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plaintiffs litigation firms for median students

Postby Anonymous User » Sun Oct 13, 2013 3:20 pm

I've been looking into plaintiffs firms to apply to (more on the mass tort, environmental, any type of litigation except securities), and all I keep hearing about are the super prestigious elite boutiques. What are some plaintiffs firms that are more in the range of a median lower T14 student??
Important: I am a 2L looking for a summer position
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Re: plaintiffs litigation firms for median students

Postby rad lulz » Sun Oct 13, 2013 3:45 pm

Where

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Re: plaintiffs litigation firms for median students

Postby Anonymous User » Sun Oct 13, 2013 3:55 pm

rad lulz wrote:Where


I'm thinking NYC, NJ, DC, MD, VA, Philly, or Northern or Southern California

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Re: plaintiffs litigation firms for median students

Postby hiima3L » Sun Oct 13, 2013 5:18 pm

Just look into midlaw/small/boutique shops with these practice groups.

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Re: plaintiffs litigation firms for median students

Postby Anonymous User » Sun Oct 13, 2013 5:27 pm

hiima3L wrote:Just look into midlaw/small/boutique shops with these practice groups.


But how?? Where? I'm really stressing here because I've looked everywhere but can only find lists of biglaw defense litigation firms. I can't find any sort of directory of plaintiffs firms at all! And I really need to start applying!

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Re: plaintiffs litigation firms for median students

Postby hiima3L » Sun Oct 13, 2013 7:10 pm

Anonymous User wrote:
hiima3L wrote:Just look into midlaw/small/boutique shops with these practice groups.


But how?? Where? I'm really stressing here because I've looked everywhere but can only find lists of biglaw defense litigation firms. I can't find any sort of directory of plaintiffs firms at all! And I really need to start applying!


I'm unaware of any compilation or directory. I'd just start Googling.

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Re: plaintiffs litigation firms for median students

Postby spleenworship » Sun Oct 13, 2013 7:29 pm

hiima3L wrote:
Anonymous User wrote:
hiima3L wrote:Just look into midlaw/small/boutique shops with these practice groups.


But how?? Where? I'm really stressing here because I've looked everywhere but can only find lists of biglaw defense litigation firms. I can't find any sort of directory of plaintiffs firms at all! And I really need to start applying!


I'm unaware of any compilation or directory. I'd just start Googling.



This. Also, start making connections and networking. Both my small plaintiffs' firm clerk jobs came from talking to a guy. Often times each state has a plaintiffs' bar. Go to a CLE event or a dinner or something and ask around.

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Re: plaintiffs litigation firms for median students

Postby bdubs » Mon Oct 14, 2013 12:21 am

Sign up for a free trial of law360 and look at who the plaintiffs firms are in the stories they cover.

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Re: plaintiffs litigation firms for median students

Postby Anonymous User » Mon Oct 14, 2013 10:16 am

Going plaintiff's side right off the bat is, in my experience, rare -- particularly in smaller shops. It's a different story if you're in a tertiary-market "big law" office that happens to have a plaintiff's practice. Otherwise, a lot of people start as prosecutors or doing defense work.

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Re: plaintiffs litigation firms for median students

Postby anon168 » Mon Oct 14, 2013 2:22 pm

Anonymous User wrote:I've been looking into plaintiffs firms to apply to (more on the mass tort, environmental, any type of litigation except securities), and all I keep hearing about are the super prestigious elite boutiques. What are some plaintiffs firms that are more in the range of a median lower T14 student??
Important: I am a 2L looking for a summer position


Most firms of those types (i.e. non-securities focused), with the few possible exceptions of places like Altshuler Berzon or Lieff Cabraser, do not have summer programs.

But if all you're interested is a list of plaintiffs-side firms (i.e., non-securities), then your CSO should be able to pull a list just by punching a keystroke or two. Start there.

Otherwise, this list is a pretty rough outline of some of the more notable names/firms in the industry, and can be a good starting point.
http://www.lawdragon.com/images/uploads ... 7_list.pdf

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Re: plaintiffs litigation firms for median students

Postby Anonymous User » Mon Oct 14, 2013 4:41 pm

anon168 wrote:
Anonymous User wrote:I've been looking into plaintiffs firms to apply to (more on the mass tort, environmental, any type of litigation except securities), and all I keep hearing about are the super prestigious elite boutiques. What are some plaintiffs firms that are more in the range of a median lower T14 student??
Important: I am a 2L looking for a summer position


Most firms of those types (i.e. non-securities focused), with the few possible exceptions of places like Altshuler Berzon or Lieff Cabraser, do not have summer programs.

But if all you're interested is a list of plaintiffs-side firms (i.e., non-securities), then your CSO should be able to pull a list just by punching a keystroke or two. Start there.

Otherwise, this list is a pretty rough outline of some of the more notable names/firms in the industry, and can be a good starting point.
http://www.lawdragon.com/images/uploads ... 7_list.pdf


Why the distinction between securities and non-securities?

Related: do securities plaintiffs' firms value work experience in the financial sector?

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Re: plaintiffs litigation firms for median students

Postby anon168 » Mon Oct 14, 2013 4:48 pm

Anonymous User wrote:
Why the distinction between securities and non-securities?


I made the distinction because the OP did.


Anonymous User wrote:Related: do securities plaintiffs' firms value work experience in the financial sector?


Yes. I can't speak for all firms, but many do.

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Re: plaintiffs litigation firms for median students

Postby kings84_wr » Mon Oct 14, 2013 11:03 pm

Check out the firms involved in AAJ (new orleans is the winter event this year) and the Trial lawyers associations in your regions. Go to the events and network. If you are interested in Mass torts, go on pacer or westlaw and look at the firms filing cases in the various MDLs (there should be hundreds for each mdl). If you are interested, you can pm me for more info.

Harvard puts out this list of more elite Plaintiffs firms.

Altshuler, Berzon, Nussbaum, Rubin & Demain.
• Baron & Budd.
• Barroway Topaz Kessler Meltzer & Check.
• Beldock Levine & Hoffman.
• Berger & Montague.
• Bernstein Liebhard.
• Bernstein Litowitz.
• Bondurant, Mixson & Elmore.
• Bredhoff & Kaiser.
• Clifford Law Offices.
• Cochran, Cherry, Givens, Smith & Montgomery.
• Cohen Milstein.
• Cotchett, Pitre & McCarthy.
• Robbins Geller Rudman & Dowd.
• Gibbs & Bruns.
• Girardi Keese.
• Grant & Eisenhofer.
• Hagens Berman Sobol Shapiro.
• Kreindler & Kreindler.
• Labaton Sucharow.
• Leonard Carder.
• Lieff Cabraser Heimann & Bernstein.
• MacDonald Hoague and Bayless.
• Milberg.
• Miner, Barnhill & Galland.
• Phillips & Cohen.
• Seeger Weiss.
• Shute, Mihaly & Weinberger LLP.
• Susman Godfrey (yeah they do both but still a top plaintiff's firm based on jury verdicts).
• Vladeck Waldman.
• Watts Guerra Craft LLP.
• Whatley Drake.
• Wiggins, Childs, Quinn and Pantazis.
• Wilkes & McHugh.
• Woodcock Washburn.

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Re: plaintiffs litigation firms for median students

Postby anon168 » Tue Oct 15, 2013 10:33 am

kings84_wr wrote:Check out the firms involved in AAJ (new orleans is the winter event this year) and the Trial lawyers associations in your regions. Go to the events and network. If you are interested in Mass torts, go on pacer or westlaw and look at the firms filing cases in the various MDLs (there should be hundreds for each mdl). If you are interested, you can pm me for more info.

Harvard puts out this list of more elite Plaintiffs firms.

Altshuler, Berzon, Nussbaum, Rubin & Demain.
• Baron & Budd.
• Barroway Topaz Kessler Meltzer & Check.
• Beldock Levine & Hoffman.
• Berger & Montague.
• Bernstein Liebhard.
• Bernstein Litowitz.
• Bondurant, Mixson & Elmore.
• Bredhoff & Kaiser.
• Clifford Law Offices.
• Cochran, Cherry, Givens, Smith & Montgomery.
• Cohen Milstein.
• Cotchett, Pitre & McCarthy.
• Robbins Geller Rudman & Dowd.
• Gibbs & Bruns.
• Girardi Keese.
• Grant & Eisenhofer.
• Hagens Berman Sobol Shapiro.
• Kreindler & Kreindler.
• Labaton Sucharow.
• Leonard Carder.
• Lieff Cabraser Heimann & Bernstein.
• MacDonald Hoague and Bayless.
• Milberg.
• Miner, Barnhill & Galland.
• Phillips & Cohen.
• Seeger Weiss.
• Shute, Mihaly & Weinberger LLP.
• Susman Godfrey (yeah they do both but still a top plaintiff's firm based on jury verdicts).
• Vladeck Waldman.
• Watts Guerra Craft LLP.
• Whatley Drake.
• Wiggins, Childs, Quinn and Pantazis.
• Wilkes & McHugh.
• Woodcock Washburn.


That's sort of an odd list, do you know the criteria? Some notable firms missing (like Hausfield, or VSG) Also, it's a bit dated as some of those firm names have changed I think.

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Re: plaintiffs litigation firms for median students

Postby kings84_wr » Tue Oct 15, 2013 3:33 pm

Yeah i think its dated, it was on TLS a while back.




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