Fort Lauderdale, Florida –August 10, 2020 – Becker, a multi-practice commercial law firm with attorneys, lobbyists and other professionals at offices throughout the East Coast, is pleased to announce that Steven B. Lesser, Chair of the firm’s national Construction Law and Litigation practice group, has been appointed as Chair of the American Bar Association’s Standing Committee on Specialization, which approves accreditation of lawyers nationally.
The American Bar Association (ABA) recognizes legal specialties in bankruptcy, trial advocacy, medical liability, privacy and 10 other areas. Approximately 30,000 attorneys in the United States are certified specialists under various programs and states ultimately determine whether lawyers can claim legal specialization.
Mr. Lesser will serve a one-year term that begins on August 4, 2020.
Mr. Lesser also serves as Chair of The Florida Bar’s Board of Legal Specialization and Education (“BLSE”) which administers the Bar’s certification plan and provides oversight over all 27 certification committees that each focus upon a specific practice area. As part of its mission, the BLSE helps identify for the general public and the profession those attorneys who have substantial experience and have demonstrated special knowledge, skills, and proficiency in certified areas of practice , professionalism and ethics in the practice of law.
Becker’s Managing Shareholder and Chief Executive Officer Gary C. Rosen said, “Becker is proud of Steve for this appointment. Steve is the first attorney to simultaneously chair both the ABA Standing Committee on Specialization and the BLSE. As such, Steve will bring a depth of knowledge to positively impact the success of attorney specialization programs throughout the country. The ABA looks to Florida as a model for innovation in accreditation and Becker has the most certified attorneys of any law firm in Florida across several practice areas.”
“Becoming specialized makes you a better lawyer. Because of rigorous requirements to become specialized, clients will have more faith and trust in your abilities. You’re also honing your skills in a particular area which enhances your value as a professional and often leads to business generation,” said Mr. Lesser.
Mr. Lesser is Board Certified in Construction Law by the Florida Bar and devotes his practice exclusively to construction law and litigation, including governmental construction claims and defense and hotel/condominium disputes. He is past Chair of the ABA Forum on Construction Law the largest construction lawyer organization in the world . He is also a Fellow of the American College of Construction Lawyers and has received many distinguished awards from the Florida Bar and American Bar Associations for his work in the construction industry.
With one of the largest, dedicated teams of Board Certified Construction attorneys, Becker’s Construction Law Practice Group is well-known nationally for its knowledge of the construction industry and experience effectively protecting the interests of its clients.
Becker, with headquarters in Fort Lauderdale, Fla., is a multi-practice commercial law firm with attorneys, lobbyists and other professionals at offices throughout the East Coast. More information is available at www.beckerlawyers.com