Video: Ira Leesfield, Miami attorney, recognized on House floor

ira-leesfieldProminent Miami lawyer Ira Leesfield of Leesfield & Partners was recognized on the House  of Representatives’ floor this week by Florida Representative Ileana Ros-Lehtinen for Ira’s receipt of the American Jewish Committee’s Judge Learned Hand Award. Ira is being honored by the American Jewish Committee at an event on Feb. 18 that will feature Paul Begala and Senator Bob Graham.
To view a video of Representative Ros-Lehtinen commending Mr. Leesfield for his appointment, click here.
Ira H. Leesfield is the founder and managing partner of Leesfield & Partners, a Florida trial law firm with offices in Miami, Miami Beach, Key West, and Winter Park, and specializing in cases involving serious personal injury, wrongful death, aviation, maritime, motor vehicle accidents, product and premises liability, negligent security, medical malpractice and nursing home litigation. Mr. Leesfield is recognized as one of the leading trial attorneys in the country, bringing more than three decades of trial experience and numerous multi-million dollar verdicts and settlements to the practice.

Outside the courtroom, Mr. Leesfield has been involved in a number of professional and community organizations, including the American Bar Foundation, Anti-Defamation League, Miami Project for the Homeless, Cystic Fibrosis Foundation, and the Leesfield Family Foundation, which he founded to support groups that work to enrich and enhance the lives of the underprivileged throughout South Florida and the world. He is past president of the Academy of Florida Trial Lawyers and has been serving as Senior Florida Governor for the American Association of Justice (formerly named the Association of Trial Lawyers of America) for more than 20 years.

He also served in the administrations of President Bill Clinton and Florida Governor Lawton Chiles. In 2008, the Melvin Belli Society, a charitable organization comprised of attorneys from around the world, named him president.

The Judge Learned Hand Awards were established in memory of a legendary figure, Judge Learned Hand, Senior Judge of the United States Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit from 1924 to 1951. Widely admired as a dean among American jurists, Judge Hand was famous for the extensive range of decisions he rendered in more than two thousand cases. The award is presented to outstanding leaders of the legal profession who exemplify the high principles for which Judge Learned Hand was renowned.

The awards are a program of The American Jewish Committee. With a century of experience as a pioneer human relations agency, the American Jewish Committee promotes intergroup cooperation, fights all forms of bigotry, works to advance human rights and joins with like-minded groups for public policy advocacy and planning. The AJC utilizes extensive contacts in Latin America, Eastern Europe and throughout the Asian and Pacific Rim to guarantee continuation of freedom and social stability in this country and abroad.

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