Over his nearly 20 years with KJK, Ari’s legal work has spanned a broad range of litigation, arbitration and corporate matters for individuals, investment firms, banks, manufacturers, real estate developers, title companies and businesses ranging in size from start-ups to publicly-traded Fortune 10 companies. His substantive expertise is likewise diverse and includes securities, insurance, real estate, employment, ethics, professional liability and healthcare law.
Prior to joining KJK, Ari served as in-house counsel for a major health insurance company and then was associated with a small law firm, all along creating client relationships that have spanned decades. He has earned a reputation among his clients for being able to tackle even the most complex cases requiring multifaceted negotiations, trials and appeals.
Ari has served as Special Counsel to the State of Ohio.
Civic involvement and volunteerism have been an integral part of Ari’s life since high school with much of his work benefitting Northeast Ohio’s Jewish community. He has held leadership positions with the Jewish Federation of Cleveland, Mandel Jewish Community Center, Fuchs Mizrachi School, Green Road Synagogue, Cleveland Hillel Foundation and the Cleveland Jewish News.
“I am fortunate that my parents and grandparents instilled in me a duty of public service.” – Ari H. Jaffe
“Ari is one of the most ethical and knowledgeable individuals I have ever met of the legal profession. He consistently strives to ensure positive outcomes for his clients. Ari has represented me at various times throughout my life and career. He is always available for consult, and makes sure that one is kept in the loop at all times.”