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Hugo de Beaubien is a Founding Partner of our firm. He was raised in Birmingham, Michigan, and Ormond Beach, Florida. After receiving an undergraduate degree in business from Florida State University in 1970, he was awarded his Juris Doctorate from Stetson University in 1973. At Stetson, Hugo served as Exchequer of Phi Delta Phi and as President of the senior class.

Hugo has been active in the Orange County Bar Association through his service as Chairman of the Criminal Law Section and Legal Forums Committee. He also served as Director of the Citizen Dispute Settlement Program, and as a mediator. He has lectured throughout the state in continuing legal education programs and served as both Secretary and board member for the Central Florida Defense Attorneys Association. He was the National Chairman of the Florida State Alumni Association and past President of the Orlando Touchdown Club. He was named one of the Outstanding Young Men of America in 1984 and was honored in Who’s Who in American Law in 1996. He is an “AV” rated lawyer by Martindale-Hubbell.

Hugo is admitted to practice before all Florida state courts, the United States District Court for the Middle District of Florida, the United States Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit, and the United States Supreme Court.

Bar Admissions

  • All Florida State Courts
  • United States District Court for the Middle District of Florida
  • United States Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit
  • Supreme Court of the United States
  • Divorce & Family Law
  • Criminal Defense
  • Business Law
  • Civil Litigation
  • Probate Litigation
  • Criminal Traffic Court and DUI
  • Florida Bar Association, Member
  • Orange County Bar Association, Member
  • Central Florida Defense Attorneys Association, Member
  • National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers, Member
  • Florida State Alumni Association, Member
  • Orlando Touchdown Club, President
  • Florida Citrus Sports Association, Director
  • President of the Orlando Florida State “Seminole Club”
  • Florida Citrus Sports Association, College Football Bowl Scout
  • Kiwanis Club of Orlando Director
  • Kiwanis Club of Orlando Legion of Honor Award
  • Kiwanis Club of Orlando Foundation Board Member
  • Workforce Advantage Academy, Chairman of the Board of Directors
  • Princeton House Charter School, Chairman of Board of Directors
  • Florida State University National Alumni Association, National Chairman of the Board
  • Seminole Boosters, Inc., Former Director
  • College Park United Methodist Church, Former Chairman of the Administrative Board
  • First Methodist Church of Orlando, Senior Usher
  • Who’s Who in America, Member
  • Who’s Who in American Law, Member
  • Martindale-Hubbell AV Rating
  • Super Lawyer
  • Member of the Country Club of Orlando
  • Member of the Champions Club at Florida State University
  • Member of the Presidents Club at Florida State University

Speaking Engagements

  • Lecturer for the Florida Bar at legal education seminars
  • Stetson Law School seminar class President and graduation speaker
  • Featured lecturer for American Bar Association in Cherry Hills, New Jersey on Citizen Dispute Settlement
  • Television and radio appearances on news shows concerning legal matters



Stetson University College of Law

  • Juris Doctor – 1973

Florida State University College of Business

  • Bachelor of Science in Business – 1970

Awards & Recognition

  • Received the “President’s Plaque” from Pi Kappa Phi fraternity as editor for the best chapter alumni publication
  • Martindale-Hubbell AV Preeminent Status
  • Kiwanis Club of Orlando Legion of Honor Award
  • Circle of Gold Award from Florida State University Alumni Association
  • Stetson Lawyers Alumni Association’s Outstanding Alumni Representative Award
  • Super Lawyer Publication Award
  • Salvation Army Award for 35 years of chairing the Red Kettle Volunteer Drive for the Kiwanis Club of Orlando
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