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About Me

I began working at the Law Office of Stephen M. Cohen while finishing
Law School at night. As a paralegal, I drafted motions and memoranda of
law, and conducted extensive legal research, focusing on insurance,
liability, medical and health care issues. After being admitted to the
bar,I became an associate of the firm, representing seriously injured
persons, health care facilities and doctors. As a Junior Partner, I
oversaw the firm’s paralegal and investigation team. Currently, as name
partner, I continue to practice in the areas of Personal Injury,
Insurance Law, Products Liability, Lead Paint Poisoning, and Public
Entity Liability. I manage the workflow for six associate attorneys and
the firm’s entire support staff. I deal with Allstate, State Farm, and
a large number of other major Insurance Carriers on a daily basis, with
an emphasis on legal issues relating to accident liability, and the
wrongful denial of medical payments to health care practitioners in
“no-fault” cases. I continue to counsel health care practitioners and
large and small health care facilities on issues varying from
management service agreements to collections to liability. I also
handle catastrophic personal injury cases.

In the spare time that I (don't) have, I volunteer as a Firefighter and
Medic (AEMT-CC) for the Jericho Fire Department and Brentwood Legion


Languages Spoken: Spanish, English

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Practice Areas


  1. Car Accidents: 35%
    20 years
  2. Trucking Accident: 15%
    20 years
  3. Slip and Fall Accident: 15%
    20 years
  4. Personal Injury: 10%
    20 years
  5. Other: 25%
  6. More 



Contingent (1-33%), Free Consultation (60 minutes), Pro Bono (5%)

Payment Types:

Cash, Check, Credit Card

Attorney Endorsements

31 total 

  • Kevin T. Grennan

    Richard Jaffe is an outstanding advocate for his clients. Rich possesses that rare combination of having the legal knowledge of a law professor who is also a fearless warrior in the courtroom. I endorse Richard Jaffe without reservation.


    Kevin Grennan Personal Injury Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

  • Hovanes Margarian

    I endorse this lawyer.


    Hovanes Margarian Consumer Protection Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

Contact Info

Law Office of Cohen and Jaffe, LLP

2001 Marcus Avenue
Lake Success, NY, 11042-1011

Law Office of Cohen & Jaffe, LLP

2001 Marcus Avenue
Lake Success, NY, 11042



NYCurrently registered 199503/13/2015

Professional Misconduct

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo Contributions
Legal Answers
Award NameGrantorDate Granted
Best Law FirmBest of Long Island2013
Long Island Top Rated AttorneyLI Pulse Magazine2011
Super LawyerSuper Lawyers Magazine2011
AV Highest Ethical Peer RatingMartindale-Hubbell2006
Lifetime MemberMillion Dollar Advocates Forum2005
Listed MemberWho's Who in American Law -Marquis2002
Listed MemberWho's Who in America2002
Listed MemberWho's Who in The World2002
Work Experience
TitleCompany NameDuration
PartnerLaw Office of Cohen & Jaffe, LLP1993 - Present
Association NamePosition NameDuration
Brentwood Legion AmbulanceRiding Member-Medic2007 - Present
N/AMember2005 - Present
Jericho Fire DepartmentFirefighter/Medic2005 - Present
Trial Lawyers CarePro Bono Attorney2001 - Present
American Inns of Court chapterMember2000 - 2008
New York State Trial Lawyers AssociationMember1995 - Present
New York State Bar AssociationMember1995 - Present
American Association for JusticeMember1995 - Present
Nassau County Bar AssociationMember1995 - Present
Legal Cases
Case NameOutcome
Contact Chiropractic v. General Assurance CompanyN/A
Lorenzo Gonzalez v. City of New YorkAt trial, verdict for the plaintiff.
Complete Orthopedic Supplies, Inc. a/a/o Joseph Harris v. State Farm Ins. Co., 2007 NY Slip Op 27192[16 Misc 3d 996]Plaintiff granted Summary Judgment
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Publication NameTitleDate
22 Tweets Interview With Richard Jaffe22 Tweets2010'Bankruptcy' Is Not A Bad Word2010
www.CohenJaffe.com10 Financial Mistakes That Lead To Bankruptcy2010
Law Office of Cohen & Jaffe, LLP NewsletterNo Fault Litigation Means More Money For Your Client2009
School NameMajorDegreeGraduated
Touro College - Jacob D. Fuchsberg Law CenterN/AJD1994
SUNY BinghamtonN/ABA - Bachelor of Arts1990
Speaking Engagements
Conference NameTitleDate
Litigating Cases Against The Transit AuthorityLitigating Cases Against The Transit Authority2010
No Fault Auto Insurance Litigation in New YorkNo Fault Litigation: a primer for the personal injury attorney2009
Volunteer Speaker's BureauPersonal Injury Litigation and Public Opinion2006
Appellate ArgumentAppellate AdvocacyN/A