Luis Felipe Gómez, Jr. was born in New York City, New York, and raised in Puerto Rico. After graduating high school in Puerto Rico, Luis attended The Ohio State University and received his Bachelor of Arts in Economics. Luis also has a Masters of Arts in Sociology from Texas Southern University in Houston, Texas. Luis then took radio-broadcasting classes on a whim and, while living in Houston, made a brief six-year career in Spanish language radio including producing his own radio talk show between 1982-1984. He had so many lawyers on his radio program that he decided he could learn the law. With the support of his father, who is also an attorney, Luis thus enrolled at Nova Southeastern University in Fort Lauderdale, Florida. He received his Juris Doctor in May 1989 and was admitted to practice law in 1990.
Outside of the law, Luis used to sing in his church choir, and has done some radio ads promoting cancer awareness via the Moffit Cancer Center in Tampa. A frustrated writer, Luis has had three short articles published in the Orlando Sentinel, two of them related to the space program which he has monitored since his youth.
Luis is fully bilingual in English and Spanish.