Solomon B. Cera

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Securities Litigation Attorney in San Francisco, CA

Cera LLP
 | 595 Market Street, Suite 2300
San Francisco, CA 94105
Phone: 415-777-2230
Fax: 415-777-5189
Selected to Super Lawyers: 2005 - 2008, 2015 - 2018
Licensed Since: 1981
Practice Areas:
  • Securities Litigation (40%),
  • Antitrust Litigation (40%),
  • Business Litigation (20%)
Attorney Profile

Attorney Solomon B. Cera is the managing partner with the Cera LLP law firm in San Francisco, California. Serving a diverse range of clients across the country, Mr. Cera devotes his practice to securities litigation, antitrust litigation, corporate governance, consumer class actions and whistleblower litigation.

An attorney for over 30 years, Mr. Cera has achieved unprecedented success aggressively fighting on behalf of the rights and interests of those he has served, using his vast knowledge of the law and extensive experience in complex litigation to help recover substantial settlements and awards for his plaintiff clients.

Of note, he served as lead counsel in a three-year antitrust price fixing litigation class action, where he helped recover over $163.5 million for hundreds of businesses. Early in his career, he led a securities fraud class action against an oil and gas partnership, recovering more than $33 million on behalf of thousands of investors.

A 1978 graduate of Pomona College, Mr. Cera attended the University of San Francisco School of Law, where he obtained his Juris Doctor in 1981. While in law school, he received the American Jurisprudence award for his exceptional academic achievements in corporations law, and he also served as a member of the moot court competition team, receiving an award for best oral advocate.

In 1981, The State Bar of California admitted him to practice, and he is also admitted to practice before numerous federal courts across the nation, including the U.S. Supreme Court. Along with his membership with The State Bar of California, Mr. Cera is also active with the American Bar Association, the National Association of Securities and Commercial Law Attorneys and the American Association for Justice.

In recognition for his impeccable professional ethics and extraordinary legal abilities, Mr. Cera holds an AV Preeminent peer review rating* from Martindale-Hubbell.

*AV®, AV Preeminent®, Martindale-Hubbell Distinguished and Martindale-Hubbell Notable are certification marks used under license in accordance with the Martindale-Hubbell certification procedures, standards and policies. Martindale-Hubbell® is the facilitator of a peer review rating process. Ratings reflect the anonymous opinions of members of the bar and the judiciary. Martindale-Hubbell® Peer Review Rating™ fall into two categories – legal ability and general ethical standards.

 
Practice Areas
Lawyer Practice Area Pie Chart

Securities Litigation (40%)

Antitrust Litigation (40%): Antitrust & Trade Litigation

Business Litigation (20%)

Focus Areas

Antitrust & Trade Litigation

Selections

Selected to Super Lawyers for 8 yearsbottom-image

Super Lawyers: 2005 - 2008, 2015 - 2018

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About Solomon Cera

Admitted: 1981, California

Professional Webpage: http://www.cerallp.com/solomon-cera/

Bar/Professional Activity:

  • California
  • Member, State Bar of California
  • Member, American Bar Association
  • Member, American Bar Association, Litigation Section
  • Supreme Court of the United States
  • National Association of Securities and Commercial Law Attorneys

Verdicts/Settlements:

  • Roberts v. Heim, No. 84-8069 TEH (N.D. Cal.) ($33 million recovered) (San Francisco, California)
  • Titanium Dioxide Antitrust Litigation, No. 10-318 RDB (D. Md.)
  • Walmart Stores Colorado Workers Compensation Litigation ($8 million) (Denver, Colorado)
  • Rubber Chemicals Antitrust Litigation ($320 million recovered) (San Francisco, California)
  • Textainer Securities Litigation ($10 million recovered) (San Francisco, California)
  • MCAA Antitrust Litigation ($15.6 million recovered) (Washington, D.C.)
  • Carbon Black Antitrust Litigation ($20 million recovered) (Boston, Massachusetts)
  • Diasonics Securities Litigation ($25 million recovered) (San Jose, California)
  • HPL Technologies, Inc. Securities Litigation ($25.5 million recovered) (San Francisco, California)
  • Consolidated Capital Securities Litigation ($29.5 million recovered) (San Francisco, California)
  • Sun Microsystems Securities Litigation ($30 million recovered) (San Jose, California)
  • Rent-Way Securities Litigation ($30 million recovered) (Erie, Pennsylvania)
  • CBT Group PLC Securities Litigation ($32 million recovered) (San Jose, California)
  • NBR Antitrust Litigation ($35 million recovered) (Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania)
  • Tronox, Inc. Securities Litigation ($37 million) (New York)
  • Organic Peroxide Antitrust Litigation ($37 million recovered) (Washington, D.C.)
  • High Pressure Laminates Antitrust Litigation ($40.5 million recovered) (New York, New York)
  • Sonus Securities Litigation ($40 million recovered) (Boston, Massachusetts)
  • Plastic Additives Antitrust Litigation ($46.8 million recovered) (Philadelphia, Pennsylvania)
  • First Capital Holdings Securities Litigation ($47.5 million recovered) (Los Angeles, California)
  • Hedged Investment Assoc. Securities Litigation ($50 million recovered) (Denver, Colorado)
  • Nucorp Energy Securities Litigation ($54 million recovered) (San Diego, California)
  • CR Antitrust Litigation ($62 million recovered) (Bridgeport, Connecticut)
  • Polyester Staple Antitrust Litigation ($63.5 million recovered) (Charlotte, North Carolina)
  • EPDM Antitrust Litigation ($99.3 million recovered) (Bridgeport, Connecticut)
  • Methionine Antitrust Litigation ($107 million recovered) (San Francisco, California)
  • Peregrine Systems, Inc. Securities Litigation ($117 million) (San Diego, California)

Educational Background:

  • Pomona College, Claremont, California, Bachelor of Arts, 1978
Find Me Online
Website - www.cerallp.com
Office Location for Solomon B. Cera

595 Market Street
Suite 2300
San Francisco, CA 94105

Phone: 415-777-2230

Fax: 415-777-5189

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Last Updated: 11/29/2018

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