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Lesser, Lesser, Landy & Smith, PLLC, Attorney Joshua Ferraro has been announced as a new partner of the prestigious Florida law firm with locations in Martin and Palm Beach County and will help lead the Treasure Coast office. “Josh is a lawyer’s lawyer, in terms of the excellent case results he obtains and the… Read More »
Managing Partner Gary S. Lesser Named President-Elect Designee of The Florida Bar; Lesser to represent more than 100,000 Florida attorneys. Read More »
Chuck and Becky Geary are longtime residents of Sewall’s Point who both grew up in Stuart and would never consider living anywhere else. Chuck is a fourth-generation Martin county resident; his downtown law office is across from the County Courthouse.
Lesser Lesser Landy & Smith, one of Florida’s oldest law firms, is pleased to announce five of the Firm’s partners have been selected by their peers for inclusion in the Best Lawyers in America© 2021. Partners Gary S. Lesser, Joseph B. Landy, Mickey Smith, Chad Hastings, and Glenn Siegel were all recognized in the… Read More »
After volunteering at a Surfers for Autism (SFA) event two years ago, Kim Tenney’s eyes were opened to the power surfing has in helping autistic children. A teacher at St. Luke’s Lutheran School in Oviedo, FL, Kim teaches several autistic children, and she decided to share the SFA’s mission with the St. Luke’s Chapel… Read More »
The Firm is pleased to announce that Managing Partner Gary S. Lesser, Shareholder Joseph B. Landy, Shareholder Mickey Smith, Partner Chad C. Hastings, and Partner Glenn E. Siegel have been named 2019 Florida Trend’s Legal Elite. The organization recognizes 1,012 honorees representing just over 1% of 100,000 active Florida Bar members practicing law in… Read More »
Lesser Lesser Landy & Smith PLLC is pleased to announce that 4 of the Firm’s Partners were named 2019 Super Lawyers for Plaintiff Personal Injury. Managing Partner Gary S. Lesser, Partner Joseph B. Landy, Partner Michael S. Smith, and Partner Chad C. Hastings are among the top 5% of lawyers in the entire state… Read More »
The Firm is proud to announce that we have been selected as a 10 Best Law Firm from the American Institute of Personal Injury Attorneys. This honor is presented to 10 law firms in each state who are selected for outstanding ratings in Client Satisfaction and recognized as industry leaders. The goal of this… Read More »
We are pleased to announce that our Boca Raton office has officially moved! Due to the growth we have been experiencing in Boca Raton, we have moved our office to a new, larger space. Our new office is located in the Sanctuary Centre at 4800 N Federal Highway, Suite 205B, Boca Raton, Florida 33431…. Read More »
The Firm is pleased to announce that attorney Steven “Steve” Clarfield has joined the Firm. With almost 28 years of legal experience, Steve will be working primarily out of our Boca Raton office and will be handling cases throughout Florida. Steve – like many of the attorneys at the firm – has extensive prior… Read More »
Today marks the 92nd anniversary of Lesser Lesser Landy & Smith. The Firm was founded by Joseph Lesser from Rome, GA, in a small one-room office inside the Citizens Building in downtown West Palm Beach. Joe had a simple mission: Do your best to help your clients and your community. The Firm is proud… Read More »
An AV Preeminent rating by Martindale-Hubbell is the highest possible peer review rating in both legal ability and ethical standards. It is bestowed based upon confidential reports by Judges and other lawyers in the community. At Lesser Lesser Landy & Smith, we are proud that many of our attorneys have achieved the prestigious Preeminent rating. Congratulations to Partner … Read More »
The Firm is proud to announce that Partner Joe Landy has been chosen for 2017-2019 10 Best Personal Injury Attorneys from the American Institute of Legal Counsel. This award is given to attorneys who are formally nominated by the Institute, clients, and/or another attorney. They also have achieved the highest degree of professional achievement… Read More »
Partner Joe Landy was named one of America’s Top 100 High Stakes Litigators for 2018. Selection to America’s Top 100 High Stakes Litigators is by invitation only and is reserved to identify the nation’s most exceptional trial attorneys in high value, high stakes legal matters. To be considered for selection, Joe must have litigated a matter… Read More »
In May 2017, attorney Josh Ferraro and a group of local community leaders joined forces with the Martin County Sheriff’s Office to create Martin County Police Athletic League (MCPAL). The program is designed to pair good cops with good kids and provide a safe environment in which they can develop new friendships and become productive… Read More »
Wrong Jury Instructions Nix Safeco’s Win In Crash Row By Jeff Sistrunk Law360 (October 24, 2018, 9:14 PM EDT) — A Florida appeals court on Wednesday vacated a lower court’s judgment freeing Safeco Insurance Co. from covering a policyholder’s costs in a car crash injury case, saying the trial judge improperly instructed the jury… Read More »
Managing Partner Gary Lesser speaking on behalf of the Federal Bar Association Palm Beach County Chapter, addressed a packed courtroom of recently naturalized citizens and their families as they took part in the Naturalization Ceremony held at the Federal Courthouse in Downtown West Palm Beach. On this day 49 new citizens from 29 countries… Read More »
Lesser Lesser Landy & Smith is pleased to announce that lawyers from the firm have once again been included in the 2019 Edition of The Best Lawyers in America. Best Lawyers has become universally regarded as the definitive guide to legal excellence. Best Lawyers selects its lists of attorneys by recognizing those who have… Read More »
Lesser Lesser Landy & Smith is pleased to announce that two of the firm’s attorneys have again been named to Florida Trend’s Florida Legal Elite™ 2018. The 1,012 honorees represent just over 1% of 100,000 active Florida Bar members practicing law in Florida. Additionally, the Firm’s Managing Partner, Gary S. Lesser, has been recognized as… Read More »
Attorney Glenn Siegel has been appointed the Secretary position on the Executive Board for the Rotary Club of West Palm Beach. Glenn has been a member of the Rotary Club of West Palm Beach for over 10 years. He is the current Chair of the Rotary Fly-Away fundraiser which raises money for the many… Read More »
Lesser Lesser Landy & Smith, a premier personal injury law firm, is pleased to announce that four of their attorneys were recently named to the 2018 list of Florida Super Lawyers. This honor is granted to only the most respected lawyers in the state, with no more than 5% of lawyers in each state making… Read More »
The Firm is pleased to announce our newest location in the Geary Law Building in beautiful Downtown Stuart at 27 SE Ocean Blvd. We have relocated our Treasure Coast office right across the street from the Martin County Courthouse after many years in our previous Martin County office location. Lesser, Lesser, Landy & Smith… Read More »
Lesser Lesser Landy & Smith, one of Florida’s leading personal injury law firms, is pleased to announce that The American Institute of Legal Counsel has recognized the Firm as one of the “10 Best Law Firms for Client Satisfaction”. The American Institute’s Personal Injury Division recognizes firms who are the best in the industry… Read More »
The American Institute of Personal Injury Attorneys (AIOPIA) has recognized Partner Joseph Landy and Attorney Nicole Hunt Jackson as Two-year 10 Best Personal Injury Attorney for Client Satisfaction. The AIOPIA award recognizes the importance of client-attorney relationships and places the utmost emphasis on selecting attorneys with significant success in the field of personal injury law without sacrificing service and support. … Read More »
By Joshua D. Ferraro and Gary S. Lesser Very few memories in life are more precious than the sight of a little boy or girl coming down the stairs to see their Christmas or Chanukah gifts waiting. The look of pure delight in their eyes as they tear through the wrapping paper is enough… Read More »
The U.S. News “Best Law Firm” rankings have been announced, and Lesser Lesser Landy and Smith have made the list for the 8th year in a row. The U.S. News – Best Lawyers “Best Law Firms” rankings are based on a rigorous evaluation process that includes the collection of client and lawyer evaluations, peer review from leading… Read More »
The law office of Lesser Lesser Landy & Smith announced today that the three partners were named to the Best Lawyers in America, with Partner Michael S. Smith also named Lawyer of the Year for Insurance Law in the West Palm Beach region. The honor of Lawyer of the Year, awarded to Mickey Smith,… Read More »
A Palm Beach Post article circa 1965 about Shepard Lesser’s efforts to make West Palm Beach the 4th District Court of Appeals new home…. Read More »
Robert Gibbs, McDonald’s new communications chief, has a full agenda as he prepares to bring some much-needed shine back to the Golden Arches, and now there is one more issue vying for his attention: when the company chooses to run its commercials. Parents Television Council, which issues advisories on appropriate television programming for children,… Read More »
The Chamber of Commerce of the Palm Beaches announced their finalists to receive 2014 Annual Awards honoring business success
Gary S. Lesser and Lesser, Lesser, Landy & Smith is honored to be a finalist in the Small Business Person of the Year category. The two other well deserving finalists are Shanon Materio with McMow Art Glass Inc., and Robert Kirschner with Passport Publications and Media Corporation. The Annual Business Awards winners will be… Read More »
Event:26th Annual Pro Bono Recognition Evening and Auction When:May 10, 6 p.m. Where:Palm Beach County Convention Center, West Palm Beach Notable:Legal Aid’s 26th Annual Pro Bono Recognition Evening honors those lawyers and other professionals in Palm Beach County who have provided outstanding volunteer services to: survivors of domestic violence, sexual assault, dating violence and… Read More »
Chad Hastings – Honey Boo Boo Car Accident from THELAW.TV on Vimeo…. Read More »
Joshua Ferraro is an lawyer with Lesser, Lesser, Landy & Smith, based in Stuart, West Palm Beach and Boca Raton. TCPalm The Centers for Disease Control report that distracted driving is a contributing factor in more than 386,000 injuries and more than 3,000 deaths every year. To put that into perspective, you could fill… Read More »
Gary and Jennifer Lesser, Co-Chairs of the NO EXCUSE FOR ABUSE Luncheon for the Jewish Federation of Palm Beach County
The Ninth Annual Alpert Jewish Family & Children’s Service (AJFCS) “No Excuse for Abuse” Luncheon will take place on Wednesday, March 13, 2013 at the Kravis Center for the Performing Arts Cohen Pavilion in West Palm Beach. Jennifer & Gary S. Lesser and Susan and Ron Pertnoy chair the event. Accomplished actress, social activist… Read More »
Top Florida Verdicts and Settlements of 2012 recognized Lesser, Lesser, Landy & Smith for obtaining Top Jury Verdicts in 2 separate categories for a Wrongful Death Case and Nursing Home Neglect. View the full listing of the publications below: http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/e0a5c2b9#/e0a5c2b9/72 http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/e0a5c2b9#/e0a5c2b9/80 Please visit our Case Results Page for the full details of the cases…. Read More »
The Rumba, Salsa and Foxtrot. Sequins, glitter and silk. Months of practice perfecting complicated dance steps will finally pay off in the grand event known as Dancing with the Martin County Stars. This is the third year for the fundraiser hosted by the Martin County Healthy Start Coalition and Scott Berry, executive director, believes… Read More »
Lawyer of the Month, Gary Lesser Bringing Change To Clients & The Community By Bebe Novick-Brodigan “Staying at the office past midnight as a young lawyer photocopying and hole-punching papers, will either give you humility, or reinforce humility – and that is a great benefit to carry with you,” says Gary Lesser. It has… Read More »
On May 15th Chad was surprised by an entouragefrom the Healthy Start Coalition of Martin County welcoming him to the 2013 cast of Dancing with the Martin Stars. Meeting Chad for the first time was Valorie Pari, Chad’s dance partner who is with Fred Astaire Dance Studio in Stuart. Valorie and Chad will be… Read More »
On June 12th, 2013 FAU’s Charles E. Schmidt College of Medicine Announcedtheir first University Sponsored Residency Program. Over 100 community leaders from partnering hospitals, FAU Board of Directors, FAU Foundation Board of Directors and several distinguished guests attended the reception. Dr. David J. Bjorkman, M.D., M.S.P.H., Dean and Executive Director of Medical Affairs, thanked… Read More »
Florida Jury Verdict, Review & Analysis Summarizes a $1.775 million verdict in the wrongful death trial of professional wrestler Chief White Owl. Mickey Smith and Joe Landy, partners of the Firm Lesser, Lesser, Landy & Smith, successfully tried the case in Palm Beach County. Click here to view the full Jury Verdict summary…. Read More »
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… Read More »
Firm Partners Gary Lesser, Joe Landy and other Firm lawyers and staff welcomed Patrick Murphy at a fundraiser held at the firm’s West Palm Beach office on October 23, 2012. Special guest was Lewis Clark, retired General of the United States Army…. Read More »
Lesser, Lesser, Landy & Smith has partnered with the 2012 Presidential Debate this Fall through an initiative launched by The Boca Raton Chamber of Commerce in conjunction with Lynn University in Boca Raton, where this year’s Presidential Debate will be held on October 22, 2012. Ground media coverage is expected to exceed 3,000 and… Read More »
More than 15 lawyers and staff from Lesser, Lesser, Landy & Smith, PLLC (LLL&S) left their suits and legal briefs behind and opted to don their LLL&S t-shirts and shorts and head to SunFest to literally “play it forward” and volunteer their time to help make great SunFest memories for a special group of… Read More »
When managing partner Gary Lesser’s firm gave $50,000, to Florida Atlantic University’s stadium, he was already a familiar face in Boca Raton. This is the third generation of Lessers in the law firm Lesser, Lesser, Landy & Smith, which was founded by his grandfather, Joseph. The firm, which was started 85 years ago in… Read More »
The Florida Atlantic University athletics department recently received a gift of $50,000 for its on-campus stadium from Gary Lesser on behalf of Lesser, Lesser, Landy & Smith, PLLC. The contribution has been recognized with permanent signage on a stadium concession area. Pictured are Mickey Smith, Gary Lesser, FAU Coach Howard Schnellenberger, and Joe Landy…… Read More »
Gary Lesser, managing partner of Lesser, Lesser, Landy & Smith, PLLC has been selected a “Top Lawyer” for the 2012 edition of the South Florida Legal Guide, the region’s premier legal services publication that provides a convenient, easily accessible print and online resource for the region’s professional community. Lesser is recognized for his expertise… Read More »
United Way of Martin County Recognizes Lawyer Chad Hastings with its ‘Employee Pillar of Character’ Award in the Organization’s Character Counts! Campaign
Lesser, Lesser, Landy & Smith PLLC Lawyer Chad Hastings has been honored by the United Way of Martin County with its 2011-2012 Employee Pillar of Character Award as part of its “CHARACTER COUNTS!” program…Read More >>
Visitors to the new Patriot Memorial in Wellington are greeted by a variety of personalized brick pavers that were sold to raise funds for the project. One of those bricks pays tribute to “Quincy Smith: The Most Famous Dog in Wellington.” Quincy is owned by longtime Wellington residents Mickey and Lizz Smith, sponsors of… Read More »
Joseph B. Landy, a partner in the law firm of Lesser, Lesser, Landy & Smith, PLLC has been selected by his peers for inclusion in the 2012 edition of The Best Lawyers in America® in the practice area of Medical Malpractice Law. For nearly three decades, Best Lawyers has been regarded – by both… Read More »
Gary moderated the all day seminar in Ft. Lauderdale, featuring some of the top personal injury lawyers in Florida, addressing substantive law, case law updates, and firm management guidance. He spoke about “Ethics, Letters of Protection, and the Most Common Legal Malpractice Issues.” For more information about the Florida Justice Association, click here.
Bill Galvano was first elected to the Florida House of Representatives, District 68, in 2002. Now he is running for Florida State Senate to serve his constituents in District 21, covering four counties. We were proud to hold a fundraiser at our West Palm Beach office to help Bill Galvano, who has been a… Read More »
More than 50 supporters welcomed Senator Bill Nelson at the home of Gary and Jennifer Lesser on the evening of August 18th. Event Hosts included: Marty Cass, Scott Glassman, Jason Guari, Bradley Harper, Andrew Hope, John Howe, Jennifer & Gary Less, Lisa & David Lickstein, Scott Murray, Adam Rabin, Gerald Richman and Jeanmarie Whalen…. Read More »
Lawyers Gary Lesser and John Howe spoke at the “Mediation at its Best!” Continuing Education Seminar on Saturday, August 13th. Presentations included topics as “Personal Injury Cases: Ethics and Mediators’ Role” (Gary Lesser) and Diversity: Awareness and Ethical Considerations in Mediation and Arbitration (John Howe)…. Read More »
Several lawyers at Lesser, Lesser, Landy & Smith, PLLC have been recognized in the 2011 edition of Florida Trend’s Florida Legal Elite™. The list of 1,352 honorees, published in the July issue of Florida Trend magazine, includes lawyers in private practice as well as a separate list of top government/non-profit lawyers. Managing Partner Gary… Read More »
For his second consecutive year, Gary S. Lesser, Managing Partner at Lesser, Lesser, Landy & Smith, PLLC, has been recognized in the 2011 edition of Florida Trend’s Florida Legal Elite Hall of Fame, now in its third year. Out of more than 90,000 lawyers actively practicing in the State of Florida, there were only… Read More »
Gary S. Lesser, Managing Partner at Lesser, Lesser, Landy & Smith, PLLC was sworn as a new member of the 2011-2012 Florida Bar Board of Governors for the Fifteenth Judicial Circuit on Thursday, June 23, 2011 during the Organization’s Annual Convention held at the Gaylord Palms Resort & Convention Center in Kissimmee, Florida. As… Read More »
Lillian Lesser, 14 years old and daughter of Managing Partner, Gary Lesser and Jennifer Lesser, participated again in this year’s Scripps National Spelling Bee in National Harbor, Maryland. This was Lillian’s third consecutive year in competing, making it to the National twice. Lillian was in the top 20% of 275 spellers from the 50… Read More »
Managing Partner Gary Lesser joined seven others in becoming new members of the Florida Atlantic University Foundation Board. The Foundation’s Board of Directors is comprised of a dedicated group of alumni and friends of the University who volunteer their time and expertise to spearhead fundraising efforts and manage the Foundation’s assets. Please read more… Read More »
Longtime Wellington resident Mickey Smith has seen a lot in his 26 years of practicing civil trial law. Few things rattle him. The events of the latest legislative session in Tallahassee still leave him saddened, though. “The legislative branch is trying to destroy another, co-equal branch — the judiciary,” Smith said. “The legislature is… Read More »
The Business Development Board (BDB) of Palm Beach County launched a new “C-Suite Series” organized to bring top business leaders together to discuss the competitiveness of Palm Beach County as a business location. Managing Partner, Gary Lesser, was happy to join the forum. To learn more about the BDB of Palm Beach County, please… Read More »
The 7th Annual Men’s Nite Out event, hosted by the Jewish Federation of Palm Beach County, was held this year at the Trump International Golf Club in West Palm Beach and featured all-time leading NBA scorer, Kareem Abdul-Jabbar. The Firm was happy to sponsor this Federation event again this year. This is just one… Read More »
United Way of Martin County recently honored its Keel Club and Tocqueville Society donors during a luncheon at Bonefish Grill in Stuart. Attendees were treated to a delicious lunch of Bonefish Grill favorites prepared by Alan Armstrong’s staff and completely underwritten by Lesser, Lesser, Landy & Smith, Lawyers at Law… Read More >>
The law firm of Lesser, Lesser, Landy & Smith, PLLC continues to provide significant funding to bring “fun and fitness” to more than 75 children and teens with special needs who are enrolled in the upcoming Adolph & Rose Levis Jewish Community Center Fit & Fun Sports Program from March 27-May 22…. Read More »
Gary S. Lesser, the managing partner of Lesser, Lesser, Landy & Smith, PLLC, 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… Read More »
Firm Partners Joe Landy and Mickey Smith have been recognized as one of the 2011 Lawdragon Magazine leading lawyers in America. The Lawdragon Magazine is the most elite print and online publication celebrating excellence in the U.S. legal profession and is distributed to over 200,000 subscribers, which include some of the most notable lawyers,… Read More »
Five high school vocalists “wowed” almost 400 Junior Achievement supporters during the recent “Watch A Rising Star” competition at the Raymond F. Kravis Center’s Cohen Pavilion while competing for $5,000 in award money. It was all part of a fundraising event that also included dinner along with silent and live auctions…Read More »
“Giving back” is one of the Firm’s philosophies. The partners encourage the associates and staff to support charitable organizations with time and financial support, a philosophy dating back three-generations to the founder of the law firm Joseph H. Lesser in 1927. Lawyer Glenn Siegel’s boys, Evan and Alex, took it one step farther and… Read More »
Guests arrived at Lesser, Lesser, Landy & Smith’s West Palm Beach office January 25th, to show their support for candidate Jeri Muoio, who is running for Mayor of West Palm Beach. Muoio’s campaign is focused on building a grassroots base of support for those who want to see a positive and meaningful change in… Read More »
Managing Partner Gary Lesser was named Top Lawyer in the 2011 South Florida Legal Guide. The Top Lawyers are selected based on a peer nomination procedure and are well regarded in the legal profession, have many years of experience and a distinguished record of achievement…. Read More »
As President of the Palm Beach Chapter of the American Board of Trial Advocates, Partner Mickey Smith, responds to Judge’s ruling. The American Board of Trial Advocates (ABOTA) is composed of lawyers who represent plaintiffs and defendants. As part of it’s mission, ABOTA responds to unwarranted and unjust attacks on judges, who are ordinarily… Read More »
Community Played Special Part in Grand Opening of Lesser, Lesser, Landy & Smith, PLLC’s New Office Building in Boca Raton
A sense of community commitment resonated throughout Lesser, Lesser, Landy & Smith, PLLC’s recent grand opening of its new 12,188-square-foot office building located at Corporate Plaza in Boca Raton… Read More »
Lesser, Lesser, Landy & Smith, PLLC Partners with WPBF-25 and Estrella TV for Community Wide Food Drive
With so many local residents having a difficult time making ends meet due to the high employment rate and a tumultuous economy, the law offices of Lesser, Lesser, Landy & Smith, PLLC (LLL&S) is partnering with WPBF-25 and Estrella TV on the stations’ third annual “Holiday Food Drive With 25” that launches Monday, Nov…. Read More »
Managing Partner Honored as Business Person of the Year 2009-2010 by The Stuart/Martin County Chamber
Gary Lesser of Lesser, Lesser, Landy & Smith, PLLC Managing Partner was honored this month at the Stuart/Martin County Chamber of Commerce’s Annual Installation Gala. For more information on the Stuart/Martin County Chamber of Commerce, please click here.
Some of the best role models in South Florida, the men from the Palm Beach County Sheriff’s office, strutted their stuff during a one-of-a-kind fashion show in order to raise money for the Southeast Florida Chapter of the Lupus Foundation of America. Please read article here. For more information on the Lupus Foundation of… Read More »
Healthy Mothers, Healthy Babies Coalition of Palm Beach County presented its 2010 Supporter of the Year Award to Gary Lesser, Managing Partner of Lesser, Lesser, Landy & Smith, PLLC for his dedicated commitment and on-going efforts to help further the organization’s mission. Please read article here. For more information on Healthy Mothers, Healthy Babies… Read More »
Due to his professional accomplishments and commitment to upholding the ethics of the legal system in Martin County, Lawyer Chad Hastings of Lesser, Lesser, Landy & Smith, PLLC has been selected by the Martin County Bar Association (MCBA) as Chair of its Trial Lawyers Committee and Co-Chair of its Social Committee. Please read article here. For more information on the Martin County Bar Association, please click here.
United Way of Martin County recently appointed its 2010-11 campaign co-chairmen and welcomed three new board members. New United Way board members are Amy Albury of FPL; Chad Hastings of Lesser, Lesser, Landy & Smith; and Edward Ciampi, of the Martin County Board of County Commissioners. Please read article here. For more information on the United Way of Martin County, please click here.
“Models of Success,” the charity fashion show to benefit the Southeast Florida Chapter of the Lupus Foundation of America, will be hitting the runway Thursday, Sept. l6 at 5:30 p.m. at B.B. King’s Blues Club at CityPlace. Please read article here. For more information on the Lupus Foundation of America, Southeast Florida Chapter, please… Read More »
Lesser, Lesser, Landy & Smith is happy to support the Lyric Theatre again this year, as a part of its Director’s Circle, helping the theatre bring cultural and performing arts to our community. Please read thank you letter here. For more information on the Lyric Theatre, please click here.
Gary serves as Managing Partner of Lesser, Lesser, Landy & Smith, PLLC — the third oldest law firm in Palm Beach County – his grandfather founded in 1927 which remains headquartered in West Palm Beach with expansion of offices in Boca Raton and Stuart. Please read the Spotlight here. For more information on the… Read More »
The Anti-Defamation League’s Florida office coordinated and presented at three regional annual interfaith security conferences for religious institutions in Miami-Dade, Palm Beach, and Duval/St. Johns Counties this week. Please click here for descriptions of the conferences…. Read More »
Michael S. Smith of Lesser, Lesser, Landy & Smith, PLLC, has been named to The Best Lawyers in America 2011 in the areas of personal injury and insurance law…. Read More »
As Managing Partner and Chair of the Palm Beach County Bar Association Medical/Legal Committee, Gary Lesser writes in the newest issue of On Call about Letters of Protection (LOP) and the Ethics Rules and guidelines that can be of great assistance to medical professionals so they can have maximum protection. On Call is a… Read More »
When 56-year-old Sheryl Workman was about to leave her car to shop for groceries a little after 7:30 a.m. on June 11, 2009, she did not expect to be mugged, brutally beaten, and stabbed while inside her car near the entrance of Albertson’s located at 4481 Lake Worth Road in Lake Worth, Florida. Watch… Read More »
June 3, 1960 marked an important date at the law offices of Lesser, Lesser, Landy & Smith, PLLC. Senior Partner, Shepard P. Lesser, began working with his father, Joseph H. Lesser, on this date – 50 years ago… Read More »
The Jewish Federation of Palm Beach County hosted its second Blue Jeans Ball at two locations simultaneously on the evening of Saturday, May 15… Read More »
The law firm of Lesser, Lesser, Landy & Smith, PLLC hosted its second annual fundraiser for the Special Needs Department of the JCC of the Greater Palm Beaches on May 13 at its West Palm Beach office, raising more than $21,000. One hundred percent of the money raised will directly support JCC Special Needs… Read More »
Stand Among Friends debuted a new Assistive Technology Lab that’s an important bridge for helping individuals with disabilities achieve a greater level of independence. To read more, please click here. To watch video, click here.
Gary and Jennifer Lesser were pleased to open up their home March 31st for a fundraiser for Congressman Ted Deutch, who won his Special Election with a significant victory over the opposition April 13th. Congressman Deutch has been involved… Read More »
The Palms West Chamber of Commerce is pleased to announce that Mickey Smith, a partner with Lesser, Lesser, Landy & Smith PLLC, has become a Trustee. To read more, please click here. To learn more about the Palms West Chamber, please click here to visit its website…. Read More »
Lesser, Lesser, Landy & Smith, PLLC Sponsors Federation of Palm Beach County’s 6th Annual Men’s Nite Out Event
The 6th Annual Men’s Nite Out featured Player, Coach, Analyst, Entrepreneur Mike Ditka on Thursday, March 11th at the Palm Beach County Convention Center in West Palm Beach.
The Law Offices of Lesser, Lesser, Landy & Smith, PLLC ranked as the highest fundraising team when it stepped off with more than 5,000 participants. To read more about the Walk, please click here. For more information about Autism Speaks, please visit its website by clicking here.
The Sixth Annual No Excuse for Abuse Luncheon was held on March 3, 2010 for the domestic abuse programs offered by Alpert Jewish Family and Children’s Services. Lesser, Lesser, Landy & Smith, PLLC was happy to be a gold sponsor and support the cause for all it does in helping the citizens of our… Read More »
The Firm is pleased to sponsor one of the JCC’s newer programs beginning again this month, the Special Needs Department’s Fit & Fun Sports Program. The Program was created to enhance fitness and sports skill-building programs for children with significant special needs, making it easy for them to build sports skills such as how… Read More »
American Cancer Society’s Celestial Gala
The American Cancer Society hosted its most successful Celestial Gala, “An Evening with the Phantom” on February 27, 2010. Lesser, Lesser, Landy & Smith, PLLC was proud to sponsor this annual event this year, in addition to becoming members of the “Laureate Society” giving level. It was an unforgettable night of music, fine cuisine, exclusive live auction items, and exciting raffles. For more information on this event, please click here or visit the American Cancer Society website at www.cancer.org.
Senator Bill Nelson Opens New Local Office
Managing Partner, Gary Lesser, welcomes Senator Bill Nelson at his Grand Opening of his new local office in Downtown West Palm Beach. Please visit http://billnelson.senate.gov/ for more information about Senator Nelson.
First Annual Whole Child Connection Community Event
The first annual Whole Child Connection Community Event, presented by the Law Offices of Lesser, Lesser, Landy & Smith, will was held Saturday, Feb. 13 at Halpatiokee Park in Stuart. The free and open-to-the-public event provided Martin County families with fun-filled activities and entertainment, while educating families on the great services available to their children… Read More » Listen to audio file by clicking here.
Attorney Glenn Siegel Attends Career Day at the Boys and Girls Club
Roughly 70 kids, ages 13-18, from various local clubs attended the Career Day at the Boys & Girls Club on January 29, 2010. The kids visited 30 tables representing various professions and asked questions. Several kids were interested in becoming attorneys and had many questions to ask. To learn more about the Boys and Girls Club of Palm Beach County, please visit the website at http://www.bgcpbc.org/.
Firm Sponsors Gala to Benefit the Healthy Mothers/Healthy Babies Coalition of Palm Beach County
As Co-Chair and Sponsor of the Shining Star Awards Ceremony & Gala, November 21, 2009, Gary Lesser addressed the audience in regards to supporting the Healthy Mothers/Healthy Babies Coalition of Palm Beach County, Inc. For more information on this organization, please visit http://www.hmhbpbc.org/.
Norton Museum of Art Adds New Local Business Partner
Lesser, Lesser, Landy & Smith, PLLC has made a significant contribution to support the growth and operations of the Norton Museum of Art’s Progressive After School Art Community Education (PACE) program. The Norton’s PACE program is a community based partnership that offers creative and stimulating arts activities to children in underserved neighborhoods in our area… Read More »
To learn more about museum programs that need your help and the benefits of sponsorship, please visit: www.norton.org.
Boca Raton Chamber’s Annual Celebration
Saturday, October 17th marked the Boca Raton Chamber of Commerce’s Annual Celebration. Lesser, Lesser, Landy & Smith, PLLC was a proud sponsor of this most important business event of the year. To learn more about the Boca Raton Chamber of Commerce, please visit www.bocaratonchamber.org.
March of Dimes Signature Chefs & Wine Extravaganza
Lesser, Lesser, Landy & Smith, PLLC was happy to sponsor for the March of Dimes’ Annual Signature Chefs & Wine Extravaganza held at The Boca Raton Resort & Club. The Firm is an ongoing supporter of March of Dimes and all it does to improve the health of babies by preventing birth defects, premature birth, and infant mortality. Please visit the March of Dimes website to learn more: www.marchofdimes.com.
The Stuart/Martin County Chamber’s Annual Installation
Lesser, Lesser, Landy & Smith, PLLC was the proud sponsor for The Stuart/Martin County Chamber of Commerce Annual Installation and Awards Luncheon held on October 9, 2009. If you are not a member of the chamber, you should strongly consider it. If you are a member, get more involved. Please visit the Stuart/Martin County Chamber of Commerce website to learn more about how to become a member: www.stuartmartinchamber.org.
Looking to Sue? Site Wants You
Boca Raton-based whocanisue.com has scores of billboards and bus-shelter signs dominating the tri county landscape, showing a lawyer slipping on a banana peel.” Whocanisue’s tactics are ‘egregious’ and ‘directly appealing to people who want to be litigious, to seek out a claim,’ ” said West Palm Beach personal injury attorney Gary Lesser, managing partner of a 10-lawyer firm started by his grandfather… Read More »
Family of Toddler Killed in Crib, Files Lawsuit
Michael Smith, Esq. of Lesser, Lesser, Landy & Smith, PLLC filed a wrongful death lawsuit today in the Circuit Court of The Fifteenth Judicial Circuit in and for Palm Beach County on behalf of plaintiff Constance Bergey, as personal representative of the estate of her child, Serenity Bergey, against Simplicity, Inc.
Toddler Killed in Faulty Crib
Mickey Smith interviewed by WPTV News Channel 5 regarding toddler killed in faulty crib. View Video »
Palm Beach County Bar Association
Gary Lesser, former Palm Beach County Bar Association’s Professionalism Committee Chair; with John Howe, PBC Bar Association Member and Manny Farach, former PBC Bar Association President attending the 7th Annual Spelling Bee at Bear Lakes Country Club in West Palm Beach.
West Palm Beach New Offices Now Open
We have moved into our new West Palm Beach offices! Please stop by when you are in the neighborhood and say hello. We are located at 101 Northpoint Parkway, just west of I-95 off of 45th Street and Village Boulevard in West Palm Beach, Florida. Our new 15,000 square foot building, with ample parking, features state-of-the-art technology so we can do our job for our clients.
Lesser Law Firm Managing Partner Appointed As Vice Chair of The Florida Bar Advertising Committee
Gary Lesser, Managing Partner of Lesser, Lesser, Landy & Smith, PLLC was recently appointed Vice Chair of The Florida Bar Advertising Committee (2009-2010) to help stem the tide of client confusion and questionable advertising by lawyers… Read More »
Boca Mom Named to County’s Technology Committee
When the School District of Palm Beach County’s Technology Committee met recently, the group included a newly appointed member. Joining the panel was Michelle J. Bamdas, an attorney with the Law Offices of Lesser, Lesser, Landy & Smith, PLLC.
LLL&S Hosts Fundraiser for JCC Special Needs Dept.
The law offices of Lesser, Lesser, Landy & Smith, PLLC hosted a cocktail reception to benefit the Special Needs Department of The Jewish Community Center of the Greater Palm Beaches on May 21, 2009. The JCC’s Special Needs Department’s wide array of programs include aftercare, camps, cooking classes, art classes, sports classes, and family events for children with varying exceptionalities such as autism, cerebral palsy, Down syndrome, Asperger’s syndrome, and ADD.
Program Turns Private Civil Attorneys into Special Prosecutors
As the nation’s economy turned sour, civil litigator Daniel Lustig took a second job, but he’s not making more money. The associate at Lesser Lesser Landy & Smith in West Palm Beach spends two days a week working pro bono for the Palm Beach state.
Jewish Federation of Palm Beach County Rolled Out Blue Jeans Ball at Two Sites
The Jewish Federation of Palm Beach County hosted its Blue Jeans Ball at two locations simultaneously May 9: at the PGA National Resort and Spa and at Indian Spring Country Club. Gary Lesser, federation campaign and expansion development chairman, said the events provide a “welcoming atmosphere in which to bring together members of the Jewish community in celebration of community and a shared heritage.”
Lesser Law Firm Contributes to United Way of Martin County
The month of May started off with much excitement as Lesser, Lesser, Landy & Smith, PLLC hosted a Spring Reception for its clients and friends at the Flagler Grill in Stuart, Florida. During the reception, the Firm announced its $1,500 donation to the United Way of Martin County, who they have supported for many years, helping raise and distribute money to those in need in the community.
Lupus Foundation of America
The evening of Thursday, April 16, 2009 was spectacular as the Lupus Foundation of America took over the Trump International Golf Club in West Palm Beach for its annual fundraising event, “Models of Success.” Sheriff Ric Bradshaw was the Honorary Event Chairman, and Lesser, Lesser, Landy and Smith, PLLC was the Benefactor Sponsor… Read More »
Gary Lesser Recognized for Professionalism
Gary Lesser’s career story in Palm Beach County is well known. His grandfather, Joseph Lesser, formed the Lesser law firm in 1927. Joseph Lesser believed in hard work, professionalism and personal attention for his clients. He also believed in… Read More »
Good for You: Daniel Lustig
Daniel Lustig, attorney with Lesser, Lesser, Landy & Smith, PLLC, was selected to serve as a board member for the Puerto Rican/Hispanic Chamber of Commerce of Palm Beach County.
Good for You: Heidi Reiff
More than 125,000 people attended ArtiGras Fine Arts Festival 2009. Celebrating 24 successful years, the Festival was held Feb. 14-16 at Abacoa Town Center in Jupiter. Recently named one of the top 50 fine art festivals.
Lesser, Lesser, Landy & Smith Celebrated 80 Years in South Florida
After serving injured clients and their families in its Palm Beach headquarters for five years, the Law Firm of Lesser, Lesser, Landy and Smith, PLLC has moved back to West Palm Beach, the town in which it originated more than 80 years ago… Read More »
Firm Sponsors United Cerebral Palsy, Cooks up More Than $25,000
Restaurants from all over Palm Beach prepared samplings of their specialties during United Cerebral Palsy’s 20th annual Great Chefs Tasting Party, and Lesser, Lesser, Landy & Smith was the presenting sponsor. With more than 200 guests in… Read More »
Palm Beach Attorneys Named “Legal Elite”
Judged by their peers who hold them in the highest regard, Palm Beach lawyers, Gary S. Lesser, Joseph B. Landy and Michael “Mickey” Smith, all partners at Lesser, Lesser, Landy & Smith, PLLC have been named members of Florida Trend… Read More »
Local Lawyers, Doctors Team Up to Raise Funds
Doctors and lawyers came together recently to raise money for Project Access, a charitable program of the Palm Beach County Medical Society for the uninsured, at a Medical Legal Social Reception at Gramercy Court in West Palm Beach… Read More »
Heidi Reiff Named to MorseLife Board
Heidi Reiff, an attorney with Lesser, Lesser, Landy & Smith, PLLC with offices in Palm Beach, Boca Raton and Stuart, has recently been appointed to serve on the Board of Directors for MorseLife Geriatric Center.
Lesser Meets Theisman
Former NFL great Joe Theisman and Gary Lesser at Men’s Nite out, an event sponsored by the Firm benefiting the Jewish Federation of Palm Beach County. The Firm has sponsored this event for years, with hundreds of people turning out each year in support of this, meeting the needs of the local Jewish community.
Firm Supreme Sponsor – County Bar Association to Offer Exhibit
The Palm Beach County Bar Association, with support from its members and local law firms, will create and donate “And Justice for All,” an educational exhibit for the courtroom in the restored historic 1916 Palm Beach County Courthouse located in… Read More »
Hastings to Help United Way Campaign
Chad Hastings, a personal injury attorney with Lesser, Lesser, Landy & Smith, PLLC, has been selected as a Cabinet Member for the United Way of Martin County Fundraising Campaign for the 2007-2008 calendar year. Hastings will focus on… Read More »
Firm’s Lawyers Among Top in Nation
The law firm of Lesser, Lesser, Landy & Smith recently announce that attorneys Joseph Landy and Michael Smith were named by Lawdragon magazine to the publication’s Lawdragon 500 Leading Plaintiff’s Lawyers in America. Smith lives in Wellington… Read More »
Family Settles in Fatal Crash
Back at their home in Hastings, three hours away from Stuart, two sets of rosebushes frame the Brennan family’s front yard. The white ones are for a son Jennifer Brennan lost when he was a baby. But the yellow and purple ones, those are for Alicia… Read More »
Settlement Final in Crash that Killed Four
A settlement has been reached in the third and final auto negligence suit springing from a December 2000 traffic accident that killed four children. The settlement comes almost six years after Palm City couple Jennifer and Kenneth Brennan filed… Read More »
Florida Sheriffs Association Membership Presentation
Sheriff Ric Bradshaw of the Palm Beach County Sheriff’s Office presents Managing Partner Gary S. Lesser with Florida Sheriffs Association Gold Membership.
Lesser, Yadgaroff Honored at Federation Event for Business Professionals
The Jewish Federation of Palm Beach County’s Business & Professionals Division (B&P) recently honored its outgoing chairman, attorney Gary Lesser, and its new chairman, money manager Mark Yadgaroff, during its Pass the Gavel event… Read More »
Attorney Mickey Smith Appointed to Palm Beach County Trial Board
Wellington Attorney Mickey S. Smith, partner in the law firm of Lesser, Lesser, Landy & Smith, was recently sworn in to complete a two-year term on the Board of Palm Beach County Trial Lawyers Association. Lesser, Lesser, Landy & Smith is one of South… Read More »
Law Firm Obtains $6.3 Million Verdict for Family
Case: Peggy Candreva as personal representative of the estate of Joshua Candreva, deceased, and Peggy Candreva, deceased, v. Theodore Penzenik and Helen Hardy Penzenik. Case no.: 50 2002CA008497XXANAB, Palm Beach Circuit Court… Read More »
Toy Drives Yield Thousands of Gifts
Two 15-foot truckloads of gifts for families in need have been donated by more than 400 county residents and business owners as part of the 15th annual pre-holiday party. The event, held in November, was organized by four Palm Beach County… Read More »
Gary Lesser is “Principal for a Day” at UB Kinsey/Plainview Elementary
Palm Beach attorney Gary Lesser became principal for a day at the UB Kinsey/Plainview Elementary School for the Arts in West Palm Beach. With him are the school’s real principal, Helen Byrd, and students, Shanya Cheniah, Chelsea Myers, Jolexus… Read More »
Shopping for Charity Benefits Ferd and Gladys Alpert Jewish Family & Children’s Services
Ferd and Gladys Alpert Jewish Family & Children’s Services is teaming up with Bloomingdale’s for its annual charity benefit shopping day at all South Florida Bloomingdale’s locations on Oct. 26, from opening to closing time… Read More »
Gary S. Lesser Named Florida Bar Professional Ethics Chair
Palm Beach attorney Gary S. Lesser has been appointed chairman of the Professional Ethics Committee of The Florida Bar. Lesser is managing partner of Lesser, Lesser, Landy & Greene, 375 S. County Road. He is a third-generation lawyer in a business… Read More »
Gary Lesser Profiled in Palm Beach Post – Lawyers Inspiration Helps Elementary Students Learn, Thrive
Gary Lesser learned the art of helping others from his grandfather, Joseph Lesser. Now he’s perfecting those lessons in his law career and with a new program called Challenging the Future. The program started September 2003 when the… Read More »
Firm’s Partner Featured in Palm Beach Post – Moving Up
“I wanted to practice law with my grandfather (Joseph Lesser),” the West Palm Beach native and third-generation lawyer said. I would see him twice a week. He lived a mile away. He was my role model and a gentleman. He was such a sincere, warm… Read More »
Law Firm Begins its School Partnership the Write Way
The principal at U.B. Kinsey/Palmview Elementary School was pleasantly surprised when a lawyer sent a gift for her students: 2,400 No. 2 pencils. After all, she had only mentioned in passing that the school was always in need of pencils. Donated by… Read More »
Managing Partner Gary Lesser Interviewed for “South of Brooklyn” a PBS Documentary That Has Been Nationally Released
Gary Lesser was interviewed for this documentary by WPBT Channel 2. “I don’t think my generation will ever realize or know the debt we owe to our parents and grandparents who have settled in Florida and all over the country and built up the Jewish community,” said Lesser.
Managing Partner Speaks Out Against Violence on TV
Firm Partners with In Jacobs Shoe to help a community school
Firm Supports Komen event for the third year
Partner Joe Landy featured as an Extraordinary Person
Father of ft. Pierce Toddler who Drowned Breaks his Silence