Sergei Lemberg, Esq, the firm’s founding attorney, arrived to the United States as a refugee from the former Soviet Union in 1989 at the age of 15. He attended Brooks School in N.Andover, Massachusetts, on scholarship, then continued on to college at Brandeis University where he obtained a B.A. in Economics with a minor in Business in 1997. He attended law school at the University of Pennsylvania, obtaining his law degree in 2001. After several years working at large firms in Boston, New York and Connecticut, Mr. Lemberg started Lemberg Law.
Because of his background, Mr. Lemberg founded the firm to help people who cannot afford to hire lawyers — regular consumers who are wronged by corporations. Mr. Lemberg has earned a reputation as a tough and tireless advocate with a passion for helping regular people fight for the compensation they deserve. He stands up to insurance companies, car makers, insurance companies, debt collection agencies, robocallers, and Big Business. He has been recognized as the “most active consumer attorney” four of the last seven years. He started the firm in a one-room office 12 years ago and turned it into a leading consumer practice with more than 30 employees.
Mr. Lemberg has been interviewed about consumer law issues by many media outlets, including the New York Times, AOL, the Wall Street Journal, FOX News, ABC News, MSN, the International Business Times, the Los Angeles Times, Newsweek, and Consumer Reports, among others. In early 2018, the firm garnered national attention for filing the first-in-the-nation lawsuit against the manufacturer of a self-driving car.
He frequently speaks at industry events, including those held by PACE (Professional Association for Customer Engagement). He presented at the National Conference on Consumer Finance (Class Actions and Litigation), which was held in January 2015 in New York.
Mr. Lemberg has been lead counsel in a number of consumer class actions. Most recently, the firm was certified as class counsel in LaVigne v. First Community Bancshares, Inc., et al, No. 1:2015 cv 00934 in the District of New Mexico and has received preliminary approval of class settlement in Ward v. Flagship Credit Acceptance Case 2:17-cv-02069-MMB in the Eastern District of Pennsylvania. Mr. Lemberg served as co-lead counsel in a Telephone Consumer Protection Act (TCPA) multi-district litigation entitled, In Re: Convergent Telephone Consumer Protection Act Litigation, No. 13-md-02478 (D. Conn., November 10, 2016) (ECF No. 268), in U.S. District Court, District of Connecticut ($5.5 million class settlement). He has been certified as class counsel in both contested proceedings and in settlement, including Munday v. Navy Federal Credit Union, No. 15-cv-01629 (C.D. Cal., July 14, 2017) (ECF No. 60) (final approval of class settlement of $2.75MM in TCPA action); Duchene v. Westlake Servs., LLC, No. 13-01577, 2016 WL 6916734 (W.D. Pa. July 14, 2016) (final approval of class settlement of $10MM common fund in TCPA action); Brown v. Rita’s Water Ice Franchise Co. LLC, No. 15-3509, 2017 WL 1021025 (E.D. Pa. Mar. 16, 2017) (final approval of class settlement of $3MM common fund in TCPA action); Vinas v. Credit Bureau of Napa County Inc., No. 14-cv-3270 (D. Md. February 22, 2017) (ECF No. 112) (order granting final approval of Fair Debt Collection Practices Act (“FDCPA”) class action settlement); Oberther v. Midland Credit Management, No. 14-cv-30014 (D. Mass. July 13, 2016) (ECF No. 90) (FDCPA class action); Seekamp v. It’s Huge, Inc., No. 09-00018, 2012 WL 860364 (N.D.N.Y. Mar. 13, 2012) (certifying automobile fraud class action); Evon v. Law Offices of Sidney Mickell, 688 F.3d 1015 (9th Cir. 2012) (FDCPA class action); Butto v. Collecto, Inc., 290 F.R.D. 372 (E.D.N.Y. 2013) (certifying FDCPA class action); In re Chemtura, Bankr., S.D.N.Y. 09-11233 (representing a class of almost 1,000 former Chemtura employees).
Mr. Lemberg is an experienced appellate advocate, having argued in the First, Second, Third, Fourth, Fifth, Seventh and Ninth Circuit Courts of Appeal as well as in the Massachusetts Supreme Court. His most recent appellate victories include: Evon v. Law Offices of Sidney Mickell, 688 F.3d 1015 (9th Cir. 2012); Waite v. Clark Cty. Collection Serv., LLC, 606 F. App’x 864 (9th Cir. 2015); Scott v. Westlake Servs. LLC, 740 F.3d 1124 (7th Cir. 2014); Pollard v. Law Office of Mandy L. Spaulding, 766 F.3d 98 (1st Cir. 2014); Armata v. Target Corp., 480 Mass. 14, 99 N.E.3d 788 (2018); Manuel v. NRA Grp. LLC, 722 F. App’x 141 (3d Cir. 2018).
Mr. Lemberg co-authored the definitive compilation of form complaints in Connecticut, Connecticut Civil Complaints for Business Litigation, contributing form complaints for the Lemon Law and Auto Fraud sections. He is a former Chair of the Consumer Law Section of the Connecticut Bar Association, holding that position from 2014 to 2015.
Outside of law, Mr. Lemberg is a proud father of two boys. He loves the Red Sox, coaching soccer, gardening and pickling vegetables.
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