Gov. Ron DeSantis Appoints Laura Moody to Eastern Florida State College District Board of Trustees
By Space Coast Daily // June 8, 2022
Moody is Chief Legal Counsel for Brevard County Sheriff’s Office
BREVARD COUNTY, FLORIDA – Governor Ron DeSantis announced the appointment of Laura Moody to the Eastern Florida State College District Board of Trustees.
Laura Moody is the Chief Legal Counsel for the Brevard County Sheriff’s Office.
She is of Counsel for the Vassar B. Carlton American Inn of Court and a member of the Brevard County Bar Association.
Moody earned her bachelor’s degree from Flagler College, a master’s degree in public administration from the University of Central Florida, and a juris doctor from Florida A&M University.
She joined the BCSO in 2019 as Legal Counsel after serving as an Assistant State Attorney at the Office of the State Attorney since 2007. As Legal Counsel for the Sheriff’s Office, Moody functions as in-house counsel for Sheriff Ivey and his staff.
Moody is responsible for researching and training on legislative and caselaw updates; legislative proposals; litigating asset forfeitures, and risk protection orders in addition to other legal matters in which the BCSO is a party.
She also interfaces with the State Attorney’s Office, Judiciary, and other components of the local criminal justice system on behalf of BCSO. Moody coordinates with additional outside counsel, as needed, on specialized assignments.
At the Office of the State Attorney, Moody most recently served as a Felony Trial Division Chief from June 2016-July 2019 and previously served as the Division Chief of the Elder & Economic Crimes Division from 2011-2016, during which time she sat on the BCSO Economic Crimes Task Force.
Her history with the Office of the State Attorney began in 2000 working in a Juvenile Diversion program and as a Victim Advocate before attending law school in 2004.
Moody graduated as Valedictorian of Florida A&M University College of Law in 2007; she earned her Master’s Degree in Public Administration from the University of Central Florida in 2003, and she earned her Bachelor’s Degree in Social Sciences/Psychology from Flagler College in St. Augustine in 1999.
In addition to her work at the Office of the State Attorney, Moody served as the Treasurer for Brevard County TRIAD from 2013-2018.
Moody is a member of the Florida Bar, the 18th Judicial Circuit Bar Grievance Committee, and the Vassar B. Carlton Inn of Court.
In 2014, she was part of the Legislative Task Force that successfully passed HB 409 “Offenses against Vulnerable Persons” which greatly enhanced the possibility of successful prosecutions of Elder Exploitation and she has conducted numerous trainings for law enforcement regarding investigating and prosecuting Elder and Economic Crimes.
Her appointment is subject to confirmation by the Florida Senate.