Our History

joseph-lesser-1950sJoseph Lesser hard at work, circa 1950’s.

Joseph H. Lesser graduated from the University of Georgia in 1917. He moved from Rome, Georgia to West Palm Beach in 1926 and began selling real estate. Joe Lesser began practicing law in West Palm Beach in 1927, and the Firm has continued in active practice throughout Florida since that time. Joseph Lesser set the Firm’s standards of practicing law with professionalism, hard work ,and attention to client service that are still adhered to today.

Joseph Lesser quickly became very involved with numerous organizations in town. He was a founder and the first President of Temple Beth El, Palm Beach County’s first Conservative synagogue. He was the founder and one of the first Presidents of the first local B’nai B’rith chapter, and he was a regional President of and a volunteer for the Lion’s Club for most of his life. Joseph Lesser was also very involved with the Salvation Army, at one point serving as General Counsel. He was recognized by a number of organizations for his community involvement and leadership, most notably receiving the Ben Gurion award from the State of Israel Bonds. Mr. Lesser stayed very active in the community and continued to practice law until his death in 1982.

joseph-lesser-1920sJoseph Lesser as a new lawyer, circa late 1920’s.

Joseph Lesser established the Firm’s beginnings, both in terms of professional service, hard work and dedication to our clients’ needs, as well as setting the finest example of the importance of community service.

The lawyers at Lesser, Lesser, Landy & Smith have continued this tradition of service to our clients, community involvement and dedication to professionalism.

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