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America’s Elite Trial Lawyers Highlights Lieff Cabraser

America's Elite Trial Lawyers Highlights Lieff Cabraser

The National Law Journal and Law.com have published their inaugural list of “America’s Elite Trial Lawyers,” an award for plaintiffs’ law firms “that are doing the most creative and substantial work on the plaintiffs side,” and included Lieff Cabraser in their list. The publication “vetted more than 100 firms, poring over nominations and reporting on performance,” and “recognized the work of the firms as a whole, understanding that successful trial work is usually the result of a team effort.”

For Lieff Cabraser’s profile, the list wrote, “At Lieff Cabraser Heimann & Bernstein, it’s not so much the size of a class or the amount of damages that drives the firm as the reality of unfairness.”

The publication highlighted partner Richard Heimann’s successful work on two wrongful death cases against tobacco companies as well as the firm’s “wide-ranging, complex docket of antitrust, consumer protection, employment, securities, and other claims.” As Mr. Heimann commented,

“Over the past five to seven years, we’ve seen an increase in the number of cases that actually go to trial. I don’t know what explains that, but it gives us an opportunity to demonstrate our ability to try cases, and we’re getting very good experience for our younger lawyers.”

The article concluded with a further note that in addition to providing good experience for its young lawyers, the firm also is seen by clients to provide good outcomes. Lowell Haky, associate general counsel of Charles Schwab & Co., wrote, “They are an innovative and sophisticated team of trial lawyers, and have delivered great results for us.”