Shepard P. Lesser (1935-2020)
Shepard P. Lesser was born in West Palm Beach in 1935. After graduating from Palm Beach High in 1953, Shep attended the University of Florida. He graduated with honors in 1957 and earned a B.A. in Political Science. He then attended University of Florida School of Law, graduating Phi Beta Kappa among other honors. He began practicing law with his father Joseph Lesser immediately after admission to The Florida Bar.
Shep continued the Firm’s tradition of community involvement. Over the years, he served as the Vice President of the Gulfstream Council of Boy Scouts of America, President of the Family Services Agency, and was also the President of the local B’nai Brith Chapter. Shep was also very involved with many other organizations, including but not limited to Temple Israel, and the Jewish Federation of Palm Beach County. Additionally, Shep was a Chairman and a long standing member of the Palm Beach County Bar Association’s Speaker’s Bureau, as well as a member of the Bar Association’s Historical Committee for many years. He frequently lectured on real estate, estate planning, and a number of other legal topics.
Shepard Lesser served as the Firm’s Senior Partner and was a distinguished member of The Florida Bar for over 55 years. His practice focused on probate, wills and trusts, and elder law. He also handled contract preparation and review, condominium law, and general corporate matters.
- Florida Debate Team.
- Tau Epsilon Phi Fraternity.
- “AV” rated by Martindale-Hubbell. (This independent rating, determined by other lawyers and judges, is the highest possible for both legal ability and general ethical standards. The Martindale Directory was first published in 1868).
- Born in West Palm Beach in 1935. Married to Lissie and has two children, Tami and Gary.