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Judge Gabrielle “Gabby” Sanders-Morency hails from Jacmel, Haiti. From a young age, Gabby faced a significant challenge when her mother left for the United States to provide a better life for her children. After her mother’s hard work and perseverance, Gabby and her brother were eventually reunited with her in South Florida. However, Gabby encountered another hurdle – overcoming a language barrier. Learning English while maintaining her native tongue, Creole, proved to be a difficult task, resulting in a speech impediment that hindered her ability to communicate. Determined to succeed, Gabby’s mother devoted herself to helping Gabby conquer both the English language and her speech impediment.

In elementary school, Gabby expressed her aspiration to become a lawyer, inspired by the attorneys she saw on TV shows like “Matlock.” With no attorneys in her family, Gabby embarked on a path that was unknown to her relatives. Nevertheless, she remained unwavering in her pursuit of this dream, fueled by her determination to overcome obstacles and excel in all aspects of her life. Gabby attended pre-law magnet programs at William Dandy Middle School and Fort Lauderdale High School, where she demonstrated exceptional academic prowess. Her remarkable achievements earned her the Bright Futures Scholarship to the University of South Florida.

After graduating from the University of South Florida, Gabby pursued her legal education at Florida A&M University College of Law. During this time, she also worked at the Ninth Judicial Circuit State Attorney’s Office, gaining valuable experience prosecuting cases in both Orange and Osceola counties. Gabby’s passion for helping others and protecting her community led her to dedicate nearly two decades to public service.

Beyond her professional commitments, Gabby is a devoted wife to James Morency and a busy mother to two beautiful children, Harper and Harrison, who keep her on her toes. In her leisure time, she enjoys spending time with friends, staying active through exercise, traveling, and indulging in her love for cooking/baking. Whenever she can, she also indulges in binge-watching her favorite TV shows.

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