CONTACT

561.627.8100
gwoodfield@haileshaw.com
Legal Assistant: Brenda Petroni, bpetroni@haileshaw.com

EXPERTISE
EDUCATION

Fordham Law School
Alfred University

BAR ADMISSIONS

Florida
New York

V Card - Gary A. Woodfield

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Gary A. Woodfield

Ocean kayaking can be challenging but for Gary Woodfield it is just one of many challenges he enjoys whether helping a client with a complex case, or helping those in need as a board member of the Palm Beach County Food Bank.

A former prosecutor in the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Eastern District of New York, Gary practices in the area of general civil, commercial and probate litigation in both state and federal courts throughout the country. He has tried more than 50 jury and non-jury trials in a wide range of cases including a matter involving investors in the Madoff Ponzi scheme.

Gary has handled disputes involving probate and trust litigation, removal and surcharge of trustees, securities fraud, defamation, insurance matters, and much more. He is proud of the work he has done for his clients and prouder still of what the firm brings to clients. “We are a unique, small, highly skilled, diverse, full-service law firm,” says Gary. “We provide service in a holistic way, and not many firms can do that.”

A former Captain in the United States Army Reserve, Gary, an avid reader of biography and history books, says one of his favorite books is the Seven Pillars of Wisdom, the autobiographical account of British soldier T.E. Lawrence.

AFFILIATIONS & HONORS
  • Board Member and Past Chairman, Palm Beach County Food Bank
  • Board Member and Past President, Legal Aid Society of Palm Beach County
  • Member, Palm Beach County Bar Association
  • Served on the Florida Bar’s Commission on the Legal Needs for Children
  • Civil Litigation Award, Legal Aid Society of Palm Beach County, 2013
  • Justice for All Award, Legal Aid Society of Palm Beach County, 2009
  • The Florida Bar Pro Bono Service Award for the Fifteenth Judicial District, 1999
  • Juvenile Justice Award, Legal Aid Society of Palm Beach County, 1997
  • Appellate Award, Legal Aid Society of Palm Beach County, 1992
  • Co-Founder and first editor, Urban Law Journal, Fordham Law School