Jeff Herman is an attorney and victim advocate specializing in sexual violence cases, mainly those involving children. Jeff Herman was a key player in exposing the horrid sexual abuse against children under the umbrella of the Miami Archdiocese, and he represented accusers of Kevin Clash, the former Muppet puppeteer.
Mr. Herman received his bachelor’s degree from the University of Arizona, and his Juris Doctorate from Case Western Reserve University School of Law. His law firm, Herman Law, is located in Boca Raton, Florida. Due to his dedication to combat sexual abuse, the law firm solely works with sex abuse cases. As a legal expert, he has done features with media outlets like the New York Times, MSNBC, and Forbes.
In the below-referenced interview with IdeaMensch, Mr. Herman talks about his career and how he manages everything. He believes in being very thorough and organized. To him, it is imperative to carefully comb through every theory in order to prove it to be factual. He speaks of how he dissects each case accordingly with a whiteboard he has in his office. He uses it to create and track timelines, so he can actually see all of the facts and piece together what is in front of him. Go To This Page for related information.
In the interview, Mr. Herman speaks of having to change his approach to his cases in order to continue to help his clients and victims that need his voice. He almost quit practicing in this field because it was so emotionally and psychologically draining for him. He noticed himself getting emotionally invested in victims’ cases. However, he changed his way of thinking and realized that he could feel badly for his clients but have the ability to separate himself from the case, so he could remain competent in his work.
His advice to young attorneys is to practice in whatever field their passion lies. He explains how easy it is to get burnt out in the legal field. To continue doing the job well, they have to love the field in which they choose to practice. Related Link: Jeff Herman Talks Law and Life