Steve W. Berman

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Class Action & Mass Torts Attorney in Seattle, WA

Hagens Berman Sobol Shapiro LLP
 | 1301 2nd Avenue, Suite 2000
Seattle, WA 98101
Phone: 888-381-2889
Fax: 206-623-0594
Selected To Super Lawyers: 2003 - 2019
Licensed Since: 1982
Practice Areas:
  • Class Action/Mass Torts: Plaintiff (50%),
  • Antitrust Litigation (30%),
  • Securities Litigation (20%)
Attorney Profile

Steve Berman represents consumers, investors and employees in large, complex litigation held in state and federal courts. Steve's trial experience has earned him significant recognition and led The National Law Journal to name him one of the 100 most powerful lawyers in the nation, and to repeatedly name Hagens Berman one of the top 10 plaintiffs’ firms in the country. Steve was also named a Titan of the Plaintiffs Bar in 2018 by Law360 for his significant victories. He was recognized for the third year in a row as an Elite Trial Lawyer by The National Law Journal.

Steve co-founded Hagens Berman in 1993 after his prior firm refused to represent several young children who consumed fast food contaminated with E. coli—Steve knew he had to help. In that case, Steve proved that the poisoning was the result of Jack in the Box’s cost cutting measures along with gross negligence. He was further inspired to build a firm that vociferously fought for the rights of those unable to fight for themselves. Berman’s innovative approach, tenacious conviction and impeccable track record have earned him an excellent reputation and numerous historic legal victories. He is considered one of the nation’s most successful class-action attorneys, and has been praised for securing record-breaking settlements and tangible benefits for class members. Steve is particularly known for his tenacity in forging consumer settlements that return a high percentage of recovery to class members.

Practice Areas
Lawyer Practice Area Pie Chart

Class Action/Mass Torts (50%): Class Actions

Antitrust Litigation (30%): Antitrust & Trade Litigation

Securities Litigation (20%)

Focus Areas

Class Actions, Antitrust & Trade Litigation


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Super Lawyers: 2003 - 2019

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About Steve Berman

Admitted: 1982, Washington

Professional Webpage:


  • Most Feared Plaintiffs Firms, Law360, 2015
  • Practice Group of the Year Award – Automotive, 2018 & 2016, Law360, 2018
  • MVP of the Year Award – Class Action, Law360, 2016
  • 2016 Top 50 Verdicts in Florida, Top Verdict, 2017
  • MVP of the Year Award – Class Action, Law360, 2017
  • Plaintiffs' Hot List, The National Law Journal, 2015
  • Plaintiffs' Hot List, The National Law Journal, 2012
  • Titan of the Plaintiffs' Bar, Law360, 2018
  • Top 500 Leading Lawyers in America, Steve W. Berman, Lawdragon, 2016
  • Elite Trial Lawyers - Class Action, The National Law Journal, 2016
  • Class Actions (Plaintiff) Law Firm of the Year in California, Global Law Experts, 2017
  • Top Attorney of the Year, International Association of Top Professionals, 2018
  • Plaintiffs' Hot List, The National Law Journal, 2013
  • Top 10 Plaintiffs’ Firms in the Country, The National Law Journal, 2015
  • Plaintiff Class Action Law Firm of the Year, Global Law Experts, 2016
  • Practice Group of the Year - Automotive Category, Law360, 2016
  • Plaintiffs' Trailblazer Award, The National Law Journal, 2017
  • Top 500 Leading Lawyers in America, Steve W. Berman​, Lawdragon, 2018
  • Best Class Action Litigation Firm - Washington, US Business News Legal Elite, 2018

Bar/Professional Activity:

  • Illinois
  • Washington

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Scholarly Lectures/Writings:


Educational Background:

  • University of Michigan, B.A., 1976
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Office Location for Steve W. Berman

1301 2nd Avenue
Suite 2000
Seattle, WA 98101

Phone: 888-381-2889

Fax: 206-623-0594

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Last Updated: 9/16/2019

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