BOCA RATON, FL (BocaNewsNow.com) — It is a big honor for noted local attorney Gary Lesser who is set to start his second term as a member of the Florida Bar Board of Governors.
From the firm:
Gary S. Lesser, Managing Partner at Lesser, Lesser, Landy & Smith, PLLC (LLL&S) was sworn in for his second two-year term as a member of the Florida Bar Board of Governors for the Fifteenth Judicial Circuit on Friday, June 28, 2013 during the 63rd annual Florida Bar Convention, held this year at the Boca Raton Resort & Club. LLL&S attorneys were joined by more than 200 guests, including community, business and civic leaders, in observing the proceedings, following the previous day’s judicial luncheon sponsored by the Firm.
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 52-member 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.
“I look forward to continuing my work with the Florida Bar Board of Governors,” Lesser said. “President Gene Pettis and President-Elect Greg Coleman are great Bar leaders who work hard in helping the legal profession maintain high ethical standards and making sure that we have a properly funded Court system, and I am honored to work with them.”
Born and raised in Palm Beach County, Lesser has also served as the Chair of The Florida Bar Professional Ethics Committee (currently serving this committee as a liaison) and as Chair of the Advertising Committee.
Recognized again this year by Florida Trend as a Legal Elite, Lesser has been chosen for six consecutive years, earning him the prestigious induction into the Florida Legal Elite Hall of Fame in 2010 as one of only 67 Florida attorneys recognized as a Legal Elite for at least seven years. He has been consistently named a Florida Super Lawyer in personal injury law (2006-present) based upon peer recognition, professional achievement and independent voting (limited to 5% of the lawyers per jurisdiction), as well as a Top Lawyer by South Florida Legal Guide.
He has received several awards, including the Healthy Mothers, Healthy Babies Coalition of Palm Beach County “Supporter of the Year” Award, Stuart/Martin County Chamber of Commerce “Business Person of the Year” Award, Jewish Federation Annual Young Leadership Award, the Israel Unity Award from the State of Israel Bonds, and University of Miami School of Law Alumni Leadership Award.
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. 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.
In the past three years, the boutique-size firm has contributed more than $600,000 in donations and sponsorships to support vital charity and business missions in South Florida, including health, medical research, education, special needs, humanitarian/human rights, veterans, arts and culture, economic development, legal aid organizations and other causes, and provided more than 2,500+ hours of pro bono legal services and community service. During that time, LLL&S has given a major gift to the athletics program of Florida Atlantic University that has been commemorated with a concession stand named for the firm in the new FAU Stadium and has also dedicated a bench at the entrance to the new Palm Beach County Bar Association building.
Lesser is very active in the community and serves for numerous legal associations and community-based organizations, supporting more than 50 vital charitable and business organizations. Lesser serves on the Florida Atlantic University Foundation Board and American Cancer Society Board/North County Unit, and is an active member of the Palm Beach County Medical Society, as well Economic Council of Palm Beach County for which he serves on its membership committee. He serves as a Trustee at the Greater Boca Raton Chamber of Commerce and the Stuart/Martin County Chamber of Commerce. Under his stewardship, LLL&S was presented the coveted PR News Legal PR Award for Social Responsibility or Philanthropy at the National Press Club in Washington, D.C. for the firm’s “Business Builds Community; Community Builds Business” initiative.
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