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 BUSINESS LAW
- REGULATORY COMPLIANCE AND AUDITS
- HEALTHCARE LAW
- INVESTMENT DUE DILIGENCE
- WILLS, TRUSTS AND PROBATE ACTIONS
- PRIVACY AND SECURITY ISSUES
- COMPLEX CORPORATE TRANSACTIONS
- LIFE SCIENCES
- FEDERAL AND STATE REGULATORY INVESTIGATIONS
- BUSINESS OPERATIONAL ISSUES AND AUDITS
- LITIGATION COUNSEL AND STRATEGY
- 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
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 College of Law at Nova Southeastern 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.
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
Nova Southeastern Shepard Broad Law Center, J.D. (cum laude)
Regis University, MBA (with honors)
Old Dominion University, B.A. English, English Honors
Business Operations for Lawyers, 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
Candace is a lawyer, healthcare policy consultant and author of the popular rare disease blog, RareCandace.com. A rare disease patient herself, Candace researched and repurposed a drug to put her blood disorder, Immune Thrombocytopenia, into remission. She is the face of HR 1223, the OPEN Act, and has been heavily involved in legislation to increase funding for biomedical research while reducing regulatory burdens on new drug development. Candace worked closely with members of Congress on the 21st Century Cures Act, and regularly engages with law makers at the local, state, and federal levels to improve laws for rare disease patients.
Candace earned her Juris Doctorate with a concentration in Health Law at the Shepard Broad School of Law at Nova Southeastern University in Fort Lauderdale, Florida in 2.5 years. She was awarded a full scholarship in June 2017 to obtain her certificate in Healthcare Compliance from Seton Hall University School of Law. In addition, she holds a Bachelor’s and Master’s degree in International Affairs from Florida State University with concentrations in Terrorism, Emergency Management and Russia/Eastern European History.
Candace is a 2016 Notable Nole and founding member of Florida State University’s Young Alumni Council. She is on the Board of Directors for Bridge the Gap - SYNGAP Education and Research Foundation, a non-profit foundation that is working towards treatments for children suffering from a genetic mutation that leads to autism and epilepsy. In addition to working with patient advocacy initiatives, Candace travels around the country teaching industry leaders, politicians, healthcare providers, and students to create game plans for meaningful reformation in the areas of drug development, medical research funding, and FDA reform.