The Recorder has announced its 2022 California Legal Award finalists, a list we are proud to report includes Lieff Cabraser partner Richard Heimann, who has been selected as a finalist for “Attorney of the Year.”
The winners will be announced at an awards dinner the evening of November 3rd at the JW Marriott San Francisco Union Square in SF.
Congratulations to Richard on this extraordinary recognition!
The full list of 2022 California Legal Awards finalists is available on the The Recorder’s (American Legal Media/Law.com) website.
About Richard Heimann
Richard Heimann began his legal career as a deputy public defender and later served as an assistant district attorney. From this foundation, Richard has become one of the nation’s foremost trial attorneys and skilled negotiators, with unparalleled experience in complex securities and investor fraud, antitrust and intellectual property, consumer protection, and personal injury and mass torts cases. In its inaugural review of the nation’s top trial lawyers, Law360 selected Richard as a “Trial Ace.” Just one of 50 attorneys recognized, Richard was the only trial ace practicing at a law firm that represents solely plaintiffs. A Lawdragon 500 “Leading Lawyer in America” for 2019 and a “Leading Plaintiff Financial Lawyer” for 2019-2022, Richard was also named a “Top 100 Trial Lawyer in America” by Benchmark Litigation in 2017 and 2018.
Richard supervised the firm’s landmark litigation against the tobacco industry on behalf of Massachusetts, California, and several other states. The litigation was resolved in 1998 as part of a record $206 billion master settlement agreement with the state Attorneys General.
Richard has also successfully tried over 30 civil jury cases, highlighted by the FPI/Agretech and Edsaco securities class action trials, the Wells Fargo Bank overdraft fees consumer protection class action trial, and the LCDs antitrust class action.