Gregory M. Yaffa is a civil trial lawyer and shareholder in the law firm of Domnick Cunningham & Whalen. He devotes his practice to representing the victims of catastrophic personal injury, wrongful death and insurance company bad faith. Mr. Yaffa is dedicated to litigating complex cases and righting wrongs for clients who have suffered devastating injuries due to the negligence and misconduct of businesses and insurance companies.
“Have worked with Sean, Greg and Fred on several cases. They are always responsive and top notch attorneys. Would recommend especially when the case must go to trial.
On top of being great attorneys, they always support the cause of justice in the community and in the State of Florida!”
Gregory M. Yaffa is a civil trial lawyer and Shareholder in the law firm of Domnick Cunningham & Whalen. He has a statewide practice dedicated to litigating complex cases and righting wrongs for clients who have suffered devastating injuries due to the negligence and misconduct of businesses and insurance companies. He currently serves on the Board of Directors of the Florida Justice Association (FJA). In 2019, the FJA awarded him the Jon E. Krupnick Award which recognizes and honors a trial lawyer champion whose efforts on behalf of a particular client reflect relentless commitment, perseverance, and fortitude to seek justice and achieve success through all obstacles and legal roadblocks.
Mr. Yaffa served on the team of trial lawyers who litigated Suzanne Harvey, etc. v. Geico General Insurance Company, a case that was heard before The Florida Supreme Court. In its 4-3 ruling, the Court determined that the Fourth District Court of Appeal misapplied the Florida Supreme Court’s bad faith precedent and relied on inapplicable federal caselaw when it reversed a jury verdict which found Geico had acted in bad faith in failing to settle a claim brought against its insured.
In addition to his successful law practice, Mr. Yaffa has been elected into leadership by several respected professional associations. He is Past President of the Palm Beach County Justice Association and was one of the youngest attorneys to hold the organizations’ highest office. Formerly, he served as President of the North County Section of the Palm Beach County Bar Association and Chair of the Young Lawyers Section of the Florida Justice Association.
Mr. Yaffa has earned an AV Preeminent Rating from Martindale Hubbell in the areas of Insurance, Personal Injury, and Litigation. His reputation in the legal field has also earned him distinctions by The Best Lawyers in America©, Florida Super Lawyers, “Top Lawyer” status by South Florida Legal Guide, and Palm Beach Illustrated. Mr. Yaffa is a regular columnist for the Florida Justice Association Journal where he provides expert analysis and insurance-related case law updates.
Mr. Yaffa received his Juris Doctorate from the University of Miami School of Law and his undergraduate degree from the University of Richmond.
Florida Bar, 2002
U.S. District Court, Southern District of Florida, 2003
U.S. District Court, Middle District of Florida, 2006
U.S. District Court, Northern District of Florida, 2006
University of Richmond, B.A., 1998
University of Miami School of Law, J.D. degree, 2002
PALM BEACH GARDENS, Fla. (May 2, 2022) – Domnick Cunningham & Whalen is proud to announce that all of our Shareholders have been named to Lawdragon’s prestigious 2022 list of 500 Leading Plaintiff Consumer Lawyers.
Lawdragon’s annual list is determined by an editorial board who reviews thousands of lawyers specializing in helping consumers get justice. The nominees are vetted by boards of their peers, and evaluated by their achievements in verdicts and settlements and roles as leaders. The 500 Leading Plaintiff Consumer Lawyers list honors lawyers who stand on the front line in individual lawsuits and class actions seeking justice.
We applaud these trial lawyers for their unrelenting commitment to fighting injustice which earned them this honorable distinction.
DCW’s 2022 Lawdragon 500 Leading Plaintiff Consumer Lawyers:
* Fred A. Cunningham
* Sean C. Domnick
* Jeanmarie Whalen
* Gregory M. Yaffa
DCW Shareholders Fred Cunningham and Greg Yaffa presented at the Palm Beach County Justice Association’s webinar on Friday, August 27th.
Best Lawyers®, the oldest and most respected lawyer ranking service in the world, has recognized all four Shareholders of Domnick Cunningham & Whalen in The Best Lawyers in America® 2022 Edition.
Domnick Cunningham & Whalen is pleased to announce all four Shareholders: Sean Domnick, Fred Cunningham, Jeanmarie Whalen, and Gregory M. Yaffa, were included in the 2021 Florida Super Lawyers list.
PALM BEACH GARDENS, Fla. (June 16, 2021) – Greg Yaffa, a Shareholder of Domnick Cunningham & Whalen, lectured at the Florida Justice Association’s (FJA) 2021 Annual Convention on June 11th. Mr. Yaffa presented on the topic, “Insurance Bad Faith Legislative & Case Law Update.” The convention was hosted at the Four Seasons Resort in Orlando, Florida.
Gregory M. Yaffa, a shareholder of Domnick Cunningham & Whalen, was featured at the Palm Beach County Justice Association’s (PBCJA) webinar on March 26, 2021. The webinar, “Bad-Faith & Civil Remedy Notices,” discussed the basics of civil remedy notices and bad faith along with the current state of bad faith law in Florida.
Domnick Cunningham & Whalen is proud to announce that shareholders Fred Cunningham, Jeanmarie Whalen and Greg Yaffa were named “Top Lawyers” in the 2021…
Mr. Yaffa was the program co-chair for the Insurance & Bad Faith Seminar, which was held on Thursday, September 24th. He lectured on the topic of, “Global Settlement Conferences & Choice of Law.” Mr. Cunningham and Mr. Yaffa were both panelists for the, “Most Common Fielded Bad Faith Calls,” panel discussion.
Domnick Cunningham & Whalen is proud to announce all four Shareholders have been selected by their peers for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America© 2021 list. Fred A. Cunningham, Sean C. Domnick, Jeanmarie Whalen, and Gregory…
On May 6, 2020, Gregory M. Yaffa, a Shareholder at Domnick Cunningham & Whalen, presented at the Palm Beach County Justice Association quarterly seminar. His topic, “Bad Faith Primer & Federal Decisions,” covered recent developments in Florida’s bad faith law…
Gregory M. Yaffa, a Shareholder at Domnick Cunningham & Whalen, presented at the Florida Justice Association (FJA) Annual Review Legislative & Case Law Webinar on April 17, 2020. The seminar provided a comprehensive…
The Krupnick Award recognizes and honors a trial lawyer champion…
Jeanmarie Whalen and Gregory M. Yaffa were each recognized for Plaintiff Personal Injury…
Mr. Yaffa was also the recipient of the Florida Justice Association Bronze EAGLE Award during the Annual Convention. The Bronze EAGLE…
Gregory M. Yaffa, a shareholder at Domnick Cunningham & Whalen was a presenter on the Florida Justice Association Boot Camp Webinar series on April 16, 2019. His topic “Insurance & Bad Faith: It’s Tricky,” is part of an online webinar series that provides specialized training…
“Handling personal injury cases after Harvey v. GEICO” provided the audience with an update on the recent Suzanne Harvey, etc. v. Geico General Insurance Company Florida…
Mr. Yaffa is an active member of several professional associations and has held esteemed leadership positions including