Seth M. Lehrman litigates class actions, in state and federal courts in Florida, California, and across the United States. He represents consumers and businesses in class action and whistleblower cases to hold corporate wrongdoers accountable.
Mr. Lehrman also serves as class-counsel in class action cases involving hidden fees, unfair insurance practices, dangerous or defective products, consumer fraud, false and deceptive advertising, and credit reporting issues.
Mr. Lehrman is an experienced electronic discovery practitioner and is a Certified E-Discovery Specialist by the Association of Certified E-Discovery Specialists (ACEDS).
Mr. Lehrman is a member of the The Florida Bar, the State Bar of California, and various other federal courts, including the U.S. Supreme Court. He is also a member of the American Association for Justice, serves on the AAJ’s Public Education Committee, Florida Justice Association, and Broward County Justice Association. The Legal Aid Society of Broward Countyhas recognized Mr. Lehrman several times for his outstanding contribution of pro bono legal service.
In between injuries, Mr. Lehrman enjoys running, paddleboarding and playing lacrosse. He is a proud member of the Parkland Buzzards, a men’s lacrosse team in South Florida. He’s coached youth soccer and lacrosse in South Florida for many years as a volunteer. He’s a volunteer board member of the Daniel D. Cantor Senior Center, a hub of social, educational and recreational activities for seniors in the Broward County, Florida. Mr. Lehrman recently joined the board of the Cornell University College of Human Ecology Alumni Association (HEAA), to help promote the college’s mission of “Improving lives by exploring and shaping human connections to natural, social and built environments.”
Soto v. Gallup Organization, Inc., No. 13-cv-61747-MMC (S.D.Fla.) Mr. Lehrman was co-lead counsel in a TCPA lawsuit alleging that Gallup had robo-dialed market research survey calls to consumer cell phones nationwide without consent.nA class action settlement of $12 million was reached.
Matute and McDonald v. Main Street Acquisitions Corp., No. 11-cv-62375-KMW (S.D.Fla.) As co-lead counsel Seth Lehrman obtained a settlement valued at more than $6 million for more than 900 Florida consumers. The case challenged collection activity performed by a debt collector that had failed to maintain the registration required by the State of Florida.
Fraser v. Asus Computer International, No. 12-00652 (N.D.Cal.) Seth Lehrman and co-counsel obtained a class action settlement on behalf of purchasers of Asus Transformer Prime EE TF201 tablet computers. The lawsuit claimed that the Asus tablet was defective because the GPS did not operate. The settlement afforded every purchaser the right to claim $17 and a piece of hardware that enabled the GPS to work properly.
Villaflor and Brice v. Equifax Information Services LLC, No. 09-cv-00329-MMC (N.D. Cal.) Co-lead counsel in class action lawsuit claiming that Equifax violated FCRA by failing to accurately and clearly report mortgage and car loans that had been paid and closed. Nationwide class action settlement valued at more than $10M that provided 60,000 class members with twelve months of credit monitoring service and required Equifax to change its file disclosure format and website to ensure clear and accurate reporting of accounts that have been paid and closed.
Mowatt v Stern, DJSP Ent., et al. No. 10-cv-62302 (S.D.Fla.) Class counsel in mass layoff class action filed under the Warn Act. Over 700 employees were terminated without the notice required by the WARN Act. Obtained class action settlement that provided direct payment of severance to class members without a claim process.
U.S. v. Rothstein, No. 09-cr-60331 (S.D.Fla.) As pro bono counsel, Mr. Lehrman represented thirty-seven innocent victims of the largest Ponzi scheme in South Florida. Scott Rothstein betrayed the trust of his law firm’s clients and violated the Florida Bar’s Rules of Professional Responsibility when he stole client settlement monies that were being held in the law firm’s trust account. Lehrman pursued a series of forfeiture, restitution and bankruptcy claims, on behalf of his clients and obtained a 100% recovery of more than $1 million.