Olwen Jaffe joined Cavanagh Law Group in February 2017. Ms. Jaffe’s knowledge and legal acumen have allowed her to make immediate and significant contributions to Cavanagh Law Group. She is currently assisting partners on several high-profile cases, including a tragic case where a limousine crashed in a construction zone in March 2016. She is also assisting in the representation of a woman who suffered a brain injury during a ground-loading procedure at a railroad station and the family of a young motorcyclist killed when a flatbed truck turned left into the path of the motorcyclist.
Prior to joining Cavanagh Law Group, Ms. Jaffe clerked for Habush, Habush, & Rottier, S.C. in Madison, WI. At Habush, Ms. Jaffe’s work ranged from complex personal injury cases to major class action lawsuits. She worked closely with partners on several significant cases, including a case where an individual contracted legionnaire’s disease when a company’s water purifier was negligently maintained, a §1983 deliberate indifference to serious medical needs case, and multiple Fair Labor Standards Act class actions where hundreds of individuals were denied overtime pay. She has also co-authored articles on arbitration agreements, class action lawsuits, and the ability of undocumented immigrants to bring personal injury suits.
Ms. Jaffe graduated from the University of Wisconsin Law School, where she was a member of both the Moot Court Board and the Mock Trial teams, as well as a student attorney with the Family Law Project, a clinical program that represents prisoners. Before her legal career, Ms. Jaffe received a M.A. in Public Policy from The George Washington University and her B.A. cum laude from Boston University. She is a member of the Wisconsin Bar and expects to be sworn into the Illinois Bar in May 2017.