Jeff Lawrence brings considerable experience and abundant energy as an effective plaintiffs’ attorney, successfully prosecuting government fraud, healthcare, consumer and securities class actions. In his career, he has recovered hundreds of millions of dollars for investors, handled some of the nation’s largest class action law suits, and prosecuted and tried numerous criminal cases involving mail, wire and securities fraud for the U.S. Attorney’s Office.
Attorney Jeff Lawrence represents the following:
Jeff founded The Lawrence Law Firm in 2010 to expand the range of cases and clients he can serve. He is currently investigating cases against juice manufacturers for putting excessive arsenic in (mostly children’s) juices—grape and apple juice; investigating fraudulent advertising practices involving warranty and other consumer contracts; working with other law firms to represent municipalities in fraud cases against large pharmaceutical companies; and investigating cases against manufacturers of consumer products. Jeff worked for Robbins Geller Rudman & Dowd (and it's predecessor firms) litigating and settling class actions throughout the country. Previously, as an equity partner at the firm’s San Francisco office he served as lead counsel in more than 100 cases. Since 2006, he has represented several California Counties in a case against 12 drug manufacturers for overcharging their health facilities for outpatient drugs.
Attorney Jeff Lawrence is a member of the following legal associations:
Jeff was inspired to a career in law as an undergraduate at Tufts University volunteering for a new consumer protection program launched by the Attorney General of Massachusetts. After graduating from Boston University School of Law magna cum laude Jeff began his legal career in private practice, gaining experience in civil litigation at a mid-sized law firm in Boston. He left that practice in 1983 to become an Assistant United States Attorney for the Northern District of California in San Francisco, where he prosecuted cases ranging from drug cartels to sophisticated financial fraud schemes.
After ten years as a prosecutor, Jeff learned that the one thing that financial fraud victims most cared about—recouping their losses—was the one thing that criminal prosecutions could not accomplish—regardless of how much punishment was imposed on the defrauding defendant. As a result, in 1994, he left the U.S. Attorney’s Office—and returned to private practice; this time on behalf of plaintiffs, representing defrauded shareholders and consumers in class action litigation.
Jeff is an active member of the United States District Courts throughout California, Massachusetts, Colorado, and the First and Ninth Circuit Courts of Appeal. Jeff is also admitted to practice in the Supreme Court of the Untied States.