21 Lieff Cabraser Attorneys Selected as 2018 Northern California Super Lawyers and Rising Stars

21 Lieff Cabraser Attorneys Selected as 2018 Northern California Super Lawyers and Rising Stars

Super Lawyers has released its annual report on Northern California attorneys, highlighting those who “demonstrate the highest degree of professional achievement and peer recognition.” Twenty-one Lieff Cabraser attorneys have been selected as Northern California Super Lawyers and Rising Stars this year. In addition, Elizabeth J. Cabraser has been named a “Top 10 Northern California Super Lawyer” for 2018, and Elizabeth and Kelly M. Dermody were selected as “Top 50 Women Super Lawyers” in the region. [Read more…]

Public Justice Honors Elizabeth Cabraser with Highest Honor – the Champion of Justice Award

Public Justice Honors Elizabeth Cabraser with Highest Honor – the Champion of Justice Award

Public Justice has honored Lieff Cabraser founding partner Elizabeth J. Cabraser with the 2018 Champion of Justice Award for exceptional leadership and advocacy on justice and civil rights. The Champion of Justice Award is the Public Justice Foundation’s highest honor, established to honor lawyers whose work, values and commitment to combating social and economic injustice inspires and motivates the wider legal community. [Read more…]

Mark Chalos, Kenny Byrd, and John Spragens to Teach at Vanderbilt Law

Mark Chalos, Kenny Byrd, and John Spragens to Teach at Vanderbilt Law

Lieff Cabraser Nashville Attorneys Appointed as Adjunct Faculty for Fall 2018 “The Practice of Aggregate Litigation”

Lieff Cabraser Nashville attorneys Mark P. Chalos, Kenneth S. Byrd, and John T. Spragens have been appointed to the adjunct faculty at Vanderbilt Law School to teach “The Practice of Aggregate Litigation” in the Fall 2018 semester as part of the school’s 2018-2019 academic year. [Read more…]

Lieff Cabraser Partners Headline Class Action Litigation Group Program at 2018 AAJ Conference

Mark Chalos, Annika K. Martin, Kenny Byrd at AAJ CALG Program

Lieff Cabraser partners Mark Chalos, Annika K. Martin, and Kenny Byrd spoke at the July 8 Class Action Litigation Group program as part of this year’s American Association for Justice annual convention. Chalos served as CALG program moderator, while Byrd presented material as part of the “Current and Future Landscape of Class Actions” panel, and Martin, who is the current co-chair of the Class Action Litigation Group, presented on the “Getting the Most Out of Your Team” panel. [Read more…]

Lieff Cabraser’s Band The R-23s Raise Nearly $14,000 for the Family Violence Appellate Project

Lieff Cabraser’s Band The R-23s Raise Nearly $14,000 for the Family Violence Appellate Project

Lieff Cabraser’s house band The R-23s came in 2nd place at the Family Violence Appellate Project’s (FVAP) 2018 “Banding Together to End Domestic Violence” annual battle-of-the-bands fundraiser on June 20th at The Chapel in San Francisco. The R-23s raised $13,950 for the FVAP, a nonprofit organization that represents domestic violence survivors and their families before the California Court of Appeals. [Read more…]

2018 ABA Survey of Federal Class Action Law Published

2018 ABA Survey of Federal Class Action Law Published

The American Bar Association (ABA) has published its 2018 “Survey of Federal Class Action Law,” whose contributors include Lieff Cabraser attorneys Elizabeth Cabraser, Kenneth Byrd, and Fabrice Vincent, as well as senior Lieff Cabraser paralegal Todd Carnam. The book provides a comprehensive, circuit-by-circuit analysis of federal class action law as it relates to emerging issues of the 21st century. Ms. Cabraser is the Executive Editor and Mr. Carnam is a Contributing Editor; Mr. Vincent is Co-Chair of the Class Action and Derivative Suits Committee of the ABA, and Mr. Byrd co-wrote the chapter on the 11th Circuit. [Read more…]

American Bar Association Names John Spragens a “Top 40 Young Lawyer” for 2018

American Bar Association Names John Spragens a “Top 40 Young Lawyer” for 2018

The American Bar Association (ABA) Young Lawyers Division has selected Lieff Cabraser associate John T. Spragens as a 2018 On the Rise – Top 40 Young Lawyer. The ABA notes the On the Rise award is a testament to Spragens’ superb legal reputation and long-standing service to the public good. [Read more…]

Mark Chalos & Kenneth Byrd Elected to Leadership Roles in the Tennessee Trial Lawyers Association

Mark Chalos & Kenneth Byrd Elected to Leadership Roles in the Tennessee Trial Lawyers Association

We are proud to announce that Lieff Cabraser partners Mark P. Chalos and Kenneth S. Byrd will serve in leadership roles in the Tennessee Trial Lawyers Association (TTLA) for the 2018-2019 year. Mark was elected Secretary of the TTLA and Treasurer of the TTLA’s Political Action Committee, “Lawyers Involved for Tennessee” (LIFT). At the same time, Kenny was re-elected to the TTLA Board of Governors. [Read more…]