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Gary A. Woodfield

Gary A. Woodfield

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Gary practices in the area of general civil, commercial and white collar criminal litigation in both state and federal courts throughout the country.

He has tried more than 50 jury and non-jury trials involving disputes in the areas of breach of contract, securities fraud, theft of trade secrets and non-competition agreements, intellectual property disputes, partnership dissolutions, shareholder disputes, defamation, insurance matters, probate and trust litigation involving will contests and the removal and surcharge of trustees, real estate disputes, construction litigation, commercial foreclosures, and receivership issues, tax shelter and Ponzi scheme matters, including investors in the Madoff Ponzi scheme.

Gary received his law degree from Fordham Law School where he was one of the founders of the Urban Law Journal and its first articles editor. He received his undergraduate degree from Alfred University in New York. He is a member of the New York and Florida Bars as well as the Palm Beach County Bar Association.

Gary is a former prosecutor in the United States Attorney’s Office for the Eastern District of New York. Prior to joining Haile Shaw & Pfaffenberger, he was a partner with the law firm of Edwards Angell Palmer & Dodge, now known as Locke Lord.

He is a board member and past president of the Legal Aid Society of Palm Beach County.
Gary has received numerous awards for his pro bono services, including the Legal Aid Society’s Appellate Award in 1992, Juvenile Justice Award in 1997, Justice for All Award in 2009, and the Civil Litigation Award in 2013. Additionally, he received the Florida Bar’s Pro Bono Service Award for the Fifteenth Judicial District in 1999 and served on the Florida Bar’s Commission on the Legal Needs for Children.

Gary also serves as the board chairman for the Palm Beach County Food Bank.

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Beyond the Law

Gary served as a Captain in the United States Army Reserve from 1969 to 1973. In his spare time, he enjoys golf and ocean kayaking. He’s also an avid reader of biographies and history books, and says that one of his favorite books is Seven Pillars of Wisdom, the autobiographical account of British soldier T.E. Lawrence. Two of his three children are attorneys and his third child is a nurse practitioner.



Gary A. Woodfield

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EDUCATION Fordham Law School Alfred University

PRACTICE AREAS Employment Litigation

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