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Who We Are

Matthew P.
Bergman

Matthew is nationally known for his work in product liability litigation and has recovered over $950 million on behalf of his clients. He has litigated over 1,200 product liability cases, conducted over 25 jury trials, and has been counsel in over 20 reported appellate cases.

Washington Super Lawyers (since 2005)

National Trial Lawyers – Top 100

Political Organizer for the AFL-CIO, Voter Registration and Education Campaigns

Lewis & Clark Law School Distinguished Graduate Award 2009

Brendan
Little

Brendan moved to Seattle in 2019, where he represents victims of defective and dangerous products.. He has helped clients suffering from mesothelioma recover tens of millions of dollars in settlements and was part the trial team that obtained a $4.25 million verdict on behalf of a victim of mesothelioma in 2019.

Washington University School of Law (St. Louis), J.D., 2010, cum laude

Associate Editor, Journal of Law and Policy

University of Washington, B.S. Economics, 2006

Super Lawyers Rising Star 2019 (New York), 2021 (Seattle)

Laura
Marquez-Garrett

Laura Marquez-Garrett has spent her twenty-year career handling complex litigation matters and business disputes. For the last decade of that, her focus and specialization has been on all things electronic discovery. Laura has served as special discovery counsel for clients and law firms, and has consulted on all manner of data and discovery-related innovations, issues, and disputes.

University of California at Berkeley, B.A., magna cum laude, 1999

Seattle Parkinson’s Project, Former Member of the Board of Directors

Harvard Latino Law Review, Editor-in-Chief (2001-2002)

“Future Star,” Benchmark Litigation (2016-2021)

Madeline
Bergman

Madeline joined Social Media Victims Law Center in March 2022 after spending approximately two years at Bergman Draper Oslund Udo as a full-time attorney as well as doing her internship there. She graduated from Linfield College with a bachelor’s degree in political science. In law school, she clerked for Waters Kraus and Paul in Los Angeles for two summers. Through her involvement in these two firms, she focused on and gained invaluable experience in the field of toxic tort litigation. The insights collected from her time there helped stem her passion for holding corporations accountable for the injuries they cause.

Lewis and Clark Law School, 2019

Linfield College, 2016

Our Recent Cases

Meta Platforms, Inc. and Snap, Inc. Face Wrongful Death Lawsuit for Causing the Suicide of 11-year-old Selena Rodriguez

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Meta Platforms, Inc. and Snap, Inc. Face Lawsuit for Product Liability, Sexual Discrimination on its Platforms by Oregon Family

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Frequently Asked Questions

We only handle cases on a contingent fee basis. This means that we are paid a portion of any recovery obtained in the case and you do not owe us any attorneys’ fees if the lawsuit does not result in a recovery.

Every case is unique. Our attorneys will work with your family to evaluate your potential case and help you evaluate whether filing a lawsuit or other legal proceeding is in your family’s best interest. Generally speaking, the types of cases we handle involve serious mental health effects, including attempted or completed suicide, eating disorders, inpatient mental health treatment, or sexual trafficking/exploitation that was caused by or contributed to through addictive or problematic social media use by teens and young adults.

We are a law firm based near Seattle, WA comprised of lawyers who have spent their entire careers representing victims who have been harmed by dangerous products. We are also parents. Shocked and troubled by the recent revelations about the harm caused to teens and young adults by social media platforms, which powerful technology companies have designed to be highly addictive, Social Media Victims Law Center was launched specifically to help families and children who have suffered serious mental harm or exploitation through social media use to obtain justice.