Attorney Amal Laassel
Amal hails from Marrakesh, Morocco, where she lived until her teenage years. At 16, Amal immigrated to the United States as part of an international student exchange program. Amal first moved to El Paso, Texas, where she lived with an American host family until she graduated from high school.
After graduating from high school, Amal relocated to Orlando to attend the University of Central Florida. Amal earned her B.A. in Political Science from UCF in 2004.
While attending UCF, Amal had the opportunity to intern at the Legal Aid Society of the Orange County Bar Association. It was during this time that she realized how many people were denied access to the legal system solely because of a lack of funds. It seemed unjust. The playing field was not level. It was this experience that reinforced Amal’s existing desire to attend law school.
Amal attended law school at the University of Florida and earned her Juris Doctor in 2007. After graduating from UF Law, Amal joined a mid-size Personal Injury law firm in Ocala, Florida, where she had the unique opportunity to work alongside one of Florida’s first Board Certified Civil Trial lawyers. That mentoring opportunity provided her invaluable courtroom experience and furthered the development of her legal skills.
After graduating from UF Law, Amal joined a mid-size Personal Injury law firm in Ocala, Florida, where she had the unique opportunity to work alongside one of Florida’s first Board Certified Civil Trial lawyers. That mentoring opportunity provided her invaluable courtroom experience and furthered the development of her legal skills.
In 2009, Amal moved back to Orlando and joined one of the largest insurance defense firms in the country. While there, Amal handled complex premises liability, personal injury, and general liability actions on behalf of Fortune 500 Companies and large insurance carriers, including the largest retailer in the world. In 2013, Amal was made a Partner at the firm. She was the youngest attorney to ever make Partner.
In 2014, after spending years defending large corporations and insurance companies, Amal’s professional experience and internal desire to help people were in serious conflict. She decided to make a long overdue change and became a plaintiff's attorney, which allowed her to align her career goals and personal values.
Amal has consistently been named as Florida’s Legal Elite Up and Comers by Florida Trend magazine. Florida Legal Elite represents the top 2% of attorneys practicing in the State of Florida. Attorneys recognized through this award exemplify a standard of excellence in their profession.
Amal has also been selected as a “Women Who Mean Business” nominee by the Orlando Business Journal.
Very recently, Amal was selected by her peers as No. 1 Orlando Legal Elite in her category and featured in Orlando Style Magazine.
In The Community
Amal serves as General Counsel for the Moroccan American Business Alliance.
When she is not tending to her clients, Amal enjoys spending time with her family and supporting her community. She has committed herself to local charitable causes, including the Central Florida Chapter of the Susan G. Komen Foundation, The Howard Phillips Center for Children and Families, and Harbor House of Central Florida.
Amal is fluent in Arabic, French and Spanish. She is currently learning Portuguese!