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Paul Lawrence Jaffe

Paul Lawrence Jaffe, American judge, lawyer. Bar: Pennsylvania.

Background

  • Jaffe, Paul Lawrence was born on June 24, 1928 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States. Son of Albert L. and Elsie (Peiser) Jaffe.

  • Education

    • Bachelor, Dickinson College, 1947. Juris Doctor, University Pennsylvania, 1950.

    Career

    • Associate Wolf, Block, Schorr and Solis-Cohen, Philadelphia, 1950-1957. Sole practice, 1957-1959. Managing partner Mesirov, Gelman, Jaffe, Cramer and Jamieson and predecessor firms, 1959—1994.

      Judge Common Pleas Court of Philadelphia, 1996-1998. Of counsel Mesirov, Gelman, Jaffe, Cramer and Jamieson, 1998-2000, Schnader, Harrison, Segal and Lewis, since 2000.

    Major achievements

    • Bar: Pennsylvania.

    Membership

    President Reform Congregation Keneseth Israel, 1974-1977. Trustee Jewish Federation Philadelphia. Trustee Moss Rehabilitation Hospital, president, 1977-1980, chairman board, 1980-1984, honorary chairman board, since 1984.

    Emeritus director Albert Einstein Healthcare Network, since 1997. Chairman United Law Network, 1987-1989. Vice chairman Philadelphia Parking Authority, 1992-1996.

    Member American Bar Association, Pennsylvania Bar Association, Philadelphia Bar Association, American College Real Estate Lawyers, Lawyers Club Philadelphia, Pyramid Club (chairman board governors 1999-2005), Banyan Country Club (Palm Beach, Florida), Union League of Philadelphia.

    Connections

    • Married Susan Oppenheim, April 16, 1993. Children from previous marriage: Marc David, Richard Alan, Peter Edward.
    • father: Albert L. Jaffe
    • mother: Elsie (Peiser) Jaffe
    • spouse: Susan Oppenheim
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