Attorney at Law
Gary W. Kovacs is a member of Balkan Patterson's litigation department. Gary maintains a broad litigation practice including probate and trust disputes,
guardianship litigation, a wide range of commercial representation including breach of partnership disputes, theft of trade secret claims, and real estate
disputes. Gary also practices criminal litigation including corporate investigations and defense. He has served as lead trial counsel for large
international organizations and institutions such as Emory University, First American Title Insurance Company, Columbia University, Abbott Laboratories and
Gary brings a great deal of jury and non-jury trial experience to the firm, both in the civil and criminal courts. He was an Assistant State Attorney for the office of the State Attorney in Broward County, Florida where he served as a supervisor and prosecutor for a number of high profile cases, and has tried over 150 jury trials. Additionally, Gary brings experience as a probate litigator, where he has represented clients with assets in excess of $100 Million Dollars. Gary previously served as a mentor for young attorneys and was a member of the Summer Associate Hiring Committee.
Throughout his legal career, Gary has been recognized as an outstanding litigator as well as an active participant in community organizations. As a result, Gary received numerous awards including the Legal Aid Society of Palm Beach County's Real Property Award (2010), the New York City Pro Bono Center Outstanding Volunteer Award (2010), and the Proskauer Rose Golden Gavel Award for Pro Bono Achievement (2009).
Gary currently serves as a member of the School Advisory Council for Addison Mizner Elementary School in Boca Raton. He previously served as Co-Chairperson for the School Advisory Council for the BAK Middle School of the Arts in West Palm Beach and on the Board of Directors of Boca Raton Little League. He enjoys serving clients and welcomes all questions and case inquiries.