The National Law Journal (subscription) has named Lieff Cabraser partner Lexi J. Hazam as a 2022 Plaintiffs’ Lawyers Trailblazers. Lexi is one of only 47 plaintiff-side practitioners in the U.S. to make the list. The award recognizes plaintiffs’ lawyers who “prove to be born leaders, and true agents of change.”

Among many other achievements, the Journal’s profile on Lexi highlights her role as Co-Lead Class Counsel representing individuals who were injured or suffered losses in the massive Southern California wildfires in 2017 and 2018. Lexi’s efforts, along with those of the full LCHB team and multiple co-counsel, have led individual plaintiffs harmed by the Thomas Fire/mudslide and Woolsey Fire to recover approximately $1 billion to date. “The litigation has resulted in significant compensation to help victims rebuild their properties and their lives, and remain in their communities. It has also helped galvanize legislative, regulatory and industry efforts to prevent such fires from recurring and ensure there are adequate funds available for both mitigation and compensation,” noted Lexi.

Congratulations to Lexi on this prestigious and well-deserved recognition!

View the full list of Plaintiffs’ Lawyers Trailblazers on The National Law Journal’s website.

About Lexi Hazam

An leader within the plaintiffs’ bar, Lexi J. Hazam represents clients in mass torts cases and qui tam actions, as well as complex class actions. In addition to her leadership roles in the Abilify MDL litigation, she was also appointed to the Plaintiffs’ Steering Committee and as Co-Chair of the Plaintiffs’ Science and Experts Committee in the nationwide Benicar side effect injuries litigation. Lexi has spoken at numerous conferences on these and other drug injury cases, as well as on other recent California wildfire cases.

In 2016, Lexi was elected as Chair Elect of the American Association for Justice’s Section on Toxic, Environmental, and Pharmaceutical Torts (STEP) after previously serving as vice-chair. In 2018, Lexi was elected as Vice-Chair of the American Association for Justice’s Section on Qui Tam Litigation after previously serving as Co-Secretary.

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