Law firm with offices in Boca received UM School of Law Alumni Leadership Award
Gary S. Lesser, managing partner of Lesser, Lesser, Landy & Smith, which has offices in Boca Raton, received the University of Miami School of Law Alumni Leadership Award at the university’s law alumni association’s annual judicial reception held at the Phillips Point Club.
Lesser was presented the award by UM School of Law Dean and Professor of Law Patricia D. White and UM Law Alumni Association President Elizabeth B. Honkonen for his legal and business achievements and on-going community engagement.
The attorney earned his J.D. in 1992 at the UM School of Law where he was a member of the Bar & Gavel Society, and served as associate editor of the Yearbook of International Law and editor-in-chief of Res Ipsa Loquitur, the law school’s newspaper. He continued to support the university by later serving as vice president of the UM Law Alumni Association.
Under his leadership, the LLL&S law firm focuses on serious personal injury and wrongful death cases. All firm partners are “AV” rated by Martindale-Hubbell for demonstrating the highest level of legal ability and ethics.
Through Lesser’s stewardship the firm grew from two attorneys and one assistant when he joined his father Shepard Lesser following his graduation in 1992 at a 2,000-square-foot storefront office location in downtown West Palm Beach, to 11 attorneys and 17 staff operating from a 15,000-square-foot freestanding headquarters it owns on Northpoint Parkway in West Palm Beach.
In recognition of his dedication to and leadership role in the legal profession, Lesser was peer-elected in 2011 to serve on the Florida Bar Board of Governors for a two-year term, following several leadership positions that included serving as chair of the Bar’s Professional Ethics Committee and Advertising Committee. He also serves as a trustee at the Greater Boca Raton Chamber of Commerce and the Stuart/Martin County Chamber of Commerce.
He has received several awards, including the Healthy Mothers, Healthy Babies Coalition of Palm Beach County “Supporter of the Year” Award, Stuart/Martin County Chamber of Commerce “Business Person of the Year” Award, Jewish Federation Annual Young Leadership Award and the Israel Unity Award from the State of Israel Bonds. The Firm received the PR News’ (national trade magazine) Corporate Social Responsibility/Philanthropy Award for the Firm’s on-going “Business Builds Community, Community Builds Business” initiative.