Hagens Berman distinguishes itself from its competition through a sense of propriety often lacking among our competitors. Some firms take extravagant risks or employ questionable tactics to increase the bottom line. At Hagens Berman, our focus is exclusively on providing the best representation possible for our clients. We protect our clients’ integrity and name while litigating cases in a clear, concise and ethical manner.
Hagens Berman represents government agencies and public officials in civil law enforcement and damage recoupment actions designed to protect citizens and the treasury. We understand the needs of elected officials and their obligation to impartially and zealously represent the interests of the public without taking excessive risks in litigation. We are often chosen after competitive bidding, and have been hired by officials from across the political spectrum who recognize our ability to deliver successful outcomes.
Hagens Berman has assisted governments in recovering billions of dollars in damages from corporate wrongdoers and, in the process, helped alter the manner in which some industries do business. In serving government, we are often able to leverage the firm’s expertise and success in related private class litigation.
We have worked with state attorneys general, the Department of Justice and other federal agencies, and municipalities, including county and city governments. Our work has resulted in hundreds of billions of dollars in recoveries.
Our government clients have included the states of Washington, Oregon Arizona, Alaska, Illinois, Ohio, New York, Indiana, Rhode Island, Idaho, Montana, Nevada and the cities of New York, Oakland, Seattle and San Francisco.
|General Motors - Arizona AG||11/20/14||Consumer Rights, Governmental Representation||Settled|
|General Motors - California||06/27/14||Consumer Rights, Governmental Representation||Settled|
|McKesson - Municipalities||08/07/08||Governmental Representation, Pharmaceutical Fraud||Settled|
|State Tobacco Litigation||11/23/98||Consumer Rights, Governmental Representation||Settled|
|California Opioids Litigation||05/21/14||Governmental Representation||Active|
|Pharmaceutical Average Wholesale Price Litigation||-||Governmental Representation, Pharmaceutical Fraud||Settled|
|State of WA v. Trump, et al.||02/02/17||Governmental Representation||Active|
|Climate Change San Francisco & Oakland||09/19/17||Environmental Litigation, Governmental Representation||Active|
|Seattle Opioids Litigation||09/28/17||Governmental Representation||Active|
|Climate Change New York City||01/09/18||Environmental Litigation, Governmental Representation||Active|
|Climate Change King County, Wash.||05/09/18||Environmental Litigation, Governmental Representation||—|
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We understand the needs of elected officials and their obligation to impartially and zealously represent the interests of the public
without taking excessive risks in litigation.
Hagens Berman fights 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.
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.
At the basis of all that motivates Hagens Berman is our mission for corporate reform. It’s through our work that we continue to uphold and fight for the rights of those most vulnerable to corporate greed and negligence.
We achieve results, and 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.
It is 775 pages long. I have not read all of it. But I know this: it is a great win for consumers. more »Written July 25, 2017 General
From the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California: The Court is pleased to announce the selection of six new Lawyer Representatives to the Ninth Circuit Judicial Council.... more »Written November 03, 2016 Investor Fraud, General
Attorney Steve Berman said as with contracts for credit cards, cell phones and other consumer products, home improvement contractors are jumping on the binding arbitration bandwagon. more »Written October 28, 2016 Consumer Rights, General
In recent news, The Economist dubbed our present time the "Age of the Whistleblower." While it may appear to be dawning on some corporate giants that it would behoove them to listen to more »Written April 04, 2016 Whistleblower, General, Automotive
In re Toyota Motor Corp. Unintended Acceleration Marketing
Naming Hagens Berman Interim Class Counsel in Stericycle Pricing MDL
Naming Steve Berman one of the 100 most influential attorneys in the nation for the third time in a row
The NLJ's List of the Year's Hottest Firms
In re Optical Disk Drive Products Antitrust Litigation (appointing the firm lead counsel)
In re Dynamic Random Access Memory Antitrust Litigation (Hagens Berman was co-lead counsel and helped achieve the $325 million class settlement)
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.