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Steven Jaffe

Farmer Jaffe Weissing Edwards Fistos & Lerhman P.L.
425 N. Andrews Avenue
Suite 2
Fort Lauderdale, FL 33301
800-400-1098
www.PathToJustice.com


Steven R. Jaffe

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, for the past fifteen years. He continues to serve class action clients in 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 is AV rated 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 at "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 Leaders Forum, a member of the Broward County Bar Association Professionalism Committee (1999-present) and is on the Board of Directors of the Stephen Booher Inns of Court (2000-present). He is also a member of the Florida Justice Association, 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 Alzheimer's disease and has been an active fundraiser for the past decade. 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 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 Legal Aid Services of Broward County, Inc.

Practice Areas:
       
  • Class Actions
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  • Long Term Care Insurance Denials
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  • Personal Injury

Bar & Court Admissions:
       
  • Florida
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  • Colorado
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  • U.S. District Court, Southern District of Florida
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  • U.S. District Court, Middle District of Florida
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  • U.S. District Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit
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  • Northern District Court of Illinois

Education:
       
  • Samford University, Cumberland School of Law, LL.B. Bachelor of Laws
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  • Florida State University, BS - Bachelors of Science

Awards & Honors:
       
  • Named to The Best Lawyers in America
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  • Martindale-Hubbell AV Rated
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  • South Florida Legal Guide Top Florida Lawyer
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  • National Trial Lawyer Association, Florida's Top 100 Trial Lawyers
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  • ALM & Martindale-Hubbell's, Top Rated Lawyers in Personal Injury & Medical Malpractice Law
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  • Best Lawyers “Lawyer of the Year 2013,” Class Actions – Plaintiffs
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  • Florida Super Lawyer - 2014
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  • Crohn's & Colitis Foundation of America's Volunteer of the Year – 2011
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  • Crohn's & Colitis Foundation of America's Hope Award – 2013
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  • REALTOR Association of Greater Fort Lauderdale, Inc.'s Presidential Distinguished Services Award  – 2012
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  • 10/10, “Superb” Rating by Avvo.com

Classes / Seminars Taught:
       
  • "Consumer Class Action/Antitrust: A Relationship Driven Practice - Consumer Class Actions & Antitrust Cases in the New Litigation Environment," Florida Justice Association Workhorse Seminar, 2014
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  • "Cases Already on Your Doorstep: Securities and Business Tort Litigation," Florida Justice Association Workhorse Seminar, 2014
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  • "The Rise of the American Whistleblower," Mass Torts Made Perfect Conference, 2013
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  • "Long Term Care Insurance - How to Get the Minimum Out of LTC Insurance Policies Problems and Issues", Broward County Guardianship Association Education Day, 2013
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  • "Ask the Experts", Regional Education Convergence - Care & Conquer, 2011
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  • "Long Term Care - An Emerging Area of Law", Florida Justice Association, 2011
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  • "Long Term Care Insurance and the Law", Alzheimer's Community Care, 2011
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  • "Navigating Long-Term Care Reimbursement", 2011 Private Care Association's Annual Conference, 2011
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  • "Direct Examination of A Lay Witness", 2011 Al J. Cone Trial Advocacy Institute, 2011

Professional Associations:
       
  • American Association for Justice - Leaders Forum Member
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  • Broward County Bar Association – Member
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  • Broward County Justice Association – Member & Past President
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  • Class Action Trial Lawyers Association – Member
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  • Crohn's and Colitis Foundation of America FL Chapter – Board of Trustees
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  • Florida Justice Association – Board Member
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  • Legal Aid Services of Broward County, Inc. – Board Member
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  • Mass Tort Trial Lawyers Association – Member
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  • National Trial Lawyers Association – Member
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  • Stephen R. Booher American Inn of Court – Board Member
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  • The Florida Bar – Member