Laura Roe currently serves as the Police Legal Counsel for the St. Petersburg Police Department. Prior to joining the SPPD, Mrs. Roe clerked for the Honorable Daniel H. Sleet at Florida’s Second District Court of Appeal and worked as an associate at Boyd & Jenerette P.A. in St. Petersburg. She has taught legal writing, appellate advocacy, and introduction to law courses at the University of Tampa and has given CLE presentations on the effective navigation of the digital appellate record, privacy concerns in electronic communication and social media, and expert discovery.
Mrs. Roe earned her B.A. in English with a minor in History from the University of Florida in 2008. She received her J.D. from the University of Florida in 2011 with certificates in International Law and Intellectual Property Law. She is the immediate past chair of the Appellate Court Rules Committee of the Florida Bar. Mrs. Roe is also a co-chair of the Diversity and Inclusion Committee of the Florida Bar’s Appellate Practice Section and treasurer of the Florida Bar’s Animal Law Section. She is an active member of the American Bar Association.
Mrs. Roe is married to Austin Roe. They enjoy spending time with their son and their dog, cats, fish and other animal family members.