Steven Jaffe

Partner

Personal Info:

800­-400-­1098 [email protected]

Practice Areas:

Class ActionsLong Term Care Insurance DenialsPersonal Injury

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 each year since 2013 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 National Association of Distinguished Counsel selected Mr. Jaffe as on of the Nation’s Top One Percent in 2015 and 2016. 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 and 2015 Florida Super Lawyer by Super Lawyer magazine.

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 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 Crohns 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 and serves at Secretary. 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.

In 2017, Mr. Jaffe was honored with the Legal Aid Commitment to Justice Award from Legal Aid Service of Broward County and Coast to Coast Legal Aid of South Florida

Bar & Court Admissions:

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

Education:

Awards & Honors:

  • 2017 Commitment to Justice Award, Legal Aid Service of Broward County and Coast to Coast Legal Aid of South Florida
  • Top Lawyers in South Florida 2016, South Florida Legal Guide 
  • Martindale-Hubbell AV Rated
  • The Best Lawyers in America – 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018
  • Best Lawyers “Lawyer of the Year 2013,” Class Actions – Plaintiffs
  • National Association of Distinguished Counsel Top One Percent – 2015
  • South Florida Legal Guide Top Florida Lawyer – 2012, 2013, 2014
  • Florida Super Lawyers – 2014, 2015
  • ALM & Martindale-Hubbell’s, 2014 Top Rated Lawyers in Personal Injury
  • National Trial Lawyer Association, Florida’s Top 100 Trial Lawyers
  • Avvo – 10/10 Rating
  • Crohn’s & Colitis Foundation of America’s Volunteer of the Year – 2011
  • Crohn’s & Colitis Foundation of America’s Hope Award – 2013
  • REALTOR Association of Greater Fort Lauderdale, Inc.’s Presidential Distinguished Services Award – 2012

Classes / Seminars Taught:

  • “Moderated the Business Torts – How Personal Injury Lawyers Can Expand Their Practices Without Having to Leave Their Offices Session,” Florida Justice Association Workhorse Seminar, 2015
  • “Class Action Objectors: the Process, Common Structural Objections and other issues including cy pres and coupon settlements,”  National Consumer Class Action Litigation Conference, 2015
  • “Trends in Long-Term Care Litigation,” Private Care Association’s Best Practices Seminar, 2014
  • “Consumer Class Action/Antitrust: A Relationship Driven Practice – Consumer Class Actions & Antitrust Cases in the New Litigation Environment,” Florida Justice Association Workhorse Seminar, 2014
  • “Cases Already on Your Doorstep: Securities and Business Tort Litigation,” Florida Justice Association Workhorse Seminar, 2014
  • “The Rise of the American Whistleblower,” Mass Torts Made Perfect Conference, 2013
  • “Long Term Care Insurance – How to Get the Minimum Out of LTC Insurance Policies Problems and Issues”, Broward County Guardianship Association Education Day, 2013
  • “Ask the Experts”, Regional Education Convergence – Care & Conquer, 2011
  • “Long Term Care – An Emerging Area of Law”, Florida Justice Association, 2011
  • “Long Term Care Insurance and the Law”, Alzheimer’s Community Care, 2011
  • “Navigating Long-Term Care Reimbursement”, 2011 Private Care Association’s Annual Conference, 2011
  • “Direct Examination of A Lay Witness”, 2011 Al J. Cone Trial Advocacy Institute, 2011

In The News:

  • Sun-Sentinel – Attorney Steve Jaffe Elected to FJA Board of Directors – 6/30/2014
  • Courthouse News – Hertz’s $11M Settlement on Toll Fees Awarded – 7/11/2014
  • Top Class Action – Class Action Lawsuit Targets Yamaha Boat Motor Defect – 8/1/2013
  • Naples NewsLee Lawyer, Care Center Dispute Family’s Claim That Woman With Dementia Had Will Changed – 9/18/2012
  • Sun-Sentinel – Judge Gives Foreclosure Attorney’s Ex Employees Class Action Nod – 6/12/2012
  • Sun-Sentinel – Couple Coping With Early Alzheimer Honored – 3/25/2011
  • Boca Raton Tribune – Alzheimer’s Association Throws Benefit Gala At Andrews Country Club – 2/17/2011

Professional Associations:

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