The “Lead Attorney” in A Class Action

Typically, the attorneys who represent the client who is the lead class representative requests to be appointed Lead Counsel. If it’s a scenario where a number of attorneys file for class action, filing complaints on behalf of their various clients, it could be the first to file, but the courts also look at other factors when deciding who the lead counsel will be. For example, they look at the attorneys’ experience, whether or not the law firm has experience in class actions, has enough resources to manage class actions, etc.

The judge has a judiciary responsibility to the class to find counsel that can handle the situation and has experience. So, class action experience makes a big difference.

Attorney Patrick Leverty

Attorney Patrick LevertyWith his master’s in insurance law, Patrick routinely helps individuals and businesses who are having issues with their insurance company. He also has extensive experience with personal injury actions, complex tort actions, product liability matters, and class actions. Patrick Leverty is rated AV by Martindale Hubbell (the highest rating) and has been granted membership in the Million Dollar Advocate Forum, and Multi-Million Dollar Advocate Forum. Patrick Leverty has been certified as a Personal Injury Specialist by the State Bar of Nevada. [ Attorney Bio ]