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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 Yeshiva University’s Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law. He has written extensively on administrative alternatives to mass tort litigation, asbestos litigation, and contingency-fee abuses and reform and is the author of Lawyer Barons: What Their Contingency Fees Really Cost America (2011). Brickman has testified at congressional hearings and is widely quoted in the press. He holds a B.S. from Carnegie-Mellon University, a J.D. from the University of Florida, and an LL.M. from Yale University.

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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
  • 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
  • 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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