The Florida Bar Board of Governors recently announced that personal injury attorney Gary S. Lesser had been reappointed as legislation chair of the Florida Bar Board of Governors. Lesser, along with State Attorney Dave Aronberg, are the only two members to be reappointed to positions this year.
The 52-member Board of Governors has exclusive authority to formulate and adopt matters of policy relating to the practice of law in Florida.
“I’m proud to have worked with President [William] Schifino and the bar leadership team to help formulate the bar’s legislative stance on bills being introduced in Tallahassee,” Lesser said. “It was an honor to be given this reappointment, and I am looking forward to working with incoming President [Michael] Higer on policy issues that affect our state’s court system.”
Lesser is the third generation at Lesser, Lesser, Landy & Smith, started by his grandfather Joe Lesser back in 1927. Now serving as managing partner, he is one of the leading personal injury attorneys in South Florida. He and his team of 10 lawyers have handled numerous high-profile personal injury cases in Florida over the years.
When he is not practicing law, Lesser gives back to the community by volunteering on the boards of the Jewish Federation of Palm Beach County, the Florida Atlantic University Foundation, the Parent Television Council, the Young Singers of the Palm Beaches and the Business Development Board of Palm Beach County.
“It goes back to my grandfather, who taught me that to be in this community you must work for and give back to the community, so that’s what I try to do every single day,” he said.