The Daily Journal (subscription) has selected Lieff Cabraser partner Sarah R. London as a “Top 40 Under 40” attorney for 2018. London is one of 40 outstanding lawyers in California under the age of 40 to be recognized with this prestigious award.
The publication highlights London’s active involvement in the tobacco injury litigation, where she represented family members who lost loved ones as a result of nicotine addiction, as well as individuals still living with tobacco-related illnesses. The suit was filed against R.J. Reynolds Tobacco Co., its subsidiary Lorillard Tobacco Co., and Philip Morris.
“It was a telling moment… for a relatively young woman lawyer to be considered the ‘big hammer’ against these big tobacco company defendants,” stated London. “I’ve never ever stopped being myself in court… I bring my own experience, my own analogies to the world.”
In addition to her successes in work facing off against multiple tobacco giants, the Journal also cites London’s newer cases, including the suit against Pacific Fertility Center in San Francisco. A liquid nitrogen failure that occurred in one of the clinic’s storage tanks destroyed thousands of stored eggs and embryos that had been preserved for future use by hundreds of women.
“The tank in which the eggs and embryos were stored failed, and we’re representing these women and their families who lost eggs and embryos or had those eggs and embryos compromised, and are suffering tremendous anxiety and heartache over the loss,” explained London.
“I am deeply proud of all of the work that I have done, particularly as a trial lawyer,” London said. “I’ve had the great fortune and opportunity to represent a number of families at trial and to help tell their stories to a jury and to advocate zealously on their behalf before, during and after trial.”
About Sarah London
A member of the CAOC Convention Leadership Committee and a partner in Lieff Cabraser’s San Francisco office, Ms. London is a determined, skilled, and experienced advocate for the injured, employees, and consumers. She is experienced in all aspects of trial work, from drafting and arguing motions in limine, opposing Daubert challenges to plaintiffs’ experts and deposing defendants’ experts, and serving as lead trial counsel to writing successful post-trial and appellate briefs. Ms. London’s case work involvement includes: the Florida Tobacco litigation, Zofran Infant Injury lawsuits, the Toyota Sudden Acceleration litigation, the Norvir antitrust case, and Pacific Fertility Clinic Egg and Embryo Preservation Failures. A Super Lawyers Rising Star for five consecutive years and 2015 finalist for the Consumer Attorneys of California Streetfighter of the Year Award, Sarah has held multiple leadership positions in CAOC.