Hansary Laforest

Hansary Laforest

Dallas, Texas

Hansary Laforest is a trial attorney with over six years of courtroom experience on both the state and federal levesl. He 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.

After moving to Texas in 2014, Hansary soon opened his own practice, representing people in criminal defense cases throughout the Dallas, Collin, Denton, and Tarrant Counties, and on the federal and state levels. Hansary is a proud member of the Dallas Association of Young Lawyers, where he currently serves as chairperson for the Wellness Committee. Hansary is a member of the American Health Lawyers Association. He is also a member of the Dallas Bar Association and the J.L. Turner Associations as well as a past Associate member of the Higginbotham Inn of Court.

Hansary Laforest graduated from Fordham University School of Law in New York in 2011. He competed and coached the school's International Arbitration team. 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.

Litigation Percentage

  • 100% of Practice Devoted to Litigation

Bar Admissions

  • Texas, 2014
  • New York, 2012
  • New Jersey
  • U.S. District Court Northern District of Texas, 2015


  • Fordham University School of Law, New York, New York
    • J.D. - May, 2011
    • Honors: 2010 Top Oralist Honorable Mention, Vienna International Arbitration Competition
    • Honors: 2011 Student Leadership Award Recipient
    • Honors: 2011 Archibald R. Murray Public Service Award Recipient

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • American Health Lawyers Association
  • Healthcare Fraud Abuse Practice Group
  • Dallas Association of Young Lawyers , Leadership Class
  • Wellness Committee, Chairperson, 2017 - 2018
  • Higginbotham Inn of Court, Associate Member, 2014 - 2015
  • J.L. Turner Association, 2016 - 2018

Past Employment Positions

  • Nassau County District Attorney's Office, Assistant District Attorney, September 7, 2011 - September 8, 2014
  • Texas Workforce Commission, Appeals Hearings Officer, November 1, 2014 - February 15, 2016


  • English (Primary)
  • Haitian Creole