Farmer Jaffe founding partner Steve Jaffe has been honored with the 2017 Commitment to Justice Award from Legal Aid Service of Broward County (LAS) and Coast to Coast Legal Aid of South Florida (CCLA). Jaffe will receive the award during the 17th annual For the Public Good event in October 2017.
Jaffe has shown a multi-faceted dedication and commitment to ensuring the low income population in Broward County has access to legal representation. He personally takes pro bono cases, recently logging over 150 hours on a housing conditions case for a former Special Forces disabled veteran. He also has donated his time by serving on the LAS and CCLA Board of Directors since 2013.
Jaffe understands that financial contributions are critical to the success of the organizations as well. To that end, he has initiated generous financial support from his firm for the legal aid fundraisers For the Public Good and Bridge to Justice. Most recently, Jaffe helped generate more than $118,000 in cy pres awards for legal aid programs in Broward through his successful efforts in a class action case.
Led by Jaffe, Farmer Jaffe has directed in excess of $325,000 in cy pres awards to legal aid over the last three years. The firm itself was honored by Legal Aid as the 2016 Law Firm of the Year.
Steve Jaffe litigates class actions in state and federal courts in Florida, California and across the United States. He represents consumers and businesses in class action and whistleblower cases to hold corporate wrongdoers accountable. Jaffe can be reached at [email protected] or 1-800-400-1098 during business hours on Eastern Standard Time