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Steven Richard Jaffe

Class action Attorney at Fort Lauderdale, FL

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Practice areas
  1. Class action
    90%
    Class actions have long been an essential mechanism in our legal system for allowing persons who’ve been victims of the same unlawful acts or practices to bring similar claims in one case in one court. They can provide Class Members money damages; various types of court orders to stop the unlawful practice; or court orders declaring a practice unlawful. Class actions may be brought in state or federal courts, and may involve Class Members in one state, several states or throughout the country.

    27 years

  2. Personal injury
    10%
    Personal injury cases we handle include but are not limited to: auto, car, truck, motorcycle, & boat accidents; helicopter or airplane crashes; construction site accidents; slip-and-falls; medical, doctor, or healthcare provider mistakes & malpractice; nursing home neglect or abuse; school-related accidents and sporting event injuries; workplace or employment accidents or illnesses; and injuries and sicknesses from pollution, unsafe or defective products and drugs (prescription & street drugs).

    38 years

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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Licensed for 38 years
State FL
Status Member in Good Standing
Acquired 1984
Updated 11/23/2022
State CO
Status Administrative - Not authorized to practice
Acquired 1993
Updated 10/04/2022

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.

Contact Steven

Farmer, Jaffe, Weissing, Edwards, Fistos & Lehrman, P.L.
425 N. Andrews Avenue
Ste. 2
Fort Lauderdale, FL, 33301-3268

Reviews

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Posted by anonymous | April 16, 2018
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I reached out to Mr. Jaffe for some advice and direction. He was very courteous and answered my questions politely. I would recommend him to anyone who would like a lawyer with integrity, he is your man! He gave me good advice and I will definitely follow it. USN Veteran
Posted by John | January 6, 2015
Great Legal Team to Work With
Steve Jaffe has been a true professional supporting our family legal needs. I can sleep at night knowing that Steve and the legal team at his firm are in our corner.

Cost

Rates
  • Contingency 33%-40%

Resume

AVVO RATING 10.0 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Partner
  • Farmer Jaffe Weissing et al.
  • 2010 - Present
  • Partner
  • Aronovitz Jaffe
  • 1998 - 2008

Education

  • Samford University, Cumberland School of Law
  • LL.B - Bachelor of Laws
  • 1983
  • Florida State University
  • BS - Bachelor of Science
  • 1980

Legal Cases

  • Ruderman v. Washington National Insurance Company
  • Class Cert granted

Associations

  • Legal Aid Society of Broward County
  • Board of Directors
  • 2013 - Present
  • Coast to Coast Legal Aid of South Florida
  • Board of Directors
  • 2013 - Present
  • Legal Aid Services of Broward County, Inc.
  • Board Member
  • 2013 - Present
  • Class Action Trial Lawyers Association
  • Member
  • 2012 - Present
  • American Association for Justice
  • Leaders Forum Member
  • 2012 - Present
  • Florida Justice Association
  • Board of Directors
  • 2009 - Present
  • 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
  • Broward County Justice Association
  • Past President
  • 2010 - 2011
  • Crohn's and Colitis Foundation of America Fl Chapter
  • Board of Trustees
  • 2009 - 2011
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Awards

  • 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
  • Hope Award
  • Crohn’s & Colitis Foundation of America
  • 2013
  • Lawyer of the Year - Class Actions Plaintiffs
  • Best Lawyers
  • 2013
  • Top Rated Lawyer
  • ALM & Martindale-Hubbell
  • 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
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Speaking Engagements

  • 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
  • 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
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Attorney endorsements

Received (3)
Given (3)
Class action Attorney | May 06
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I have been working extensively with Steve Jaffe as co-counsel on many class action cases involving unsolicited junk faxes, which violate a federal statute, the Telephone Consumer Protection Act (TCPA). Mr. Jaffe brings to the table not only a lot of class-action and litigation experience, but he is extremely responsive and a good guy as well. It's a pleasure to work with him and I highly recommend him and his firm."
Class action Attorney | Jul 29
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. He is diligent, trustworthy and practices at an extremely high level. His clients will receive excellent service."
Class action Attorney | Jun 21
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Steve is an excellent lawyer with a great reputation."

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Fort Lauderdale Class action Lawyer Steven Richard Jaffe
Steven Richard Jaffe
Class action Attorney
Fort Lauderdale, FL
Licensed for 38 years