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Stephen R Jaffe

Employment and labor Attorney at San Francisco, CA

5.0   21 reviews

also known as The Jaffe Law Firm

  • State Years
    New York - NY 40 years
    Dist. of Columbia - DC 42 years
    California - CA 52 years
    Oregon - OR 43 years
  • Licensed for 40 years
    State NY
    Acquired 1984
    Status
    Currently Registered No misconduct found
  • Licensed for 42 years
    State DC
    Acquired 1981
    Status
    Good Standing No misconduct found
  • Licensed for 52 years
    State CA
    Acquired 1971
    Status
    Active No misconduct found
  • Licensed for 43 years
    State OR
    Acquired 1981
    Status
    Resigned No misconduct found

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

About Stephen

Learn Stephen’s areas of practice.

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Practice area
  1. Employment and labor
    100%
    Discrimination; Harassment; Wrongful Termination; Severance Packages; False Claims Act; Qui Tam; Whistleblower; Employee Contracts; Pregnancy Discrimination See my website for more details: www.JaffeTrialLaw.com

    53 years, 4,000 cases

I am an employment trial lawyer with fifty years of experience. I represent only employees, never employers. If you have been the victim of wrongful or illegal conduct in the workplace, wrongful termination, retaliation, unlawful discrimination or sexual harassment, I would like to try to help you.


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Admissions:  1971, California, 1972, U.S. Court of Appeals, Ninth Circuit and U.S. District Court, Northern and Central Districts of California; 1976, U.S. Supreme Court; 1981, Oregon (inactive) and U.S. District Court, District of Oregon; 1982, District of Columbia; 1983, U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Michigan; 1984, New York; 1996, U.S. District Court, Eastern District of California; 1998, Michigan (inactive)

 

 Judge Pro Tempore: Los Angeles County Superior Court, 1977-1981; Marin County Superior Court, 1989-1996; Los Angeles County Municipal Court: Los Angeles Judicial District, 1976-1981; Beverly Hills Judicial District, 1977-1981; Marin County Municipal Court, 1989—. National Arbitrator, American Arbitration Association, 1975-1979. Judicial Arbitrator, Marin County, Superior Court 1989-1996. Speaker: "Winning in Court: Jury Selection, Opening Statement, Closing Argument, Jury Instructions, National Education Network, August 27, 1993. Who's Who In American Law, 2nd, 3rd, 4th Ed., et seq. President, 1991-1994 and Director, 1988-1994, Alpine Meadows Lake Tahoe Ski Education Foundation. President, 1991-1993 and Director, 1989-1994, Lake Tahoe Community Trust, Trustee, 1994-1995; Tahoe Mountain School, Chairman, Board of Directors, 1994-1996; Dollar Point Subdivision Homeowners Association. President, 1994-1996 and Director, 1992-1996, Far West Ski Competition, Inc. (division of the United States Ski Association). Director, Eugene, Oregon Symphony Association, 1981-1984.

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Laura's Law Debate at the Bar Association of SF on July 10, 2014.
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Location

The Jaffe Law Firm
1 Sansome Street
Suite 3500
San Francisco, CA, 94104

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Reviews

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Posted by anonymous | August 12, 2020
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Thoughtful, decisive, and thorough representation
When I was suddenly let go from my position, I was frustrated, angry, and scared. I felt very alone, and even ashamed. I knew my employer was in the wrong, but I wasn't sure exactly how, or what steps to take to hold them accountable. Stephen knew. He and his staff were efficient, diligent, and ensured that I was informed and approved of every step they took. My issue was settled very favorably within 2 weeks. While I hope that I do not need his services again, I would not hesitate to contact Stephen if the need arose, and I recommend him without hesitation.
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Posted by anonymous | September 30, 2016
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Wrongful termination client 9/30/2016
Mr. Jaffe was terrific. His efforts on my behalf helped me resovle an employment issue in a very short time, which prevented a great deal of stress for me. His experience and confidence were clear from the outset and this helped me overcome my anxiety. The results were more than I expected. I would recommend Mr. Jaffe to anyone needing legal representation.
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Posted by anonymous | August 31, 2016
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
A best-in-class employment attorney
When my company breached several federal and state laws, I was grateful Stephen recognized the misconduct, agreed to represent me and was straight about expectations. His confidence and support was what exactly I needed during a distressing, uncertain time. Stephen was able to settle the case and in the process of arriving at an agreement, he was nothing short of professional, efficient, knowledgeable and prompt in all responses to both myself and the legal department. His very targeted, relevant messages to the firm resulted in a significant victory for us. I would recommend Stephen hands down for anyone looking to resolve their case with experience, proficiency, and expediency. I note that Stephen is also a very genuine, well intentioned person.
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Posted by anonymous | March 31, 2016
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Excellent lawyer, respectful and fights for the rights of employees.
Mr. Jaffe beyond met my expectations as an attorney. I was in difficult position with my case and even though my company was headquartered in San Francisco and I was employed in another state, he helped me resolve my issue with my employer before any drastic legal matters were necessary. He comes with my highest recommendation.
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Posted by Lana | June 6, 2014
Great lawyer and kind person
I lost a long term employment and needed legal help. I was very fortunate to have Stephen Jaffe represent me and help to negotiate separation agreement. His confidence, advice, reassurance and kindness helped me a great deal during this very difficult for me process. I highly recommend Stephen Jaffe, you will be represented by very skilled and caring lawyer.
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Posted by anonymous | May 18, 2014
A Great Attorney To Have On Your Side!
This was the first time I needed a lawyer and I am extremely happy that I chose Stephen Jaffe. He agreed to take my unusual same-sex gender discrimination case even though it wouldn’t be a huge money-maker for him. He works with you directly, is easy to talk with, and genuinely cares about your legal situation. Stephen was immensely effective in obtaining a settlement that exceeded my expectations. His ability to take complex issues and communicate and negotiate on his clients behalf is his strength above his contemporaries. If you’re looking for a knowledgeable, proactive, hard-working, and honest attorney, who is not afraid to fight for you, call Stephen Jaffe. I think you will be very satisfied.
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Posted by anonymous | April 28, 2014
Fantastic Result!
I contacted Stephen Jaffe in the wake of wrongful conduct, retaliation, and other sensitive workplace issues. From the first conversation to the last, he was well-balanced, combining professional efficiency and acumen with a relaxed disposition and understanding. Mr. Jaffe was bold when the situation required, respectful of me and others in the situation, and attentive to the tense and shifting atmosphere. What I feared would be a long and arduous case resulted in the opposite: a swift and just resolution. If you are looking for an attorney who will be honest and direct, is confident and deliberate, and capable of deft negotiations, look no farther.
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Posted by Stephanie O. | April 28, 2014
A knowledgeable lawyer with a heart!
I was in need of advice from an employment lawyer regarding a severance package with a large SF firm. I scheduled an appointment to meet Mr. Jaffe and within the first 2 minutes of meeting him, I knew he was a compassionate, understanding lawyer. He took my case, even when it was clear it would be a difficult one. He was straightforward and let me know exactly what to expect. Throughout the entire process, Mr. Jaffe and his team made me feel completely involved and they never did anything without my approval or thoughts. The end result was a success due to Mr. Jaffe’s years of knowledge and experience. He fights for the underdog and is definitely my hero. If you want someone that is honest, caring and who has the utmost integrity, I recommend Stephen Jaffe!
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Posted by Katie | April 27, 2014
Excellent Results
Mr Jaffe was very knowledgeable and considerate. He knew exactly what to do and my situation with my employer was resolved after just one phone call!
Posted by James | August 23, 2013
Terrific Lawyer and a Great Person
Stephen Jaffe represents the noble side of the legal profession; beyond his exceptional integrity and legal acumen, Stephen brings compassion and context. We were new to the area and needed legal help in a time-sensitive situation. The case was one of first impression, and had many moving parts. It was also a case that became high profile and placed enormous pressures on our family. Despite it being outside his standard "sweet spot," Stephen was recommended by a friend-of-a-friend (notably, by someone who had litigated against Stephen and had tremendous respect for him). Stephen was able to find a simple solution in our highly charged and complicated situation. The other side used big dollars and dirty tactics, and yet we found a resolution. I recommend him with complete confidence.
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Posted by Alex D | August 11, 2013
STOP LOOKING FOR A LAWYER, JAFFE IS IT!
Stephen Jaffe helped me negotiate my current employment contract. The draft contract proposed by my employer did not meet my needs and Stephen addressed each and every sentence in the contract to make sure that I got a fair deal. He was smart, knowledgeable, fair, and he did very a very high quality job. All I can say is that I will not sign any legal document without his advise! ....And, as a bonus, his fee was very reasonable!
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Posted by Francis | August 9, 2013
Timely, concise and efficient
Unable to comprehend certain elements of an agreement between me and my employer, I contacted Mr Jaffe for assistance. Within two hours, he telephoned and provided an efficient, concise and easy to understand description of the agreement. In the same manner, he recommended some portions of the agreement be removed or modified such that I receive fair protection with respect to any action my employer might take against me. Mr Jaffe's notion of service is hard to find in any industry. Highly recommended.
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Posted by Linda | May 30, 2011
Highly Recommended
Stephen Jaffe is a person of incredible morality, dedication, and diligence. I had a very sensitive matter I had to deal with and had doubts that I would be able to find adequate representation as my case required going up against intimidating government bureaucracies. This did not stop Stephen Jaffe! He was highly recommended to me by other lawyers for being the best Employment and Litigation Lawyer around and when I told him of my unjust story he took it as a personal goal to ensure that I received the justice I deserved. I’ve worked with many lawyers and Stephen Jaffe is by far the best lawyer I have encountered! He diligently navigated the process, answered all my questions, and kept me thoroughly informed the entire way. Needless to say he won my case and even followed up with me afterwards to ensure that I did not have any unanswered questions. Stephen Jaffe’s compassion for justice is unparallel and I highly recommend him to anyone.
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Posted by anonymous | August 11, 2009
Highly Recommended
No words could begin to derive at the level of promptness, professionalism, dedication and work ethic of Mr. Jaffe. What a phenominal attorney. From the beginning of my case, until the very end and thereafter, so determined, polished and on top of all matters pertaining to my case. I live all the way across the United States, yet you would have never known. Mr. Jaffe kept me very well informed via email, phone, etc., despite the vast distance and change in time. Due to the sensitive nature of my case, he is also a confidant, counselor, and very understanding man. He always protected me and my feelings, as his client, telling me "I got this, don't worry". He is so knowledgeable......I took the time to read EVERY piece of work he prepared on my behalf and each time I was literally lost for words. He worked SO HARD, who wouldn't want someone like that on their side? The depth of his work screamed loudly at me that he must've stayed up many nights in preparation of my case. He quickly responded to all of my legal needs, questions, concerns, etc., in a more than timely manner. I don't think there was ever a time that he did not get back to me, almost immediately. I realize that I was not his only client at the time, however, I never felt that way, not once. Mr. Jaffe is extremely optimistic and many times had to boost my level of concerns and confidence. And always did just that. I was informed step by step of the way, very accurately, I must say. Mr. Jaffe exudes confidence, character, and charisma...something that was and is a top priority for me in the attorney selection process. The very minute I spoke to him, I KNEW I wanted and needed him and his experience to represent me. As a client of Mr. Jaffe's, allow me to say that I HIGHLY recommend his services and I would certainly utilize them again myself, should the need ever arise. I trust him, I value his every word because everything he told me, everything he promised me and everything he said he would do.....he certainly delivered. Mr. Jaffe and his team are great to work with. I am honored to have had the opportunity to have such a well respected, knowledgeable, pretigious man working on my behalf. Last but certainly not least, he's fair, he's honest, and he's a winner. I could never thank him enough. His deligent efforts have changed my life and both of my children's lives forever.
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Posted by anonymous | May 27, 2009
Professional to a T
Stephen is the best attorney I have ever worked with. He takes the time to explain all aspects of the process and what matters most. He understands all of the intricacies of our court and mediator based system and has the respect of everyone involved. I cannot say enough about what a great experience I had working with Stephen.
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Posted by anonymous | May 18, 2009
Great experience
Mr. Jaffe was great. He helped me resolve my legal matter quickly and efficiently. He put up with my endless questions, and had the patience of Job. I would recommend him to anyone.
Posted by anonymous | May 13, 2009
excellent attorney
I highly recommend Stephen Jaffe as an extremely professional, knowledgeable and compassionate lawyer. Stephen helped me and my family through really difficult times when no other attorney was willing to take our case. I firmly believe Stephen Jaffe has got what it takes to win your case!
Posted by anonymous | May 12, 2009
My experience with Mr. Jaffe as my legal counsel
When I heard Mr. Jaffe's voice on the phone, I knew right away I had a winner. Mr. Jaffe was very cordial and professional when I met him in person. He was thorough and efficient with my intake. He was sharp and quickly showed me the options in my job severance. Mr. Jaffe gave me well balance advice based on his many years of legal experience. We quickly worked effectively as a team. I found Mr. Jaffe straight forward, trustworthy, analytical, thorough, and highly skilled. But most impressive of all is that he was compassionate, with the understanding that those who sought him were often under tremendous stress and anguish. He put me at ease and I let him do all the negotiation. He was skillful at sensing the atmosphere and quickly took advantage of it. When he was in action, he was effective, deliberate and right on target. I was completely satisfied with the outcome of my case. I would high recommend Mr. Jaffe to anyone who might benefit from his legal service.
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Posted by anonymous | February 13, 2009
Client Review
Stephen Jaffe took on my case when it seemed impossible to find representation. The case had great merit, yet no one else would go against the Goliath ($$$$). Mr Jaffe not only went up against them, he gave me the closure needed, as well as securing me the additional help I required to survive a horrific ordeal. I have no words to ever thank him fully, and my recommendation of his services could not be higher.
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Posted by anonymous | February 4, 2009
Highly Recommended!!!
“Stephen's resolute and confident disposition, broad experience and profound knowledge of employment law, were a formidable combination of qualities to oppose which facilitated quick and smooth negotiations and the final resolution to my dispute with a big corporation. Highly recommended!!!”
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Cost

Rates
  • Free Consultation 15 minutes
  • Contingency 33%-40%
  • Retainer Sometimes
Payment methods
Cash, Check

Resume

AVVO RATING 10.0 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Partner
  • The Jaffe Law Firm
  • 1971 - Present
  • Partner
  • Law Offices Of Stephen R. Jaffe
  • 1971 - Present

Education

  • Wayne State Univ Law School
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 1970
  • Univ of Michigan
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 1967
  • Cranbrook School
  • Diploma
  • 1963

Sample of Legal Cases

  • Muniz v. UPS, Inc.
  • Affirmed trial court granting attorneys fees.
  • Mangano v. Verity, Inc., 167 Cal.App.4th 944 (6th Dist. Ct of Appeal - 2008)
  • Affirmed lower court ruling on attorney fees
  • McCann vs. Alaska Airlines, 758 F. Supp. 559 (N.D. Cal 1991)
  • Settlement
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Associations

  • Living Free Animal Sanctuary
  • Board Member
  • 2022 - Present
  • Democrats of the Desert
  • President
  • 2021 - Present
  • Edward J. McFetridge American Inn of Court - San Francisco
  • Master of the Bench
  • 2018 - Present
  • Animal Legal Defense Fund
  • Pro Bono Attorney
  • 2017 - Present
  • American Federation of Aviculture
  • Legal Counsel
  • 2017 - Present
  • Jewish Bar Association of San Francisco
  • Director
  • 2017 - Present
  • San Francisco South Beach District 6 Democratic Club
  • President
  • 2017 - Present
  • Federal Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2015 - Present
  • Taxpayers Against Fraud
  • Member
  • 2015 - Present
  • United States District Court for the Eastern District of California
  • Admitted Member
  • 1996 - Present
  • New York Bar
  • Member
  • 1984 - Present
  • District of Columbia Bar
  • Member
  • 1982 - Present
  • U.S. Supreme Court
  • Admitted Member
  • 1976 - Present
  • U.S. District Court Central District of California
  • Admitted Member
  • 1972 - Present
  • U.S. District Court Northern District of California
  • Admitted Member
  • 1971 - Present
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 9th Circuit
  • Admitted Member
  • 1971 - Present
  • State Bar of California
  • Member
  • 1971 - Present
  • National Employment Lawyers Association
  • Member
  • N/A
  • South Beach/Rincon/Mission Bay Neighborhood Association
  • Member
  • N/A
  • American Bar Association
  • Member
  • N/A
  • American Constitution Society for Law and Policy
  • Member
  • N/A
  • University of Michigan Alumni Association
  • Member
  • N/A
  • California Employment Lawyers Association
  • Member
  • N/A
  • American Association for Justice, Employment Rights Section
  • Member
  • N/A
  • Consumer Attorneys Of California
  • Member
  • N/A
  • CABAL - SF Bay Area Plaintiff's Employment Lawyers Association
  • Member
  • N/A
  • San Francisco Paralegal Association
  • Steering Committee Attorney Member
  • 2016 - 2016
  • San Francisco South Beach District 6 Democratic Club
  • Vice President and General Cousel
  • 2015 - 2016
  • San Francisco South Beach District 6 Democratic Club
  • Treasurer
  • 2013 - 2014
  • State Bar of Michigan
  • Member
  • 1998 - 2004
  • Dollar Point Homeowners Association
  • President
  • 1994 - 1996
  • Tahoe Mountain School
  • Chairman, Board of Directors
  • 1994 - 1996
  • Lake Tahoe Community Trust
  • Trustee
  • 1994 - 1995
  • Far West Ski Competion, Inc. - Division of the US Ski Association
  • Director
  • 1992 - 1996
  • Lake Tahoe Community Trust
  • President
  • 1991 - 1993
  • Alpine Meadows Lake Tahoe Ski Education Foundation
  • President
  • 1991 - 1994
  • Marin County Municipal Court
  • Judge Pro Tempore, Marin County Municipal Court
  • 1989 - 1989
  • Marin County Superior Court
  • Judge Pro Tempore: Marin County Superior Court
  • 1989 - 1996
  • Lake Tahoe Community Trust
  • Director
  • 1989 - 1991
  • Marin County Superior court
  • Judicial Arbitrator
  • 1989 - 1996
  • Alpine Meadows Lake Tahoe Ski Education Foundation
  • Director
  • 1988 - 1991
  • United States District Court for the Eastern District of Michigan
  • Admitted Memeber
  • 1983 - 1994
  • Oregon State Bar
  • Member
  • 1981 - 1994
  • Eugene Oregon Symphony Association
  • Director
  • 1981 - 1984
  • United States District Court for the District of Oregon
  • Admitted Member
  • 1981 - 1994
  • Marquis Who's Who In American Law
  • Member
  • 1980 - 2022
  • Los Angeles County Superior Court
  • Judge Pro Tempore: Los Angeles County Superior Court
  • 1977 - 1981
  • Beverly Hills Judicial District
  • Judge Pro Tempore: Los Angeles County Superior Court
  • 1976 - 1981
  • Los Angeles County Municipal Court
  • Judge Pro Tem, Los Angeles Municipal Court
  • 1976 - 1981
  • American Arbitration Association
  • National Arbitrator
  • 1975 - 1979
  • National Employment Lawyers Association
  • Member
  • N/A
  • San Francisco Trial Lawyers Association
  • Member
  • N/A
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • AV Preeminent 5.0 out of 5 Peer Review Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2022
  • Rated Superb 10.0
  • Avvo
  • 2022
  • Northern California Super Lawyer
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2022
  • AV Preeminent 5.0 out of 5 Peer Review Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2021
  • Northern California Super Lawyer
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2021
  • Rated Superb 10.0
  • Avvo
  • 2021
  • AV Preeminent 5.0 out of 5 Peer Review Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2020
  • Northern California Super Lawyer
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2020
  • Rated Superb 10.0
  • Avvo
  • 2020
  • AV Preeminent 5.0 out of 5 Peer Review Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2019
  • Northern California Super Lawyer
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2019
  • Rated Superb 10.0
  • Avvo
  • 2019
  • Rated Superb 10.0
  • Avvo
  • 2018
  • AV Preeminent 5.0 out of 5 Peer Review Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell®
  • 2018
  • Northern California Super Lawyer
  • Super Lawyers Magazine
  • 2018
  • Northern California Top Attorney
  • San Francisco Magazine
  • 2018
  • Rated Superb 10.0
  • Avvo
  • 2017
  • AV Preeminent 5.0 out of 5 Peer Review Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell®
  • 2017
  • Northern California Top Attorney
  • San Francisco Magazine
  • 2017
  • Northern California Super Lawyer
  • Super Lawyers Magazine
  • 2017
  • Northern California Super Lawyer
  • Super Lawyers Magazine
  • 2016
  • Northern California Top Attorney
  • San Francisco Magazine
  • 2016
  • Rated Superb 10.0
  • Avvo
  • 2016
  • AV Preeminent 5.0 out of 5 Peer Review Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell®
  • 2016
  • Rated Superb 10.0
  • Avvo
  • 2015
  • AV Preeminent 5.0 out of 5 Peer Review Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2015
  • One of the Top 3 Employment Lawyers in San Francisco
  • threebestrated.com
  • 2015
  • Northern California Top Attorney
  • San Francisco Magazine
  • 2015
  • Northern California Super Lawyer
  • Super Lawyers Magazine
  • 2015
  • AV Preeminent 5.0 out of 5 Peer Review Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2014
  • Rated Superb 10.0
  • Avvo
  • 2014
  • Northern California Top Attorney
  • San Francisco Magazine
  • 2014
  • Northern California Super Lawyer
  • Super Lawyers Magazine
  • 2014
  • AV Preeminent 5.0 out of 5 Peer Review Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2013
  • Rated Superb 10.0
  • Avvo
  • 2013
  • San Francisco's Top Rated Lawyers
  • American Lawyer
  • 2013
  • Northern California Super Lawyer
  • Super Lawyers Magazine
  • 2012
  • Northern California Top Attorney
  • San Francisco Magazine and Law & Politics Magazine
  • 2012
  • AV Preeminent 5.0 out of 5 Peer Review Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2012
  • Top Lawyer
  • American Lawyer
  • 2012
  • Rated Superb 10.0
  • Avvo
  • 2012
  • Northern Califronia Top Attorney
  • San Francisco Magazine and Law & Politics Magazine
  • 2011
  • Northern California Super Lawyer
  • Super Lawyers Magazine
  • 2011
  • AV Preeminent 5.0 out of 5 Peer Review Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2011
  • Rated Superb 10.0
  • Avvo
  • 2011
  • Rated Superb 10.0
  • Avvo
  • 2010
  • AV Preeminent 5.0 out of 5 Peer Review Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2010
  • Northern California Super Lawyer
  • Super Lawyers Magazine
  • 2010
  • Northern Califronia Top Attorney
  • San Francisco Magazine
  • 2010
  • Rated Superb 10.0
  • Avvo
  • 2009
  • AV Preeminent 5.0 out of 5 Peer Review Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2009
  • AV Preeminent 5.0 out of 5 Peer Review Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2008
  • AV Preeminent 5.0 out of 5 Peer Review Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2007
  • AV Preeminent 5.0 out of 5 Peer Review Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2006
  • AV Preeminent 5.0 out of 5 Peer Review Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2005
  • AV Preeminent 5.0 out of 5 Peer Review Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2004
  • AV Preeminent 5.0 out of 5 Peer Review Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2003
  • AV Preeminent 5.0 out of 5 Peer Review Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2002
  • AV Preeminent 5.0 out of 5 Peer Review Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2001
  • AV Preeminent 5.0 out of 5 Peer Review Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2000
  • AV Preeminent 5.0 out of 5 Peer Review Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 1999
  • AV Preeminent 5.0 out of 5 Peer Review Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 1998
  • AV Preeminent 5.0 out of 5 Peer Review Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 1997
  • AV Preeminent 5.0 out of 5 Peer Review Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 1996
  • AV Preeminent 5.0 out of 5 Peer Review Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 1995
  • AV Preeminent 5.0 out of 5 Peer Review Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 1994
  • AV Preeminent 5.0 out of 5 Peer Review Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 1993
  • AV Preeminent 5.0 out of 5 Peer Review Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 1992
  • AV Preeminent 5.0 out of 5 Peer Review Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 1991
  • AV Preeminent 5.0 out of 5 Peer Review Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 1990
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Publications

  • San Francisco Chronicle
  • Carpenter Fired For Saving Raccoon From Trap At Construction Site
  • 2015
  • San Francisco Daily Journal
  • Sweet Service
  • 2014
  • San Francisco Daily Journal
  • Teenager's Legal Case...
  • 2014
  • San Francisco Daily Journal
  • Booker v. City of Richmond
  • 2013
  • The Recorder
  • Muniz v. United Parcel Service, Inc.
  • 2013
  • San Francisco Weekly
  • Newt Gingrich's Favorite Jewelry Store is Being Sued For Racial Discrimination
  • 2012
  • Daily Journal
  • A Year After Lawyer Listserv Debacle, Questions Remain
  • 2012
  • The Carmel Pine Cone
  • Tiffany Lawsuit Moved To Federal Courthouse
  • 2012
  • Daily Journal
  • Disappointment Over Coverage of Listserv Dispute
  • 2011
  • Daily Journal
  • Firm Rebuked Over Listserv Comments
  • 2011
  • Daily Journal
  • Listserv Off Limits In Discovery Battle
  • 2011
  • Daily Journal
  • Listserv Is Fair Game, Paul Hastings Says
  • 2011
  • Daily Journal
  • Fight Over Listserv Escalates
  • 2011
  • Daily Jounal
  • Listservs Are Not Public Forums
  • 2011
  • The Carmel Pine Cone
  • Ex-Tiffany Worker In Racism Lawsuit
  • 2011
  • Contra Costa Times
  • Perenon Out After 25 Years At BOD
  • 2010
  • Oakland Tribune
  • Stunner: Bishop O'Dowd High football coach is out
  • 2010
  • ibabuzz.com
  • Perenon Dismissed As O'Dowd Football Coach
  • 2010
  • SFGate.com
  • Nickerson Named New O'Dowd Coach
  • 2010
  • Daily Journal
  • Subpoena of Trial Bar Stirs Fears
  • 2010
  • SeeLodi.com
  • No Bad Administrator Left Behind
  • 2009
  • The Sacramento Bee
  • El Dorado DA rules deputies justified in '07 fatal shooting of man
  • 2009
  • The Sacramento Bee
  • DA clears El Dorado deputies in ambush shooting case
  • 2009
  • Lodi News Sentinel
  • Hearing Date Set For LUSD Discrimination Suit
  • 2008
  • Lodi News Sentinel
  • Teachers file lawsuit against former Lodi Unified principal
  • 2008
  • The San Jose Mercury News
  • Man Suing Chamber of Commerce
  • 2008
  • The Sacramento Bee
  • Deputies drop lawsuit against shooter's mom
  • 2008
  • Lodi News Sentinel
  • Teachers sue Lodi Unified, former McAuliffe principal
  • 2008
  • San Francisco Chronicle
  • Matier & Ross
  • 2006
  • The Burlington Free Press
  • POWER GAMES AND MEDICAL RECORDS
  • 2002
  • The Detroit News
  • DUBYA AND THE CROSS
  • 2001
  • San Francisco Chronicle
  • BIG BROTHER ONBOARD
  • 2001
  • Detroit Free Press
  • Even Well-Intentioned Discrimination Is Injustice
  • 2001
  • The Detroit News
  • Preserve Freedom Of Expression
  • 2001
  • Detroit Free Press
  • MORAL SCANDAL IN HEALTH INSURANCE: Don't Get Sick with the Wrong Illness
  • 2001
  • Detroit Free Press
  • MEDICATING FOR TRIAL
  • 2001
  • The Detroit News
  • Mental Illness Is No Laughing Matter
  • 2000
  • The Detroit News
  • Holding Talk Show Liable Makes No Legal Sense And Chills Speech
  • 1999
  • The Detriot News
  • In Divisive Abortion Battle, Man Is The Forgotten Factor
  • 1999
  • The Detroit News
  • Roosevelt Generation Is No Better Than Any Other
  • 1999
  • The Detroit News
  • Controversial Art Exhibit Serves Noble Social Purpose
  • 1999
  • The Detroit News
  • Duty Demanded That Barry Explain His Decision Without Being Elusive
  • 1999
  • The Detroit News
  • Detroit: Focus On Neighborhoods
  • 1999
  • The Detroit News
  • Big Brother, Price Check On Aisle 5
  • 1999
  • The Detroit News
  • Reducing The Number Of Handguns Prevents Injuries And Even Deaths
  • 1999
  • The Detroit News
  • PERJURY IN AMERICA
  • 1998
  • The Detroit News
  • LAWYER BASHING AND ATTICUS FINCH
  • 1998
  • Daily Journal
  • Suit Challenges Arbitration Clause
  • 1994
  • Daily Journal
  • Employee Challenges Arbitration Requirement
  • 1994
  • The Victoria Advocate
  • Estrada's Wife Files Lawsuit
  • 1980
  • The Sydney Morning Herald
  • Wife Accuses Estrada
  • 1980
  • Pittsburgh Post-Gazette
  • Estrada's Wife Warned
  • 1980
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Speaking Engagements

  • SFPA Annual Meeting
  • Updates in Employment Law
  • 2015
  • San Francisco Mental Health Board Meeting
  • LPS Conservatorship
  • 2014
  • Rules Committee
  • Laura's Law
  • 2014
  • Proposition Endorsement Meeting
  • Prop 46
  • 2014
  • Ethan Bearman Radio Talk Show
  • Sexual Harassment in the Workplace
  • 2014
  • Debate
  • Laura's Law
  • 2014
  • Gil Gross Radio Talk Show
  • False Claims Act
  • 2012
  • Winning in Court
  • Opening Statement, Closing Argument, Jury Instructions
  • 1993
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Attorney endorsements

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Employment and labor Attorney | Nov 17
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Stephen has an exceptionally broad knowledge and experience in Employment Law and is an outstanding litigator. I fully endorse Stephen."
Employment and labor Attorney | Oct 27
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Employment and labor Attorney | Apr 28
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Unknown Attorney | Apr 06
Relationship: Other
"I endorse this lawyer."
Employment and labor Attorney | Dec 13
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Employment and labor Attorney | Dec 08
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Steven Jaffe is a very competent and ethical attorney. He has accomplished some amazing results which have made him famous. I am honored to know him and highly recommend Steven Jaffe."
Employment and labor Attorney | Jan 29
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Employment and labor Attorney | Dec 19
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Employment and labor Attorney | Sep 27
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer, he is a dedicated plaintiff only employment law attorney with compassion for his clients."
Employment and labor Attorney | Mar 06
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"Stephen is a very skillful and experienced trial lawyer. With a thorough command of the law, creativity and hard work, he consistently achieves great results for his clients. I fully endorse him."
Contracts and agreements Attorney | Jan 24
Relationship: Supervised lawyer
"I endorse this lawyer enthusiastically. He is a fine, intelligent and industrious advocat for his clients."
Employment and labor Attorney | Jan 03
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Mr. Jaffe is one of the most knowledgeable attorneys that I have ever come across in the field of employment and labor law and I regularly defer to his opinions and recommend that potential clients seek out his expertise."
Employment and labor Attorney | Sep 24
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Mr. Jaffe is a very knowledgeable attorney. He is very experienced in employment/labor law (41 years of legal experiences), kind, interesting, well-rounded, fast-thinking, compassionate and ethical attorney."
General practice Attorney | Jun 29
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Employment and labor Attorney | May 24
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I have worked with Stephen Jaffe on many cases and strongly endorse him. He is an excellent, well-respected attorney who works hard to get the best possible results for his clients."
Employment and labor Attorney | May 23
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"Stephen is a crusader for the rights of employees who have been discriminated, harassed, or wrongfully terminated by their employers. Stephen is a zealous advocate for his clients both inside and outside of the courtroom. He is also a pleasure to work with and is an expert in his field. I would not hesitate in endorsing Stephen Jaffe."
Employment and labor Attorney | Nov 17
Relationship: Friend
"I sincerely recommend Stephen as a specialist in the field of employment law. I would steer any potential clients with an employment or labor issue to him as a matter of course."
Employment and labor Attorney | Nov 15
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I endorse this lawyer's work."
Employment and labor Attorney | Nov 11
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"Stephen Jaffe is a good lawyer! He has a great work ethic and is very knowledgeable in this field. I come to him often with questions myself!"
Employment and labor Attorney | Oct 06
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I endorse this lawyer's work. He is smart, insightful and knowledgeable. He is aggressive and tireless in pursuing the interests of his clients while conducting himself with the highest degree of professionalism."
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