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Our History

Joseph Lesser hard at work, circa 1950s.

Joseph H. Lesser graduated from the University of Georgia in 1917. He moved from Rome, Georgia to West Palm Beach in 1926 and began selling real estate. Joe Lesser began practicing law in West Palm Beach in 1927, and the Firm has continued in active practice throughout Florida since that time. Joseph Lesser set the Firm’s standards of practicing law with professionalism, hard work, and attention to client service that are still adhered to today.

Joseph Lesser quickly became very involved with numerous organizations in town. He was a founder and the first President of Temple Beth El, Palm Beach County’s first Conservative synagogue. He was the founder and one of the first Presidents of the first local B’nai B’rith chapter, and he was a regional President of and a volunteer for the Lion’s Club for most of his life. Joseph Lesser was also very involved with the Salvation Army, at one point serving as General Counsel. He was recognized by several organizations for his community involvement and leadership, most notably receiving the Ben Gurion award from the State of Israel Bonds. Mr. Lesser stayed very active in the community and continued to practice law until he died in 1982.

Joseph Lesser established the Firm’s beginnings, both in terms of professional service, hard work, and dedication to our client’s needs, as well as setting the finest example of the importance of community service.

The lawyers at Lesser, Lesser, Landy & Smith have continued this tradition of service to our clients, community involvement, and dedication to professionalism.


Bar is Advised to Clean House

June 30, 1942

Lawyers should clean up any irregularities in their own number before public scandal arrises, thus improving the prestige and honor of the profession, Circuit Judge Ross Williams, Miami, declared today at the monthly meeting of the Palm Beach County Bar Association in the Hotel George Washington. Read complete news article.


Joe Lesser Wins Dr. Ralph Overstreet Memorial Trophy


The Palm Beach County Lion’s Clubs was proud to present Joseph Lesser with this trophy for his victory for Low Gross at their Golf Tournament in downtown West Palm Beach in 1964.


Joseph Lesser Named President of Lions Club

April 22, 1960

Joseph H. Lesser was elected President of the West Palm Beach Lions Club, at a luncheon meeting of that group Friday at Hotel George Washington. Read complete news article.


Joe Lesser Receives Boss of the Year Award

January 21, 1965

The Palm Beach Times – Boss of the year award from the West Palm Beach Jaycees went to Joe Lesser (right) during ceremonies Wednesday at the Knights of Columbus Hall, Belvedere Road. President Bill Nicholson presented the award in honor of Lesser’s contributions and support of the local organization during 1964. Charles B. Potter of Burdines was guest speaker at the annual Bosses’ Night Banquet.


Lantana Awards Hall Contract

July 25, 1960

West Palm Beach Attorney Joseph Lesser represents two Lantana citizens. Read complete news article.


Shepard Lesser Advocates for Locating the 4th District Court of Appeals in West Palm Beach

January 1, 1969

Palm Beach County has more to offer for location of a new Appellate Court here, local attorneys contended Thursday. Members of a committee of County Bar Association and Junior Bar Association attorneys working on a proposal to entice… more.


Mayor Sets Apart "Fire Prevention Week"

October 9, 1961

Mayor Persey I. Hopkins Jr., West Palm Beach, shown center, signed a proclamation Saturday, setting aside a “Fire Prevention Week” this week in this city. Shown left is Shepard Lesser, chairman of the 1961 “Miss Fire Prevention” beauty queen pageant. Read complete news article.


Next Generation Supports Israel Bonds

December 17, 1996

Passing the torch from generation to generation, or L’Dor V’Dor, can produce a lasting benefit for an entire Jewish community. This was the theme of the Sunday, Dec. 8, tribute dinner in honor of Shep Lesser and his son, Gary, that was given by the New… more.

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