two sons, and maintains an active trial practice. In 2006, she became a Certified Family Law Mediator by the Florida Supreme Court and has a mediation practice in addition to her litigation practice.