I accept a small number of seriously hurt clients, who need representation and guidance after a life changing injury. After studying insurance claims practices for many years, writing books and lecturing on the topic, and working on class action ...
Practice areas & skills: Class Action, Personal Injury, Brain Injury, Federal Crime
Since graduating from Harvard Law School, Jim W. Vogele has been an active member of the Montana State Bar (1988), the California State Bar (1991), and the Oregon State Bar (2011). During law school, he was a summer law clerk for the Alaska Supre...
Practice areas & skills: Class Action, Sexual Harassment, Employment & Labor, Constitutional
Review: “1. Advise to Client was always easy to understand with all sides of the issue addressed. 2. Always treated with respect and patience. 3. Would trust him on any legal matter on which he felt confident.”
Practice areas & skills: Class Action, Commercial, Employment & Labor, Litigation
A class action lawsuit is a particular kind of litigation, used when a large number of people have the same problem with a company's product or activities. Many companies have had class action lawsuits filed against them, including Apple Computer, Farmers Insurance, Burger King, LP Siding, Microsoft, and Coppertone. Class action lawsuits are also filed against companies for product defects that could potentially hurt anyone buying their products. Asbestos and tobacco class action claims are examples, as are the drug class action cases against the manufacturers of Accutane, Celebrex, Ephedra, Vioxx, and Paxil. Class action attorneys can discuss the pros and cons of a class action lawsuit with you if you think one may be appropriate. Class action lawyers are usually paid on contingency, which means they receive a percentage of the money paid if you win the lawsuit.