Farmer Jaffe is proud to announce that attorneys Brad Edwards, Gary Farmer, Sr., Gary Farmer, Jr. and Steven Jaffe were chosen by their peers to be recognized in the 2017 edition of Best Lawyers in America©.
Brad Edwards, a partner who practices in the fields of Personal Injury and Wrongful Death, was listed in the practice area of Personal Injury Litigation – Plaintiff. A previous recipient of the Best Lawyers® distinction, Edwards focuses on representing crime victims and their families. He has represented crime victims in state in federal courts, in nearly every type of case imaginable, including negligent security/premises liability civil actions arising out of shootings, stabbings and rapes; sexual abuse cases; transmission of STDs; and complicated schemes to defraud.
Gary Farmer, Sr., of counsel with the firm, was selected for his work in Appellate Practice. Also a previous Best Lawyers® designee, Farmer, Sr. served as an appellate judge from 1991 to 2010 in the Fourth District Court of Appeal. He also served as president of the Florida Conference of District Court of Appeal Judges from 2003-2004 and was elected by his colleagues as Chief Judge of the Fourth District Court of Appeal from 2003-2005. Judge Farmer is widely regarded as one of the preeminent writers in the history of Florida jurisprudence.
Gary Farmer, Jr., a partner who has spent almost his entire career fighting for the rights of consumers, was recognized in the practice area of Mass Tort Litigation/Class Actions-Plaintiffs. He has previously been profiled in Best Lawyers®. Over the past decade, Farmer, Jr. has been at the forefront of high-profile consumer litigation in Florida and across the country. In the past few years, he has served as lead counsel in some of the largest qui tam recoveries in the country’s history.
Steven Jaffe, a partner who has successfully represented individuals, families and consumers in their quest for justice for more than 30 years, was selected once again in the Mass Tort Litigation/Class Actions-Plaintiffs practice area. Jaffe concentrates exclusively on complex civil jury trial matters. He has focused on handling class action cases that have been certified in federal 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.
Since it was first published in 1983, Best Lawyers® has become universally regarded as the definitive guide to legal excellence. Best Lawyers lists are compiled based on an exhaustive peer-review evaluation. Over 83,000 leading attorneys globally are eligible to vote, and we have received more than 13 million votes to date on the legal abilities of other lawyers based on their specific practice areas around the world. For the 2017 Edition of The Best Lawyers in America©, 7.3 million votes were analyzed, which resulted in almost 55,000 leading lawyers being included in the new edition. Lawyers are not required or allowed to pay a fee to be listed; therefore inclusion in Best Lawyers is considered a singular honor. Corporate Counsel magazine has called Best Lawyers “the most respected referral list of attorneys in practice.”