Joshua D. Ferraro

joshua-d-ferraro Joshua 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. 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. 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 contributes a substantial amount of time to working with local charitable organizations. He currently serves as the President of the Martin County Police Athletic Association (P.A.L.), Vice President of Keep Martin County Beautiful, Vice Chair of the Children’s Service Council of Martin County, and a Board Member for Floridians Fighting Falls. He has also served as a Board Member and President for Tykes and Teens of Martin County and on the Government Affairs Committee for both the Stuart and Hobe Sound Chambers.

Admitted:

  • United States District Court for the Southern District of Florida (2005)
  • The Florida Bar (2004)

Honors:

  • Stetson College of Law Honors Program
  • The Law of Torts Book Award

Professional Memberships:

  • Martin County Bar Association

Community Leadership:

  • Children’s Services Council of Martin County, Vice Chair (2018 – Present)
  • President of Martin County Police Athletics Association (2017 – Present)
  • Keep Martin Beautiful, Vice President (2017 – Present)
  • Floridians Fighting Falls, Board Member (2017 – Present)
  • Connect Florida, Member Class VI (2015 – Present)
  • President of Tykes & Teens Martin County (2012 – 2014)

Seminars Presented:

  • Enforcing Charging Liens in a Family Law Context
  • Qualified Domestic Relations Orders
  • Dividing Retirement Benefits in Divorce
  • Divorce Litigation/Retirement Benefits
  • Cruise Ship Injury Litigation

Education:

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

Personal:

  • Born in Stuart, Florida; Married to Gaby since 2007; One child: Georgie

E-mail: jferraro@lesserlawfirm.com

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