Hagens Berman Sobol Shapiro LLP is a national class-action and complex litigation law firm that takes on the world’s largest corporations and entities, fighting for the rights of consumers, whistleblowers, employees, investors and others.
Hagens Berman is an award-winning national team of 80+ attorneys. We are primarily a class-action firm representing and protecting the rights of victims of fraud and negligence through antitrust, whistleblower, product liability and other areas of litigation including investor rights, intellectual property, personal injury and employment litigation.
Hagens Berman’s legal team brings decades of experience, and a track record of ground-breaking verdicts and settlements to every challenge, large or small. We fight with the creativity and tenacity to continue to raise the bar and take on every case with the goal of achieving the best outcome for the largest group of individuals.
A NATIONWIDE REACH
The scope of our practice is truly nationwide. We have flourished through our network of offices in ten cities across the United States, including Seattle, Boston, Chicago, Los Angeles, New York, Phoenix, San Diego, San Francisco and Washington, D.C. Our reach is not limited to the cities where we maintain offices. We have cases pending in courts across the country.
MISSION & FOCUS
Hagens Berman represents plaintiffs/victims in securities and investment fraud, product liability, tort, antitrust, consumer fraud, employment, whistleblower, intellectual property, environmental and employee pension protection cases. Our goal has always been to fight for those that can’t fight for themselves. We don’t strive to be the biggest, but the most responsive – making the world a better place and changing the future through innovative applications of the law. In the ring, we punch well above our weight and level the playing field for millions of our clients who seek the hardest working firm in the business.
Our firm is particularly skilled at managing multi-state and nationwide class actions through an organized, coordinated approach that implements an efficient and aggressive prosecutorial strategy in order to place maximum pressure on the defendant.
We believe excellence stems from a commitment to try each case, vigorously represent the best interests of our clients, and obtain the maximum recovery. Our opponents know we are determined and tenacious and they respect our skills and recognize our track record of achieving top results. Hagens Berman has recovered more than $270 billion in our firm's history.
In our 25 years of practice, Hagens Berman has earned a reputation as one of the most feared plaintiffs firms in the nation, willing to go above and beyond in the fight for victims’ rights. Our determination and expert skill are unmatched in the plaintiffs’ bar, and our opponents know our name well.
In litigating cases against major players, we work to make an impact for a large volume of consumers and have continued to strive for this mark of excellence that has helped build our reputation since our founding in Seattle in 1993.
WHAT MAKES US DIFFERENT
We achieve results—our track record proves it. While many class-action or individual plaintiff cases result in large legal fees and no meaningful result for the client, Hagens Berman finds ways to return real value. The firm has pioneered new and innovative methods to get damages returned to millions of class members. In the E-books Antitrust Litigation, in a first-of-its-kind process, Hagens Berman and attorneys general from 33 states worked with electronic retailers, such as Amazon, to automatically pay millions of consumers the ill-gotten gains from the conspiracy. Hagens Berman is also at the forefront working with electronic payments technology companies to develop methods that will automatically transfer small dollar awards electronically using only email addresses at a fraction of the cost to class members using old school methods such as snail mail.
Our firm operates on a contingency fee basis, meaning the victims we represent pay nothing at all unless we win. Attorney fees are paid based on an industry percentage of overall settlement terms, allowing plaintiffs to reap the rewards. The victories we seek also include tangible changes through injunctions and other novel applications of the law. Through litigation, Hagens Berman has brought about new education programs, testing and research, and has achieved major victories that have benefited the environment and sustained human rights.