Employment and Consumer Class Action Champions

We set the record for the highest settlement in history for a meal break violation of its kind, the highest rest break judgment of its kind and collected for our clients over one billion dollars for these and other violations.

Since its inception in 1992,  Cole & Van Note has litigated countless matters against businesses of all types, and in nearly every industry imaginable. Our skilled team members possess extensive experience prosecuting class/complex actions, both in a sole counsel capacity and in various leadership positions, oftentimes among numerous firms. We engage in California and nation-wide litigation, publish important articles addressing myriad substantive issues as well as those concerning class action litigation procedures, speak regularly at professional conferences and public events, serve as consulting class action experts, and are extremely well-known and widely-respected members of the legal community. For three decades, our firm has helped recover well over one billion dollars for tens of millions of workers and consumers, led record-setting resolutions and corrected numerous unlawful employment and consumer fraud practices. Some of the more common issues we tackle include: