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Joshua D. Ferraro

joshua-d-ferraroJoshua D. Ferraro was born in Stuart, Florida, in 1979. After graduating from Martin County High School, he attended the University of Florida and earned a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Political Science. Following graduation, Josh studied law at Stetson University College of Law. Josh excelled in his legal studies and was inducted into the law school’s Honors Program, maintained a class rank in the top eight percent (8%) and graduated Cum Laude.

Josh initially joined Lesser, Lesser, Landy & Smith in 2004, immediately after graduating from law school and passing the Florida Bar. At the time, he practiced exclusively in the areas of general personal injury and wrongful death. During his time at the Firm, Josh had the opportunity to gain a solid foundation in personal injury law while participating in several high profile cases on the Treasure Coast.

In 2007, Josh left the Firm to join his father and brothers in the Stuart-based Ferraro Law Group. During this time, he broadened his practice to include high net worth divorce litigation, probate disputes, and appellate advocacy. He also maintained a niche practice assisting other family lawyers throughout the state of Florida with the federal requirements for distributing pensions at the end of the dissolution of marriage process.

In 2013, Josh returned to work at the Firm where his legal career began. Working primarily out of the Firm’s Stuart office, Josh assists clients throughout the Treasure Coast with claims arising from personal injury and wrongful death as well as those involved in intra-family disputes involving a contested will or trust. In addition to his litigation practice, Josh continues to advise family law attorneys throughout the State on the process of distributing retirement benefits in compliance with federal law.

Outside the practice of law, Josh donates a substantial amount of time to working with local charitable organizations. In 2012, he was named the President of Tykes & Teens, a charitable organization dedicated to providing mental health, substance abuse, and behavioral counseling to local youth on a sliding scale basis. Tykes & Teens has become an invaluable asset in our community by ensuring troubled children do not fall through the cracks simply because their parents are unable to afford the care they need. In the past sixteen years, the organization has served more than 11,000 children and provided an estimated 300,000 counseling sessions in Martin County alone.

In addition to his position at Tykes & Teens, Josh serves as Vice President of Keep Martin Beautiful, a charter of the Keep America Beautiful organization. KMB is dedicated to preserving the local environment through the promotion of litter control and the coordination of beautification efforts. The organization relies upon a foundation of more than 2,000 volunteers who routinely attend beach clean-ups and neighborhood rejuvenation projects.

Admitted:

  • The Florida Bar, joined 2004
  • United States District Court for the Southern District of Florida

Honors, Admissions and Community Involvement:

  • President of Tykes & Teens Martin County, 2012
  • Vice President of Keep Martin Beautiful
  • Martin County Bar Association
  • Justice Major B. Harding Inns of Court, inactive
  • Inducted into Stetson College of Law Honors Program
  • The Law of Torts Book Award
  • “AV” Rated
  • Government Affairs and Transportation Committee, Martin County Chamber of Commerce, Member

Representative Seminar Presentations:

  • Enforcing Charging Liens in a Family Law Context
  • Qualified Domestic Relations Orders

Personal Biographical Information:

  • Born in Stuart, Florida, 1979.
  • Married to Gaby, 2007.
  • One child: Georgie.

Education:

  • B.A. in Political Science, University of Florida, 2001. J.D., Stetson University College of Law, 2004.

E-mail: jferraro@lesserlawfirm.com

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