Farmer Jaffe Raises More than $118,000 in Cy Pres Donations for Legal Aid Programs

Farmer Jaffe attorneys Steve Jaffe and Seth Lehrman have generated more than $118,000 in cy pres awards for Legal Aid programs in Broward County, Fla. through their successful efforts in a class action case alleging violations of the Telephone Consumer Protection Act (TCPA).


Jaffe and Lehrman – along with co-counsel Scott Owens, presented the donation checks to Legal Aid officials on Tuesday, February 21, 2017. The cy pres monies were allocated to Legal Aid following a settlement in the TCPA class action case. The TCPA is a federal statute that provides important privacy rights to individuals, including the right to be free from unwanted cell phone calls, unsolicited text message advertisements and unwanted fax advertisements.


“At a time when programs and services that reflect the bedrock of American values flirt with disaster, it is comforting to know that all is not lost within the halls of justice,” said Dorian Lange, Director of Development for both Legal Aid programs in Broward. “The team at Farmer Jaffe and Scott Owens have together worked hard, alongside a few others in our Legal community, to ensure Legal Aid programs are top of mind as logical and deserving designees for cy pres funds. They have turned the tide for us repeatedly over the last 3 years, directing in excess of $325,000. This enables us to continue to provide critical legal remedy to stabilize families and communities and close the justice gap for those in dire need. We are immensely grateful.”


The Farmer Jaffe attorneys donate significant time and resources to organizations like Legal Aid. Earlier this month, Jaffe was installed as Vice Chair of the Board of Directors of Legal Aid. Farmer Jaffe was also named 2016 Law Firm of the Year by the organization for the firm’s countless hours of pro bono representation of clients who otherwise would not be able to afford an attorney.


Farmer Jaffe attorneys Steven Jaffe, and Seth Lehrman litigate class actions in state and federal courts in Florida, California and across the United States. They represent consumers and businesses in class action and whistleblower cases to hold corporate wrongdoers accountable. The attorneys can be reached at 1-800-400-1098 during business hours on Eastern Standard Time.