Attorney Awards

Our attorneys are recognized as some of the most qualified and skilled in their respective fields. They are routinely appointed by federal and state courts to serve as leaders in national litigation. More than half of Lieff Cabraser's attorneys are, or have been, directors and officers of local, state, and national bar and legal advocacy organizations, highlighted by:

  • Steven E. Fineman, the firm's Managing Partner, served as the 2011-12 President of the Public Justice Foundation, a not-for-profit membership organization that supports Public Justice, P.C., a national public interest law firm dedicated to fighting for justice through precedent-setting and socially significant litigation. Many of the nation's most distinguished and accomplished attorneys serve on the Public Justice Foundation's Board of Directors.
  • Kelly M. Dermody, chair of the firm's Employment practice group, served as the 2011-12 President of the Bar Association of San Francisco. Founded in 1872, BASF serves San Francisco Bay Area legal professionals and the community by promoting access to justice and excellence and diversity in the legal profession, and by providing legal and pro bono services to disadvantaged and underserved individuals.

Twenty six firm attorneys have been rated as Super Lawyers and another 12 attorneys designated as Rising Stars. Seventeen firm attorneys have been recognized by Best Lawyers. California Lawyer magazine has selected four of our attorneys for its prestigious California Lawyer of the Year (CLAY) award. The Daily Journal has recognized five of our attorneys as Top 100 lawyers in California for their outstanding accomplishments and service on bar and legal organizations.

In particular, Elizabeth J. Cabraser has been repeatedly recognized as one of the foremost litigators in our nation, including being selected four times by The National Law Journal as one of the “100 Most Influential Lawyers in America.” The Daily Journal has called her "a commanding attorney and a role model for other litigators, especially fellow female lawyers."

In 2010, the American Bar Association Commission on Women in the Profession honored Ms. Cabraser with its Margaret Brent Women Lawyers of Achievement Award. The award recognizes the accomplishments of women lawyers who have excelled in their field and have paved the way to success for other women lawyers. It is regarded by many as the highest honor in the legal profession for women lawyers.

Learn more about Lieff Cabraser's Best Lawyer award recipients.

Learn more about Lieff Cabraser's Super Lawyer award recipients.

"One of the nation's premier plaintiffs' firms." American Lawyer

"Representing the best qualities of the plaintiffs' bar." The National Law Journal