Hagens Berman Sobol Shapiro LLP was founded in 1993 with one purpose: to help victims with claims of fraud and negligence that adversely impact a broad group of people.

Hagens Berman in the Media:

Keep It Simple, Stupid - SuperLawyers Magazine Icon

Keep It Simple, Stupid - SuperLawyers Magazine

That’s what Steve W. Berman has always done, in class action lawsuits against Jack in the Box, Big Tobacco, Toyota, the NCAA… Conversation with him is less a leisurely round of golf than a rapid-fire game of pingpong. more »

Steve Berman on E-books in The War of the Words - Vanity Fair Icon

Steve Berman on E-books in The War of the Words - Vanity Fair

Amazon’s war with publishing giant Hachette over e-book pricing has earned it a black eye in the media, with the likes of Philip Roth, James Patterson, and Stephen Colbert demanding that the online mega... more »

'Flash Crash' Charges Filed - The Wall Street Journal Icon

'Flash Crash' Charges Filed - The Wall Street Journal

The government’s cases were aided by a whistleblower who brought analysis to the CFTC after spending hundreds of hours investigating the flash crash, according to the whistleblower’s lawyer, ... more »

Lawsuit Seeks Better Protection for Fans - New York Times Icon

Lawsuit Seeks Better Protection for Fans - New York Times

On the eve of baseball’s All-Star Game, a proposed class-action lawsuit was filed Monday against Major League Baseball claiming it did too little to protect fans from fast-moving foul balls and splintered... more »

Compensating Car Owners Will Be Big Test for VW - The New York Times Icon

Compensating Car Owners Will Be Big Test for VW - The New York Times

When Steve Berman, a plaintiffs’ lawyer in Seattle, heard about the Volkswagen scandal, he quickly posted a video on YouTube urging vehicle owners to contact him. “We are going to launch a lawsuit on... more »

NCAA Faces Litigator With Tobacco Stash - Bloomberg Icon

NCAA Faces Litigator With Tobacco Stash - Bloomberg

The National Collegiate Athletic Association is expected as early as April to reach an agreement to boost safeguards for athletes who get concussions while playing college sports. Driving the... more »

Record-Breaking Settlements:



Philip Morris
Hagens Berman represented 13 states in the largest recovery in litigation history more »



The firm served as co-lead counsel in what was then the largest antitrust settlement in history



On behalf of consumers for sudden unintended acceleration more »



Default judgment on behalf of consumers for useless debt-settlement conspiracy more »



McKesson Drug
Hagens Berman was lead counsel in these McKesson racketeering cases for drug pricing fraud more »



DRAM Antitrust
The firm was co-lead counsel representing purchasers of dynamic random access memory chips (DRAM) more »

"...the track record of Hagens Berman['s] Steve Berman is...impressive, having racked...a $1.6 billion settlement in the Toyota Unintended Acceleration Litigation and a substantial number of really outstanding big-ticket results."

— Milton I. Shadur, Senior U.S. District Judge

Naming Hagens Berman Interim Class Counsel in Stericycle Pricing MDL

"Berman is considered one of the
nation's top class-action lawyers."

— Associated Press


The Plaintiffs' Hot List: The Year's Hottest Firms,
2006, 2007, 2009-2013 and 2015.

— The National Law Journal

2015 Marks the Eighth Year that Hagens Berman has been Named to the Plaintiffs' Hot List

"Landmark consumer cases are
business as usual for Steve Berman."

— The National Law Journal

Naming Steve Berman one of the 100 most influential attorneys in the nation for the third time in a row

"If it has to do with class-action litigation,
Berman's the go-to guy."

— I. Basso, client

Source: Avvo

The firm's "innovative approaches to litigation
have earned significant recognition"

— The Law Business Insider


"[A] clear choice emerges.
That choice is the Hagens Berman firm."

— United States District Court for the Northern District of California

In re Optical Disk Drive Products Antitrust Litigation (appointing the firm lead counsel)

"All right, I think I can conclude on the basis with my five years with you all, watching this litigation progress and seeing it wind to a conclusion, that the results are exceptional..."

— Judge Hamilton, U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California

In re Dynamic Random Access Memory Antitrust Litigation (Hagens Berman was co-lead counsel and helped achieve the $325 million class settlement)

"Class counsel has consistently
demonstrated extraordinary skill and effort."

— U.S. District Judge James Selna, Central District of California

In re Toyota Motor Corp. Unintended Acceleration Marketing

Steve Berman Blog Posts:

Keeping the Market Safe: Where Whistleblowers Come In

Picture the stereotypical Wild West duel – high noon, town square, two sides. Sheriff v. Outlaw. While John Wayne and classic Westerns may have overplayed this iconic American scene... more

written November 18, 2015

Twitter and Facebook are the Boiler Rooms of the Social Media Age

In a little-known but taut thriller called "The Prime Gig," Vince Vaughn plays Pendleton "Penny" Wise – a smooth-talking telemarketing scam artist who... more

written August 20, 2015

Calling on Congress: How Mandatory Arbitration Agreements and Class Action...

Lauren Guth Barnes, a partner in Hagens Berman Sobol Shapiro LLP's Cambridge, Massachusetts office, recently wrote about little-known binding arbitration... more

written August 17, 2015

Big Pharma's Love Affair with Opioids

I don't know if it is human nature or a symptom of the increasingly chaotic nature of our lives that allows us to become accustomed – even accepting – of things that... more

written July 22, 2014

Recent Recognition:

Hagens Berman is a plaintiffs’ class-action law firm that helps victims of auto accidents, sports injuries, defective products, dangerous drugs and business fraud pursue their legal rights. We take on large corporations for negligence and fraud, and hold them accountable.
Our attorneys are champions of consumer rights. The size or clout of the corporations we pursue is never a deterrent to our pursuit for justice. Over the years, we have built the resources we need to thoroughly investigate these personal injury and product defect cases, and achieve the best possible outcome for our clients. Our work is consistently recognized for industry excellence.

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