Attorney Gary Lesser Named President-Elect Designate Of Florida Bar

Lesser, Lesser Landy & Smith Managing Partner Gary S. Lesser.

Lesser, Lesser Landy & Smith Managing Partner Gary S. Lesser has been elected to become the next president-elect of the Florida Bar in an unprecedented virtual race.

Lesser defeated fellow board member and Miami business lawyer Steven W. Davis 63 percent to 37 percent among voting Florida Bar members.

Lesser will be sworn in as president-elect at the annual Florida Bar Convention on June 11. He will serve as president of the Florida Bar in 2022-23.

“I am grateful for all of the lawyers across Florida who voted for me and supported me,” Lesser said. “My family supported me every step of the way. I look forward to working with the amazing lawyers of the Florida Bar so we can continue to serve our profession and the clients we represent.”

Lesser has been actively involved with the Florida Bar for more than 22 years. He served on the board of governors for a decade and on its executive committee for four years. Additionally, he was the chair of the Professional Ethics Committee and served as legislation chair under three different presidents.

“Gary was born for this job. Service and leadership are in his DNA, and he has been dedicated to helping the legal profession for many years,” said Michael “Mickey” Smith, Lesser’s law partner.

Lesser is currently a member of the Health Law Section, where he serves as board liaison. He is also a member of the Real Property, Probate and Trust Law and Trial Lawyers sections. He has been a member of the Palm Beach County Bar Association since 1992 and chaired its Professionalism and Medical Legal committees.

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