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.