Founding Partner, Jaffe and Clemens

Daniel J. Jaffe is a founding partner at the law firm of Jaffe and Clemens, Beverly Hills, California. Jaffe and Clemens, and its twelve attorneys and a certified public accountant, limit their practice to high asset, complex dissolution matters. Dan is a Certified Specialist in Family Law, California Board of Legal Specialization, State Bar of California since 1980. He is a former Chair of the Los Angeles County and Beverly Hills Bar Family Law Sections. He is a Fellow of the American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers, a Diplomate of the American College of Family Trial Lawyers, an organization limited to the top 100 family law lawyers in the United States, and a Member of the International Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers. Writing and lecturing extensively on divorce taxation, division of employee benefits, deferred compensation, and related family law topics is a favorite activity of Dan. He was listed in California Lawyer’s “Most Respected Family Lawyers in California” September 1989, and in the Bar Register of Preeminent Lawyers by Martindale Hubbell from 1993- current, and in January 1998, Town & Country Magazine named him as one of “America’s Top Divorce Lawyers.” Dan also has been listed in the 1987 to 2016 editions of The Best Lawyers in America, and he was the recipient in 2004 of the Los Angeles County Bar Spencer Brandeis Award. In 2005, Lawdragon listed Dan as one of the 500 top lawyers in the U.S.; listed in Southern California Super Lawyers, 2004-2016 Top 100 Los Angeles County Super Lawyers; was named by The Best Lawyers in America as 2009 Southern California Family Law Lawyer of the Year; in 2014 was awarded “Family Law Person of the Year” by the American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers, Southern California Chapter; and on September 27, 2014 was awarded the Levitt & Quinn “Outstanding Community Service Award”. Dan received his Bachelor of Business Administration degree in 1959 at the University of Michigan, and his J.D. degree from UCLA School of Law in 1962.