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Steven Richard Jaffe

Steven Richard Jaffe

Practice areas:

Class Action, Personal Injury

About Me

Steven Jaffe has been an impassioned advocate for individuals, families and consumers, successfully representing them in their quest for justice for 30 years.


 


Steven Jaffe began his career in the State Attorney’s Office. There he gained a great deal of trial experience, which has continued to serve him well when he continued his career as a trial attorney representing victims of negligent acts. He has tried cases throughout the State of Florida.


 


Steven Jaffe concentrates exclusively on complex civil jury trial matters. He has focused on handling class action cases that have been certified in federal court and state courts involving fraud, false and deceptive trade practices and violations of the driver privacy protection act. He has served as lead and co-lead counsel in class action cases involving long term care insurance, unsafe and hazardous products, unlawful consumer charges, hidden fees and consumer fraud class action cases throughout the country.


 


Mr. Jaffe prides himself in providing the highest quality legal representation to consumer clients who would not be able to obtain effective redress for their injuries but for the availability of the class action device.


 


Mr. Jaffe has been named in The Best Lawyers in America and rated AV by his professional peers through the Martindale-Hubbell © Peer Review Rating system. According to Martindale-Hubbell, the "AV" rating of "Very High to Preeminent" legal ability is a testament from peer legal professionals of the highest level of professional excellence and of unquestionable ethics. The South Florida Legal Guide has selected Mr. Jaffe to be recognized as a "Top Lawyer." He has also been recognized by the National Trial Lawyers Association as one of Florida’s Top 100 Trial Lawyers and he has been selected by the ALM as a 2013 Top Rated Lawyers in Personal Injury Law. Mr. Jaffe has also been named 2013 South Florida "Lawyer of the Year" for Class Actions - Plaintiffs by Best Lawyers in America. Additionally, Mr. Jaffe has been selected as a 2014 Florida Super Lawyer.


 


Mr. Jaffe has assumed positions of leadership in the Broward County legal community, including his former role as president of the Broward County Justice Association. He is a member of the American Association for Justice's Leadership Forum, a member of the Broward County Bar Association Professionalism Committee (1999-present) and he is on the Board of Directors of the Stephen Booher Inns of Court (2000-present) and of the Florida Justice Association. He is a member of the Mass Tort Trial Lawyers Association, the Class Action Trial Lawyers Association, and the National Trial Lawyers Association.


 


Mr. Jaffe is a member of the Florida Bar, the Colorado Bar, the U.S. District Court, Southern District of Florida, and the U.S. District Court, Middle District of Florida. He is also a member of the United States Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit and Northern District Court of Illinois.


 


In addition to his legal endeavors, Steven Jaffe is passionately committed to the fight against Crohn's disease and has been an active fundraiser for the past decade. In 2005 he was also appointed to the Florida Chapter, Board of Trustees of the Crohn’s and Colitis Foundation of America. Steven Jaffe was named Crohn's and Colitis Volunteer of the Year 2010 and is the recipient of the 2013 Hope Award. He is a frequent lecturer often addressing long term care insurance issues involving caregivers, nurses and home health care agencies on elder issues. Mr. Jaffe is on the Executive Committee for the Fort Lauderdale Heart Ball which raises one million dollars each year. In 2013, Mr. Jaffe became a member of the Board of Directors of the Legal Aid Services of Broward County.


 


 

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Practice Areas

Licensed since 1984

  1. Class Action: 90%
    20 years
  2. Personal Injury: 10%
    31 years

Payment

Fees:

Contingent (33-40%)

Attorney Endorsements

2 total

  • Bradley Winston

    I endorse this lawyer. He is diligent, trustworthy and practices at an extremely high level. His clients will receive excellent service.

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    Bradley Winston Personal Injury Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

  • Charles Allen Morehead III

    Steve is an excellent lawyer with a great reputation.

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    Charles Morehead Personal Injury Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

Contact Info

Farmer, Jaffe, Weissing, Edwards, Fistos & Lehrman, P.L.

425 N. Andrews Avenue
Ste. 2
Fort Lauderdale, FL, 33301-3268

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License
StateStatusAcquiredUpdated
FLMember in Good Standing198405/07/2015
COInactive199306/30/2015

Professional Misconduct

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo Contributions
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Awards
Award NameGrantorDate Granted
Florida Super LawyerSuper Lawyer Magazine2015
Top One PercentNational Association of Distinguished Counsel2015
Best LawyerThe Best Lawyers in America2015
Florida Super LawyerSuper Lawyers Magazine2014
Top LawyerSouth Florida Legal Guide2014
Best LawyersBest Lawyers in America2014
Lawyer of the Year - Class Actions PlaintiffsBest Lawyers2013
Top Rated LawyerALM & Martindale-Hubbell2013
Hope AwardCrohn’s & Colitis Foundation of America2013
Top Lawyer in Personal Injury LawNational Law Journal2013
Top LawyerSouth Florida Legal Guide2013
Best LawyersBest Lawyers in America2013
Top Rated LawyerALM & Martindale-Hubbell2012
Presidential Distinguished Service AwardREALTOR® Association of Greater Fort Lauderdale, Inc.2012
Top LawyerSouth Florida Legal Guide2012
Volunteer of the YearCrohn's and Colitis Foundation of America2010
AV Preeminent 5.0 out of 5 Peer Review RatedMartindale-Hubbell2007
Florida's Top 100 Trial LawyersNational Trial Lawyers AssociationN/A

Work Experience
TitleCompany NameDuration
PartnerFarmer Jaffe Weissing et al.2010 - Present
PartnerAronovitz Jaffe1998 - 2008

Associations
Association NamePosition NameDuration
Legal Aid Services of Broward County, Inc.Board Member2013 - Present
Coast to Coast Legal Aid of South FloridaBoard of Directors2013 - Present
Legal Aid Society of Broward CountyBoard of Directors2013 - Present
American Association for JusticeLeaders Forum Member2012 - Present
Class Action Trial Lawyers AssociationMember2012 - Present
Broward County Justice AssociationPast President2010 - 2011
Florida Justice AssociationBoard of Directors2009 - Present
Crohn's and Colitis Foundation of America Fl ChapterBoard of Trustees2009 - 2011
Stephen R. Booher American Inn of CourtBoard Member2005 - Present
Broward County Bar AssociationMember1984 - Present
Mass Tort Trial Lawyers AssociationMemberN/A
National Trial Lawyers AssociationMemberN/A
The Florida BarMemberN/A

Legal Cases
Case NameOutcome
Ruderman v. Washington National Insurance CompanyClass Cert granted

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Education
School NameMajorDegreeGraduated
Samford University, Cumberland School of LawN/ALL.B - Bachelor of Laws1983
Florida State UniversityCriminologyBS - Bachelor of Science1980

Speaking Engagements
Conference NameTitleDate
2015 Workhorse SeminarModerated the Business Torts – How Personal Injury Lawyers Can Expand Their Practices Without Having to Leave Their Offices session2015
2015 National Consumer Class Action Litigation ConferenceClass Action Objectors: the Process, Common Structural Objections and other issues including cy pres and coupon settlements”2015
Workhorse SeminarCases Already On your Doorstep: Securities & Business Tort Litigation2014
Workhorse SeminarConsumer Class Action/Antitrust: A Relationship Driven Practice - Consumer Class Action & Anti Trust Cases in the New Litigation Environment2014
2014 Private Care Association's Best Practices ConferenceTrends in Long-Term Care Litigation2014
Mass Torts Made Perfect - Las VegasThe Rise and Reward of the American Whistleblower.2013
Broward County Guardianship Association Education DayLong Term Care Insurance - How to get the maximum out of LTC insurance policies problems and issues2013
Regional Education Conference - Care & ConquerAsk the Experts2011
Florida Justice Association Annual ConventionLong Term Care Insurance - An Emerging Area of the Law2011
Alzheimer's Community CareLong Term Care Insurance and the Law2011
2011 Private Care Association's Annual ConferenceNavigating Long-Term Care Reimbursement2011
2011 Al J. Cone Trial Advocacy InstituteDirect Examination of a Lay Witness2011