Attorney David Jaffe's practice covers a wide variety of litigation and is founded on a solid base of practical trial experience over many years. Attorney Jaffe has devoted most of his practice to plaintiff’s trial work, emphasizing civil rights cases, primarily police misconduct cases throughout the state, medical malpractice, employment law, personal injury, and criminal law. Lately he has also brought multiple class action lawsuits in the areas of excessive bond, false arrest and false imprisonment, as well as rights of private and state employees.
Mr. Jaffe has attained success in numerous important areas of the law and cases, such as his participation over many years in Copper-7 IUD litigation, where he successfully represented numerous women who were rendered infertile by Copper-7 IUD’s. He has obtained jury verdicts against and extracted settlements from, municipalities, police departments, the State of Connecticut, corporations and insurance companies. He has been involved in dozens of large medical and legal malpractice settlements, several exceeding one million dollars. He has also successfully argued numerous appeals before the Connecticut Appellate and Supreme Court, and the Second Circuit Court of Appeals.
Attorney Jaffe is admitted to practice in Connecticut and is the former Chairperson of the Executive Committee of the Human Rights and Responsibilities Section of the Connecticut Bar Association. He is also a former member of the Criminal Justice Section of the Connecticut Bar Association. Attorney Jaffe is also a member of the Connecticut Trial Lawyers Association. He serves as the Treasurer of the Connecticut Civil Liberties Union and is a former adjunct Professor at the University of Connecticut. Attorney Jaffe was formerly a member of the Zoning Board of Appeals, Board of Selectmen and Commission on Human Rights in West Hartford, where he grew up, and has always been active in local and national political causes.