Schaerr | Jaffe LLP has parted ways with former counsel Justin Torres upon learning of troubling personal allegations. His conviction and sentencing on January 10 in a Cleveland court came as a surprise to the firm. Neither the proceeding nor the surrounding events were disclosed during or after the hiring process, and the firm had no reason to suspect any problems. Mr. Torres had held the position of counsel since November 1, 2018.
The firm wishes the victim, as well as Mr. Torres and his family, the strength to move forward and heal.