About the Lerman Firm

Cathy Jackson Lerman, PA , the Lerman Law Firm, provides legal services in a variety of diverse matters to individuals, companies, and business owners/entrepreneurs. We are committed to providing our Clients with aggressive, ethical and cost effective legal services backed by over 30 years of legal experience.


Our services include:

  • CORPORATE AND EMPLOYMENT LAW
  • REGULATORY COMPLIANCE
  • HEALTHCARE LAW
  • ELDER LAW AND SPECIAL NEEDS COUNSEL
  • ESTATE PLANNING, INVESTMENT DUE DILIGENCE
  • WILLS, TRUSTS AND PROBATE ACTIONS
  • CONSUMER PROTECTION
  • MEDICAID AND MEDICARE APPLICATIONS, PLANNING AND ASSISTANCE
  • OIG INVESTIGATIONS
  • COMPLIANCE AUDITS
  • LABOR RELATIONS
  • SECURITIES FRAUD AND PONZI SCHEMES
  • FINANCIAL EXPLOITATION VICTIMS' ADVOCACY
  • LEGISLATIVE AND REGULATORY AFFAIRS
  • ADVOCACY FOR RARE DISEASE PATIENTS
  • BIOTECHNOLOGY AND PHARMA
  • ETHICS AND PUBLIC CORRUPTION

CATHY LERMAN

Attorney Cathy Lerman, Principal of Cathy Jackson Lerman, PA, has practiced law in Florida since 1982. Ms. Lerman has a diverse legal background which permits her to handle a wide variety of legal matters. She began her career as a litigator with a general law practice, handling both civil and criminal cases. In addition to growing a successful law practice, Ms. Lerman has served as general counsel to high growth and Fortune 500 companies in the technology, health care and finance sectors. Ms. Lerman serves as an Adjunct Professor at the Shepard Broad Law Center at Novasoutheastern University.

Ms. Lerman has directed the litigation strategy for many high profile lawsuits, involving multimillion dollar claims, including class action suits, attorney general investigations, DOJ investigations, and regulatory matters both in the U.S. and Europe.

Ms. Lerman serves as an advocate for the elderly, persons with disabilities and is heavily involved in helping victims of frauds, Ponzi schemes, contractor fraud, investment schemes, elder financial exploitation, and protection of those with accumulated assets.***  In addition, Ms. Lerman is an advocate for the elderly, persons with rare diseases, persons with disabilities, and works with her daughter, Candace Lerman, on rare disease patient initiatives, advocacy and legislative initiatives. 

CANDACE LERMAN-LEGISLATIVE DIRECTOR/ADVOCATE FOR BIOTECHNOLOGY AND PHARMACEUTICAL REGULATORY AFFAIRS

Candace Lerman is a second year law student at the Shepard Broad College of Law.  Candace is the President of PULSE, the Health Law Society at Shepard Broad, and was nominated in 2016 as a Notable Noles by Florida State University where she received her B.S. and M.S. degrees.  Candace is a rare disease patient advocate and a rare disease patient herself. 

Candace is very active in congressional legislative activity to assist persons with rare diseases and has her own blog, rareCandace.com, which chronicles her experience as a rare disease patient and advocate. Candace has appeared before Congressional leaders and the National Institute of Health to establish legislation and regulations to assist rare disease patients.  The Lerman Law Firm supports and works with the rare disease community to assist in legislative and regulatory initiatives, public awareness campaigns as well as the biotech and pharmaceutical communities, to facilitate the research and development of, and access to, drugs for rare disease patients.

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****Please see our “WEALTHY BUT WISE™” program information by clicking on the “Wealthy But Wise™” tab on our website for further information on the comprehensive services offered by the Lerman Law Firm to assist high net worth individuals and those with retirement accounts and accumulated assets who seek advice or assistance in protecting those assets as well as long term financial and health care planning services.


Bar Admissions

Florida Bar
Ohio Bar-Pro Hac Vice
4th Circuit Court of Appeals
9th Circuit Court of Appeals
11th Circuit Court of Appeals
U.S. SUPREME COURT
Southern District of Florida
Middle District of Florida


Education

Nova Southeastern Shepard Broad Law Center,  J.D. (cum laude)
Regis University, MBA (with honors)
Old Dominion University, B.A. English, English Honors


Courses Taught

Legal Accounting, Legal Ethics, and Legal Writing- Shepard Broad Law Center
Business Law-MBA Program-University of Miami
Employee and Labor Relations- Masters Program-Nova Southeastern University


Honors & Awards

Meritorious Public Service Award-Florida Bar
Member Recognition Award-Broward County Trial Lawyers Association
Outstanding Service Award-Academy of Florida Trial Lawyers
Outstanding Service Award-Broward County Bar Association