Hagens Berman has used what can only be considered ham-handed tactics against a lone techie who was unwillingly named as a plaintiff in a class action lawsuit. Yes, you read correctly: Lawyers from Hagens Berman "drafted" Jason Tomczak to be in a class-action lawsuit, even though, according to Mr. Tomczak, he never gave them the right to represent him. As you might imagine, being the named plaintiff in a silly lawsuit can draw a lot of negative attention to a person. The lawyers at Hagens Berman didn't seem to care. Which is odd, when you consider that lawsuits are supposed to benefit plaintiffs.
Then again, I'm not surprised at Hagens Berman's conduct. After all, a jury found "that lawyers from Hagens Berman Sobol Shapiro LLP violated their duty of loyalty to three small water bottlers that in 2003 were close to settling a claim with Nestle Waters North America, the owner of Poland Spring Water Co." It doesn't seem then, that Hagens Berman lawyers care about their clients.
I could be wrong, but given that they forced someone who did not want to sue into a lawsuit, and given that a jury found that they violated their duty of loyalty to another client, I have to wonder if there isn't something rotten at Hagens Berman.