As Lake H. “Trey” Lytal, III came of age, his father Lake Lytal, Jr. was rising in the ranks of the Academy of Florida Trial Lawyers (now the Florida Justice Association) and eventually became president of the group in 1994.
After graduating from Florida State University and receiving his law degree from Stetson University, Trey Lytal became an attorney. He is managing partner with Lytal, Reiter, Smith, Ivey & Fronrath in West Palm Beach.
During a ceremony at The Breakers Hotel in Palm Beach at FJA’s Annual Convention, 47-year-old Lytal became president of the Florida Justice Association — sworn in by his father.
Lytal succeeds Tampa’s Dale Swope, of Swope/Rodante, P.A., as president of the organization.
Lytal noted how he appreciates the trust FJA’s members have placed in him. He also emphasized the importance the 2018 election will be to FJA’s mission to protect citizens’ civil justice accountability rights.
“When you grow up understanding how important this organization is for our clients and our law practices you will never take it for granted, and being the first son of a past president is truly an honor,” he said.
“We protect cornerstone American rights and support Republicans and Democrats who support our mission. We must elect leaders who will uphold citizens’ rights under U.S. Constitution’s 7th Amendment right to jury trial and the Florida Constitution’s rights to access to the courts and right to a jury trial.”