Laura Benitez Geisler has been named one of 500 Leading Plaintiff Consumer Lawyers by LawDragon 2019, which presents a curated look at the best of the U.S. Plaintiff Bar who specialize in representing individuals who have suffered injuries form accidents, pharmaceuticals, civil rights abuse and other torts. The 500 lawyers selected bring their cases as individual matters as well as in class actions that are increasingly going global.
We are particularly pleased to recognize the 168 female lawyers in this guide. Much has been said about the lack of representation of women in the plaintiff bar, and after much research and discussion with the elite lawyers of this bar, it’s clear times have changed. From San Francisco’s Mary Alexander, who has won billions for consumers injured by lead paint as well as millions for individuals who have lost their lives or health in horrific accidents, to Elizabeth Cabraser, who leads class actions over faulty breast implants, pharmaceuticals and defective products, it’s a great time to be a woman advocating for consumers.
And not just women. Plaintiff consumer work is some of the most challenging and rewarding around. The costs to bring a case are high in dollar terms, and equally so emotionally as these lawyers know that a person’s future, or that of a family left behind, is in their hands. It’s no wonder that the nation’s most elite trial firms are increasingly taking a role in these litigations.
One thing that has not changed is our methodology. We research top verdicts and settlements, and talk nonstop to lawyers nationwide about whom they admire and would hire to seek justice for a claim that strikes a loved one. From opioids to Roundup and sex abuse to medical malpractice, these 500 lawyers are those to whom they’d turn.