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Mr. Richard S. Jaffe

Mr. Richard S. Jaffe

Law Office of Cohen & Jaffe, LLP
  • Personal Injury, Medical Malpractice, Employment Law...
  • New York
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Summary

I began working at the Law Office of Stephen M. Cohen while finishing Law School at night. As a paralegal, I drafted motions and memoranda of law, and conducted extensive legal research, focusing on insurance, liability, medical and health care issues. After being admitted to the bar,I became an associate of the firm, representing seriously injured persons, health care facilities and doctors. As a Junior Partner, I oversaw the firm's paralegal and investigation team. Currently, as name partner, I continue to practice in the areas of Personal Injury, Insurance Law, Products Liability, Lead Paint Poisoning, and Public Entity Liability. I manage the workflow for six associate attorneys and the firm's entire support staff. I deal with Allstate, State Farm, and a large number of other major Insurance Carriers on a daily basis, with an emphasis on legal issues relating to accident liability, and the wrongful denial of medical payments to health care practitioners in no-fault cases. I continue to counsel health care practitioners and large and small health care facilities on issues varying from management service agreements to collections to liability. I also handle catastrophic personal injury cases.

Additionally, I head the firm's Bankruptcy Department. I understand that the Bankruptcy process can be stressful and complicated. I pride myself on being personally and directly accessible to my clients 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. I understand that consumers sometimes cannot comply with the payment demands of creditors, and further, that bankruptcy laws were designed for forgiveness, not punishment. Bankruptcy is not a dirty word. While there are many bankruptcy attorneys from which to choose, I believe that hiring a 'good' attorney is about the problems that DON'T arise. When it comes to bankruptcy, my firm and I 'Get It' - and we 'Get It Done Right'.

In the spare time that I (don't) have, I volunteer as a Firefighter and Medic (AEMT-CC) for the Jericho Fire Department and Brentwood Legion Ambulance.

Practice Areas
  • Personal Injury
  • Medical Malpractice
  • Employment Law
  • Nursing Home Abuse
  • DUI & DWI
Additional Practice Area
  • Car Accidents
Fees
  • Free Consultation
  • Contingent Fees
  • Rates, Retainers and Additional Information
    Hourly and flat retainer fees available
Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice
New York
Languages
  • Spanish: Spoken, Written
Professional Experience
Partner/Owner
Law Office of Cohen & Jaffe, LLP
- Current
Education
Touro College Jacob D. Fuchsberg Law Center
J.D. | Law
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State University of New York - Binghamton
B.A. (1990) | Romance Languages and Literature
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Professional Associations
Small Claims Court
Arbitrator
Current
Trial Lawyers Care
Pro Bono Member Attorney
Current
Marquis' Who's Who in America
Member
Current
Marquis' Who's Who in American Law
Member
Current
Marquis' Who's Who in the World
Member
Current
Jericho Fire Department
Volunteer Firefighter/Medic
- Current
Supreme Court of the State of New York
Mediator
- Current
Million Dollar Advocates Forum
Member
- Current
New York State Bar # 2679595
Member
- Current
New York State Trial Lawyers Association
Member
- Current
American Association of Justice
Member
- Current
Nassau County Bar Association
Member
- Current
American Inns of Court
Associate Member
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Publications
Articles & Publications
No Fault Litigation: A Primer For The Personal Injury Attorney
New York State Trial Lawyers Association
Certifications
AV Rating
Martindale-Hubbell
AEMT-CC
New York State
10.0/10.0
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Websites & Blogs
Website
Personal Injury Lawyer - Law Office of Cohen & Jaffe
Website
888-DUI-Lawyer
Blog
Blog
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Contact & Map
Law Office of Cohen & Jaffe, LLP
2001 Marcus Avenue, W295
Lake Success, NY 11042
USA
Toll-Free: (516) 358-6900
Telephone: (516) 358-6900 Ext. 1003
Fax: (516) 358-6903