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With more than 35 years of experience handling more than 1,000 claims, attorney Richard A. Jaffe has what it takes to pursue a claim through to its conclusion. Richard has a hard-earned reputation for being a strong advocate for workers. This reputation has garnered him acknowledgement within the legal profession, including being selected to the Pennsylvania Super Lawyers list each year between 2006 and 2017.


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 12 years in a row. Additionally, Richard Jaffe was selected by his peers for inclusion in the 2015, 2016, 2017, and 2019 editions of The Best Lawyers in America© in the field of Workers' Compensation.


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


Bar Admissions

  • 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
    Major: Sociology


Representative Cases

  • 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

  • America's Top 50 Lawyers - Disability Law 2021
  • The Best Lawyers in America© in the field of Workers' Compensation: 2015, 2016, 2017, 2019
  • PA Super Lawyer List, 2006 - 2017
  • 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


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