Martin Jaffe was born in Bayonne, New Jersey in 1965. He graduated from Florida State University in 1987, then worked for several years as a claims adjuster for a national insurance company and as well as a parole officer.
Mr. Jaffe graduated from the University of Akron School of Law in 1998. While in law school he was a national finalist two years in a row in the ATLA National Trial Tournament, and named best advocate in the NITA Tournament of Champions Trial Competition. He was also an Associate Editor of the Akron Law Review.
After law school, Mr. Jaffe moved to Florida and was a partner in one of Florida’s leading defense firms defending catastrophic injury and wrongful death cases nationwide for large corporations before joining Morgan & Morgan.
Mr. Jaffe now represents victims of serious personal injury and wrongful death cases, product defects, as well as carbon monoxide poisoning events. He has been lead trial counsel to verdict in cases at both state and federal court levels, and is admitted to practice in all Florida state and federal courts.
Recently he has obtained verdicts of $2.9 million (motor vehicle crash), $951,000 (motor vehicle crash), $534,000 (pedestrian struck by vehicle), $2.54 million (carbon monoxide poisoning), as well as settlements for his clients in the amounts of $7.25 million (gypsum stack liner failure), $5.5 million (tire failure), $1.8 million (fuel tank rupture), $1.3 million (carbon monoxide poisoning), $1.3 million (airbag defect), $1.25 million (pedestrian struck by motor vehicle), $1.1 million (electrical component failure and fire), $1.2 million (tire failure), $800,000 (tire failure), $750,000 (tire failure), $550,000 (smoke detector failure), $520,000 (metallurgical component failure), $417,500 (motor vehicle crash) and $380,000 (motor vehicle crash). Mr. Jaffe has also been retained as counsel on cases in Tennessee, Mississippi, Georgia, Colorado, Arkansas, Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands.
Mr. Jaffe stays active in the community through coaching basketball, and as a board member of several non-profit organizations.
- The Florida Bar, 1998
- United States District Court for the Northern District of Florida
- United States District Court for the Middle District of Florida
- United States District Court for the Southern District of Florida
- American Association for Justice
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