Who is Class Counsel?
Class Counsel is the law firm(s) representing the lead plaintiff and members of the class. The court approves who serves as Class Counsel. To be approved, the court must find that the lawyers are competent, experienced in the specialized field of class action law, and have the resources to handle a class action case.
Class Counsel is identified in the class notice sent to all class members. The notice provides the attorney names for plaintiffs and defendants, their complete addresses and phone numbers. If class members have questions about the case or the settlement terms, the lawyers are able to answer these questions and discuss necessary steps to be taken.