Biography & Membership
Elissa Vessal is a native Floridian, raised in Sarasota, Florida – bred to be a Florida Gator and an Attorney-At-Law. Elissa’s grandfather, Charles Rudd, was a Federal Judge from the State of New Jersey and her early role model. Judge Rudd’s passion for law influenced Elissa to follow in his footsteps.
Elissa began her career as a litigator in State and Federal Courts of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. After furthering her career in a medium size law firm, Elissa opened her own law office in 1999.
Upon coming home to Florida in 2004, she has successfully continued helping her clients with their unique needs through her personal attention. Elissa’s transactional experience working on Estate planning, Real Estate transactions, drafting and negotiating contracts, evaluating business opportunities, planning and structure business operations has added value to client’s personal and business life for more than 20 years. Elissa’s litigation experience includes hundreds of Jury Trials, Judge Trials, Arbitrations and Mediations.
College: University of Florida, Awarded B.A.
Law School: Widener University School of Law, Wilmington, Delaware, Awarded J.D.
Current Legal Memberships
Florida Bar Association; Chairperson, Florida Bar Grievance Committee; Palm Beach County Bar Association; Attorney’s Title Fund; Florida Association of Women Lawyers; Participant Pro Bono Program, Legal Aid Society of Palm Beach County, Inc.
Current Community Memberships Jewish Federation of Palm Beach County, Mandel Leadershp Institute ; Community Study Task Force; Hadassah, Lifetime Member; Anshei Chesed Congregation.
Prior Memberships and Activities
Ramah Darom, Executive Board & Director (2012-2017); Jewish Women’s Foundation, Mandel Jewish Community Center of the Greater Palm Beaches, Executive and Board of Directors (2012-2015); Mandel JCC Advisory Committee, Chairperson (2012-2015); JCC JBiz Business Group, Chairperson; (2008 – 2015); Friends of the Israel Defense Force, Director ( 2007 to 2014); Board Member, Anshei Chesed Congregation (2007-2010); Partnership 2Gether, Committee Member for Jewish Federation of Palm Beach County; Israel Program Committee of the Jewish Federation of Palm Beach County (2007-2009); Chairperson, PowerLeads of the Boynton Beach Chamber of Commerce (2005-2007); Guest Speaker, 740 Money Talk Radio, (2005-2006); Vice President, Wyndsong Estates Homeowner’s Association, Boynton Beach, Fl. (2004-2005); Craig S. Barnard Chapter of the American Inns of Court; Pennsylvania Bar and Pennsylvania Bar Association (1994-2005); New Jersey Bar (1994-2005); Adjunct Professor, Delaware County Community College, Media, Penna. (2001-2003); Certified Family Mediator, Penna.(2000-2005).
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