Stuart A. Kaufman
Stuart Kaufman is a partner in the law firm of Klausner, Kaufman, Jensen & Levinson. After graduation from the University of Miami School of Law in 1989, Mr. Kaufman returned to New York where he practiced in a small firm in New York City for three years as a general litigator. He returned to Florida in 1993 and joined the law firm as an associate specializing in different facets of labor and employment law, including the representation of public employee pension funds. In 1997, Mr. Kaufman was retained as General Counsel for the Professional Law Enforcement Association of Dade County, an employee organization dedicated to protecting the rights of law enforcement officers, where he served until January, 2001. Mr. Kaufman was also a sole practitioner at the time operating a general civil practice with an emphasis on employment related matters. Additionally, he volunteered and served as General Counsel for Cops for Kids, Inc., a charitable organization operated by police officers which benefits underprivileged children in South Florida. He has represented several hundred police officers throughout Dade and Broward Counties in all matters related to their employment, including disciplinary appeals, grievances, and at shooting scenes. Since rejoining the Law Firm of Klausner, Kaufman, Jensen & Levinson, in February, 2001, he has been solely dedicated to representing public employee pension funds. He is admitted to the New York Bar, the Florida Bar, and is also admitted to practice before the United States District Court, Southern District of Florida, and the United States Court of Appeals, Eleventh Circuit. Mr. Kaufman graduated from the State University of New York at Binghamton, receiving a Bachelor of Arts degree in political science. Mr. Kaufman received his Juris Doctorate from the University of Miami School of Law. Stuart has been married to Tammy for 18 years and they have two daughters, Nicole, 14 and Cali, 12.
- Volunteered and served as General Counsel for Cops for Kids, Inc.
- State University of New York at Binghamton, B.A., Political Science, 1986
- University of Miami School of Law, J.D., 1989
- New York, 1990
- Florida, 1993
- U.S. District Court Southern District of Florida
- U.S. Court of Appeals 11th Circuit