Rutgers University, B.A., Economics, 1993
Palm Beach County and South Palm Beach County Bar Associations; The Florida Bar (Member, Sections on: Real Property, Probate and Trust Law; Elder Law; Trial Lawyers).
Jay Kauffman began his legal career in commercial litigation, spent a year negotiating and drafting contracts, and then redirected that experience in 2000 toward a practice concentrated in estate, trust, and guardianship administration and litigation. Mr. Kauffman has co-authored articles on probate litigation and administration in Florida, including: "Rights of the Surviving Family" in Litigation Under Florida Probate Code (Florida Bar 6th and 7th ed.); "Appellate Practice In Probate" in Litigation Under Florida Probate Code (Florida Bar 6th and 7th ed.); "Jurisdiction" in Practice Under Florida Probate Code (Florida Bar 4th and 5th ed.); "Tales of the Tipsy Coachman: Being Right for the Wrong Reason" in The Florida Bar Journal, Volume 81, No. 11 (December 2007); and "The Supreme Court Takes Exception to the 'Probate Exception' - Mrs. Smith Goes to Washington" in The Florida Bar Journal, Volume 80, No. 10 (November 2006). Mr. Kauffman joined Chapin, Ballerano & Cheslack in 2010.