Larry R. Fleurantin, Esq.

Managing Partner

EDUCATION

J.D. (cum laude) University of Florida Levin College of Law (2003) 

  • Senior Research Editor of Florida Journal of International Law;
  • Book Award in International Law, UF 2002;
  • Honors in Appellate Advocacy.

B.A. (summa cum laude), FIU Honors College (2000)  

  • Pi Sigma Alpha;
  • Political Science 1999-2000 Outstanding Academic Achievement;
  • Department of Political Science 2000 Faculty Year's Book Award.

A.A. (highest honors and distinction) Miami-Dade College 

  • Emphasis on Excellence Honors Program;
  • MDC Center for Community Involvement and Civic Literacy, 1999.

PROFILE          

Larry R.  Fleurantin is the managing partner of Fleurantin, Francois & Antonin, P.A.  Mr.  Fleurantin has extensive trial and appellate litigation experience.  He concentrates his practice in civil litigation and appeals involving personal injury, car accidents, premises liability, real estate, foreclosure, family law, and immigration.  

EDUCATIONAL BACKGROUND: 

Graduated first of his class and through the University Honors College, Mr. Fleurantin earned his B.A. (summa cum laude) from Florida International University ("FIU") in 2000. Subsequently, Mr. Fleurantin attended the University of Florida Levin College of Law.  Due to his superior scholarship and intellectual attainments, he was awarded his J.D. (cum laude) in 2003. While in law school, Mr. Fleurantin received top honors in his Appellate Advocacy course as well as a Book Award for highest grade in International Law, a course taught by eminent international scholar Professor Winston P. Nagan.  In addition, Mr. Fleurantin was a teaching assistant for UF Legal Research and Writing Professor Patricia A. Thomson, a research assistant for Professor Kenneth B. Nunn and a member of the Florida Journal of International Law where he served as senior research editor.

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE AND LEGAL ADVOCACY: 

Mr. Fleurantin has handled complex civil and appellate litigation involving contract disputes, personal injury, car accidents, foreclosure, family law and immigration. Notably, Mr. Fleurantin holds the distinction of having orally argued cases before the Florida Third District Court of Appeal, the Second District Court of Appeal, the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Florida, and the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit. Mr. Fleurantin's works at the appellate level have advanced the cause of justice and contributed to the development of the law as many of his firm's appeals have resulted in published opinions.  Representative cases include the following published opinions: 
  • Brussot v. Brussot, _____ So. 3d _____, Case No. 16-0834 (Fla. 4th DCA, April 12, 2017).
  • Cazi v. Prohete, 130 So. 3d 723 (Fla. 3d DCA 2014). 
  • Incarnacion v.Thomas, Berrouet et al., 88 So. 3d 246 (Fla. 3d DCA 2011). 
  • Diedrick-Clarke v. Washington Mutual Bank, 73 So. 3d 814 (Fla. 4th DCA 2011). 
  • Frye v. Miami-Dade County, 2 So. 3d 1063 (Fla. 3d DCA 2009). 
  • Alvarez v. State Farm Mutual Auto Ins. Co., 16 Fla. Supp. 140 (Fla. 11th Cir. Ct. 2008). 
  • Baptiste v. Baptiste, 992 So. 2d 374 (Fla. 3d DCA 2008). 
  • Boby Express Co. v. Guerin, 930 So. 2d 842 (Fla. 3d DCA 2006).

AWARDS, HONORS, AND RECOGNITION: 

Mr. Fleurantin’s academic and professional accomplishments include the following awards, honors, and recognition:

  • Named 2013 Florida Super Lawyers Rising Star in Appellate Practice;
  • Top Attorneys Rising Stars in Florida, as published in the Wall Street Journal & Miami Magazine July 2013; 
  • Featured in South Florida Sun Sentinel's occasional series: “My Story, A New Life," March 2004;
  • Book Award in International Law, UF, 2002;
  • The FIU Political Science 1999-2000 Outstanding Academic Achievement;
  • The FIU Department of Political Science 2000 Faculty Year's Book Award; and
  • MDC Center for Community Involvement and Civic Literacy, 1999.

SCHOLARLY PUBLICATIONS: 

From a scholarly perspective, Mr. Fleurantin is humbled to be recognized for his thought provoking contribution to the field of immigration and appellate law. He first published in the Cardozo Journal of International & Comparative Law (CJICL) Immigration Law: Nowhere to Turn—Illegal Aliens Cannot Use the Freedom of Information Act as a Discovery Tool to Fight Unfair Removal Hearings, 16 Cardozo J. Int’l & Comp. L. 155 (Spring 2008). [SSRN] CJICL of the Benjamin N. Cardozo Law School at Yeshiva University is one of the leading international law journals in the United States. Mr. Fleurantin's Cardozo law journal article Immigration Law: Nowhere to Turn, has been cited by numerous scholars and researchers including articles published in the Yale Law Journal and New York City Law Review.

Mr. Fleurantin has also published a law review article titled: Exhaustion of Administrative Remedies in Immigration Cases: Finding Jurisdiction to Review Unexhausted Claims the Board of Immigration Appeals Considers Sua Sponte on the Merits, 34 American Journal of Trial Advocacy 301 (2010), Cumberland School of Law of Samford University.

As a member of the Appellate Practice Section's Publications Committee of The Florida Bar, Mr. Fleurantin has contributed to the Florida Bar Journal the following articles:

PROFESSIONAL MEMBERSHIP & ASSOCIATIONS: 

Mr. Fleurantin is a member of the Florida Bar and the following courts and organizations:

  • Supreme Court of Florida;
  • U.S. Eleventh Circuit Court of Appeals;
  • U.S. Northern District of Florida;
  • U.S. Southern District of Florida; 
  • U.S. Tax Court;
  • The Florida Bar, Appellate Practice Section's Publications Committee;
  • Greater North Miami Beach Chamber of Commerce.

COMMUNITY SERVICE AND ACTIVITIES: 

Mr. Fleurantin serves on the Board of Directors for the Smiley's Voice Foundation.  He is an active committee member of the International Conference on Information Warfare & Security.  He is a member of Words of Life Fellowship Church and also volunteers with Children Ministries at Calvary Assembly of God of Hollywood.

Mr. Fleurantin lives in Broward County, Florida with his wife Marie-Michelle R. Fleurantin and daughters Angelique and Simone.