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Lesser, Lesser, Landy & Smith, PLLC Announces That All Firm Attorneys Are Now AV® Preeminent™ Rated by Martindale-Hubbell the Highest Rating in Ethics and Legal Ability

Boca Raton, FL, December 20, 2011 --( Lesser, Lesser, Landy & Smith, PLLC (LLL&S) announces that all firm attorneys are now AV® Preeminent™ Rated by Martindale-Hubbell, the highest rating in ethics and legal ability. While LLL&S partners Shepard P. Lesser, Gary S. Lesser, Joseph B. Landy and Michael S. Smith along with Lloyd A. Comiter who serves as Of Counsel have long been AV® Rated, firm associates recently achieving the peer-review rating are C. Reid Bierer, Chad C. Hastings, Glenn E. Siegel, Merryl Silverman Haber, and John M. Howe who serves Of Counsel.

Martindale-Hubbell Peer Review Ratings evaluates lawyers in the United States and Canada based on the anonymous opinions of members of the Bar and the Judiciary, including both those who are rated and those who are not. The first review to establish a lawyer's rating usually occurs three years after his/her first admission to the Bar. The ratings reflect a combination of achieving a Very High General Ethical Standards rating and a Legal Ability numerical rating. A threshold number of responses are required in order to achieve a rating. The General Ethical Standards rating denotes adherence to professional standards of conduct and ethics, reliability, diligence and other criteria relevant to the discharge of professional responsibilities. Those lawyers who meet the "Very High" criteria of General Ethical Standards can proceed to the next step in the ratings process. Legal Ability ratings indicate professional ability within a specific area of practice based on performance in five key areas: Legal Knowledge, Analytical Capabilities, Judgment, Communication Ability and Legal Experience.

“We are proud to have our entire legal team AV Rated as it provides potential clients with the most credible and comprehensive view of a lawyer or law firm to help them choose the right one for their particular legal matter,” noted LLL&S Managing Partner Gary Lesser. “Having our full firm with this exceptional peer review status is a testament to the high ethical standard to which we hold fast and the exceptional legal ability we provide.”

LLL&S AV Rated Attorneys and Their Practice Areas:

Gary S. Lesser, Managing Partner
Practice Areas: Personal Injury; Automobile Accidents; Wrongful Death; Negligent Security; Federal Tort Claims; Premises Liability; Products Liability; Truck Accidents; Motorcycle Accidents

Joseph B. Landy, Partner
Practice Areas: Personal Injury; Wrongful Death; Nursing Home Negligence; Medical Malpractice; Products Liability; Complex Commercial Litigation; Catastrophic Injury; Motor Vehicle Accidents and Injuries

Michael S. Smith, Partner
Practice Areas: Personal Injury; Wrongful Death; Catastrophic Injuries; Negligence; Insurance; Insurance Coverage; Insurance Bad Faith; Negligent Security; Premises Liability; Automobile Accidents; Truck Accidents; Motorcycle Accidents

Shepard P. Lesser, Associate
Practice Areas: Real Estate; Probate Law; Wills; Trust Law; Contracts; Condominium Law

C. Reid Bierer, Associate
Practice Areas: Personal Injury; Automobile Accidents and Injuries; Wrongful Death; Premises Liability; Motorcycle Accidents; Negligent Security; Social Security Disability

Chad C. Hastings, Associate
Practice Areas: Personal Injury; Commercial Litigation

Glenn E. Siegel, Associate
Practice Areas: Civil Litigation; Personal Injury; Automobile Negligence; Premises Liability

Merryl Silverman Haber, Associate
Practice Areas: Civil Litigation; Personal Injury; Automobile Accidents and Injuries; Premises Liability; Admiralty and Maritime Law; Insurance; Litigation; Products Liability

John M. Howe, Of Counsel
Practice Areas: Personal Injury; Criminal Law; Commercial Litigation

Lloyd A. Comiter, Of Counsel
Practice Areas: Commercial and Residential Landlord/Tenant Litigation; Mediation; Small Claims Court Litigation; Contract Negotiations

Lesser, Lesser, Landy & Smith, PLLC, the third oldest law firm in Palm Beach County, was established in 1927 by Joseph H. Lesser in West Palm Beach, and has been serving clients throughout Florida for more than 80 years focusing on serious personal injury and wrongful death cases. LLL&S ( enjoys a reputation in the community for superior legal skills, hard work, client service, and high ethical standards. The Firm partners and all associates are AV® Preeminent™ Rated by Martindale Hubbell, the highest rating in ethics and legal ability. LLL&S is active in the community, and has donated significant time and financial support to numerous charities. The Firm has obtained significant settlements and verdicts over the years and is well known to insurance companies and insurance defense lawyers as skillful advocates. This experience and reputation allows the Firm to obtain the best possible results for its clients.

For more information on LLL&S with offices in West Palm Beach, Boca Raton and Stuart, call (561) 655-2028 or visit

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