Trial Attorney and Humanitarian Willie E. Gary Selected into The RoundTable – America’s 50 Most Influential Trial Lawyers - by The Trial Lawyer Magazine
Stuart, Florida – Trial attorney Willie Gary of Gary, Williams, Parenti, Watson & Gary, P.L.L.C., was selected by The Trial Lawyer magazine as a member of The RoundTable: American’s 50 Most Influential Trial Lawyers. Gary was recognized for his landmark verdicts and settlements and significant achievements throughout his legal career. Gary is an internationally-known litigator who, for the last 40 plus years, has built an exemplary legal career in the practice areas of personal injury, wrongful death, medical malpractice, commercial litigation and product liability. Gary will be inducted into The RoundTable at the National Trial Lawyers Awards Luncheon in Miami, Florida.
Attorney Willie E. Gary and his legal team are no strangers to seeking justice. Mr. Gary is known for taking on some of the nation’s most powerful corporate giants. In 2014, a jury awarded Gary and team 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.
Firm partners, Willie E. Gary, Lorenzo Williams, Donald Watson and Sekou Gary were recognized as four of the Top 100 Black Attorneys in America. The National Black Lawyers – Top 100 is an invitation-only professional honorary organization composed of the Top 100 Black Lawyers or Non-Black Attorneys that promote diversity from each state who serve individuals, families and businesses needing attorneys to represent them in the American legal system. Members of The National Black Lawyers – Top 100 exemplify superior qualifications of leadership, reputation, influence and performance in their area of legal practice.
Sekou Gary has been selected to The Products Liability Trial Lawyers Association – Top 25. The PLTLA Top 25 is an invitation-only professional organization composed of and limited to the Top 25 attorneys from each state or region who serve individuals and families who need attorneys to represent them in the American legal system regarding Products Liability claims. Members of the Products Liability Trial Lawyers Association – Top 25 exemplify superior qualifications of leadership, reputation, influence and performance in their area of specialty.
Sekou Gary, partner at Gary, Williams, Parenti, Watson & Gary, P.L.L.C., presenting a seminar entitled “Painting Pictures: The Importance of Demonstrative Evidence” for the Association of Plaintiff Interstate Trucking Lawyers of America’s annual Trucking Super Summit in Galveston, Texas. APITLA is a national association of committee lawyers who have joined together to help eliminate unsafe and illegal trucking practices, of which Mr. Gary is a member of the National Advisory Board. He is pictured with National Director Daniel T. Ramsdell.
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.