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For Second Consecutive Year, U.S. News and Best Lawyers Honor Lieff Cabraser as a National "Law Firm of the Year"


Lieff Cabraser Heimann & Bernstein, LLP announces that U.S. News and Best Lawyers have selected Lieff Cabraser as their "Law Firm of the Year" for 2013 in the category of Employment Law – Individuals. The award for 2013 follows the firm's selection by U.S. News and Best Lawyers as the “Law Firm of the Year” for 2011-2012 in the practice area of Mass Torts Litigation/Class Actions – Plaintiffs.

"Our lawyers are dedicated to achieving justice for our clients and guided by a strong, principled sense of social responsibility," stated Lieff Cabraser Managing Partner Steven E. Fineman. "As we celebrate the 40th anniversary of the firm's founding, we are honored that our peers and clients have ranked our firm as the ‘Law Firm of the Year' in the category of employment law – individuals.”

Lieff Cabraser partner and Employment practice group chair Kelly M. Dermody stated, “Our employment lawyers are prosecuting many of the most significant and challenging employment class action lawsuits in our nation today, including complaints brought by female and minority professionals alleging discrimination by top Wall Street firms, overtime pay lawsuits against nationally prominent companies, and ERISA claims on behalf of employees and retirees for pension plan abuses. There is incredible value in obtaining justice for our clients. By ending illegal employment practices across a company, we can start reform across an industry.”

U.S. News and Best Lawyers rank law firms nationally in 80 different practice areas, with one firm in each practice area receiving the “Law Firm of the Year” designation. The rankings are based on a rigorous evaluation process that includes the collection of client and lawyer evaluations, peer review from leading attorneys in their respective fields, and review of additional information provided by law firms as part of the formal submission process. The 2013 awards are based on 4.3 million evaluations from nearly 70,000 lawyers.

Today's award follows earlier recognition of Lieff Cabraser's Employment practice group by the Legal 500 as one of the leading plaintiffs' employment practices in the nation, by The Recorder as a top plaintiff's employment practice group in the San Francisco Bay Area, and by Benchmark Plaintiff as a Tier 1 ranked employment practice group.

As part of their annual "Best Law Firms" rankings U.S. News and Best Lawyers awarded Lieff Cabraser the Tier 1 ranking in the national categories for Mass Tort Litigation/Class Actions – Plaintiffs and Product Liability Litigation – Plaintiffs. In addition, U.S. News and Best Lawyers ranked Lieff Cabraser in the metropolitan areas in which it has offices: San Francisco, New York City, and Nashville. The practice areas that received rankings were employment law – individuals, mass torts litigation/class actions – plaintiffs, personal injury litigation – plaintiffs, product liability litigation – plaintiffs, litigation – antitrust, and litigation - securities.

Earlier this year, Best Lawyers named 16 Lieff Cabraser lawyers to its annual “Best Lawyers in America” list.

About Lieff Cabraser

Founded in 1972, Lieff Cabraser Heimann & Bernstein, LLP, is a sixty-plus attorney law firm with offices in San Francisco, New York, and Nashville. The firm is among the largest law firms in the United States that only represent plaintiffs.

Lieff Cabraser is committed to fighting unfairness and achieving justice for investors, consumers, employees, patients, and business owners, promoting safer products and fair competition, protecting our environment, assisting individuals blow the whistle on fraud, and remedying violations of civil rights of citizens worldwide. The firm's comprehensive and diverse practice is unique among plaintiffs' law firms. Learn more at

Lieff Cabraser Heimann & Bernstein, LLP
Steven E. Fineman, 212-355-9500

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