For as long as he can remember, Ian Depagnier only wanted to be an attorney. In high school, Ian volunteered as a prosecutor through Teen Court, a diversionary program for first time, teenager offenders accused of petty crimes. After being accepted to Florida Atlantic University, Ian continued with his studies through the school’s Honors College program. While in college, Ian served as Senate Speaker, Speaker of the House, Budget Committee Chair and on the University Wide Council in student government.
After graduating with a degree in Political Science from FAU, Ian enrolled at Florida A&M University College of Law here in Orlando. Ian continued to excel in the classroom, making the Dean’s List three times, being named a Merit Scholar, and earning six book awards for the highest grade achieved in class, including in Constitutional Law I, Constitutional Law II, Civil Procedure I, Legal Research and Writing I, Federal Courts, and Advanced Topics in the Law: Defamation. Ian also competed on four Moot Court teams, earning perfect scores for oral argument multiple times. He served on the Florida A&M Law Review, first as a junior editor and then as the Notes and Comments Editor. While in law school, Ian worked with the Housing Clinic at Florida A&M, and was part of a team of students who successfully defended an eviction action on behalf of an indigent client. Ian graduated cum laude, eighth overall in his graduating class. He is a member of the Florida Bar and is admitted to practice in all Florida state courts.
During his final summer and year in law school, Ian interned at Paul & Perkins, PA. He gained valuable, real life experience working with the attorneys at the firm, and accepted a position as an associate after being admitted to practice. His areas of focus include nursing home abuse and neglect, professional liability, premises liability, and general personal injury.
In addition to working, Ian enjoys watching and debating sports, comic books, and spending time with his wife, two children, and two dogs.