Hagens Berman Named to 2014 List of Elite Trial Lawyers by the National Law Journal

Hagens Berman Sobol Shapiro has been named to the National Law Journal’s inaugural list of America’s Elite Trial Lawyers – a compilation of the nation’s leading, cutting-edge firms bringing about significant change and major plaintiffs settlements in complex litigation.

“We’re honored to be named a firm of Elite Trial Lawyers and see this as a testament to our determination and earnest efforts,” said Steve Berman, managing partner of Hagens Berman. “What separates Hagens Berman from other firms is the same defining quality that has brought us successes like this – affecting change is our bottom line.”

To qualify for inclusion, firms had to have scored at least one significant victory on behalf of plaintiffs between Jan. 1, 2013, and June 30, 2014, and possess an impressive track record of wins within the past three to five years.

Factors considered in selecting firms included performance in significant cases, complexity of procedure and substantive law and willingness to take on large cases and to persevere in the face of adversity.

Hagens Berman was founded in 1993 with one purpose: to help victims with claims of fraud and negligence that adversely impact a broad group of people. Since its inception, the firm has prevailed in milestone class-action lawsuits against some of the nation’s largest corporations and entities, including a national settlement against Big Tobacco, awarding $206 billion for state programs, the largest settlement in the history of civil litigation in the United States.

Since January 2013, the firm has litigated against a number of high-profile defendants, including Toyota, the NCAA and Big Pharma, and has secured big wins for plaintiffs, including a $1.6 billion settlement In re: Toyota Motor Corp. Unintended Acceleration MDL. Recently, Hagens Berman’s Steve Berman was named co-lead counsel in the high-profile class-action lawsuit against General Motors, covering claims over faulty ignition switches and loss of vehicle value.

For more about the firm’s track record and recent successes, visit www.hbsslaw.com.