Key Biscayne Bar Association

The Key Biscayne Bar Association welcomes attorneys that have a connection to Key Biscayne.  Most of our members live or work on the island and feel honored to be able to support the village.  We host regular events which combine continuing education and social interaction.  We promote our own, offering members an opportunity to speak on their area of expertise, or on current events happening both in the village and in the legal community.    Our goal is to have all of the Key Biscayne Village lawyers become members.  Working together as a village of lawyers, we strive to promote and support our community.  Become a member of the Key Biscayne Bar Association today.

About KBBA

The Key Biscayne Bar Association began on a local level when Attorney James P.S. Leshaw announced he was leaving Greenberg Traurig in the city of Miami to open his own law firm on Key Biscayne.  He spent his last days at Greenberg pondering a very important issue, "Who am I going to have lunch with now?"  When Leshaw, who regularly commuted downtown by bicycle from his home on Key Biscayne, realized his lunchmates would be mostly other lawyers from the Key, he envisioned one big lunch.  That idea came to him on his ride home that night from Brickell, and by the time he got to Crandon Park he came up with the idea of a Key Biscayne Bar Association.  He sent out an email to about 30 lawyers on the Key to ask if they would be interested and received a resounding "yes" to all who responded.  As a matter of fact, not one said no.  The next email he sent included a date and time for the first meeting and 27 lawyers showed up.  What started as an idea to meet lawyers for lunch turned into a vibrant organization of Key Biscayne lawyers meeting to network, continue their education, and give back to the community. 

Our Mission

Our Mission is to provide a local organization for the Village lawyers to meet, network, and promote their skills and services.   Although Key Biscayne is a village on a small island, its lawyers are not small-minded, many of whom are not known even among themselves.  The Key Biscayne Bar Association is a platform for local lawyers who live or work on the island to gather together socially on a regular basis and share information and services. 


We welcome sponsors who want to support our monthly events.  Typically a monthly event costs $1,000 and if you sponsor the event, you have an opportunity to not only support a great legal community, but to also be recognized at the event you are sponsoring.  Key Biscayne Bar Association is a 501(c)(6) organization. 

If you would like to sponsor an upcoming event, please contact us at:


Benefits of KBBA Membership

  • Continuing legal education
  • Social interaction with local lawyers
  • Stay on top of current events
  • Give back to your community
  • Free Admission to Most KBBA Events
  • Link to your website on Membership Directory


  • Regular Members. Any member in good standing of the Florida Bar is eligible
  • Student Members. Any student of an accredited law school shall be eligible.
  • Affiliate Members. Any accredited legal advisor, including any individual that has ever held an office of federal, state or local judge, any attorney who is in good standing in another State or in another country or who is a graduate of an accredited law school, although not a member of the Florida Bar, shall be eligible​


Dues are $100/calendar year for members except law students and judiciary are $50/calendar year.


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