Fabrice N. Vincent: Lawyer with Lieff, Cabraser, Heimann & Bernstein, LLP

Fabrice N. Vincent

A partner in our San Francisco office, Fabrice is a tireless and principled advocate for the injured and the families of loved ones who died in personal injury and wrongful death cases, including auto and recreational vehicle accidents, and cases arising from defective infant and consumer products, dangerous prescription drugs, and faulty medical devices.

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Experience & Credentials

Practice Areas

  • Personal Injury
  • Aviation Accidents
  • False Claims Act
  • Defective Products
  • Environmental Litigation
University University of California, Berkeley, B.A., 1989
Law SchoolCornell University Law School, J.D., cum laude, 1992
Admitted1992, California; 1992, U.S. Court of Appeals, 9th Circuit; 1992, U.S. District Court, Central District of California; 1992, U.S. District Court, Eastern District of California; 1992, U.S. District Court, Northern District of California

Professional Associations and Memberships

American Association for Justice
American Bar Association
Association of Business Trial Lawyers
Bar Association of San Francisco
Fight for Justice Campaign
Society of Automotive Engineers
State Bar of California


Putting Clients First

A partner in our San Francisco office, Fabrice N. Vincent is a tireless and principled advocate for the injured and the families of loved ones who died in personal injury and wrongful death cases. Fabrice's cases include aviation accidents, auto and recreational vehicle accidents, cases arising from defective infant and consumer products, dangerous prescription drugs, and faulty medical devices. Fabrice's practice also includes cases involving environmental toxic exposures, medical malpractice, and international and human rights violations.

In many of the cases Fabrice has prosecuted, he has assisted our clients in persuading corporate defendants to issue recalls or improve their safety procedures for the protection of all consumers and patients.

Fabrice played a pivotal role in the firm's representation of patients injured by the diet drugs fenfluramine (sold as Pondimin) and dexfenfluramine (sold as Redux), which resulted in a $4.75 billion settlement for those who developed cardiac valve damage or the often fatal condition of Primary Pulmonary Hypertension after taking Pondimin or Redux. Fabrice successfully represented scores of injured patients in individual lawsuits.

Fabrice has been recognized by Super Lawyers magazine as a Northern California Super Lawyer for the past five years, and has written extensively on current issues in litigation, including co-editing California Class Actions Practice and Procedures from 2003-2006.

Published Works

Lead Author, Citizen Report on Utility Terrain Vehicle (UTV) Hazards and Urgent Need to Improve Safety and Performance Standards; and Request for Urgent Efforts To Increase Yamaha Rhino Safety and Avoid Needless New Catastrophic Injuries, Amputations and Deaths, Lieff Cabraser Heimann & Bernstein, LLP, 2009
Executive Editor and Co-Author, Decisions Interpreting California's Rules of Class Action Procedure, Survey of State Class Action Law (ABA 2000 - 2014), updated and republished in 5 Newberg on Class Actions (2001 - 2014)
Co-Editor, California Class Actions Practice and Procedures, 2003 - 2006
Coordinating Editor and Co-Author of California section of the ABA State Class Action Survey, 2001 - 2014
Co-Author with Elizabeth J. Cabraser, Class Actions Fairness Act of 2005 California Litigation, Vol. 18, No. 3, 2005
Co-Author, Introduction, Sanctioning Discovery Abuses in the Federal Court, LRP Publications, 2000
Author, AHP Loses Key California Motion In Limine, February 2000
With Final Approval, Diet Drug Class Action Settlement Avoids Problems That Doomed Asbestos Pact, Leader Publications, 2000
Co-Author, The Shareholder Strikes Back: Varied Approaches to Civil Litigation Claims are Available to Help Make Shareholders Whole, Mealey's Emerging Securities Litigation Reporter, September 2002
Co-Author, Ethics and Admissibility: Failure to Disclose Conflicts of Interest in and/or Funding of Scientific Studies and/or Data May Warrant Evidentiary Exclusions, Mealey's December Emerging Drugs Reporter, December 2002
Co-Editor-In-Chief, Fen-Phen Litigation Strategist, Leader Publications, 1998 - 2000
Author, Off-Label Drug Promotion Permitted, October 1999
Co-Author, The Future of Prescription Drug Products Liability Litigation in a Changing Marketplace, and Six Courts Certify Medical Monitoring Claims for Class Treatment, 29 Forum 4 (Consumer Attorneys of California), 1999
Co-Author, Class Certification of Medical Monitoring Claims in Mass Tort Product Liability Litigation, ALI-ABA Course of Study, 1999
Co-Author, How Class Proofs of Claim in Bankruptcy Can Help in Medical Monitoring Cases, Leader Publications, 1999
Author, Special Master Rules Against SmithKline Beecham Privilege Log, November 1999

Honors and Awards

Mass Tort Litigation/Class Actions - Plaintiffs, Product Liability Litigation - Plaintiffs, Best Lawyers, 2012 - 2015
Super Lawyer for Northern California, Super Lawyers, 2006 - 2014
Outstanding Subcommittee Chair for the Class Actions & Derivative Suits, ABA Section of Litigation, 2013

In the News

August 21, 2014
17 Lieff Cabraser Attorneys Listed in 2015 Best Lawyers America
August 20, 2014
Highway Guardrail Lawsuits Charge Unsafe Design Maiming Drivers
August 15, 2014
Car Fires and Fuel Tank Explosions Remain an Ongoing National Concern
July 8, 2014
22 Lieff Cabraser Attorneys Selected as 2014 Northern California Super Lawyers or Rising Stars
June 16, 2014
GM Recall Update: New Buick, Chevrolet and Cadillac Cars Added to Recall List


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States Halt Purchase of Alleged Defective and Dangerous Highway Guardrails
Fabrice N. Vincent, November 10, 2014
Missouri, Nevada, and Massachusetts have put on hold purchases and installations of the Trinity ET-Plus system guardrails due to concerns that the guardrails are actually dangerous. As reported by the New York Times, the guardrails have allegedly contributed to at least 14 accidents, resulting in...

Highway Guardrail Lawsuits Charge Unsafe Design Maiming Drivers
Fabrice N. Vincent, August 27, 2014
This summer, automotive and product design safety company, Safety Research & Strategies, filed suit against the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA), seeking the public release of documents in the case of United States ex rel. Harman v. Trinity Industries. The whistleblower lawsuit alleges...
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Fabrice N. Vincent

275 Battery Street, 29th Floor
San FranciscoCA 94111-3339


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