About Greg Yaffa

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.

  • Palm Beach Illustrated’s “Top Lawyer” (2018-2020)
  • Jon E. Krupnick Award (2019)
  • Best Lawyers in America (2014 – 2020)
  • Florida Trend’s Legal Elite (2015, 2018, 2019)
  • Florida Justice Association
    • Rising Star Award (2012)
    • Bronze Eagle Award (2013)
    • Bronze Eagle Award (2019)
  • Florida Super Lawyers (2013-2021)
  • South Florida Legal Guide “Top Lawyer” (2013-2021)
  • Florida Super Lawyers “Rising Stars” (2009 – 2012)
  • Top 40 under 40 – National Trial Lawyers (2012)
  • AV Preeminent® status, Martindale Hubble
  • Florida Bar Association
  • American Association for Justice
  • Florida Justice Association
    • Chair, Bad Faith Committee (2016-2017, 2018-2019, 2019-2020)
    • Board Member
    • Chair of the Young Lawyers Section (2012-2013)
    • Eagle Member
  • Palm Beach County Justice Association
    • President (2016)
  • Palm Beach County Bar Association – North County Section
    • President (2014-2015)
    • Board Member
  • Palm Beach County Bar Association
  • Insurance Bad Faith Trial Lawyers Association (2012)
  • Broward County Trial Lawyers Association
  • Legal Aid Society of Palm Beach County
    • Former Board Member
  • Lecturer: “Insurance Litigator Greg Yaffa Lectures at the FJA Annual Convention,” Florida Justice Association Annual Convention (2021)
  • Lecturer: “Insurance Bad Faith Legislative & Case Law Update,” Florida Justice Association Annual Convention (2021)
  • Lecturer: “Bad-Faith & Civil Remedy Notices,” Palm Beach County Justice Association (2021)
  • Program Co-Chair: “Insurance and Bad Faith Seminar,” Florida Justice Association Masters of Justice Convention (2020)
  • Lecturer: Florida Justice Association Annual Review Legislative & Case Law Webinar (2020)
  • Lecturer: “Bad Faith Primer & Federal Decisions,” Palm Beach County Justice Association (2020)
  • Lecturer: “Annual Review Legislative & Case Law Webinar,” Florida Justice Association (2020)
  • Program Co-Chair: “Insurance and Bad Faith Seminar,” Florida Justice Association Masters of Justice Convention (2019)
  • Lecturer: “Insurance & Bad Faith: It’s Tricky,” Florida Justice Association Boot Camp Webinar Series (2019)
  • Lecturer: “Handling personal injury cases after Harvey v. GEICO,” Florida Justice Association Workhorse Seminar (2019)
  • Lecturer: “Insurance Bad Faith Case Law & Legislative Changes,” Florida Justice Association Annual Convention (2019)
  • Lecturer: “Your File – You Put What in There?” Florida Justice Association Masters of Justice Convention (2019)
  • Lecturer: “Florida Bad Faith Law as it Relates to the Motor Vehicle Crash Case,” Florida Justice Association Masters of Justice Convention (2018)
  • Lecturer: “Bad Faith Primer.” Palm Beach County Justice Association Business of Law Seminar (2018)
  • Lecturer: “What’s the Magic Word/Demand Letter/Bad Faith Set-Up.” Florida Justice Association Annual Convention (2018)
  • Lecturer: “Demands Package & Insurance Adjusters,” Florida Justice Association Boot Camp Webinar Series (2018)
  • Lecturer: “Choice of Law and Bad Faith: Finding Bad Faith in Unexpected Places,” Florida Justice Association Workhorse Seminar (2018)
  • Lecturer: “The Target is You: Discovery of Communications with Insurance Lawyers and Your Clients,” Florida Justice Association Masters of Justice Convention (2017)
  • Lecturer: “Recognizing and Preserving the Bad Faith Case,” Broward County Trial Lawyers Association (2017)
  • Lecturer: “Recognizing and Preserving the Bad Faith Case,” Florida Justice Association Annual Convention (2016)
  • Lecturer: “How Federal Bad Faith Decisions are Impacting your Everyday Practices,” Florida Justice Association Workhorse Seminar (2016)
  • Lecturer: “Intake & Sign-up,” Personal Injury Boot Camp Series, Florida Justice Association (2014)
  • Lecturer: “Demand Package, Bad Faith & Insurance Adjusters,” Personal Injury Boot Camp Series, Florida Justice Association (2014)
  • Lecturer: “The Past, Present & Future of Bad Faith in Florida,” Palm Beach County Justice Association Annual SCOPE Seminar (2014)
  • Lecturer: “Collateral Source Evidence — Maximizing Presentation to the Jury and Leaving Set-Offs Post Trial, and Other Recent Developments,” Florida Justice Association (2008)
  • Lecturer: “Preparation and Thoroughness Continues – Preparing Depositions & Medical Record Summaries,” Florida Justice Association (2007)
  • Lecturer: “The Who & What – Deposition Summaries and Summaries,” Continues – Preparing Depositions & Medical Record Summaries,” Florida Justice Association (2006)
  • Jewish Federation of Palm Beach Gardens

“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!”

  • Charles C.

The Legal Journey

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 Companya 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. 

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