Class Action Defense is one of GRSM's premier practices. The firm has a national reputation for its expertise in defeating class certification motions and resolving complex litigation. In state and federal courts throughout the U.S., our Class Action Defense lawyers defend class actions for clients in a broad range of industries, including automotive, education, financial services, health care, insurance, manufacturing, medical devices, pharmaceuticals, real estate, restaurants, retail, and transportation.
GRSM's class action work is further differentiated by the fact that we are trial lawyers with an extensive track record of actual and frequent jury trial experience that few class action defense firms offer. Less than 2% of all class actions go to trial. Our class action group has tried several in the past five years. Many firms have a few litigators with periodic trial experience, but GRSM has a deep bench of trial lawyers with extensive first chair trial experience, with excellent results at the trial and appellate levels.
Our comprehensive experience includes representing clients against a broad scope of claims, including those involving breach of contract, false advertising, fraud and misrepresentation, employment issues, fair credit and lending laws, mass torts, product liability, RICO, state consumer protection laws, unfair trade practices, wage and hour matters, and other business claims such as alleged violations under the Fair Debt Collection Practices Act, Telephone Consumer Protection Act, and Fair Credit Reporting Act.
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