Monday, October 17, 2011

Lance A. Harke of Harke Clasby & Bushman LLP Elected President of Legal Services of Greater Miami

MIAMI – Managing Partner Lance A. Harke of the Miami Shores-based commercial litigation and consumer class action law firm of Harke Clasby & Bushman LLP, ( was recently elected President of Legal Services of Greater Miami (“LSGMI”)

“It is an honor to be elected President of Legal Services of Greater Miami,” said Lance A. Harke.  “During these troubling economic times, individuals and families throughout South Florida depend on the dedicated professionals at LSGMI to ensure access to affordable housing, health care, and desperately needed government benefits.  Without the help of LSMGI, many of these individuals would be deprived of access to the courts and the relief they are entitled to under the law.”

The Passing of the Gavel from outgoing Board President, Garrett J. Biondo to incoming Board President, Lance A. Harke is Wednesday, October 19, 2011, from 5:30 pm to 7:30 pm, and will include the installation of all 2011-2012 Board Officers and Members. United States Magistrate Judge Barry L. Garber will be presiding. The location of the ceremony and reception is at Sabadell Financial Center (Adjacent to J.W. Marriott), 1111 Brickell Avenue, 30th Floor, Miami, FL 33131.  RSVP by October 12, 2011 to or 305-438-2513.    

Legal Services of Greater Miami provides free civil legal services to more than 30,000 individuals and families annually throughout Miami-Dade.  On a daily basis, its team of attorneys, who are organized into legal specialty units and projects, provide high quality representation to clients with problems relating to housing, healthcare, education, disability benefits, family issues, and employment. The organization recovers nearly $1.5 million for clients in disability, unemployment, child support, and government benefits. In most cases, eligibility for services is based on an annual income at or below 125% of the federal poverty guidelines.


Miami Shores-based Harke Clasby & Bushman LLP is an AV-rated litigation boutique founded by partner and trial attorney Lance A. Harke in 2000. The firm represents clients throughout the State of Florida and in courts across the country in a wide range of commercial law matters related to commercial litigation, business torts, consumer class actions, securities class actions, product liability, insurance litigation, general civil litigation, general commercial litigation, civil appeals, prescription drug issues, employment matters, bad faith issues, professional malpractice, medical malpractice and appellate practice.


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