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Jonathan Selbin Earns AAJ Board of Governors’ 2016 Distinguished Service Award

Jonathan Selbin Earns AAJ Board of Governors’ 2016 Distinguished Service Award

Lieff Cabraser partner Jonathan D. Selbin has been honored with the American Association for Justice Board of Governors’ 2016 Distinguished Service Award. The Distinguished Service Award praises and recognizes members of the Board of Governors who have gone above and beyond to carry out the AAJ’s mission, and have been of particular special assistance to the President of the Association.

The American Association for Justice provides trial attorneys with information, professional support and a nationwide network that enables them to most effectively and expertly represent clients. In recent years, Mr. Selbin has been active in the AAJ’s legislative and education efforts on class actions, federal practice, and mandatory arbitration.

About the American Association for Justice

The mission of the American Association for Justice is to promote a fair and effective justice system—and to support the work of attorneys in their efforts to ensure that any person who is injured by the misconduct or negligence of others can obtain justice in America’s courtrooms, even when taking on the most powerful interests. Visit the AAJ online at justice.org.

About Jonathan D. Selbin

Jonathan Selbin is a senior partner in Lieff Cabraser Heimann & Bernstein LLP’s New York office. He chairs the firm’s Economic Injury Product Defect Practice Group, and is a long-time member of the firm’s Executive Committee.

Mr. Selbin litigates consumer protection and defective products class action lawsuits against many of the nation’s most prominent corporations, and has been appointed by courts around the country to lead such litigation on behalf of consumers. He has argued and obtained favorable appellate opinions in multiple Courts of Appeal, including in the Fifth, Sixth, Seventh and Ninth Circuits. His work on behalf of consumers was featured in a September 2014 Forbes article and a March 2016 National Law Journal article.

Together, cases in which Jonathan has played a lead role have resulted in court-approved class action settlements with combined total payouts to class members exceeding $3.0 billion in cash, plus other relief, such as extended and enhanced warranties.

Jonathan is a 1993 magna cum laude graduate of Harvard Law School, and clerked for Honorable Marilyn Hall Patel in the Northern District of California from 1993-1995.

In 2017, Jonathan and his family founded the Selbin Voting Rights Fellowship at Equal Justice Works, funding a two year fellow working to ensure fair access to voting in North Carolina.

In 2017, Mr. Selbin and his family founded the Selbin Voting Rights Fellowship at Equal Justice Works, funding a Fellow’s two-year project on fair access to voting in the state of North Carolina.