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Top Class Actions is a Proud Member/Supporter of the Following Organizations:

American Bar Association

Consumer Attorneys Association of Los Angeles

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Maintain truth and responsibility in journalism to shed light on unethical business practices that harm the everyday consumer.

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Work smart through processes, technology, and communication to ensure we are always evolving and growing to meet the needs of our community and clients.


In the Community


Top Class Actions Donates $5,000 to Amphi Foundation


Scott Hardy President

Scott Hardy formed Top Class Actions in 2008 because he saw a need to consolidate and clarify Class Actions News in a consumer-friendly and organized way. Scott hired professional journalists to seek out and write truths about injustices consumers encountered. As a result, Top Class Actions has been able to report Class Action News as it breaks. Top Class Actions has expanded by adding Mass Tort news and a platform in which Top Class Actions can connect consumers to class action settlements and best-in-class attorneys who can provide the legal help consumers need. Scott continues to transform the world of class action lawsuit settlement notification and class action lawsuit advertising by implementing new and innovative ways to connect consumers to class action settlements and attorneys who can provide the legal help they need.

Sarah Mirando VP Operations

Sarah Mirando joined Top Class Actions in 2010 as a legal news writer. She graduated from the University of Arizona with a journalism degree and served as editor of multiple print and online publications, including Entrepreneur Magazine. Sarah’s journalistic experience and content strategy helped boost Top Class Actions to the next level. She now manages the operations and marketing/sales.

Steve Williams

Steve Williams VP Strategy

Steve Williams joined Top Class Actions in 2018. Steve spent most of his professional life working in multifaceted roles for both start-ups and major corporations in the Telecommunications and Software industries. His leadership and experience have been built by his roles in Strategic Account Management, Care Operations, Network Operations, Program Operations, Data Analytics, Product Life-cycle, Customer Loyalty and Vendor Management. Steve is also an Armed Forces Veteran, Combat Engineer, United States Army.


Courtney Jorstad Editor in Chief

Courtney Jorstad joined Top Class Actions in March 2013 as a legal news writer. She graduated in 2005 from the University of California, Irvine, where she served as a newspaper reporter and editor. Courtney worked as a political news writer for a major news publication before joining the Top Class Actions team as a full-time employee.

Melissa LaFreniere News Editor

Melissa LaFreniere joined Top Class Actions in March 2015 as a legal news writer. She graduated from Southern Oregon University with a journalism degree. Melissa worked as a reporter and editor for a community newspaper for nine years and as a reporter, anchor and news producer for an NBC affiliate for three years. Now she has found a new calling as News Editor for Top Class Actions.


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