A lifelong resident of Orlando, Laddie attended the University of Central Florida, receiving his Bachelor of Arts degree in Psychology. He then attended Florida State University College of Law in Tallahassee, where he received his Juris Doctorate degree. Upon graduation, Laddie worked as an Assistant State Attorney in Orange and Osceloa Counties. From there he went into private practice as a trial lawyer, gaining valuable litigation skills and trial experience. Today, he uses his experience and skills to help clients navigate through difficult legal problems in order to achieve the best possible results. Laddie has one son and they live in the Dr. Phillips area of Orlando.