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Florida Personal Injury Lawyer

Joseph B. Landy

joseph-b-landyJoseph “Joe” Landy was born in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania in 1967. Joe attended the University of Pittsburgh and graduated with a dual degree in economics and business. After taking the LSAT and scoring in the top 1% of the country, he attended The Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law. Immediately following graduation, Joe took, and passed, the Pennsylvania, New York, New Jersey, and multi-state Bar examinations in a single week, followed by the Florida Bar examination months later. After relocating to Florida, Joe began representing insurance companies and large corporations. Joe became a shareholder in a state-wide insurance defense firm.

After trying a large volume of cases on behalf of insurance companies, Joe became disillusioned with defending the powerful and strongly desired to use his skills to protect victims of negligence. Joe joined Lesser, Lesser, Landy & Smith as a shareholder on October 1, 2001. His practice is limited to representing individuals who have suffered personal injuries or wrongful death, including nursing home negligence, medical malpractice, catastrophic injuries, product liability, consumer class actions, and motor vehicle accident litigation. Since joining Lesser, Lesser, Landy & Smith, Joe has used his extensive trial and litigation experience solely to benefit the injured and their families.

Board Certifications

  • Board Certified and Re-Certified in Civil Trial Law by the Florida Bar
  • Board Certified and Re-Certified in Civil Trial Law by the National Board of Trial Advocacy


  • The Florida Bar (1994)
  • United States District Court, Southern District of Florida (1997)
  • United States District Court, Middle District of Florida (2005)
  • New York (1994)
  • United States District Court, Western District of Pennsylvania (1993)
  • United States District Court, Western District of New Jersey (1993)
  • New Jersey (1993)- Inactive
  • Pennsylvania (1994)- Inactive


  • The Best Lawyers in America; listed in the specialty of Personal Injury Litigation
  • The Lawdragon 500; Leading Plaintiffs Lawyers in America
  • American Institute of Trial Lawyers; Litigator of the Year 2020
  • American Board of Trial Advocates; Palm Beach Chapter
  • The National Trial Lawyers; listed as a Top 100 Trial Lawyer
  • U.S. News and World Report “Best Law Firm” (2013 – present)
  • Florida Super Lawyers; Personal Injury Law
  • Florida Legal Elite, Florida Trend magazine
  • Florida’s Top Lawyers; Personal Injury Law
  • Lawyers of Distinction; Personal Injury Law
  • “AV” rated by Martindale-Hubbell for the highest level of legal ability and ethics
  • Daily Business Review, Trial Lawyers Hall of Fame.
  • Top 10 Nursing Home Trial Association; listed as a Top 10 Nursing Home Trial Lawyer American Institute of Personal Injury Attorneys; 10 Best Attorneys – Florida
  • National Academy of Personal Injury Attorneys; Top 10 Attorney – Florida

Professional Memberships

  • American Association for Justice
  • Florida Justice Association
  • Palm Beach County Justice Association
  • Palm Beach County Bar Association
  • American Board of Trial Advocates

Legal Community Involvement

  • Palm Beach County Bar Association Personal Injury and Wrongful Death CLE Committee, Chairperson (2018 – 2019)
  • Palm Beach County Justice Association, Board of Directors (2004 – 2006)

Community Leadership

  • Oakstone Academy of Palm Beach, President
  • Autism Speaks, Prior Corporate Chair of Walk Now for Autism Speaks
  • Healthy Mothers, Healthy Babies, Prior Member of the Board of Directors
  • Jewish Federation of Palm Beach County, Prior Board Member of the Young Leadership Division
  • Jewish Community Center of the Greater Palm Beaches, Prior Member of the Board of Directors

Seminars Presented

  • Direct Examination of an Economist
  • Understanding Mental Anguish Damages
  • Damages in Injury and Wrongful Death Cases Involving the Physically and Mentally Challenged
  • Nursing Home Litigation 101
  • Nursing Home Cases in a Nutshell


  • J.D. Yeshiva University, Cardozo School of Law, Member Moot Court Board (1993)
  • B.A. in Economics and Business, University of Pittsburgh (1990)


  • Born in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania; Married to Ina since 1994; Two children: Tyler and Sasha

Email: jlandy@lesserlawfirm.com

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