Gary S. Lesser, the managing partner of Lesser, Lesser, Landy & Smith, PLLC (LLL&S), has been elected by his peers to The Florida Bar Board of Governors for the Fifteenth Judicial Circuit, Seat 4. He will be sworn into office for a two-year term at The Florida Bar's Annual Convention in June.
Online PR News – 23-March-2011 – – Gary S. Lesser, the managing partner of Lesser, Lesser, Landy & Smith, PLLC (LLL&S), has been elected by his peers to The Florida Bar Board of Governors for the Fifteenth Judicial Circuit, Seat 4. He will be sworn into office for a two-year term at The Florida Bar's Annual Convention in June.
The Florida Bar Board of Governors has exclusive authority to formulate and adopt matters of policy concerning the activities of the Bar, subject to limitations imposed by The Rules Regulating The Florida Bar. The board consists of the Bar president and president-elect, the president and president-elect of the Young Lawyers Division, representatives elected by members of the Bar from each of the state's 20 judicial circuits, four out-of-state representatives elected by Florida Bar members who reside outside of Florida, and two public members appointed by the Florida Supreme Court. The Florida Bar currently has more than 90,000 members.
“Gary has a long record of leadership and service to the Bar and will be a valued member of the Board of Governors,” said Scott G. Hawkins of Jones, Foster, Johnston & Stubbs, P.A. who is the incoming president of The Florida Bar Board of Governors. “He ran in a difficult race and defeated two very capable and qualified opponents and has earned the right to serve on the Board.”
Lesser is an AV rated attorney by Martindale-Hubbell for demonstrating the highest level of legal ability and ethics who leads by example and holds LLL&S attorneys and legal and judicial colleagues to the same standard. He serves as Managing Partner of LLL&S – the third oldest law firm in Palm Beach County – which his grandfather founded in 1927 and remains headquartered in West Palm Beach with offices in Boca Raton and Stuart. Concentrating his practice in general personal injury matters, Lesser has handled numerous high profile cases in automobile injury, wrongful/accidental death, premises liability, negligent security, and defective product causing injury. His zeal to balance business success with “give back” and “paying it forward” to community is his hallmark; exceptional client service and advocacy is his promise.
Recognized this year by Florida Trend as a Legal Elite, he was also inducted into the magazine’s Florida Legal Elite Hall of Fame (as one of only 56 Florida attorneys recognized as a Legal Elite for at least five years), and voted a Super Lawyer in Personal Injury by his peers. Lesser has served as the Chair of The Florida Bar Professional Ethics Committee and is the current Chair of the Advertising Committee.
He has also served as Chair of the Palm Beach County Bar Association's Professionalism Committee and Chair of its Medical Legal Committee for many years, is an Eagle Member and Member of the Continuing Legal Education Committee of the Academy of Florida Trial Lawyers n.k.a. Florida Justice Association, served as Vice President for Student Recruitment and Placement and Executive Board Member of University of Miami School of Law Alumni Association, and is a member of the Martin County Bar Association. Gary chaired the Attorneys Division and Business & Professions Division of the Jewish Federation of the Palm Beaches, and is a member of the Executive Board and served as Legal Vice President and Fundraising Vice President of the Meyer Jewish Academy.
Expanding beyond legal circles, Lesser has been appointed to the Board of the Economic Council of Palm Beach County, and is a member of the Palm Beach County Business Development Board, and a Trustee of the Greater Boca Raton Chamber of Commerce and the Stuart/Martin County Chamber of Commerce. Active in the Palm Beach Medical Society, he has made great strides in opening and enhancing positive and productive interactive dialogue between medical professionals and attorneys to better serve patients/clients. He and his firm support more than 50 vital charitable and business organizations. Under his stewardship, LLL&S was presented the coveted PR News Legal PR Award for Social Responsibility or Philanthropy earlier this month at the National Press Club in Washington, DC for the firm’s “Business Builds Community; Community Builds Business” initiative.
Born and raised in Palm Beach County, Lesser earned his J.D. from University of Miami School of Law and B.A. in International Affairs from George Washington University. He lives in Palm Beach Gardens with his wife Jennifer and three daughters Lillian, Josie and Rebecca.
For more information on LLL&S with offices in West Palm Beach, Boca Raton and Stuart, please call (561) 655-2028 or visit www.lesserlawfirm.com.