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Larry Hersch

Larry Hersch

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Oglethorpe University cum laude, 1972
Stetson University of Law, 1975

Admissions to Courts:
Larry has admissions to the Supreme Court of Florida (since 1975) and to the United States Middle District of Florida (since 1977).

Professional Affiliations and Committees
The Florida Bar (since 1975) (Florida Bar No 199745)
The American Bar Association (since 1981)
The Association of Trial Lawyers/Florida Justice Association/AAJ (since 1980)
The East Pasco Bar Association (since 1975)
The Florida Board of Bar Examiners (since 2017)
The Supreme Court (as a certified Civil Mediator) (since 1989)
The Supreme Court (as a certified Family Mediator) (since 1989)
Founder and original Board Member of CenterState Bank. NA. (1988)

Leadership Pasco Government and Media Day (sponsor)
Dade City Little League (sponsor)
Pasco County Justice Teacher Day (volunteer)
Academy at the Farm Charter School (volunteer)
Sixth Judicial Circuit of Florida Diversion Program, Teen Court, Juvenile Arbitration,
and Teen Drug Court (participant)
Make-a—Difference Non—Profit Association (supporter)

Legal practice for over 43 years
Kafe Kokopelli Restaurant, Dade City, Florida (owner/operator)

Larry S. Hersch was raised in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania and in New Jersey. After graduation from high school, he attended college at Temple University in Philadelphia for his freshman year, and graduated cum laude from Oglethorpe University in Atlanta, Georgia in 1972. He then attended Stetson University of Law, from which he graduated in 1975. At that time, during his law school matriculation, Larry worked for Legal Aid Services in St. Petersburg, Florida, as well as clerked for attorneys Pope and Henniger.

Upon graduation from law school in 1975, Larry came to Dade City, Florida. He practiced from 1975 through December of 1976 with the law firm of Larkin, Larkin & Waller which, at the time of his departure, was known as Larkin, Larkin, Waller & Hersch. In 1977, a new partnership was formed and was known as Waller & Hersch, at which he worked from 1977 and until August of 1988. Larry then established Larry S. Hersch, Esq.,P.A., his own firm. Larry has his main office headquartered in Dade City, and a satellite office located in Zephyrhills, Florida.

Larry has been a licensed real estate title agent for The Fund since 1977.

A significant portion of Larry’s early practice was devoted to criminal defense, having done multiple murder one litigation, as well as family law and general practice. The firm now specializes in the legal areas of personal injury, family law, contract law, real estate law, and all forms of civil and criminal litigation. Larry has obtained millions of dollars in both trial and settlements for his personal injury clients.

Larry was on the founding Board of Directors of Community National Bank of Pasco County in 1989, and served on that Board for 25 years. That Bank, as well as its affiliates, are now known as CenterState Bank, NA, and is the largest Florida-based community bank, with branches in 44 counties throughout Florida, Georgia and Alabama. During that period of time, Larry was the Bank’s attorney, and still does legal work for the bank.

Larry was certified as a Supreme Court Certified Mediator in 1989 in civil and family litigation. He has been Certified ever since that time, and does high—conflict mediations in all counties in the State of Florida.

Larry also enjoys playing music and is involved with local musical groups. In addition, he owns and operates Kafe Kokopelli Restaurant in Dade City, Florida, which specializes in new American cuisine.

  • AV Preeminent 2019
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