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.
Children Enjoy Carnival Games, Rides, Popcorn, Snow Cones, Music, Face Painting, Glitter Tattoos and a Visit from Santa Claus
STUART, FL – Prominent attorney, Willie E. Gary, and the Gary Foundation recently hosted the 18th Annual Kids Carnival at Memorial Park in Stuart, Florida. Hundreds of children from five counties were invited to attend the event to receive toys and enjoy food, Christmas music, carnival rides, games and a visit with Santa Claus. The Law Firm of Gary, Williams, Parenti, Watson and Gary, P.L.L.C., along with Capitol Petroleum served as this year’s signature supporters, sponsoring the purchase of over 1000 toys. Other sponsors include Lorenzo Williams, Esq. and family, Gary Financial Group, Treasure Coast Chapter of The Links, Incorporated, Michael Haygood, Esq., Chan Abney, Esq., Dr. and Mrs. Kenneth Bridges, Law Finance Group, Jimmie and Geraldine Young, Tommy and Carlotta Young and Nash and Associates. Many other local businesses, organizations and attorneys from the Law Firm of Gary, Williams, Parenti, Watson & Gary, P.L.L.C. also made financial and in-kind contributions in support of this worthwhile event.
Volunteers from the Law Firm and the Treasure Coast Chapter of the Links, Inc., did a phenomenal job with toy and food distribution.Over 20 plus youth organizations from Martin, Indian River, Okeechobee, St. Lucie and Palm Beach counties were invited to bring kids to the carnival to pick out a gift of his or her choice and enjoy the festivities. The Kids Carnival is a highly-anticipated event on the Treasure Coast.
Since its inception over 18 years ago, the Gary Foundation Kids Carnival has been providing toys to disadvantaged youth who otherwise may not receive any presents during the holiday season. Attendees enjoyed snow-cones, pizza, hot dogs, popcorn, cotton candy, multiple bounce houses and obstacle course, inflatable slides, a rock climbing wall, a video game truck, a bungee jumper, as well as numerous competitive rounds of musical chairs. Contest winners received bikes, skateboards and other hot-ticket items
“This is by far my favorite event of the year,” said Willie Gary. “The holiday season is about giving to others and making sure that children, who are less fortunate, can also enjoy the excitement and joy of the Christmas season. Given the current economic climate, we have found that there are more children in need than ever before. Kids being kids – that’s what the carnival is all about,” continued Gary. “Our job is to make sure they have fun, and don’t have any worries for the day.”
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 donated millions of dollars to help Historically Black Colleges and Universities – including $10 million pledge to their alma mater, Shaw University in Raleigh, North Carolina.
A child receives a toy of his choice donated by one of our many sponsors.
A young Child is all smiles on this year’s Bungee attraction
Attorney Willie Gary with local area kids enjoying the 18th Annual Kids Carnival in Stuart, Florida
Willie and Gloria Gary take a moment to pose with some of our happy Carnival goers after receiving their toys.
Attorney Donald Watson of Gary, Williams, Parenti, Watson and Gary P.L.L.C. Law Firm in Stuart, Florida addresses the importance of including uninsured or under-insured motorist coverage.
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Save the date: Tuesday, December 18th from 1:00pm to 5:00pm at Memorial Park!
The law offices of Gary, Williams, Parenti, Watson and Gary present the 18th Annual Kids Christmas Carnival!
Who: The Gary Foundation, local youth groups, child care organizations and children from Martin, St. Lucie and Palm Beach counties
What: The Gary Foundation will provide toys and holiday cheer to hundreds of children.
Children will be treated to toys of their choice and will enjoy food, games, music, carnival rides, face painting and a visit with Santa Claus. New attractions this year include a bungee jumper, rock climbing wall and photo booth.
Where: Memorial Park on Ocean Blvd. in Stuart (next to the courthouse)
When: Tuesday, December 18, 2018 from 1:00 p.m. until 5:00 p.m.
Cost: Free and open to the public
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.
Attorney Willie E. Gary Delivers Keynote Address during the Fort Valley State University Black History Month Scholarship Luncheon “Celebrating 25 Years of Giving”
Fort Valley, GA – Willie Gary recently served as the keynote speaker at the Fort Valley State University (FVSU) Black History Month Scholarship Luncheon: Celebrating 25 Years of Giving, in Fort Valley, Georgia. Many came from near and far to honor the accomplishments of African American leaders and trailblazers, and to raise funds to ensure that future scholars receive a quality education. Those in attendance included Congressman Sanford Bishop, Jr., State Representative Calvin Smyre, FVSU administration, faculty and staff, elected officials, business leaders and clergy. The breakfast was hosted by Congressman Sanford Bishop, Jr. and State Representative Calvin Smyre.
Gary addressed an audience of nearly 1,000 during the Black History Month luncheon entitled “25 Years: Reflecting on the Joy of Giving.” Gary motivated the audience to overcome obstacles and to succeed against what may seem like insurmountable odds. In addition, he challenged the audience to become active in their respective communities through service and mentoring opportunities. He encouraged the attendees to support students at Fort Valley State University by lending their time, talent and resources.
“Many great men and women have made significant sacrifices and fought for civil rights. Today we celebrate those leaders and legends who have paved the way,” said Gary. “Thanks to their perseverance, the opportunities our grandparents only dreamed of having are accessible to all Americans,” continued Gary.
Gary, who is best known in legal circles as “The Giant Killer,” is noted for taking on some of America’s most powerful companies–winning billions of dollars in verdicts and settlements on behalf of his clients. Known for his philanthropic endeavors, he 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 donated millions of dollars to help Historically Black Colleges and Universities – including $10 million pledge to their alma mater, Shaw University in Raleigh, North Carolina.