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‘Significant Growth’ Opportunities abound for legal profession in Palm Beach

What is the state of the legal sector in Palm Beach County?
The legal profession has been experiencing significant growth. Overall, the legal industry has some great opportunities in Palm Beach County.
As a firm, we have experienced astronomical growth. We established and expanded our footprint over the last couple of years and we are now handling cases in Tallahassee, Tampa, and Orlando among other areas across the state.
As a firm that doesn’t advertise, we get all our clients through referrals and word-of-mouth. I am very proud that our firm has been fortunate to experience this significant growth. We are a law firm that is really committed to the community, and we will be able to take advantage of the fact that so many people are moving into our area. As a personal injury law firm, we are fortunate that we are pretty embedded in the community after 96 years.
Certainly, we are supporting the business and nonprofit communities, and I think that is the key for law firms that want to have a meaningful impact and grow. You must be involved and connected in the community, especially in this time of off-the-charts growth. Palm Beach County has the 10th-largest school district in the country, which tells you everything about its growth rate. There is a lot of opportunity for firms that want to engage in their community and with members of the business community.
What issues are your clients facing right now and how are you addressing them?
The biggest challenge we are seeing as a county, not just my clients, is the lack of affordable housing. An increasing fraction of our staff do not live in Palm Beach County, and I am hearing this from other law firms as well. They are spending 30 minutes to an hour commuting each way.
We went back to a hybrid work model where employees can work up to two days from home because it makes no sense for people to be spending two to three hours on the road every day.
I know the county is attempting to drill down on this, but affordable housing is the No. 1 issue facing every business here. School districts are struggling with this, as well. They are trying to recruit teachers but where will they live?
How is diversity and equity being made a priority for the firm?
We have been involved in DEI issues for as long as we can remember. We were a founding firm of the diversity internship program of the Palm Beach County Bar Association.
The legal community in Palm Beach County has always been very forward looking and the firm has always been involved.
I had the great honor of receiving the Judge Ed Rodgers Diversity Award from the Palm Beach County Bar Association a few years ago for some of the efforts I have been involved with.
There are a few things we are drilling down on. One is greater support of our public school system and getting more involved with the Education Foundation of Palm Beach County. As an organization, we provide resources to students and teachers who might go without them otherwise.
Backpacks are delivered to Title One schools where two-thirds of students are on free or reduced lunch, which is a good economic marker. We know these kids may not have the same opportunities as others, so our backpacks are full of basic school supplies.
I am also getting very involved in two organizations that fight antisemitism and racism, as that is very clearly needed in our current times.
This article appeared in the Invest: Palm Beach 5th Anniversary Edition, which is published by Capital Analytics Associates, LLC.

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