About the Law Offices of Richard A. Jaffe, LLC
You Deserve A Diligent Attorney Serving Greater Philadelphia
If you were injured at work or suffered a disability that has put you on the sidelines, we want you to consider the Law Offices of Richard A. Jaffe, LLC. Before you hire an attorney, you will need to know about the firm – about our experience, knowledge of the law and history of successful case results.
We handle all workers’ compensation and Social Security disability cases on a contingency fee basis. Our firm gets paid only if Mr. Jaffe wins benefits for you or prevents the company insurer from changing or stopping your benefits.
Attorney Richard A. Jaffe encourages injured workers to visit our office for a free initial consultation, where you can learn about your rights and gain an understanding of the law and what your employer and its insurer must do for you according to the law. We have been aggressively representing the rights of injured workers for more than 30 years — and we are here to fight for you.
Before starting this firm, Richard A. Jaffe served as an associate for eight years at a prominent center-city insurance defense firm. He represented injured workers and workers’ compensation insurance companies alike. Even then, he gravitated toward helping injured workers.
As a result of representing both sides, he was able to learn how insurance companies handle workers’ compensation claims, and he uses this knowledge to better represent injured workers in their current claims.
Mr. Jaffe has handled well over a thousand cases on behalf of injured workers in southeastern Pennsylvania and southern New Jersey. He has been selected for inclusion in the Pennsylvania Super Lawyers list for 11 years in a row. Additionally, Richard Jaffe was selected by his peers for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America© 2015 and 2016 in the field of Workers’ Compensation.
- 100% of Practice Devoted to Litigation
Certified Legal Specialty
Specialist in the Practice of Workers’ Compensation Law, PA Bar Association’s Section on Workers’ Compensation as authorized by the PA Supreme Court, 2013
- Pennsylvania, 1985
- New Jersey, 1986
- U.S. District Court Eastern District of Pennsylvania, 1988
- Tulane Law School, New Orleans, Louisiana
J.D. – 1985
- University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
B.A. – 1981
- Pizor v. WCAB, 650 A.2d 1210 (Pa Cmmwlth Ct 1994)
- Miles v. WCAB ( School Dist of Philadelphia), 725 A.2d 851 (Pa. Cmmwlth Ct 1999)
- Board of Directors Workers Injury Law & Advocacy Group
- Fellow of Litigation Counsel of America
Honors and Awards
- The Best Lawyers in America© in the field of Workers’ Compensation, 2015-2016
- PA Super Lawyer List, 2006 – 2016
- Martindale Hubbell Peer Review Rated, 1997 – 2016
- AVVO 10/10 Rating
Professional Associations and Memberships
- Workers Injury Law & Advocacy Group, Board of Directors, 2005 – 2016
- PA Association for Justice, WC Section, 1994 – 2016
Past Employment Positions
- Margolis, Edelstein, et.al., Associate, 1986 – 1994
Rosemarie joined our firm in October 2008. She received her bachelor of arts, majoring in criminal justice with a minor in accounting from Widener University in 2003. She completed an internship with the Naval Criminal Investigative Service. After her graduation Rosemarie was employed within the criminal justice system in the City of Philadelphia. Rosemarie focused in the area of social work, seeking alternatives to incarceration for the non-violent offender population. During this time, she attended Villanova University where she obtained an ABA approved Paralegal Certificate.
Prior to joining the Law Offices of Richard A. Jaffe, LLC, Rosemarie worked for a large and prominent Philadelphia insurance defense firm. While employed there, she gained valuable insight into the ways in which defense attorneys for insurance companies investigate and evaluate plaintiffs’ injuries and claims.
Since joining our team in 2008, Rosemarie has worked closely with Richard A. Jaffe, handling hundreds of workers’ compensation and Social Security disability matters. Her duties include gathering and reviewing medical records for our clients, scheduling depositions, assisting our clients in getting the proper medical care they require and assisting Richard with getting our client’s files ready for hearings and depositions. Over the past several years, she has proven herself to be an indispensable member of our team.