Gary Lesser, ESIA BA ’89, is managing partner at his family’s firm, Lesser, Lesser, Landy & Smith, PLLC, which has locations in Stuart, West Palm Beach and Boca Raton, FL. The firm was recently honored as Martin County’s Business of Character–considered among ‘highest accolades’ in the firm’s 85-year history.
The Business of Character Award is bestowed on the Martin County business whose leadership and corporate culture uphold good character, promote community commitment and display high workplace ethics. Lesser credits his grandfather—firm founder Joseph Lesser— with inspiring his abiding belief in community service, a cornerstone value at LLL&S.
“When I was young my grandfather shared something with me that has guided my entire life,” Lesser said. “He told me everyone is born a debtor—to their family, their community, their church or synagogue and of course—their country. We’re put on this Earth by the Creator to do good. We have a whole lifetime to pay off that debt, and a life of giving back is a lifetime well spent.”
In Martin County, LLL&S supports the Children’s Museum of the Treasure Coast, United Way of Martin County, Molly’s House, Whole Child Connection, Healthy Start Coalition, Tykes and Teens, The Education Foundation of Martin County, Martin Health Foundation and more.
Gary Lesser is serving his second term on the Florida Bar of Governors representing the Fifteenth Judicial Circuit. He’s served as chair of the Florida Bar Professional Ethics Committee and supported across the Treasure Coast and Palm Beaches more than 50 nonprofit organizations benefitting medical research, education, special needs programs, veteran causes, humanitarian/human rights and arts and culture.
LLL&S is among the oldest law firms in Palm Beach County and the Treasure Coast. Founded by Joseph H. Lesser in West Palm Beach in 1927, LLL&S specializes in serious personal injury and wrongful death cases, delivering significant verdicts and settlements for its clients.