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NEW BOOK
Lawyer Barons: What Their Contingency Fees Really Cost America
(Cambridge University Press, 2011)


Lester Brickman

Lester Brickman is a Manhattan Institute visiting scholar and a professor of law at the Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law at Yeshiva University. He is an expert in administrative alternatives to mass tort litigation, asbestos litigation, and contingency fee abuses and reform and is the author of a new book, Lawyer Barons: What Their Contingency Fees Really Cost America (Cambridge University Press, February 15, 2011). Professor Brickman has written extensively on these and other topics, he has testified at congressional hearings, and he is widely quoted in the press.

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  • Fox Business Network's "STOSSEL," 9/11 litigation
  • InfoTrak's "Talk Zone," Lawyer Barons

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Class Actions
  • Class Action Reform: Beyond Rhone-Poulenc Rorer Civil Justice Memo/Forum, October 1995
  • Anatomy of a Madison County (Illinois) Class Actions: A Study of Pathology Legal Policy Report, August 2002
  • No Recession For Tort Lawyers Forbes, 07-23-09


  • Legal Issues
  • Class Action Reform: Beyond Rhone-Poulenc Rorer Civil Justice Memo/Forum, October 1995
  • Rethinking Contingency Fees Civil Justice Memo/Forum, January 1994
  • Asbestos Litigation: Malignancy in the Courts? Civil Justice Memo/Forum, August 2002
  • Anatomy of a Madison County (Illinois) Class Actions: A Study of Pathology Legal Policy Report, August 2002
  • Asbestos Litigation Event Transcript, March 10, 2004
  • The James Gang Robbed Banks. Lawyers Today Have A Better Idea. St. Louis Post-Dispatch, 04-27-01
  • The Great Asbestos Swindle Wall Street Journal, 01-06-03
  • Contingency-Fee Con-Men Wall Street Journal, 09-25-07
  • What Did Those Asbestos X-Rays Really Show? Wall Street Journal, 11-03-05


  • Litigation Industry
  • Rethinking Contingency Fees Civil Justice Memo/Forum, January 1994
  • Contingency-Fee Con-Men Wall Street Journal, 09-25-07
  • What Did Those Asbestos X-Rays Really Show? Wall Street Journal, 11-03-05


  • Politics
  • The James Gang Robbed Banks. Lawyers Today Have A Better Idea. St. Louis Post-Dispatch, 04-27-01
  • The Great Asbestos Swindle Wall Street Journal, 01-06-03


  • Products Liability
  • Asbestos Litigation: Malignancy in the Courts? Civil Justice Memo/Forum, August 2002
  • Asbestos Litigation Event Transcript, March 10, 2004


  • Reform Proposals
  • Class Action Reform: Beyond Rhone-Poulenc Rorer Civil Justice Memo/Forum, October 1995


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