Changing the Law

Advocating for Laws That Protect People

At Girardi | Keese, we believe that our responsibilities do not end when we have settled a case or gotten a verdict in favor of our client. As champions of justice, we need to do whatever we can to prevent future injuries.

With protecting people uppermost in our minds, the attorneys at Girardi | Keese frequently talk with lawmakers and government agencies in Sacramento, California, and Washington, D.C. We have testified before Congressional committees and we have worked closely with advocacy groups, legislators and executive branches of government.

On our radio show, Champions of Justice, in television interviews and in the press, Girardi | Keese lawyers advocate for change. Contact us to learn how we can help you fight to hold negligent parties accountable and, in doing so, maybe even change the law.

Our lawyers help shape laws that make this a safer world.

Individuals and businesses that harm people — deliberately or through negligence — need to take responsibility for their actions. As advocates for injured people, we need to do what we can to make the world safer.

  • With the information we learned in amusement park injury cases, we urged lawmakers to strengthen safety standards and spoke up for tighter supervision by regulators like OSHA and less secrecy by theme parks like Disneyland.
  • We were shocked by pharmaceutical companies that demonstrated disregard for tests that warned of dangerous side effects. We have taken on Vioxx, Avandia and other dangerous drugs in class action cases. We have also worked closely with Congress and the FDA to make the agency stronger.
  • When insurance companies failed to meet their policy obligations looking for loopholes to deny coverage, we talked with state and federal regulators and lawmakers about making insurers live up to their promises.

When we see injustice, when we see companies that choose greed over safety, we fight back in the courtroom, and we also work to change the laws. Girardi | Keese personal injury lawyers represent clients in California and nationwide.