Steve Berman co-founded Hagens Berman in 1993 and is the firm’s managing partner. He
s historic legal victories. He is considered one of the nation’s most successful class-action attorneys.
He served as lead counsel for the largest settlement in world history against Big Tobacco, the largest antitrust settlement, the largest ERISA settlement and, at time of settlement, the largest U.S. securities settlement and largest automotive settlement in U.S. history, and continues to make strides for consumers across the nation by standing up against Wall Street, Big Pharma and other industries. He is responsible for billions of dollars in settlements and relief to consumers and other groups at risk. more »
Beth Fegan is partner at Hagens Berman where she leads the firm's Chicago office. Her practice focuses on complex commercial class-action cases in the areas of antitrust, consumer protection and product liability and has led her to be named to the National Trial Lawyers Top 100. ationwide class action alleging sexual harassment on behalf of 16,000 current and former female employees of a commercial property brokerage firm. The settlement required changes to human resource policies and a streamlined claims process that provided the potential for individual awards up to $150,000 per class member.
Ms. Fegan has also been involved in many of the firm's largest cases including . more »
Emily Brown is an associate attorney at the firm's Chicago office where she works on some of the firm's newest cases and endeavors. She has served as a volunteer hotline attorneys at First Defense Legal Aid, which provides free, 24-hour legal representation to people in Chicago Police custody and educates Chicagoans about how to protect their constitutional rights. more »
Shelby R. Smith is an associate at Hagens Berman's Seattle office where she has dedicated her career to serving vulnerable victims of violent crimes. Ms. Smith worked for 10 years at the King County Prosecuting Attorney’s Office, working on cases in a diverse set of areas, including the sexual assault, violent crime, district court, domestic violence, felony filing and special drug units. During her 10 years as a prosecutor, Ms. Smith tried more than 100 felony jury trials. She spent five years in the Domestic Violence Unit and Special Assault Unit where she handled hundreds of cases involving physical and sexual abuse of children and adults. more »