Raised in Royal Palm Beach, Florida by Cuban-born parents, Lourdes grew up in a bilingual setting and became inspired to enter the legal community at an early age. As her entire family immigrated to the United States seeking refuge from Cuba’s regime, Lourdes vowed to fight to protect the rights and freedoms of those in her community.
Lourdes’s high school years reflected her motivation to become a lawyer. In addition to receiving the distinction of class Valedictorian at Royal Palm Beach High School, Lourdes was involved in several organizations, including National Honor Society, Spanish Honor Society, and Student Council. Lourdes served as President of Spanish Honor Society in 2005.
Lourdes is a proud Florida Gator, having obtained Cum Laude both her Bachelor of Arts and Juris Doctor Degrees from the University of Florida. Lourdes majored in English and Spanish, and also learned Portuguese during her undergraduate studies. As a law student, Lourdes completed internships involving both civil and criminal law, ranging from the Office of Statewide Prosecution at the Attorney General’s Office to prominent personal injury firms.
Lourdes began her legal career as a prosecutor at the Palm Beach State Attorney’s Office. In her two and a half years as an Assistant State Attorney, Lourdes litigated hundreds of cases, including domestic violence, burglary, DUI, and numerous other crimes. She conducted over 40 trials during her time at the State Attorney’s Office.
Lourdes went on to work for a prominent Personal Injury firm in Coral Gables, Florida and later returned to Palm Beach Country as a Criminal Defense and Immigration associate for a local firm. Lourdes gained experience in immigration issues concerning deportation, inadmissibility, visas, and the appellate process. Lourdes also refined her skills in Criminal Law that she originally acquired as a prosecutor.
In December 2015, Lourdes founded Casanova Law, P.A. to further her dream of serving her community through personalized legal services. Lourdes is dedicated to providing quality, individualized representation for each and every client in the areas of Criminal Defense, Immigration and Traffic Tickets.
Lourdes is passionate about protecting the rights and freedoms of her community, guiding her clients through difficult times, and seeking justice in every case.