Richard Jaffe

Director, Class of 2018

Richard S. Jaffe is the Senior Partner of the Birmingham, Alabama law firm of Jaffe & Drennan, P.C. The firm concentrates in the area of criminal defense with Mr. Jaffe concentrating in the areas of white collar criminal defense and violent penalty litigation. He has handled over sixty capital cases, including two federal crime cases. He is the only attorney in the nation who has successfully defended three death row inmates at new trials after they had previously been sentenced to death. He was lead counsel in each of those cases. He and his firm have participated in numerous other acquittals of individuals at trial and on appeal. Mr. Jaffe has successfully represented many individuals and corporations facing significant sentences for violations of Federal Criminal Offenses during his 36 years of experience. He is listed in Best Lawyers of America in the areas of white collar and non-white collar litigation, and Super Lawyers. He is the Author of the book “Quest for Justice: Defending the Damned.”

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