Olwen Jaffe

Attorney

Olwen  Jaffe
Biography

Olwen Jaffe joined Cavanagh Law Group in February 2017 after receiving her Juris Doctor degree from the University of Wisconsin Law School and completing a clerkship with Habush, Habush, & Rottier, S.C., both in Madison.

Her legal experience working on complex personal injury cases and major class action lawsuits during her clerkship has greatly assisted Cavanagh Law Group partners on current high-profile cases, particularly wrongful death, truck crash and limousine crash cases.

During her clerkship with Habush, Habush, & Rottier, S.C., she worked closely with partners on several significant cases, including a case where an individual contracted Legionnaires’ disease when a company’s water purifier was negligently maintained, as well as 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.

While at the University of Wisconsin Law School, Jaffe was a member of both the Moot Court Board and the Mock Trial teams, and was a student attorney with the Family Law Project, a clinical program that represents prisoners. She previously received a M.A. in Public Policy from The George Washington University and her B.A. cum laude from Boston University.

Jaffe is very involved in the legal community as a member of a number of professional organizations, including the Wisconsin and Illinois Bar Associations, Chicago Bar Association, Women’s Bar Association and Illinois Trial Lawyers Association. She also serves as the Social Action Committee Chair for the Decalogue Society of Lawyers where she helps facilitate volunteer outreach and community events, such as delivering meals to the elderly.

Jaffe lives on the North Side of Chicago.

Education
  • University of Wisconsin Law School, Madison, Wisconsin
    • J.D., 2017
  • The George Washington University, Washington, DC
    • M.A., 2014
  • Boston University, Boston, Massachusetts
    • B.A., 2010
Professional Membership
  • Illinois State Bar, 2017
  • Wisconsin State Bar, 2017
  • Chicago Bar Association, 2017
  • Women’s Bar Association, 2017
  • Northern District of Illinois, 2017