Jeffrey A. Backman | Partner | Marijuana lawyer

Jeffrey A. Backman

Partner
Overview

Jeffrey A. Backman is a partner and co-chair of Greenspoon Marder’s Litigation practice group. Mr. Backman focuses his practice on complex class action defense and general commercial litigation. He has defended clients in federal courts throughout the country, and is at the forefront of the legal landscape involving the telemarketing industry. He also advises clients in legal compliance matters and defends clients before all regulatory bodies such as the Federal Trade Commission, the Federal Communication Commission, the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, and States Attorneys General.

Mr. Backman was recently appointed to the Southeast Chapter Board of Directors of the Professional Association for Customer Engagement (PACE), the only non-profit trade organization dedicated exclusively to the advancement of companies that use a multi-channel approach to engaging their customers. He has spoken on TCPA compliance and litigation trends at the PACE Washington Summit in 2015, and at its 2016 National Convention & Expo. PACE also selected Mr. Backman as one of its “Speaking Partners,” scheduling him to speak at various events held by PACE throughout the year. Our firm is also actively involved with the American Legal & Financial Network (ALFN).

From 2009-2010, Mr.Backman defended a large client in the multidistrict litigation involving the manufacture and sale of Chinese drywall, where he was the youngest member of both the state and federal court defense steering committees, also serving as lead and liaison counsel in certain state courts.

Mr. Backman also has a long record of giving back to the community and participates on a regular basis in fundraising efforts. Most recently with Kids Can, a non-profit organization created by kids, for kids, where his two daughters are founding board members. He was a Broad Fellowship Mentor, a member of Leadership Broward Class XXVIII, an executive director of the B’nai B’rith Justice Unit, and served on the Board of Directors for L.E.A.D. Previously, he served on the Board of Trustees for the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society, and in 2007, the organization recognized him as “Man of the Year.”

Court Admissions

  • U.S. District Court, District of Arizona
  • U.S. District Court, Central District of California
  • U.S. District Court, Southern District of California
  • U.S. District Court, District of Colorado
  • U.S. Bankruptcy Court, Southern District of Florida
  • U.S. District Court, Northern District of Florida
  • U.S. District Court, Middle District of Florida
  • U.S. District Court, Southern District of Florida
  • U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Michigan
  • U.S. District Court, Western District of Michigan
  • U.S. District Court, Northern District of New York
  • U.S. District Court, Eastern District of New York
  • U.S. District Court, Northern District of Ohio
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, First Circuit
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, Second Circuit
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, Eleventh Circuit
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, District of Columbia Circuit

Bar Admissions

  • Florida, 2003

Education

  • J.D., Nova Southeastern University Shepard Broad Law Center, magna cum laude, 2003
  • B.A., Florida Atlantic University, 2000
Experience

Professional and Community Involvement

  • Commercial Litigation Committee for the Defense Research Institute, Publications Board
  • Broward County Bar Association, Member
  • Leadership Broward, Class XXVIII
  • B’nai B’rith Justice Unit, Executive Director
  • L.E.A.D., Board of Directors
  • Nova Southeastern University Shepard Board Law Center, Broad Fellowship Mentor
  • Leukemia & Lymphoma Society, Board of Trustees, 2008-2009
  • International Council of Shopping Centers, Member

Speaking Engagements

  • Speaker, “TCPA Class Action Panel,” 2016 PACE Washington TCPA Summit, September 2016
  • Speaker, “Consumers Collections,” ALFN ANSWERS Conference, July 2016
  • Panelist, “Adapting Your Customer Engagement Strategy Within a Highly Charged, TCPA Regulated Environment,” PACE Convention & Expo, April 2016
  • Speaker, “A Brave New TCPA World,” 2015 PACE Washington TCPA Summit, September 2015
Awards

Recognitions

  • Benchmark Litigation, “Under 40 Hot List,” 2017
  • Super Lawyers magazine, “Florida Rising Star,” Class Action, 2009-2017
  • South Florida Legal Guide, Top Up & Comer, 2013, 2015, 2016-2017
  • Daily Business Review, 40 Under 40, “Rising Stars,” 2014
  • Florida Trend magazine, Legal Elite, “Up and Comer,” 2008-2010, 2012
  • Leukemia & Lymphoma Society, Man of the Year, 2007
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