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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 the litigation and mediation of 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 where his legal career began. Working primarily out of the firm's Stuart office, Josh maintains an active family law mediation practice while dedicating a substantial portion of his time to assisting clients who have been injured in autombile collisions or as the result of negligence. Additionally, 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 donates a substantial amount of time to working with local charitable organizations. In 2012, he was named the President of Tykes & Teens, a charitable organization dedicated to providing mental health, substance abuse and behavioral counseling to local youth on a sliding scale basis. Tykes & Teens has become an invaluable asset in our community by ensuring troubled children do not fall through the cracks simply because their parents are unable to afford the care they need. In the past sixteen years, the organization has served more than 11,000 children and provided an estimated 300,000 counseling sessions in Martin County alone.


In addition to his position at Tykes & Teens, Josh serves as Vice President of Keep Martin Beautiful, a charter of the Keep America Beautiful organization. KMB is dedicated to preserving the local environment through the promotion of litter control and the coordination of beautification efforts. The organization relies upon a foundation of more than 2,000 volunteers who routinely attend beach clean-ups and neighborhood rejuvenation projects.


Practice areas


  1. Mediation: 50%
  2. Personal Injury: 50%


Payment types:

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Attorney endorsements

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  • Lori Irene Steger

    I have known Josh for many years and find him to be a very competent and professional practitioner. I refer him a lot of work and will continue to do so. I highly recommend Josh and have for some time.


    Lori Steger Family Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

  • J. David Ellzey Jr.

    Mr. Ferraro mediated a client's family law case and demonstrated a very professional and productive approach. He was able to get a resolution on the type of case that doesn't normally resolve at mediation. Excellent mediator and would gladly use his mediation services again.


    J. Ellzey Family Attorney
    Relationship: Worked together on matter

Contact info

Lesser, Lesser, Landy & Smith, PLLC

615 SW St. Lucie Crescent
Stuart, FL, 34994


FLMember in Good Standing200409/08/2015
We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
AV Preeminent 4.9 out of 5 Peer Review RatedMartindale-Hubbell2014
AV Preeminent 4.9 out of 5 Peer Review RatedMartindale-Hubbell2013
Book Award for the Law of TortsStetson University College of Law2001
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
Senior AttorneyLesser, Lesser, Landy & Smith, PLLC2013 - Present
PartnerFerraro Law Group2007 - Present
AssociateLesser, Lesser, Landy & Smith, PLLC2004 - 2007
Summer AssociateGary, Williams, Finney, Lewis, Watson & Sperando2003 - 2003
Association namePosition nameDuration
Martin County Bar Association, Appellate Law CommitteeN/A2009 - Present
Martin County Bar AssociationN/A2007 - Present
Martin County Bar Association, Family Law CommitteeN/A2007 - Present
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
Landgren v. Landgren Case No. 01-1126Affirmed
Janney v. Nowak Case No. 01-421 CAAffirmed
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School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
Stetson University College of LawN/AJD - Juris DoctorN/A
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
Primer on Qualified Domestic Relations OrdersQualified Domestic Relations OrdersN/A
Family Law Committee MeetingCharging LiensN/A