History

The Global Justice Forum was designed and initiated in 2005 by Lieff Cabraser Heimann and Bernstein,LLP (LCHB) within the framework of its efforts to further and to intensify cooperation with law firms and counsel based and / or practicing in jurisdictions outside the U.S.A.

Due to the inspiration and substantial support of LCHB, and most particularly Mr. Robert L. Lieff*, the Global Justice Network, a network of claimant counsel from numerous countries, was created in 2007 to promote justice for claimants throughout the world.  Since then, the Global Justice Network has convened conferences, bringing together numerous attorneys and law firm representatives from 5 continents in different venues including New York, London, Paris, Rome, Vienna, Zurich, Dublin, Krakow, and Amsterdam.

The Global Justice Network, originally an integral part of the Global Justice Forum, is now independent from, although closely linked to, the Global Justice Forum.

In 2014, the Global Justice Network Verein was created in Switzerland and is the non-profit foundation charged with facilitating and coordinating the efforts of our member attorneys.

Membership in the Global Justice Network is growing.  As it is our goal to be able to help victims everywhere, we aim for our network to have a member in every country.

* Mr. Robert L. Lieff, Attorney at Law, is the founder, principal architect and visionary of Lieff Cabraser Heimann and Bernstein, LLP (LCHB) and is currently ‘Of Counsel’ to the firm.  Under his direction, LCHB became one of the largest plaintiffs’ law firms in the world with 75 lawyers and 200 employees in San Francisco, New York and Nashville.  Mr. Lieff founded the firm in 1972 after having spent seven years in practice with Melvin Belli in San Francisco as a name partner in their law firm (Belli, Ashe, Ellison, Choulos & Lieff).  He was a key attorney in numerous landmark cases including Exxon Valdez, the Holocaust litigation, and the National Tobacco Settlement.