Ira Leesfield, founder and managing partner of Leesfield Scolaro, P.A., was recently reappointed by Florida Senators Bill Nelson and Marco Rubio to serve on the Federal Judicial Nominating Commission (JNC) representing the Southern District Conference for the duration of the 115thCongressional term.
The JNC performs a critical public service in helping to identify the most qualified candidates to serve as U.S. District Court Judges in Florida. The JNC’s recommendations guide which prospective nominees will be forwarded to the White House for the President’s consideration.
As a member of the JNC, Mr. Leesfield will play an active role in this thorough review process.
Mr. Leesfield brings extensive experience to the judicial nominating process. He has previously served two consecutive terms as Chair of the Third District Court of Appeals Judicial Nominating Committee appointed by the Florida Bar and Governor Lawton Chiles, and has been a member of the federal judicial nominating committee for the past six years.
“The opportunity to represent the Southern District is both an honor and a privilege,” said Ira Leesfield. “I look forward to serving alongside my colleagues to ensure a well-qualified bench that can weigh on some of the most pressing issues impacting the citizens of our state.”
In addition to this appointment, Mr. Leesfield is involved in several other professional and community organizations, including the American Bar Foundation, Anti-Defamation League, Miami Project for the Homeless, Cystic Fibrosis Foundation, and the Leesfield Family Foundation, which he founded to support groups that work to enrich and enhance the lives of the underprivileged throughout South Florida and the world.
Mr. Leesfield is Past President of the Florida Justice Association and The Melvin Belli Society, and has served as Senior Florida Governor for the American Association of Justice as a Life Member.
About Leesfield & Scolaro, P.A.
Founded in 1976 and celebrating more than four decades of legal service, Leesfield Scolaro is widely regarded as one of Florida’s premiere trial law firms. The practice focuses on cases involving serious personal injury, wrongful death, aviation, resort torts, cruise ship and maritime, motor vehicle accidents, product and premises liability, negligent security, medical malpractice and nursing home litigation. The firm’s headquarters are located at 2350 South Dixie Highway in Miami, with additional offices in Key West and Central Florida. For more information, call 305-854-4900 or 1-800-836-6400, or visit www.leesfield.com.