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Lieff, Cabraser, Heimann & Bernstein, LLP

Lieff, Cabraser, Heimann & Bernstein, LLP
  • San Francisco, CA
  • Embarcadero Center West, 275 Battery Street, 29th Floor, San Francisco, CA 94501
  • Through class actions & individual lawsuits, Lieff Cabraser achieves justice for consumers, employees, patients, investors, whistleblowers, inventors & business owners.
  • Peer Reviews 4.8/5.0 41 Reviews
    Peer Reviews (41 Reviews)
    Client Reviews 67% Recommended 3 Reviews

About our San Francisco, CA office

Lieff Cabraser Heimann & Bernstein, LLP, is a sixty-plus attorney, AV-rated law firm founded in 1972 with offices in San Francisco, New York and Nashville. We have a diversified practice, successfully representing plaintiffs in the fields of personal injury and mass torts, securities and financial fraud, employment discrimination and unlawful employment practices, product defect, consumer protection, antitrust and intellectual property, environmental and toxic exposures, False Claims Act, and human rights. Our clients include individuals, classes or groups of persons, businesses, and public and private entities.

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.

Office Details

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415-956-1000  Phone
415-956-1008  Fax - Facsimile
[email protected]  Email
Mailing Address:
Embarcadero Center West, 275 Battery Street, 29th Floor, San Francisco, CA 94501
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Areas of Practice (17)

Specific Areas of Practice for our San Francisco office:

  • The Representation Of Plaintiffs In Individual
  • Group
  • Class Actions In The Fields Of Personal Injury
  • Mass Torts
  • Securities Fraud
  • Antitrust
  • Consumer Protection
  • Product Defects
  • Employment Discrimination
  • Unlawful Employment Practices
  • Aviation Law
  • Environmental Law
  • Toxic Exposure
  • Civil Law
  • Human Rights Cases
  • State Courts Throughout The United States
  • Privacy & Data Breach

People (50)

Peer Reviews

  • 4.8/5.0 41 reviews
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  • 3.8/5.0 3 reviews
  • 67% client recommended 2 recommendations
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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.

Support of Bar Organizations Promoting Diversity

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:

  • American Bar Association Labor & Employment Law Section:
    • Standing Committee on Equal Employment Opportunity, including its Diversity Task Force [Our lawyers have served on and co-chaired this Committee and Task Force];
    • Administrative Committee on Equal Opportunity in the Legal Profession [Our lawyers have served on and co-chaired this Committee];
  • Asian American Bar Association [Our lawyers have been members and have participated in AABA activities];
  • Asian American Legal Defense and Education Fund [Our lawyers have been members];
  • Bar Association of San Francisco (BASF):
    • Diversity Pipeline Programs (designed to increase the diversity of the pipeline to college, law school, and the legal profession) [Lieff Cabraser has sponsored and our lawyers have participated in these programs];
    • Volunteer Legal Services Program (pro bono legal services in areas of landlord-tenant, consumer debt, and homelessness, among others) [Lieff Cabraser has sponsored these activities; our lawyers have participated in these activities and served on the VLSP Board and advisory committees];
    • Equality Committee/Bottom Line Partnership Task Force (addressing hiring, retention and advancement of minority attorneys, developing recommendations for best practices, and issuing voluntary goals and timetables for San Francisco legal employers) [Our lawyers have participated in and co-chaired this Task Force];
    • Subcommittee on Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual & Transgender Issues (addressing hiring, retention and advancement of lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender attorneys, and developing recommendations for best practices in this area) [Our lawyers have participated in and co-chaired this Task Force];
    • No Glass Ceiling Task Force (addressing retention and advancement of women lawyers in San Francisco firms and law departments) [Our lawyers have participated in this Task Force];
  • California Women Lawyers [Our lawyers have served on the Board and Committees];
  • Equal Rights Advocates [Our lawyers have served on the Board and Committees];
  • Gay and Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation [Our lawyers have served on the Board and Committees];
  • Lawyers' Committee for Civil Rights of the San Francisco Bay Area (including its Education Equity Project which works to ensure that California students attend schools that meet minimum standards for adequate and safe school facilities, qualified teachers, and instructional materials) [Our lawyers have served on and co-chaired the Board and Committees];
  • Legal Aid Society – Employment Law Center of San Francisco, including its programs to create workplaces free from discrimination on the basis of gender, race, and sexual orientation [Our lawyers have served on the Board and Committees];
  • Legal Momentum, formerly known as the National Organization for Women (NOW) Legal Defense and Education Fund [Our lawyers have served on the Board and Committees];
  • Minority Bar Coalition [Our lawyers have participated in MBC and have served on the Planning Committee of MBC's Unity Conference];
  • National Association of Women Judges [Our lawyers have served on and co-chaired the Resource Board and Friends Committees];
  • National Bar Association, the nation's oldest and largest association of predominantly African-American lawyers and judges [Our lawyers have been members and have spoken at national NBA conferences];
  • National Employment Lawyers Association (NELA) [Our lawyers have served on the Board of NELA Regional Committees and spoken at national NELA conferences on eliminating bias and discrimination in the workplace];
  • National Center for Lesbian Rights [Our lawyers have served on and co-chaired the Board and Committees];
  • Pride Law Fund [Our lawyers have served on and co-chaired the Board and Committees]; and
  • South Asian Bar Association of Northern California [Our lawyers have participated and served on the Board].

Support for Diversity Employment Programs

Lieff Cabraser actively works with law schools and associations to promote full and equal participation in the legal profession by diverse attorneys, including through:

  • Bay Area Minority Summer Clerkship Program, offered through BASF to provide employment opportunities for minority law students [Lieff Cabraser has participated in this program annually];
  • BASF Minority Summer Associate Reception [Lieff Cabraser has sponsored this annually];
  • Bay Area Diversity Career Fair [Lieff Cabraser has participated in this recruiting program];
  • National Black Law Students Association Job Fair, Western Region [Lieff Cabraser has participated in this recruiting program];
  • “Placement Night,” organized by the Law Students of African Descent at the University of California Boalt Hall School of Law [Lieff Cabraser has participated in this recruiting program].

Recognition of Our Promotion of Diversity and Social Justice

Our firm and attorneys have been honored to receive numerous awards for our leadership on initiatives that promote diversity and civil rights including:

  • “Florence K. Murray Award,” National Association of Women Judges, 2010 (the award recognizes an attorney for influencing women to pursue legal careers, opening doors for women attorneys, and advancing opportunities for women within the legal profession);
  • “Margaret Brent Women Lawyers of Achievement Award,” American Bar Association Commission on Women in the Profession, 2010 (the premiere award for women lawyers who have excelled in their field and paved the way to success for other women lawyers);
  • “Community Justice Award," Centro Legal de la Raza, 2008;
  • “Community Service Award,” Bay Area Lawyers for Individual Freedom, 2008;
  • “Award of Merit,” Bar Association of San Francisco, 2007 (for Equality Committee work);
  • “Living the Dream Partner,” Lawyers' Committee for Civil Rights Under the Law, 2005; and
  • “Navigator of Civil Rights,” NAACP Legal Defense and Education Fund, 1998.

Pro Bono and Amicus Work Promoting Diversity

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.


Bar Register Practice Areas

Bar Register Practice Areas

Antitrust Law
Aviation Law
Civil Rights
Civil Trial Practice
Environmental Law
Labor and Employment Law
Personal Injury
Product Liability Law
Securities Law
Toxic Torts

San Francisco, California

  • San Francisco, CA
    Embarcadero Center West , 275 Battery Street, 29th Floor
    San Francisco, CA 94501

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