Gary Challenges Students to “Be the Best”
Trial attorney Willie E. Gary recently visited students at JFK Middle School in Riviera Beach Florida, as part of their Black History Month program and to motivate them to “be the best,” in preparation for their upcoming FSA standardized test.
Gary spoke to over 300 boys and girls in eighth grade, in an effort to inspire them to strive for academic excellence and to “stomp the FSA test.” Gary emphasized the importance of working hard in school and never giving up. Positive energy filled the air as the children stood on their feet and repeated after Gary shouting, “I am somebody!”
Gary shared his story of growing up poor and the integral role education played in his success.
He emphasized why it is imperative for students to not only work hard in school, but to also obey their teachers and parents.
“All of these students have important decisions to make about their future and they are undoubtedly on the right track,” commented Gary. “My intention was to motivate them to continue to make good decisions and to believe in themselves. Hopefully, they were able to identify with my story and it touched their lives enough, to inspire them to finish high school and continue on to college.”
Attorney Willie E. Gary is no stranger 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 and his legal 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.