For nearly 20 years, helping individuals has been the focus of my practice. Evening the playing field for personal injury victims and their families from across Florida gives both professional and personal satisfaction.

I would be happy to talk with you about the injury you (or your loved one) have suffered because of someone else’s carelessness, negligence or wrongdoing. Please contact me today to set up a confidential, no cost conversation.

More About My Educational Background and My Military Service

Though Florida has long been my home, like many, I migrated to Florida from elsewhere. Raised in Virginia, I went to college in the Midwest and then returned to Virginia afterwards. My first post-college job as a products liability litigation paralegal sparked my interest in the law and led me to law school. There my legal horizons were broadened by time spent working as a teaching assistant, faculty research assistant, and intern with the Virginia Poverty Law Center.

The first hand experience and immediate opportunities to practice law were what drew me into the Army JAG Corps, but it was the time spent helping individual soldiers with their legal problems, that kept me there for eight years. In fact, among the many military awards I received during my military career, I am most proud of the American Bar Association’s 1993 Legal Assistance Distinguished Service Award which I received for the work I did in support of post-Hurricane Andrew relief efforts.

Migrating from the military to the practice of personal injury law was a natural progression for me. Having tried countless cases as both a prosecutor and a defense attorney as well doing other legal work for soldiers instilled a strong desire to help the individual. Personal injury law proved the perfect complement of these interests and in 1998, I left active duty. and with my husband, Jeff Luhrsen, and moved to Florida.

My Community Involvement

Outside the office, I spend time volunteering locally. Like many parents, I enjoy volunteering in my children’s schools. Since 2005, I have served on the board of Forty Carrots Family Center, a Sarasota non-profit that helps strengthen families from all walks of life be the best parents possible. Most recently, I joined the board of my children’s school, the Out-of-Door Academy.


The best part of my days are spent with my family. If I can help you and your family recapture what has been lost due to injury or if you would like to share your story with me, please contact me at Luhrsen Law Group today for a free personal injury consultation. Luhrsen Law Group is a family-owned accident law practice that welcomes injured clients in Sarasota, Bradenton, and communities throughout Florida.


  • University of Richmond, J.D. cum laude (top 2.5%, McNeill Law Society)
  • Miami University, B.A. cum laude

Bar Admissions

  • Florida, 1999
  • North Carolina, 1997 (Inactive)
  • Virginia, 1989 (Associate)

Military Service

  • Major, U.S. Army Judge Advocate General’s Corps (1991-2000)
  • XVIII Airborne Corps & Fort Bragg, Fort Bragg, NC;
  • 82nd Airborne Division, Fort Bragg, NC;
  • Post Judge Advocate, The Judge Advocate General’s School, Charlottesville, VA;
  • Command Judge Advocate, 32nd Transportation Group, Tampa

Community Involvement

  • Florida Justice Association;
  • Trustee, Forty Carrots Family Center;
  • Trustee, Out-of-Door Academy