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LEGACY SOUTH FLORIDA MAGAZINE’S 25 MOST INFLUENTIAL & PROMINENT BLACK WOMEN IN BUSINESS & INDUSTRY OF 2018!
Each year, Legacy celebrates the “Most Influential and Prominent Black Women in Business & Industry.” They are nominated by a special committee charged with honoring creative, political leaders, entrepreneurs, visionaries and game-changers who are elevating the culture. This year our very own Loreal McDonald received this prestigious nomination.
Congratulations Loreal, a well-deserved accomplishment!
Gary Serves as Keynote Speaker at the Liberty County NAACP
66th Annual Freedom Fund Banquet
Fort Stewart, GA – Prominent attorney and humanitarian, Willie E. Gary, recently honored the work and legacy of the nation’s oldest civil rights organization, The National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP). Gary served as the keynote speaker at the Liberty County 66th Annual NAACP Freedom Fund Banquet in Fort Stewart, Georgia.
Gary and spoke to an audience of over 300 educators, legal professionals, clergy, business leaders and NAACP supporters at the esteemed Fort Stewart Military Base Officer’s Club. Gary’s words echoed throughout the room as he challenged attendees to continue the pursuit for justice, quality and civil rights. Audience members listened attentively as Gary urged the crowd to lead by example and serve as role models for young boys and girls. He challenged everyone to play a small role in the success of the future generation by equipping them with the necessary resources and tools to succeed in life.
“Many great men and women have sacrificed and fought hard for civil rights. It is only fitting that we celebrate and honor the NAACP for almost 110 years of dedication and service to African American communities throughout the United States,” said Gary. “Thanks to the vision of the NAACP, African Americans have been afforded opportunities our grandparents only dreamed of having. While I am pleased that we have made substantial strides; I am also reminded of the fact that we have a long way to go. It is up to us to embrace the challenge!” continued Gary.
Known for his philanthropic endeavors, Willie Gary and his wife, Gloria Gary, founded The Gary Foundation, which provides college scholarships to at-risk students who wish to attend college. The Gary’s have pledged millions of dollars to help Historically Black Colleges and Universities – including $10 million to their alma mater Shaw University in Raleigh, North Carolina.
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Billion-dollar lawsuit filed against nursing home for repeated rape and sodomy of 84-year-old
Attorneys Willie E. Gary, Richard Banks and Larry A. Strauss seek justice for brutal assault on Ferguson, MO, great-grandmother
ST. LOUIS, MO –September 20, 2018 – When Colette Green had to place her 84-year-old mother Delores Green into a nursing home after the onset of Alzheimer’s in October 2011, she trusted Christian Care Home (CCH) would offer top notch care.
She did not expect her bedridden mother would be repeatedly raped and sodomized at the home.
She’s since learned that CCH, which is owned by Christian Women’s Benevolent Association, has a history of abuses and low ratings in government reviews.
Famed Attorney Willie E. Gary and senior associate Larry A. Strauss of Gary, Williams, Parenti, Watson and Gary, PLLC, and Richard Banks of Banks & Associates, LLC, filed a billion-dollar lawsuit against CCH for its gross negligence in the operation of the nursing home facility, and complete failure to provide adequate protection for residents such as Mrs. Green. Also named as defendants are Riley-Spence Properties – a company which provides management services at the nursing home, and the owner of the property, CWBA Cedar Lake.
Colette Green visits her mother daily. During one such visit at the defendant’s facility in August 2018, she noticed unusual bruising and swelling around her mother’s rectum and vaginal area while giving her mother a bath. She reported this to the nursing home director, who claimed she would investigate the matter. Despite numerous additional complaints to the director, Colette Green’s pleas for help went unanswered.
Upon returning the next day, Colette Green became increasingly alarmed because there were additional bruises, more swelling, and no answers. At wits end, she removed her mother from CCH and took her to DePaul Hospital, where doctors examined her and determined that her mother had been repeatedly raped and sodomized.
“This lawsuit was filed to help shine a light on the under-reported evil of elder abuse in nursing homes throughout the country,” Gary said. “It is our hope that no other seniors will have to suffer the way Mrs. Green is suffering, as this level of depravity reaches an epic low.”
Based on the most recent United States Census report and elder abuse statistics, approximately 3.2 million U.S. citizens live in nursing homes. Of those 3.2 million, there are more than 2 million reports of elder abuse every year.
“It is disgusting to think that someone could do this to anyone – especially a helpless 84-year-old,” said Kyle Green, one of Delores Green’s sons. “Our family is grieving because our mother was abused, raped, and tortured. She has dementia and Alzheimer’s, and had to suffer in silence because she could not cry out for help. She is as innocent as a newborn baby, and equally helpless.”
Delores Green is the mother of 6 children, a grandmother to 14, and great-grandmother to 21.
Gary and his legal team have vowed to fight for justice not only for Mrs. Green, but for the millions of other seniors or those with disabilities – mothers, grandmothers and great grandmothers trapped in nursing care who do not have a voice, or the strength, to fight for themselves.
“We are here to be a voice for the voiceless, and provide hope to the helpless,” Gary said.
Gary is no stranger to seeking justice. Gary and his legal team are known for taking on some of the nation’s most powerful corporate giants. In 1995, a jury awarded Gary and his legal team a record-breaking half-billion dollars against one of the world’s largest funeral chains, The Loewen Group. He won a $240 million jury verdict against the Walt Disney Corporation in Orlando for theft of his client’s idea for a sports theme park. In 2001, a jury awarded Gary a $139.6 million verdict for the Maris Distributing Company against Anheuser Busch. In 2014, he obtained a record-breaking $23.6 billion-dollar wrongful death verdict against R.J. Reynolds American Tobacco. He also obtained a $20 million verdict – one of the largest wrongful death verdicts ever in North Carolina – against Horizon Coach Lines for the estate of a man killed in a bus crash in 2013.
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Attorney Sekou Gary Delivers Commencement Address to Everglades Preparatory Academy’s Graduating Class of 2018
Gary Returns to Parents’ Hometown of Pahokee, Florida
(Pahokee, FL) Trial attorney Sekou Gary recently visited Everglades Preparatory Academy in Pahokee, Florida to serve as the keynote speaker for the 2018 Commencement Exercises. Gary addressed the parents, relatives, faculty, administration and most importantly, 47 graduates! Gary spoke to the graduates on the topic of preparing themselves for college and life outside of the classroom.
Everglades Preparatory Academy endeavors to offer students a non-traditional, smaller, innovative and challenging learning environment. It prides itself on offering a supportive, interactive and a technology-rich secondary program that prepares each student for a post-secondary education and successful career, while providing dropout prevention and academic intervention services through alternative education.
“I am so proud of these graduates,” commented Gary. “Everglades Preparatory Academy has impressed upon these young men and women the importance of a solid education and working to achieve academic excellence. I am honored that I was able to return to my parents’ hometown to share a few words with 47 remarkable graduates. I know, without a doubt, that these graduates will blaze new trails and pioneer new paths,” Gary continued.
Press Release May 9, 2018
Contacts: Kori Searcy, Director, Public Relations
Phone: (772) 283-8260 or (772) 485-6565
Web site: www.garylawgroup.com
May 10, 2018
Contacts: Kori Searcy, Director, Public Relations
Phone: (772) 283-8260 or (772) 485-6565
Web site: www.garylawgroup.com
Attorney Willie Gary and Team File Multi-Million Dollar Lawsuit against G4S Security Service for Negligence, Disregard and Failure to Properly Evaluate Employee Omar Mateen –
Pulse Nightclub Assassin
G4S Security Service Failed to Properly Evaluate, Monitor, Train and Follow Acceptable Guidelines while Employing Pulse Nightclub Shooter, Omar Mateen, which Resulted in the Death of 49 People – Second Deadliest Mass Shooting by a Single Shooter in United States History
(Stuart, FL) Trial attorneys Willie Gary and LeRonnie Mason of the Stuart, Florida-based law firm of Gary, Williams, Parenti, Watson & Gary, P.L.L.C., filed a multi-million dollar lawsuit on behalf of the family of Shane Tomlinson. Tomlinson, who was just 33 years-old, was gunned down on June 12, 2016, when Omar Mateen opened fire in the Pulse nightclub in Orlando, Florida. The nearly three-hour rampage left 49 people dead and another 53 people wounded. It is recorded as the second deadliest mass shooting by a single shooter in United States history and an unfathomable attack on the LGBT community. Shane Tomlinson suffered critical harm including permanent bodily injury, disfigurement, mental anguish, disability and subsequently, death.
The lawsuit details a series of flagrant violations and negligence displayed by G4S Security whose job it is to employ and train armed security guards, and assist officers in obtaining and maintaining licensure to carry firearms. In breach of these duties, prior to hiring and training Mateen, and prior to Mateen obtaining his Class G firearms license, G4S failed to conduct a thorough background check and an appropriate psychological evaluation of Mateen, that was to be reviewed and approved by a licensed psychologist.
The lawsuit details that G4S admitted to giving Mateen psychological clearance by using a document from a doctor who had never interviewed or even evaluated Mateen.
In addition, G4S continued to employ and allow Mateen to keep his license to carry a firearm despite the fact that they knew Mateen had been dismissed by the Florida Department of Corrections for making threats against his training class and for threatening to carry weapons into unauthorized locations. G4S continued to employ and allow Mateen to maintain his license to carry a firearm despite the fact that they knew Mateen made violent threats against co-workers and their families and proclaimed an allegiance to various terrorist groups including Al-Qaeda. Finally, G4S continued to employ and allow Mateen to maintain his license to carry a firearm despite the fact that a co-worker noted that Mateen was “unhinged and unstable,” and engaged in homophobic and racist rants and talked about his desire to kill people.
As a result of the aforementioned negligence of G4S, Shane Tomlinson and 48 others prematurely lost their lives, without cause or provocation.
“G4S took a calculated risk by not taking the necessary precautions or implementing the necessary evaluations, monitoring and training procedures for their guards,” commented Willie Gary. “As a result of their negligence, Shane Tomlinson and 48 others lost their lives, while many others were wounded. There is no amount of money that will ever be able to replace the loss of Shane, but we hope that our pursuit of justice will force G4S to properly evaluate, monitor and train their officers,” continued Gary.
Attorney Willie E. Gary and team are no strangers to seeking justice. Mr. Gary and his legal team are known for taking on some of the nation’s most powerful corporate giants. In 2014, a jury awarded Gary an unprecedented $23.6 billion verdict against RJ Reynolds Tobacco Company. In 1995, a jury awarded Gary and his legal team a record-breaking, half-billion dollars against one of the world’s largest funeral chains, The Loewen Group. In addition, Gary is noted for winning a $240 million jury verdict in Orange County against the Walt Disney Corporation for his clients who alleged that Disney stole their idea for a sports theme park. In 2001, a jury awarded Gary a $139.6 million verdict for the Maris Distributing Company against Anheuser Busch.