Grossman Roth Yaffa Cohen partners Andrew Yaffa and Natasha Cortes had the honor of guest-starring on The Game of Life Podcast, a Big Brothers Big Sisters of Miami podcast hosted by President and CEO Gale Nelson, to speak on the importance of mentorship and legacy in the legal profession.
Attorneys Yaffa and Cortes found their very first career jobs at Grossman Roth Yaffa Cohen. As they told Mr. Nelson, the growth culture at the South Florida trial law firm was key to their success: They both had mentors at the firm who helped them find their footing and grow from there. Eventually, they each became part of the GRYC family, working their way up to partner positions.
The Game of Life Podcast is an in-house podcast by Big Brothers Big Sisters of Miami (BBBSM). Since 1958, BBBSM has helped at-risk youth form professional connections with adult mentors throughout South Florida. Its primary aim is to make Miami “a safe haven where children can grow and thrive.” The podcast is one of the avenues through which BBBSM seeks to meet this goal. Each episode features a mentor who shares how they became successful and how others may get started in that field, thereby encouraging the youth to reach for the stars.
Attorney Yaffa is one of the most accomplished attorneys in the state of Florida, having recovered over half a billion dollars for his clients in the past 30 years. Some of his most notable cases are also the most notable in state history, such as Francisca Herrera and Abraham Candelario v. Ag-Mart Produce, Inc. In this case, he advocated for a boy who was born without arms or legs due to his mother’s toxic exposure to pesticides while working in tomato fields. It is not rare for Attorney Yaffa’s work to impact his clients and legislation, policy, and society at large.
As for Attorney Cortes, she is the firm’s very first female Hispanic partner and a co-founder of the Puerto Rican Bar Association of Florida. She is deeply committed to winning justice for her clients and has worked on more than 100 multimillion-dollar lawsuits throughout the state. She has recovered over $150 million for her clients, primarily in the area of medical malpractice.