Lieff Cabraser Heimann & Bernstein, LLP, is a 100-plus attorney AV-rated law firm founded in 1972 with offices in San Francisco, New York, Nashville, and Munich. The firm has 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, environmental and toxic exposures, False Claims Act, digital privacy and data security, and human rights. The firm’s clients include individuals, classes and groups of people, 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, the firm has 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 its clients’ claims. The firm possesses 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. The firm takes great pride in the leadership roles the 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 four decades. The firm has assisted its clients in recovering over $124 billion in verdicts and settlements. Twenty-eight cases have been resolved for over $1 billion; another 54 have 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 fourteen years, and the firm is a member of its Plaintiffs’ Hot List Hall of Fame, ‘representing the best qualities of the plaintiffs’ bar and demonstrating unusual dedication and creativity.’The National Law Journal separately recognized Lieff Cabraser as one of the ‘50 Leading Plaintiffs Firms in America.’ In December 2019, The American Lawyer included Lieff Cabraser in its ‘Top 50 Litigation Departments in the U.S.,’ the only all-plaintiff’s side litigation firm included among the firms recognized. In March of 2020, Benchmark Litigation named Lieff Cabraser its ‘California Plaintiff Firm of the Year.’
In September of 2019, Law360 named Lieff Cabraser a ‘California Powerhouse’ for litigation after naming the firm its ‘Class Action Firm of the Year’ in January 2019. In July of 2019, Public Justice awarded Lieff Cabraser its ‘Trial Lawyer of the Year’ award. In March 2019, Benchmark Litigation selected Lieff Cabraser as its ‘California Plaintiff Firm of the Year’ and the firm was a 2018 finalist for Benchmark’s‘Plaintiff Law Firm of the Year.’ Lieff Cabraser has 21 lawyers named to the ‘Best Lawyers in America’ 2020 listing, and The National Law Journal awarded the firm its 2019 ‘Elite Trial Lawyer’ awards in the fields of Consumer Protection and Cybersecurity/Data Breach. The firm has 38 firm lawyers named to the 2019 Super Lawyers‘Super Lawyer’ and ‘Rising Star’ lists, and were named the Daily Journal’s‘California Lawyers of the Year 2018’ as well as having eight lawyers named to Benchmark’s‘40 and Under Hot List 2018.’
U.S. News and Best Lawyers has selected Lieff Cabraser as a national ‘Law Firm of the Year’ six times in the last nine years, in categories including Mass Torts Litigation/Class Actions – Plaintiffs and Employment Law – Individuals. In 2017, Lieff Cabraser’s digital privacy and data security practice group was named ‘Privacy Group of the Year’ by Law360, and the firm’s consumer protection practice group was named ‘Consumer Protection Group of the Year’ by the publication as well. In 2016, Benchmark Litigation named Lieff Cabraser to its ‘Top 10 Plaintiff Firms in America’ list, The National Law Journal chose the firm as one of nine ‘Elite Trial Lawyers’ nationwide, and Law360 selected Lieff Cabraser as one of the ‘Top 50 Law Firms Nationwide for Litigation.’ The publication separately noted that the firm ‘persists as a formidable agency of change, producing world class legal work against some of the most powerful corporate players in the world today.’