Roetzel is pleased to announce that Beverly Grady has been elected President of the newly created Lee County Bar Association Foundation, Inc. (Foundation). Ms. Grady is one of seven members on the initial Board of Directors. The Foundation was established to promote provision of legal aid to the indigent, support charitable endeavors benefitting youth and the underprivileged population, promote education and community awareness of the law, and provide the establishment of scholarships.
“It is an honor to serve as President of the inaugural Foundation Board,” stated Ms. Grady. “We look forward to serving the community by provision of legal services to those in need and promoting community awareness of the law.”
Ms. Grady is a Partner of the Firm's Real Estate Practice Group and Partner-in-Charge of the Fort Myers office. She focuses her practice on environmental, zoning and land use, administrative, governmental relations, and real estate matters. Her practice includes water resource matters, growth management issues, permitting issues, historic preservation designation, and land development code amendments. In addition, Ms. Grady is the Editor of Res Gestae, a publication by Lee County Bar Association (LCBA), and was a member of LCBA’s Foundation Formation Committee. Most recently, she was LCBA’s 2015 recipient of the President's Award for Excellence in Journalism. Beverly is a rated as an AV® Preeminent™ attorney from Martindale-Hubbell, the highest rating that an attorney can receive from other attorneys and Judges, noted as the highest level of professional excellence, both in legal ethics as well as legal ability. In 2015 and 2016, she was selected as a "Florida Super Lawyer" by Florida Super Lawyers magazine and most recently, she was named 2017 "Lawyer of the Year" for Zoning and Land Use by The Best Lawyers in America©, an accolade she also received in 2012.