Steven R. Jaffe, Esq
Upchurch Watson White & Max
Steven Jaffe has litigated a wide variety of civil matters, from both the defense and plaintiff sides, throughout Florida and nationwide since 1984. His practice areas include personal injury, class action, medical malpractice, breach of contract, consumer fraud, long-term care insurance and complex commercial cases.
Steven started his practice in the criminal arena, trying more than 20 cases to verdict over two years in the state attorney’s office. He then transitioned to civil litigation as house counsel for Liberty Mutual Insurance Company, representing the interests of insurance companies. Steven then began representing individual and corporate plaintiffs in numerous types of civil actions for 30 years. He tried personal injury cases throughout South Florida until transitioning into handling class actions for the past 17 years in various Federal courts throughout the country, including cases involving personal injury protection insurance (PIP).
Now, a Supreme Court Certified Civil Mediator with one of Florida’s earliest and most recognized mediation firms, Upchurch, Watson, White, and Max, Steve has taken part in more than 600 mediations, bringing parties to litigation together in the dispute resolution process. Steven’s extensive litigation practice, coupled with his philanthropic work and involvement in more than a dozen professional, charitable and civic organizations, has provided him a unique ability to understand people and to understand every side of a civil case, making mediation a natural fit in his post-litigation career.