Florida Fellow Patricia Lebow, of Broad and Cassel’s West Palm Beach office, has been selected by the Daily Business Review to receive a 2017 Professional Excellence “Lifetime Achievement” Award.

Ms. Lebow is one of three attorneys in South Florida receiving this recognition, which honors those individuals who have had a notable career and made a significant impact on the practice of law in Florida.

Ms. Lebow was commended for having founded the West Palm Beach office of Broad and Cassel in 1983 and having represented clients with integrity over her 43-year career. In addition to her being honored for her achievements as a lawyer, Lebow was also credited with founding a 501(c)(3) public charity, Kids' Dreams, Inc., which assists economically underserved children in Palm Beach County with academic, athletic and cultural pursuits in conjunction with mentoring from law enforcement.

A longtime resident of the Town of Palm Beach, Lebow serves as the West Palm Beach office’s managing partner overseeing attorneys in various practice areas including litigation, real estate, intellectual property, labor and employment, corporate, and trust and estates law.

Throughout her more than four decades long career, she has been at the forefront of growth not only for Broad and Cassel, but also for the South Florida legal community – distinguishing herself through years of hard work and dedication to her clients. Since starting the West Palm Beach office, she has guided it to become one of the region’s most successful law offices. Among other firsts in her career, she was the first female lawyer hired by Broad and Cassel in 1976 and the first female chair of the Economic Council of Palm Beach County.

Lebow is the recipient of numerous professional and community awards, including her recent induction into the Florida Legal Elite 2016 Hall of Fame and recognition as one of the "Top 50 Women Florida Super Lawyers" and "Top 100 Florida Super Lawyers" by Florida Super Lawyers magazine in 2016.

The Broad and Cassel West Palm Beach office was founded in 1983. The office's attorneys focus their practices primarily in the following areas of law: Litigation, Real Estate, Land Use, Estate Planning and Trusts, Trademark and Patent, Banking and Institutional Lending, Business, Corporate and Securities transactions, Bankruptcy and Special Assets, Construction Law and Litigation, Labor and Employment, Appellate, Personal Injury, and Health Law. Broad and Cassel is a full-service law firm, founded on Jan. 1, 1946, and has more than 170 attorneys in 10 offices across Florida.