Sokolove Law: Celebrating 45 Years of Excellence

Sokolove Law: Celebrating 45 Years of Excellence

Back in 1979, James “Jim” Sokolove founded a law firm with a bold new idea: to make sure everyone, no matter who they were or how much they earned, could seek justice if they were hurt through no fault of their own.

Since then, Sokolove Law has successfully helped thousands of families across the country, fighting for the justice and compensation they deserve. Now, 45 years later, we remain dedicated to helping people when they need it most.

Our firm has secured more than $9.4 Billion total for clients affected by a number of different injuries or unfair practices nationwide.

Thanks to Jim’s vision, Sokolove Law has become one of the nation's go-to personal injury and mesothelioma law firms, standing up for those affected and holding asbestos-related companies accountable.

As we celebrate our 45th anniversary, we rededicate ourselves to fighting on behalf of those harmed by corporate wrongdoing. If you were injured through no fault of your own, we are here for you.

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A Mission to Make the Legal System More Accessible

With a deep understanding of the legal system after attending law school, volunteering legal services to his community, and working as a lawyer at his father’s firm, Jim Sokolove felt his career in law needed to be different.

After seeing that those who needed help the most were often the ones unable to access justice, Jim decided to start a law firm dedicated to ensuring anyone could get the legal help they deserved, regardless of their background. 

In 1979, he founded Sokolove Law in Boston — a first step in a long legacy of changing the legal field.

"My mission with the firm is simple,” Jim said. “It’s to provide everyone, regardless of education, background, social status, equal access to the legal system.”

As a pioneer in his field, Jim expanded access to the civil justice system for many who did not know that help was available or who felt like they didn’t have the resources to hire legal help.

From there, he forged a new path in order to reach families who had been harmed — TV advertising. His first commercials aired in 1982 and were among the first legal advertisements to show help was available through mesothelioma lawsuits.

These 30-second video advertisements were able to reach working-class Americans in their homes in a simple way that helped anyone understand their legal options. His ads ended with a way for people to see if they may be entitled to compensation — by calling the toll-free number on the screen.

Because of this straightforward approach and an easy way for people to connect, Jim was able to show that justice is for everyone, not just the wealthy or well-connected.

The ads set Sokolove Law apart from the rest, earning Jim the affectionate nickname of ‘the mesothelioma guy,’ one who would go on to change the landscape of personal injury litigation across the nation.

Creating the First Truly National Mesothelioma Law Firm

With his TV commercials an unprecedented success, Jim soon found himself looking to innovate once more. In the face of such demand, he wanted to answer the call nationwide by partnering with some of the best law firms across the country.

By forming a national network of experienced mesothelioma lawyers, Jim was able to expand the firm’s reach and help asbestos exposure victims across the entire United States, no matter their location.

Asbestos was used in thousands of products across various industries even though exposure to asbestos can cause mesothelioma, lung cancer, and other diseases.

“Men and women working in industrial jobs got ill — fatally ill — by being exposed to asbestos,” Jim explained. “The asbestos companies knew this, and they didn’t inform the workers.”

Millions of workers and their families are believed to have been exposed to this dangerous carcinogen. Sadly, U.S. military veterans make up more than 30% of mesothelioma diagnoses each year.

Since becoming one of the first truly national mesothelioma law firms, Sokolove Law has successfully helped over 8,600 families affected by asbestos-related diseases.

If you or someone you love has been diagnosed with mesothelioma, Sokolove Law is ready to help. Get started with a free case review now.

A Nationwide Network of Personal Injury Lawyers

After seeing the success his network had with mesothelioma claims, Jim sought once more to expand — this time, not only beyond state lines but to new legal horizons as well.

By once more growing his network of attorneys, Jim was able to bring the firm’s resources and experience to clients affected by other forms of corporate wrongdoing or negligence.

Now, Sokolove Law can help clients across the country with a wide range of cases, including:

Across all cases, Sokolove Law has secured more than $9.4 Billion total for clients across the country.

With the ability to help families in every state and experience across a variety of cases, Sokolove Law has been recognized as a leading personal injury law firm for decades.

What Sets Sokolove Law Apart

As a law firm with decades of experience and billions of dollars in results, Sokolove Law helped set the standard for what a compassionate and established law firm can do for those who have previously felt cut off from the civil justice system.

When you work with Sokolove Law, you are never just a number. Our network of attorneys, case managers, and on-staff registered nurses understand the physical, emotional, and financial devastation injustice can cause.

We’ll handle all of the legal legwork if you have a case, so our clients can understand their options and feel empowered to take action against companies that may have harmed them.

Our attorneys have received several accolades, including: 

  • 2024 U.S. News & World Report Best Lawyers
  • Top 25 Mass Tort Trial Lawyers
  • Top 10 National Asbestos Mesothelioma Trial Lawyers
  • National Trial Lawyers Top 100 Trial Lawyers

"It’s amazingly rewarding work, and I consider myself lucky to have made it my business to help people,” Jim said. “Along the way, we’ve helped to bring about some changes for the better in society."

Sokolove Law: Still Providing Skilled Legal Help in All 50 States

While Jim retired in 2013, Sokolove Law has stayed true to the mission he set out 45 years ago, and the firm continues to fight for those who need it most.

To this day, there are no hourly fees or out-of-pocket costs to work with us. Our team only gets paid if your case successfully results in compensation, ensuring all can afford justice.

Our clients remain at the center of everything we do, from fighting to maximize their possible results to ensuring they feel seen and heard at every step of the legal process.

If you or someone you love needs help with a personal injury lawsuit, our experienced team is here for you. Call (800) 995-1212 now or fill out our contact form for a free case review.

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Last modified: April 26, 2024