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Gary Shepard Lesser

Personal injury Attorney at West Palm Beach, FL

5.0   7 reviews

also known as Gary Lesser, Gary S. Lesser

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  • Licensed for 31 years
    State FL
    Acquired 1992
    Status
    Member in Good Standing No misconduct found

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About Gary

Learn Gary’s areas of practice.

2
Practice areas
  1. Personal injury
    75%
    Personal injury cases include vehicle collisions, premises liability (fall cases), defective products causing injury, and accidents leading to death (wrongful death cases).

    32 years

  2. Insurance
    25%
    Insurance cases include PIP claims and claims against insurance companies who don't properly pay claims.

    32 years

30+ YEARS WORKING HARD FOR INJURED CLIENTS AND THEIR FAMILIES. GOOD RESULTS, GOOD COMMUNICATION.

Gary S. Lesser is the Immediate Past President of The Florida Bar and Managing Partner of Lesser, Lesser, Landy & Smith, PLLC, a third-generation personal injury law firm with nearly a century of standing up for those who have been injured or suffered the loss of a loved one due to the negligence or wrongdoing of another.

 

Gary is one of Florida’s foremost personal injury attorneys, leading a team of skilled trial lawyers who practice law with professionalism, integrity, ethics and a commitment to personal client service.

 

Gary’s dedication to The Florida Bar is longstanding, with 24 years of service, including more than a decade on the Board of Governors, chairing the Legislation and Professional Ethics committees, and serving on the Strategic Planning, Disciplinary Review, Communications and Board Review on Professional Ethics committees.

Gary is one of Florida’s foremost personal injury attorneys, leading a team of skilled trial lawyers who practice law with professionalism, integrity, ethics and a commitment to personal client service.

Gary’s dedication to The Florida Bar is longstanding, with 25 years of service, including more than a decade on the Board of Governors, and chairing the Legislation and Professional Ethics committees.

Gary is highly respected in the legal field and often serves as a guest lecturer and media commentator on the topics of personal injury and professional ethics. He is a dedicated community servant and currently serves on the Board of Trustees of the Florida Supreme Court Historical Society, the Board of Directors of The Legal Aid Society of Palm Beach County, the Jewish Federation of Palm Beach County, the Economic Council of Palm Beach County, and Young Singers of the Palm Beaches.

Gary has been recognized for his leadership in the legal professional and charitable world, being awarded the Alumni Leadership Award from the University of Miami School of Law, the Luminary Award from the Alpert Jewish Family Services, and the Florida Bar Tradition of Excellence Award.

A native of West Palm Beach, Gary graduated from Forest Hill High School before earning a degree in International Affairs from The George Washington University. He earned his Juris Doctorate from the University of Miami School of Law, where he was a member of the Bar & Gavel Society, and he served as Editor-in-Chief of the law school’s newspaper.

Gary is happily married to his wife, Jennifer, with whom he shares three daughters, Lillian, Josie and Rebecca.

Awards

Silver Client Champion
AV Preeminent Peer Review Rating
Client's Choice 2015
Client's Choice
2015

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Location

Lesser, Lesser, Landy & Smith, PLLC
420 Columbia Drive, Suite 110
West Palm Beach, FL, 33409
Lesser, Lesser, Landy & Smith, PLLC
27 SE Ocean Blvd.
Stuart, FL, 34994
Lesser, Lesser, Landy & Smith, PLLC
4800 N. Federal Highway
Suite 205B
Boca Raton, FL, 33431
Lesser, Lesser, Landy & Smith, PLLC
3361 Fairlane Farms Road
Wellington, FL, 33414
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Posted by Kym | December 13, 2018
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| Hired Attorney
Highly recommend! Knowledgeable, honest and caring.
I just completed a case wherein I had suffered a fall at work. I was not only injured, but suffered sinus issues, loss of work, then lost my job. Mr. Lesser was referred to me by a family friend who is also an attorney. Mr. Lesser saw me immediately, and his Associate Attorney Alicia Zweig met with me as well. Not only did Mr. Lesser call me often to check on my progress of getting well often, they made sure I got the medical care I needed. They constantly kept me in the loop, giving me details on their progress. I mostly spoke with an attorney. As a former paralegal of 20 years, I know that communications go through the attorney's paralegals. Every time I called the office I spoke with someone who had answers for me. I did speak with paralegal Christina, who was not only amazing and pleasant to speak with, but very knowledgeable of my case. I felt like family there. I never felt like a burden, which is so important. Finally, I received my settlement, after Gary and Alicia aggressively pursued the best settlement possible. I was informed how they would call the adjuster daily, sometimes several times a day. In conclusion, I would highly recommend this firm. They really care, respect your wishes and always keep you informed. Thanks Gary, Alicia and Christina!
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Posted by Rickie | October 26, 2017
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Thank you, Gary Lesser!
Gary Lesser listened and provided me with honest, caring and diligent advice in my case. We had no idea where to begin. Gary Lesser and his firm contact our doctors, medical providers, insurers involved while I had major surgery and then recuperated from that. Joseph Landy took care of the litigation and helped me and my husband with professionalism and sincere caring. I cannot thank them enough or recommend them more highly.
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Posted by Dave | March 2, 2015
Highly recommend! - They are very competent, effective and caring.
After my wife was hit by a pickup truck while walking across the street, we were a bit overwhelmed. We were trying to find good medical care, juggling the myriad of confusing medical bills, and dealing with an uncommunicative, pushy insurance company. It was a nightmare. Fortunately a friend recommended Gary Lesser. Gary and his firm were lifesavers. His first concern was my wife’s recovery, and he referred us to very capable medical professionals. He never rushed us into anything, insisting that my wife’s recovery come first. He told us to forward all her medical bills to him, relieving us of a very stressful part of this situation. It was an immense relief to both of us. Gary dealt with the insurance company, the medical bills, and kept us informed of everything, clearly answering all our questions. We highly recommend Gary Lesser and his firm! They are very capable, efficient and caring. We can’t thank them enough for the way they successfully led us through such a difficult physical and emotional situation.
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Posted by Ernesto | February 10, 2015
Look no further.
I first used Gary about 17 years ago on a motorcycle accident by a referral. Gary handled everything very professionally from the start and kept me informed from the beginning. Now again I find myself in another situation I needing an attorney. I returned to Gary. Believe me I was very nervous from the first time used him but now I find myself at ease with him. Calls and questions quickly answered by his office. He is successful for a reason.....GREAT WORK!!! I promise you will be happy. Sincerely Ernesto.
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Posted by Lesharn (Mattie daughter) | February 3, 2015
Ex- Client
i met Mr. Lesser through my now deceased mom Mattie Cooper. He came as a referral to her. I have never met a more honest attorney in my life. Mr. Lesser has never done anything below character for myself as a client, but he pulled from his personal account when I was awarded less than what he felt I should have been awarded. I will never forget his integrity for someone he barely knew. There is "NO" attorney on this earth who can replace the size of the heart he has behind his chest cavity. I am blessed to have met him and can only say, "it has been an honor and truly a pleasure." Thank you Mr. Lesser for caring.
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Posted by Jeanne | January 27, 2015
The best option for personal injury legal assistance in South Florida
Gary is an exceptional attorney whose intelligence and skill are equaled by his compassion and concern. He leads a team of dedicated professionals who truly cares about each client.
Posted by Angela | January 21, 2015
Trust Gary Lesser to assist your family members in times of need.
I was angry, worried, and confused when my 81 year old grandmother was in an accident. Medical bills were piling up, she was in pain and didn’t have the ability to navigate insurance and doctors. My family put their trust in Lesser, Lesser, Landy & Smith and it was the best decision we could have made for my Grandmother. Gary Lesser took the time to explain everything to us. He worked well with my elderly Grandmother. He was honest, responsive and prevailed in the case. I would recommend Gary Lesser and LLL&S, PLLC time and time again.
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AVVO RATING 10.0 (Superb)

Education

  • University of Miami School of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 1992
  • George Washington University
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 1989

Associations

  • American Bar Association
  • ABA Fellow
  • 2016 - Present
  • Florida Bar
  • Board of Governors
  • 2011 - Present
  • University of Miami School of Law Alumni Association
  • Former Vice President
  • N/A
  • University of Miami School of Law Alumni Association
  • For Executive Board
  • N/A
  • Florida Justice Association
  • Eagle Member
  • N/A
  • Palm Beach County Bar Association, CLE Committee
  • Chair
  • 1999 - 2002
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Languages Spoken

  • Hebrew
  • Spanish
  • English

Honors and Awards

  • Best Law Firm Since 2013
  • U.S. News & World Report
  • 2024
  • AV Preeminent 5.0 out of 5 Peer Review Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2023
  • Florida Legal Elite Hall of Fame
  • Florida Trend <agazine
  • 2023
  • Ed Tancer Distinguished Alumni Award
  • Education Foundation of Palm Beach County
  • 2023
  • Luminary Award
  • Alpert Jewish Family Service
  • 2023
  • Top 100 Plaintiff Lawyers
  • The National Trial lawyers
  • 2023
  • Tradition of Excellence Award
  • The Florida Bar Solo & Small Firm Section
  • 2023
  • Top Lawyer and Top 100 Most Influential Business Leaders
  • Palm Beach Illustrated
  • 2023
  • Florida Super Lawyers- Personal Injury
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2023
  • Community Leadership Award
  • In Jacob’s Shoes
  • 2022
  • Florida Super Lawyers- Personal Injury
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2017
  • Best Law Firm 2013
  • U.S News
  • 2017
  • Florida Legal Elite
  • Florida Trends Magazine
  • 2017
  • Florida Super Lawyers- Personal Injury
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2017
  • Florida Super Lawyers- Personal Injury
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2017
  • Florida Super Lawyers- Personal Injury
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2017
  • Harriet Goldstein Award
  • Families First of Palm Beach County
  • 2014
  • Judge Learned Hand Award
  • AJC Global Jewish Advocacy
  • 2014
  • Small Business Person of the Year
  • Chamber of Commerce of the Palm Beaches
  • 2014
  • Character Counts Business of the Year
  • United Way of Martin County
  • 2013
  • Business Builds Community, Community Builds Business
  • Legal PR News Awards
  • 2013
  • Alumni leadership Award
  • University of Miami School of Law
  • 2012
  • Business Person of the Year
  • Stuart/Martin County Chamber of Commerce
  • 2010
  • Supporter of the Year
  • Healthy Mothers Healthy babies
  • 2010
  • Florida Super Lawyers- Personal Injury
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2009
  • Florida Super Lawyers- Personal Injury
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2008
  • Florida Legal Elite
  • Florida Trends Magazine
  • 2008
  • Annual Young Leadership Award
  • Jewish Federation
  • 2001
  • Israel Unity Award
  • State of Israel Bonds
  • 1996
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Attorney endorsements

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Given (5)
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Unknown Attorney | Dec 29
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Personal injury Attorney | Apr 02
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I have known Gary for more than 27 years and he is one of the most honorable, hard-working and competent attorneys I know. I have referred countless cases to Gary and has he achieved incredible results on every case plus throughout the case he spends quality time with each client to help them through the difficult time they are experiencing."
Personal injury Attorney | Mar 15
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Personal injury Attorney | Jan 24
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer.He is a Lawyer's Lawyer who always puts his clients in the best possible position to maximize their personal injury claims"
Personal injury Attorney | Dec 31
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"It is with great pleasure that I endorse Gary as a Personal Injury attorney, community leader and all around great person! I have referred several cases to him and have seen him handle each and every one with the highest level of legal knowledge and compassion."
Personal injury Attorney | Dec 07
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Gary is the best of the best. The cream of the crop. He has outstanding communication with his clients and treats them like gold. I have referred family and my closest friends."
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West Palm Beach Personal injury Lawyer Gary Shepard Lesser
Gary Shepard Lesser
Personal injury Attorney
West Palm Beach, FL
Licensed for 31 years
Virtual consultation available