Lieff Cabraser has served as court-appointed Plaintiffs' Lead or Class Counsel in state and federal coordinated, multi-district, and complex litigation throughout the United States. With co-counsel, we have represented clients across the globe in cases filed in American courts.
Lieff Cabraser is among the largest firms in the United States that only represent plaintiffs. Described by The American Lawyer as “one of the nation's premier plaintiffs' firms,” Lieff Cabraser enjoys a national reputation for professional integrity and the successful prosecution of our clients' claims. We possess sophisticated legal skills and the financial resources necessary for the handling of large, complex cases, and for litigating against some of the nation's largest corporations. We take great pride in the leadership roles our firm plays in many of this country's major cases, including those resulting in landmark decisions and precedent-setting rulings.
Lieff Cabraser has litigated and resolved thousands of individual lawsuits and hundreds of class and group actions, including some of the most important civil cases in the United States over the past three decades. We have assisted our clients recover over $91 billion in verdicts and settlements. Twenty-two cases were resolved for over $1 billion; another 59 cases resulted in verdicts or settlements at or in excess of $100 million.
The National Law Journal has recognized Lieff Cabraser as one of the nation's top plaintiffs' law firms for twelve years and we are a member of its Plaintiffs' Hot List Hall of Fame. In compiling the list, The National Law Journal examines recent verdicts and settlements and looked for firms “representing the best qualities of the plaintiffs' bar and that demonstrated unusual dedication and creativity.”
U.S. News and Best Lawyers have selected Lieff Cabraser as a national “Law Firm of the Year” each year the publications have given this award to law firms. For 2011-2012, we were recognized in the category of Mass Torts Litigation/Class Actions – Plaintiffs. For 2013, the publications selected our firm as the nation's premier plaintiffs' law firm in the category of Employment Law – Individuals. For 2014 and 2015, we have been again recognized in the category of Mass Torts Litigation/Class Actions – Plaintiffs. Only one law firm in each practice area receives the “Law Firm of the Year” designation.
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Lieff Cabraser is committed to diversity and inclusion in our professional work, through our firm values, and across our people. This commitment is embedded in the firm’s culture and reflected in our long-standing support of charitable groups and bar association programs advancing diversity and ensuring equal opportunities for all.
Furthermore, we participate extensively in the diversity initiatves and programs of the Bar Association of San Francisco, including its 2010 Goals and Timetables and Recommendations for Minority Hiring and Advancement and the No Glass Ceiling Initiative, each of which commit the firm to voluntary benchmarks for the hiring and promotion of diverse lawyers.
Lieff Cabraser sponsors, participates in, and serves in leadership roles for bar organizations and non-profit groups that promote diversity and seek to eliminate barriers to the hiring, advancement, and retention of diverse persons (including racial and ethnic minorities; women; lesbians, gay men, bisexuals, and transgender persons; and persons with disabilities) in the legal profession and the broader community. These bar organizations and non-profit groups include:
Lieff Cabraser actively works with law schools and associations to promote full and equal participation in the legal profession by diverse attorneys, including through:
Our firm and attorneys have been honored to receive numerous awards for our leadership on initiatives that promote diversity and civil rights including:
Lieff Cabraser has undertaken numerous pro bono cases in support of diversity, equality, and employee and civil rights. For example, in 2008, we served as counsel for Amici Curiae the National Employment Lawyers Association and the Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Right Under Law before the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit in support of former African-American employees of Johnson & Johnson who alleged they were discriminated on the basis of their race. Guitierrez v. Johnson & Johnson, 523 F.3d 187 (3rd Cir. 2008).
In California, we have taken an active role in support of marriage equality. In 2008, before the California Supreme Court in Strauss v. Horton, 46 Cal. 4th 364 (2008), we served as Amici Curiae counsel for forty bar and legal advocacy non-profit organizations throughout California and nationwide. Amici Curiae argued that Proposition 8’s denial of equal protection to a class of individuals with respect to a fundamental right violated the California Constitution.
Presently, we serve as Amici Curiae counsel for a group of noted constitutional law and civil procedure professors including Erwin Chemerinsky, Pamela S. Karlan, Arthur Miller, and Judith Resnik, before the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit in Perry v. Schwarzenegger, Appeal No. 10-16696 (9th Cir.). Amici Curiae seek an affirmance of the verdict in the U.S. District Court that Proposition 8 violated the U.S. Constitution.