Josh Ferraro joins Lesser, Lesser, Landy & Smith, PLLC as senior lawyer
STUART – The law firm of Lesser, Lesser, Landy & Smith, PLLC is pleased to announce the return of Joshua D. Ferraro. Ferraro rejoins the firm as a senior lawyer working out of the firm’s Stuart office, assisting clients throughout the TreasureCoast with claims arising from personal injury and wrongful death as well as the litigation of intra-family disputes involving a contested will or trust.
“We’re delighted to have Josh returning to our firm where his legal career began nearly a decade ago. He brings a strong work ethic, deep involvement in the community and family roots here that span over four decades,” said Gary Lesser, managing partner of Lesser, Lesser, Landy & Smith. “As our new senior lawyer, Josh will serve as the cornerstone for our firm’s strong continued growth in MartinCounty.”
Ferraro was born and raised in Stuart and graduated from Martin County High School. After attending the University of Florida and earning a bachelor of arts degree in political science, he studied law at Stetson University College of Law, where he graduated Cum Laude in 2004.
Hired by Lesser, Lesser, Landy & Smith, PLLC immediately after graduating and passing the Florida Bar, Ferraro practiced general personal injury and wrongful death for three years before joining his father and brothers at the Stuart-based Ferraro Law Group, a firm with almost four decades of experience and a superior reputation on the TreasureCoast. During his time there, Ferraro broadened his practice to include high net worth divorce litigation, probate disputes and appellate advocacy.
“I feel fortunate to have had the opportunity to work with two highly respected law firms, both rich with experience and history in the region,” Ferraro said. “I was able to build the foundation of my career at Lesser, Lesser, Landy & Smith and hone my legal skills alongside my family. I look forward to the next chapter in my career.”
In addition to his litigation practice, Ferraro continues to advise family law lawyers throughout the state on the process of distributing retirement benefits in compliance with federal law.
Outside the practice of law, Ferraro is heavily invested in his community, donating a substantial amount of time to working with local charitable organizations. In 2012, he was named president of Tykes & Teens, a Martin County-based non-profit organization dedicated to providing mental health, substance abuse and behavioral counseling to local youth on a sliding scale basis. He also serves as vice president of the nonprofit Keep Martin Beautiful, an affiliate of Keep America Beautiful that coordinates programs and activities that encourage volunteers to take greater responsibility for improving their community’s environment, especially through litter control, beautification efforts and environmental stewardship.
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