I was admitted to the Florida Bar in 1998 and began my legal career as an Assistant State Attorney in Orlando at the Orange/Osceola State Attorney’s Office in Orlando, where I met my former law partner, Keith Carsten.
Keith and I founded Carsten & Ladan, P.A. in 2001 and focused our practice on criminal cases throughout Central Florida, in both State & Federal court. We built a successful practice by providing our clients with exceptional service that combined our strong communication skills, legal accumen & client advocacy to secure the best possible results.
In 2010, while continuing to represent my clients, I ran for county court judge in Seminole County. Although my campaign was unsuccessful, I learned a great deal through the process, I met a number of incredible people and have an even greater respect for those willing to serve our citizenry.
In January of 2013, Keith was appointed to the Circuit court bench, ending a successful partnership of twelve years. I then re-named my firm The Ladan Law Firm and continue to serve those accused of crimes throughout Central Florida.
With three offices to serve our clients, [Orlando, Kissimmee (available by appointment) and Longwood (available by appointment)], we provide our prospective clients the convenience and flexibility of meeting us in any of our offices for personal consultations. We are also available for telephonic conferences seven days a week.
Over the course of my legal career, I have personally handled thousands of criminal cases, ranging in severity from First Degree felonies to low-level misdemeanors in adult and juvenile court. I have personally represented clients charged in Orange, Seminole, Osceola, Lake, Volusia, Brevard, Polk, Pinnellas, Hillsborough and Citrus counties. I’ve won many trials, including Second Degree Murder, Aggravated Battery with a Deadly Weapon, Grand Theft, Battery on a Law Enforcement Officer & D.U.I. (1st and multiple-offenders), among others.