Experience, Service, & Background

Gary Lesser is a Managing Partner of Lesser, Lesser, Landy & Smith, PLLC. The firm, started by his grandfather Joseph H. Lesser in 1927, has met the legal needs of Floridians statewide for nearly a century. Since joining The Florida Bar more than 28 years ago, Gary specializes in personal injury law and has handled numerous high-profile cases. He has long represented the best interests of his clients, colleagues, community and the legal profession. Gary lives in Palm Beach Gardens with Jennifer, his lovely bride of over 26 years. They have three daughters Lillian, Josie and Rebecca.

The Florida Bar
Board of Governors Member (2011 – Present) Executive Committee Member for Four Years
Legislation Chair (2016 Р2019), also served on the Disciplinary Review Committee, Communications Committee and Board Review Committee on Professional Ethics.
Professional Ethics Committee (Chair, 2003 – 2004 and Vice Chair, 2001 – 2003)
Advertising Committee (Chair, 2010 – 2011 and Vice Chair, 2009 – 2010)
Florida Bar Foundation (2005-2008)

Palm Beach County Bar Association
Professionalism Committee (Chair, 1999 – 2002 and Co-Chair 1998 – 1999)
Medical Legal Committee (Chair, 2005 – 2008 and 2010 – 2011)

Florida Justice Association
Eagle Patron and Former Member of the CLE Committee, Member since 1993.

Legal Aid Society of Palm Beach County
Longtime Sponsor, Supporter, and Co-Chair of Pro Bono Nite for three years

Community Leadership and Service
Economic Council of Palm Beach County, Board Member (2010 – Present) and former PAC Chair and Executive Committee member
Jewish Federation of Palm Beach County, Board Member (1995 – Present), Former Chair of Campaign Outreach, Former Chair of the Business & Professional Division, Former Chair Attorneys Division
Palm Beach North Chamber of Commerce, Board Member (2018 – Present)
Business Development Board of Palm Beach County, Board of Directors (2015 – Present)
Parent Television Council, National Board Member (2014 – Present)
Young Singers of the Palm Beaches, Board Member (2014 – Present)
University of Miami School of Law Alumni Association, Former Vice President

Honors and Recognitions
I am Hillel Award, Hillel of Broward and Palm Beach – 2018
Judge Edward Rodgers Diversity Award, Palm Beach County Bar Association – 2017
Jurisprudence Award, Anti-Defamation League – 2015
Harriet Goldstein Award, Families First of Palm Beach County – 2014
Judge Learned Hand Award, American Jewish Committee Global Jewish Advocacy – 2014
Small Business Person of the Year, Chamber of Commerce of the Palm Beaches – 2014
Business of the Year, United Way of Martin County CHARACTER COUNTS! – 2013
Law Alumni Leadership Award, University of Miami School of Law – 2012
Supporter of The Year Award, Healthy Mothers, Healthy Babies Coalition of Palm Beach County – 2010
Business Person of the Year Award, Stuart/Martin County Chamber of Commerce – 2010
Young Leadership Award, Jewish Federation Annual – 2010
Israel Unity Award, State of Israel Bonds – 1996

Education
Bachelor of Arts International Affairs from George Washington University – 1989
Juris Doctor from The University of Miami School of Law – 1992