All three firms are rated AV Preeminent®, the highest rating for legal knowledge and ethics conferred by Martindale-Hubbell®. The Martindale-Hubbell® Peer Review Ratings™ are an objective indicator of a lawyer’s high ethical standards and professional ability, generated from evaluations of lawyers by other members of the bar and the judiciary in the United States and Canada. O’Neil, Cannon, Hollman, DeJong & Laing S.C. has also been selected as a Best Law Firm in several areas of its practice by U.S. News & World Report.
Lori E. Andrus and Jennie Lee Anderson are co-lead counsel in this case for their firm. Both have been selected by their peers as Super Lawyers® in California. Super Lawyers® selects attorneys using a patented multiphase selection process. Peer nominations and evaluations are combined with independent research. Each candidate is evaluated on 12 indicators of peer recognition and professional achievement. Selections are made on an annual, state-by-state basis.
Ms. Andrus’s practice areas include civil actions, mass torts, personal injury and employment litigation. She has successfully prosecuted class action cases against many of the biggest corporations in the United States in both U.S. State and Federal Court. She has a personal AV Preeminent® rating from Martindale-Hubbell®, as well.
Ms. Anderson has been lead counsel for plaintiffs in numerous high profile class actions. Her practice areas include class actions, mass torts, employment, antitrust and consumer law. Some of her recent verdicts and settlements include Ralston v. Mortgage Investors Group and Countrywide Home Loans, which resulted in more than $100 million settlement on behalf of borrowers alleging unfair lending practices, and In re Cathode Ray Tube Antitrust Litigation (N.D. Cal.), another complex case in which Ms. Anderson played a prominent role, where class plaintiffs obtained settlements in excess of $576 million.
O’Neil, Cannon, Hollman, DeJong & Laing S.C. is a full-service firm which represents diverse businesses, owners and executives. The firm’s practice groups include litigation, business law, banking and creditor’s rights, employments law, tax and succession planning and real estate and construction law. The Litigation Group has been involved with some of the largest class action matters in Wisconsin and in several throughout the United States. They represent both defendants (often big corporations which have been sued) as well as plaintiffs, handling an array of class action matters, including cases with claims of antitrust, commerce clause, pension fund, securities and tax refund issues. The firm also handles complex employment litigation, and its attorneys have appeared before the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC), the Department of Labor (DOL), the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) and the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA).
Lead counsel on this case for O’Neil Cannon is shareholder Douglas P. Dehler, an AV Preeminent®-rated litigator who has been selected by his peers in Wisconsin to appear on the annual Super Lawyers® list in the category of Mass Torts and Class Actions.
Jones, Gillaspia & Loyd, L.L.P. is a Texas-based firm that offers knowledge and first-hand experience in several important areas of the law and is prepared to handle the most comprehensive needs of its clients. Lead counsel for Jones, Gillaspia & Loyd, L.L.P. on this case is Bruse Loyd. Bruse represents individuals, businesses and organizations in Texas and across the country. He has litigated and tried cases to verdict throughout the United States. Bruse’s primary practice areas include employment litigation, employment law, fiduciary litigation and whistleblower litigation. Bruse has also represented clients in federal multi-district litigation and class and mass action litigation. Bruse has experience representing clients before the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission and the Texas Workforce Commission. He has successfully represented and opposed some of the largest companies, banks and organizations in America. The Washington, DC based Government Accountability Project has recognized his work on behalf of whistleblowers.