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Tireless Criminal Defense and Family Law Litigator
Hansary Laforest practices in criminal defense, divorce, and family law matters, including child custody, child visitation, and child support matters. Hansary began his career as a New York prosecutor in the Nassau County District Attorney’s Office in 2011. During his service as an Assistant District Attorney, Hansary Laforest prosecuted a diverse array of cases all the way from arraignment to trial. Hansary has tried multiple cases to jury verdict. As a prosecutor, he routinely analyzed the legality of government searches of computers, mobile devices, cell phones, tablets, and even electronic data in vehicular black boxes.
After moving to Texas in 2014, Hansary soon opened his own practice, Laforest Law Firm, representing people in both criminal defense and family law litigation throughout the Dallas, Collin, Denton, and Tarrant Counties. Hansary has defended people facing both state and federal charges. He has also represented and achieved great results for people in divorce matters, child custody, child support, and grandparent intervention cases. Hansary is a proud member of the Dallas Association of Young Lawyers. As a member of the 2015 Leadership Class, Hansary currently serves as chairperson for the Solo & Small Firm Committee and the Wellness Committee. He is also a member of the Dallas Bar Association, the Dallas Criminal Defense Lawyers Association, and the J.L. Turner Associations. Hansary is also a past Associate member of the Higginbotham Inn of Court.
Hansary Laforest graduated with a J.D. from Fordham University School of Law in New York in 2011. While in law school, he took coursework in internet law, telecommunications law, and mass media law. He also competed and coached the International Arbitration team. His performance as a competitor in the 2010 Vienna Arbitration competition earned him a Top Oralist Honorable Mention. Additionally, Hansary served as Vice President of the school’s Prisoner’s Right Advocates. During his service, he and other volunteers regularly visited Rikers Island jail facility and taught juveniles basic legal concepts. Upon graduating, he was honored for his service with the 2011 Student Leadership Award as well as the 2011 Archibald R. Murray Public Service Award.
Hansary Laforest graduated with a Bachelor’s Degree in Economics and a minor in Computer Science from Fordham University in 2008
State and Federal Criminal Defense
Federal and State Computer, Internet, & Cyber Crime Criminal Defense
Civil and Criminal Asset Forfeiture / Seizure
Uncontested & Contested Divorce
Child Custody & Child Visitation Litigation
Child Support Litigation
New York, 2012
New Jersey, 2012
Northern District of Texas, 2015
Fordham University School of Law, New York, NY, 2011
Fordham University, Rose Hill, NY, 2008
B.A. in Economics, Minor in Computer Science
Texas Workforce Commission, Administrative Hearing Officer, 2014 – Present
Nassau County District Attorney’s Office, Assistant District Attorney, 2011-2014
Dallas Association of Young Lawyer
Leadership Class, 2015-2016
Solo & Small Firm Committee, Chairperson, 2017
Wellness Committee, Chairperson, 2017
Dallas Criminal Defense Lawyers Association, 2016 – 2017
Higginbotham Inn of Court, Associate Member, 2014-2015
J.L. Turner Association, 2016