|Award name||Grantor||Date granted|
|Super Laywer||Super Lawyers Magazine||2015|
|Super Lawyer||Super Lawyers Magazine||2014|
|Super Lawyer||Super Lawyers Magazine||2013|
|SuperLawyer||Super Lawyers Magazine||2012|
|Owner||The Rager Law Firm||2006 - 2015|
|Partner||Mathews & Rager, LLP||2000 - 2005|
|Attorney||Hillsinger & Costanzo||1997 - 1999|
|Law Clerk / Attorney||Girardi & Keese||1994 - 1996|
|Association name||Position name||Duration|
|American Association for Justice||Member||2011 - Present|
|National Employment Lawyers Association||Member||2009 - Present|
|Consumer Attorneys of California||Member||2006 - Present|
|Consumer Attorneys Association of Los Angeles||Member||2000 - Present|
|California Employment Lawyers Association||Member||2000 - Present|
|Wascher v. Kaiser Permanente||$1,750,000 plus punitive damage findings|
|Jordan v. City of Long Beach||$1,519,679.00|
|Chaugle v. Tenet Healthcare||$3,458,331.00|
|See all legal cases|
|2011 CELA Conference||Whom to Sue||2011|
|Loyola Law School||Law||JD - Juris Doctor||1996|
|University of San Diego||Political Science||BA - Bachelor of Arts||1993|
|California Employment Lawyers Association||Wascher v. Kaiser Permanente||2015|
|CELA Trial College||Trial Advocacy||2014|
|2011 CELA Conference||Whom Do You Sue?||2011|
Posted by Shaun Logan
I was injured on the job while working for the largest restaurant corporation in America and chose this lawyer because of the free consultation and location near family. Having lost use of my dominant arm because of error at Kaiser Permanente clearly reflected in my QME I have been quite distraught with my situation. Basically my arm would have been fine had workers comp not fought my doctor's mri request and sent me to ortho rather than wait. I was a top level athlete and straight A student who has to find a new path in life now and I know from my other attorney that I have a serious civil case. I feel this lawyer denied me my "free" consultation because I am a low income student and he wouldn't stand to profit a huge amount.
I recommend going elsewhere for counsel.
Posted by anonymous
Mr. Rager and his law firm were recommended to me as one of the highest ranked employment attorneys in the southern California region. After watching how he handled my case I was convinced he is one of the country's top employment law attorneys.
I retained him in 2012 for what turned out to be a 3-year legal battle against a large government agency with what seemed to be endless funds and large staff of lawyers. Other attorneys had feared taking on this entity and advised me that the chances of success were slim to none. Mr. Rager sat with me for my initial 1 hour consultation and had a different view altogether and accepted my case.
I found Mr. Rager to be a passionate, meticulous, extremely hardworking, and brilliant attorney. Over the course of the 3 years that it took to finally get my settlement, he guided me through the overwhelming experience of filing a lawsuit, giving and taking depositions, and, finally, settling the case. He never once feared taking the case to trial if he did not feel the amount of settlement was not sufficient.
At the end, despite the incredible arrogance of the defendants and their legal team, we were victorious.
Despite his success in holding employers accountable for their unethical and malicious behavior against their employees, I found Mr. Rager different from other lawyers, he truly cared and understood the pain I was going through both professionally and personally. He continued to give me great advice throughout the entire experience and I am forever grateful...GOD BLESS
If Mr. Rager accepts your case, then you are one of the very lucky few, and should know that you have the best legal representation in the country.
Posted by anonymous
Jeff is, without question, the most passionate, hardworking, ethical and competent attorney I have ever met. We retained him to file a lawsuit against a $53 billion/ year company that went on to hire an army of lawyers from two national law firms to represent them. (This company has been sued multiple times before for similar unethical and retaliatory behavior, and they have repeatedly won most of those previous cases against them.)
For 4 years, we fought this Goliath and their horde of unethical attorneys who repeatedly coached their witnesses to lie under oath. Although the defendant spent millions of dollars to try and keep our case from going to trial, thanks to Jeff's persistence, hard work and legal expertise, we finally went to trial in the summer of 2015-- just Jeff, his partner, and me against the defendant's legion of attorneys (at times, there were as many as 10 of their attorneys in the courtroom). Despite the great odds against us in fighting an unethical foe with unlimited funds and their "big name" attorneys, and despite all of their dirty tricks, we prevailed at our jury trial.
Going up against this giant and powerful organization, and its horde of attorneys, was one of the most stressful experiences I have ever gone through. But through the entire 4-year battle, Jeff was there to encourage and support us. For months, as the trial date approached, and during the trial itself, he worked on our hugely complex case 7 days a week, often staying up until the wee hours of the morning to prepare for trial. His devotion, commitment, passion, and kindness carried us through some very challenging and scary moments during those 4 years, including the many times when we felt that we could no longer go on with our lawsuit against this Goliath.
I really can't say enough positive things about Jeff. If he believes in the merits of your case and accepts you as his client, you can be assured that nobody will work harder, more passionately, or more competently on your behalf than Jeff. He is an exceptional attorney, a kind and caring human being, and, quite frankly, a giant-slayer. I will never forget his courage and self-confidence in going up against the army of aggressive lawyers hired by the defendant. His quiet, calm, and humble demeanor in court was such a contrast to the malicious, dishonest and manipulative behavior of the attorneys on the other side. He fought on our behalf for more than 4 years, and even when the odds seemed stacked against us, he continued to fight for us. (When the jury rendered its verdict in our favor, you could see the disbelief on the faces of the defendant's arrogant attorneys....)
Jeff is a credit to a profession that is often not viewed very favorably. He is honest, ethical, extremely knowledgeable, and once he accepts a case, he will work himself to the point of exhaustion to seek justice on behalf of his clients.
He will always remain a hero to me and my family, and we will forever be grateful to him.