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We are pleased to announce the finalists for the 2018 Elite Trial Lawyers. Editors and reporters from ALM and The National Law Journal reviewed more than 300 submissions across 23 categories to arrive at this list. The lawyers and law firms selected as finalists have demonstrated exemplary performance in cutting-edge work on behalf of plaintiffs over the last 18 months. 

This year, we also recognize our inaugural class of finalists for Elite Women of the Plaintiffs Bar. This new recognition category celebrates women lawyers who have consistently excelled in high-stakes matters on behalf of plaintiffs over the course of their careers.

In addition to celebrating the Elite Trial Lawyers of 2018, ALM will present the Keith Givens Visionary Award at the ceremony. Givens’ career includes more than 30 years as a civil trial lawyer representing consumers and injury victims. The award, presented in Givens’ name, will honor him in this inaugural year and will be presented to other honorees in future years.  ALM will also honor Mark Lanier of The Lanier Law Firm with the Outstanding Trial Lawyer Award. Lanier and another plaintiffs’ lawyer recently won the largest verdict yet, nearly $4.7 billion, on behalf of plaintiffs in talc litigation. For more detailed information on these special awards,  read our press announcement on Alm.com

The 2018 Elite Trial Lawyers winners will be announced at the Elite Trial Lawyers event on Oct. 5, 2018, at the Bellagio Hotel in Las Vegas. Congratulations to the finalist lawyers and law firms.

—Lisa Helem, Editor-in Chief, The National Law Journal


ANTITRUST

Hagens Berman Sobol Shapiro

Robins Kaplan

Susman Godfrey

Korein Tillery

Cohen Milstein Sellers & Toll

Labaton Sucharow

Bernstein Liebhard


BUSINESS TORTS

Gibbs & Bruns

Loewinsohn Flegle Deary Simon

Rogge Dunn Group

Korein Tillery

Walters, Papillion, Thomas, Cullens


CIVIL RIGHTS

Brown, Goldstein & Levy

Stowell & Friedman

Yetter Coleman

Cohen Milstein Sellers & Toll


CONSUMER PROTECTION

Cohen Milstein Sellers & Toll

Amaro Law Firm

Bailey & Glasser

Kiesel Law

Baum Hedlund Aristei & Goldman

Arias Sanguinetti Wang & Torrijos


COUNTERTERRORISM

Cohen Milstein Sellers & Toll

Motley Rice


DISABILITY RIGHTS

Rosen Bien Galvan & Grunfeld

Cohen Milstein Sellers & Toll

Brown, Goldstein & Levy


ELITE WOMEN OF THE PLAINTIFFS BAR

Cohen Milstein Sellers & Toll  – Betsy Miller

Lieff Cabraser Heimann & Bernstein – Elizabeth Cabraser

Robins Kaplan – Hollis Salzman

Cohen Milstein Sellers & Toll  – Kalpana Kotagal

Panish Shea & Boyle – Deborah Chang

The Castañeda Firm – Chrysta Castaneda

Robins Kaplan – Tara Sutton

Susman Godfrey – Kalpana Srinivasan

Cohen Milstein Sellers & Toll – Julie Reiser


EMPLOYMENT RIGHTS

Cohen Milstein Sellers & Toll

Stowell & Friedman

Sanford Heisler Sharp

Schlichter Bogard & Denton

Console Mattiacci Law


ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION

Berger Montague

Lieff Cabraser Heimann & Bernstein

Motley Rice

Girardi|Keese


FINANCIAL PRODUCTS

Cohen Milstein Sellers & Toll

Motley Rice

Girard Gibbs

Korein Tillery


GENDER DISCRIMINATION

Sanford Heisler Sharp

Peck Law


IMMIGRATION

Cohen Milstein Sellers & Toll


INSURANCE LIABILITY

Lee & Associates

Sutliff & Stout

Schmitt Law Firm

Johnston | Martineau


MASS TORTS

Lieff Cabraser Heimann & Bernstein

Lanier Law Firm

Seeger Weiss

Podhurst Orseck

Simmons Hanly Conroy

Hagens Berman Sobol Shapiro

Neblett, Beard & Arsenault

Kiesel Law


MEDICAL DEVICE

The Lanier Law Firm

Simmons Hanly Conroy

Neblett, Beard & Arsenault

Wexler Wallace


MEDICAL MALPRACTICE

Kelley/Uustal

Mazie Slater Katz & Freeman

Robins Kaplan

Shernoff Bidart Echeverria

Wapner, Newman, Wigrizer, Brecher & Miller


OTHER AREAS OF NOTE

Corboy & Demetrio

Wapner, Newman, Wigrizer, Brecher & Miller

Kelley/Uustal

Hagens Berman Sobol Shapiro

Amaro Law Firm


PHARMACEUTICAL LITIGATION

Baum Hedlund Aristei & Goldman

Berger Montague

MoloLamken

Simmons Hanly Conroy


PRIVACY/DATA BREACH

Berger Montague

Girard Gibbs

Law Offices of Joseph H. Malley

Lieff Cabraser Heimann & Bernstein


PRODUCT LIABILITY

Seeger Weiss

Motley Rice

The Lanier Law Firm

Simmons Hanly Conroy

Wexler Wallace

Kiesel Law

Mazie Slater Katz & Freeman


RACIAL DISCRIMINATION

Stowell & Friedman

Cohen Milstein Sellers & Toll

Berger Montague


RELIGIOUS DISCRIMINATION

Siegal & Richardson


SECURITIES LITIGATION

Grant & Eisenhofer

MoloLamken

Bernstein Litowitz Berger & Grossmann

Robbins Geller Rudman & Dowd

Labaton Sucharow

Pomerantz