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ALM is pleased to announce its recognition of 50 law firms from across the country that accomplished the largest awards for their plaintiff clients in 2015. This year, these firms helped their clients win over $35 billion in recoveries, according to ALM’s Verdict Search.

This year’s ALM honorees were derived from hours of research, analysis and nomination vetting. To determine the Top 50 law firms, we examined ALM’s Verdict Search to identify the top verdicts and settlement amounts, as well as the firms that represented the most cases from July 1, 2014, to June 30, 2015. The qualifications are as follows:

• Over $40M in awards during this period; or

• 4 or more cases totaling over $15M in awards during this period.

The editorial staff of The National Law Journal also vetted numerous nomination submissions for accomplishments from the same time period across seven categories of plaintiff lawyers, based on particular types of cases in which they’ve excelled. Those practice areas were:

• Employment

• Medical malpractice

• Products liability

• Special litigation

• Securities

• Motor vehicle

The NLJ will identify the winners within each category at a Nov. 5 dinner in Orlando. Stay tuned for details and follow-up reports about which firms will be the NLJ’s 2015 Elite Trial Lawyers.

Click FULL ARTICLE at the bottom of the page to see the category finalists.

Here is the ALM selection of 51 firms based on largest awards:

A&G Law LLC

Lieff Cabraser Heinmann & Bernstein LLP

Ackerson Kauffman Fex, Attorneys At Law

McGinn, Carpenter, Montoya and Love, P.A.

Adamson & Cleveland, LLC

The McKee Law Group LLC

Arnold & Itkin LLP

McLeod Law Group, LLC

Arnold & Porter LLP

Morelli Alters Ratner, LLP

Bohm Law Group

Morgan & Morgan

Boies, Schiller & Flexner LLP

Motley Rice

Brayton Purcell LLP

Munck Wilson Mandala, LLP

Brill & Rinaldi, The Law Firm

Nurenberg, Paris, Heller & McCarthy

Butler Tobin

Panish Shea & Boyle, LLP

Butler Wooten Cheeley & Peak LLP

Quarles & Brady LLP

Caldwell Cassady & Curry

RisCassi & Davis, P.C.

Capshaw & Associates

Rocke McLean Sbar

Cearley Law Firm, P.A.

Russell & Lazarus

Dan Newlin and Partners P.A.

Saltz Mongeluzzi Barrett & Bendesky

Deehl & Carlson, P.A.

Schlesinger Law Offices P.A.

Florin Roebig, P.A.

The Buzbee Law Firm

Gary, Williams, Parenti, & Watson, P.L.L.C.

The Ferraro Law Firm, P.A.

Gordon & Doner

The Homampour Law Firm PLC

Hildebrand McLeod & Nelson LLP

The Sam Bernstein Law Firm

Janet Jenner & Suggs

The Simon Law Group

Knobbe Martens Olson & Bear LLP

The Yerrid Law Firm, P.A.

Law & Moran Attorneys at Law

Walker & Bullard, P.A.

Law Office of Gregory S. Parvin

Wapner Newman Wigrizer Brecher & Miller

Law Offices of Paul Grobman

Williams & Connolly LLP

Levy Konigsberg LLP Winston & Strawn


Here are the NLJ selections for category finalists:


Andrews & ThorntonProducts liability

Barrack, Rodos & BacineMortgage-backed securities

Beasley, Allen, Crow, Methvin, Portis & Miles – Motor vehicles

Berger & MontagueEmployment

Berman DeValerioMortgage-backed securities

Bernstein LiebhardSecurities law

Bernstein Litowitz Berger & GrossmannMortgage-backed securities

Clifford Law OfficesMedical malpractice

Cohen Milstein Sellers & TollMortgage-backed securities

Corboy & DemetrioMedical malpractice

Cotchett Pitre & McCarthySpecial litigation

Gibbs & BrunsMortgage-backed securities

Girardi KeeseProducts liability

Grant & EisenhoferSecurities law

Hagens Berman Sobol & ShapiroMotor vehicles

Hilliard Munoz GonzalesMotor vehicles

Kanner & WhiteleySpecial litigation

Kohn, Kohn & ColapintoEmployment

Korein TilleryProducts liability

Kramer Dillof Livingston & MooreMedical malpractice

Labaton SucharowSecurities law

Lieff Cabraser Heimann & BernsteinSpecial litigation

Lubin & MeyerMedical malpractice

McKool SmithSecurities law

Motley RiceProducts liability

Neufeld Scheck & BrustinSpecial litigation

Panish Shea & BoyleMotor vehicles

Phillips & CohenEmployment

Quinn Emanuel Urquhart & SullivanMortgage-backed securities

Robbins GellerSecurities

Robins KaplanSpecial litigation

Salvi, Schostok & PritchardMotor vehicle

Sanford Heisler KimpelEmployment

Simmons Hanly ConroyProducts liability

Tycko & ZavareeiEmployment


Editor’s note: Cohen Milstein Sellers & Toll was initially listed as a finalist in the Securities Law category and Robbins Geller was initially listed as a finalist in the Mortgage-backed Securities category. Additional reporting by NLJ staff warranted a change in their categories.