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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|FL||Member in Good Standing||1984||09/08/2015|
|Award name||Grantor||Date granted|
|Florida Super Lawyer||Super Lawyer Magazine||2015|
|Top One Percent||National Association of Distinguished Counsel||2015|
|Best Lawyer||The Best Lawyers in America||2015|
|Florida Super Lawyer||Super Lawyers Magazine||2014|
|Top Lawyer||South Florida Legal Guide||2014|
|Best Lawyers||Best Lawyers in America||2014|
|Lawyer of the Year - Class Actions Plaintiffs||Best Lawyers||2013|
|Top Rated Lawyer||ALM & Martindale-Hubbell||2013|
|Hope Award||Crohn’s & Colitis Foundation of America||2013|
|Top Lawyer in Personal Injury Law||National Law Journal||2013|
|Top Lawyer||South Florida Legal Guide||2013|
|Best Lawyers||Best Lawyers in America||2013|
|Top Rated Lawyer||ALM & Martindale-Hubbell||2012|
|Presidential Distinguished Service Award||REALTOR® Association of Greater Fort Lauderdale, Inc.||2012|
|Top Lawyer||South Florida Legal Guide||2012|
|Volunteer of the Year||Crohn's and Colitis Foundation of America||2010|
|AV Preeminent 5.0 out of 5 Peer Review Rated||Martindale-Hubbell||2007|
|Florida's Top 100 Trial Lawyers||National Trial Lawyers Association||N/A|
|Partner||Farmer Jaffe Weissing et al.||2010 - Present|
|Partner||Aronovitz Jaffe||1998 - 2008|
|Association name||Position name||Duration|
|Legal Aid Services of Broward County, Inc.||Board Member||2013 - Present|
|Coast to Coast Legal Aid of South Florida||Board of Directors||2013 - Present|
|Legal Aid Society of Broward County||Board of Directors||2013 - Present|
|American Association for Justice||Leaders Forum Member||2012 - Present|
|Class Action Trial Lawyers Association||Member||2012 - Present|
|Broward County Justice Association||Past President||2010 - 2011|
|Florida Justice Association||Board of Directors||2009 - Present|
|Crohn's and Colitis Foundation of America Fl Chapter||Board of Trustees||2009 - 2011|
|Stephen R. Booher American Inn of Court||Board Member||2005 - Present|
|Broward County Bar Association||Member||1984 - Present|
|Mass Tort Trial Lawyers Association||Member||N/A|
|National Trial Lawyers Association||Member||N/A|
|The Florida Bar||Member||N/A|
|Ruderman v. Washington National Insurance Company||Class Cert granted|
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|Samford University, Cumberland School of Law||N/A||LL.B - Bachelor of Laws||1983|
|Florida State University||Criminology||BS - Bachelor of Science||1980|
|2015 Workhorse Seminar||Moderated the Business Torts – How Personal Injury Lawyers Can Expand Their Practices Without Having to Leave Their Offices session||2015|
|2015 National Consumer Class Action Litigation Conference||Class Action Objectors: the Process, Common Structural Objections and other issues including cy pres and coupon settlements”||2015|
|Workhorse Seminar||Cases Already On your Doorstep: Securities & Business Tort Litigation||2014|
|Workhorse Seminar||Consumer Class Action/Antitrust: A Relationship Driven Practice - Consumer Class Action & Anti Trust Cases in the New Litigation Environment||2014|
|2014 Private Care Association's Best Practices Conference||Trends in Long-Term Care Litigation||2014|
|Mass Torts Made Perfect - Las Vegas||The Rise and Reward of the American Whistleblower.||2013|
|Broward County Guardianship Association Education Day||Long Term Care Insurance - How to get the maximum out of LTC insurance policies problems and issues||2013|
|Regional Education Conference - Care & Conquer||Ask the Experts||2011|
|Florida Justice Association Annual Convention||Long Term Care Insurance - An Emerging Area of the Law||2011|
|Alzheimer's Community Care||Long Term Care Insurance and the Law||2011|
|2011 Private Care Association's Annual Conference||Navigating Long-Term Care Reimbursement||2011|
|2011 Al J. Cone Trial Advocacy Institute||Direct Examination of a Lay Witness||2011|