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, victims of Ponzi schemes, contractor fraud, investment schemes, elder financial exploitation, and protection of those with accumulated assets.*** 



Florida Bar
4th Circuit Court of Appeals
9th Circuit Court of Appeals
11th Circuit Court of Appeals
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


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

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Candace Lerman is an attorney, consultant, and author of the rare disease blog, She 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 and a certificate in Healthcare Compliance from Seton Hall University School of Law. She holds a Bachelor’s and Master’s degree in International Affairs from Florida State University, where she focused on Emergency Management, Terrorism, and Russia/Eastern European history.

A rare disease patient, Candace researched and repurposed a drug to put her blood disorder into remission, twice. She works closely with members of Congress on federal healthcare policy including 21st Century Cures, and serves on the board of Our Odyssey, a group dedicated to empowering young adults with rare and chronic illnesses.  In May 2019, she launched the ITP Patient Driven Research Initiative to help develop better treatments for patients living with her rare disease. 

Candace assists clients with healthcare, data, cannabis, and corporate law. Additionally, she consults with life science companies on everything from clinical trial recruitment to patient support programs and marketing campaigns.