Lesser, Lesser, Landy & Smith PLLC
101 Northpoint Parkway
West Palm Beach, FL 33407
(561) 655-2028 www.lesserlawfirm.com
Joseph “Joe” Landy was born in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania in 1967. Joe attended the University of Pittsburgh and graduated with a dual degree in economics and business. After taking the LSAT and scoring in the top 1% of the country, he attended The Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law. Immediately following graduation, Joe took and passed, Pennsylvania, New York, New Jersey, and multi-state Bar examinations in a single week, followed by the Florida Bar examination months later. After relocating to Florida, Joe began representing insurance companies and large corporations. Joe became a shareholder in a state-wide insurance defense firm. After trying a large volume of cases on behalf of insurance companies, Joe became disillusioned with defending the powerful and strongly desired to use his skills to protect victims of negligence.
Joe joined Lesser, Lesser, Landy & Smith as a shareholder on October 1, 2001. His practice is limited to representing individuals who have suffered personal injuries or wrongful death, including nursing home negligence, medical malpractice, catastrophic injuries, product liability, consumer class actions, and motor vehicle accident litigation. Since joining Lesser, Lesser, Landy & Smith, Joe has used his extensive trial and litigation experience solely to benefit the injured and their families.
Board Certified and Re-Certified in Civil Trial Law by the Florida Bar
Board Certified and Re-Certified in Civil Trial Law by the National Board of Trial Advocacy
The Florida Bar (1994)
United States District Court, Southern District of Florida (1997)
United States District Court, Middle District of Florida (2005)
New York (1994)
United States District Court, Western District of Pennsylvania (1993)
United States District Court, Western District of New Jersey (1993)
New Jersey (1993)- Inactive
Pennsylvania (1994)- Inactive
The Best Lawyers in America; listed in the specialty of Personal Injury Litigation. (This publication “is the oldest and most respected peer-review publication in the legal profession.” An exhaustive, confidential survey of the top lawyers in the U.S. determines who is included).
The Lawdragon 500 Leading Plaintiffs Lawyers in America (Compiled by asking the nation’s best lawyers and their clients whom they would trust with their own legal matters).
American Board of Trial Advocates; Palm Beach Chapter (ABOTA is an invitation-only group of experienced trial lawyers “who display skill, civility, and integrity”).
The National Trial Lawyers; listed as a Top 100 Trial Lawyer (The National Trial Lawyers is a professional organization composed of the premier trial lawyers from across the country who exemplify superior qualifications as civil plaintiff or criminal defense trial lawyers).
Florida Super Lawyers; Personal Injury Law (Ballots are sent to experienced lawyers, who are asked “to nominate the best lawyers they’ve personally observed in action.” Only 5% of Florida attorneys are selected).
Florida Legal Elite, Florida Trend magazine (Compiled by Florida Trend magazine by asking members of The Florida Bar to provide “the names of Florida lawyers they hold in the highest regard – lawyers they have worked with personally or would recommend to others”).
Florida’s Top Lawyers; Personal Injury Law (This exclusive list is compiled by Florida Monthly magazine based upon independent voting).
“AV” rated by Martindale-Hubbell for the highest level of legal ability and ethics Hubbell (This independent rating, determined by other lawyers and judges, is the highest possible for both legal ability and general ethical standards. The Martindale Directory was first published in 1868).
Daily Business Review, Trial Lawyers Hall of Fame.
Top 10 Nursing Home Trial Association; listed as a Top 10 Nursing Home Trial Lawyer (This honor is awarded to only 10 lawyers in each state who serve individuals and families who need attorneys to represent them in the American legal system regarding nursing home claims). American Institute of Personal Injury Attorneys; 10 Best Attorneys – Florida.
U.S. News and World Report “Best Law Firm” (2013 – present)
American Association for Justice
Florida Justice Association
Palm Beach County Justice Association
Palm Beach County Bar Association
American Board of Trial Advocates
Legal Community Involvement:
Palm Beach County Bar Association Personal Injury and Wrongful Death CLE Committee, Chairperson (2017 – Present)
Palm Beach County Justice Association, Board of Directors (2004 – 2006)
Autism Speaks, Prior Corporate Chair of Walk Now for Autism Speaks
Healthy Mothers, Healthy Babies, Prior Member of the Board of Directors
Jewish Federation of Palm Beach County, Prior Board Member of the Young Leadership Division
Jewish Community Center of the Greater Palm Beaches, Prior Member of the Board of Directors
Oakstone Academy of Palm Beach, Board of Directors
Direct Examination of an Economist
Understanding Mental Anguish Damages
Damages in Injury and Wrongful Death Cases Involving the Physically and Mentally Challenged
Nursing Home Litigation 101
Nursing Home Cases in a Nutshell
J.D., Yeshiva University, Cardozo School of Law, Member Moot Court Board (1993)
B.A. in Economics and Business, University of Pittsburgh (1990)
Born in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania; Married to Ina since 1994; Two children: Tyler and Sasha