First, the nuclear option
"The International Academy of Trial Lawyers expressly and unequivocally condemns attacks on the independence of our judiciary and the Rule of Law, two cornerstones of our democracy."
- Richard Burbidge, President
Top 10: Annual Southern California Super Lawyers List
Tom Girardi, along with nine other California lawyers, made the Top 10 Southern California Super Lawyers list for 2016, which made for a total of 14 years that Mr. Girardi has been selected as a "Super Lawyer" on both Top 10 and Top 100 lists.
It's not too often that you get your name and likeness put up in lights on the giant screen in Times Square, but that's what happened to Tom Girardi, who was recently honored by the International Association of Top Professionals at the 2016 Annual Award Gala in New York. The image above shows Mr. Girardi on the billboard of the Reuters Building.
Tom Girardi of the Girardi | Keese law firm in Los Angeles recently took part in California Lawyer's Class Action Roundtable, a "spirited discussion" covering the presidential election, the future of SCOTUS, and trends in class action litigation.
Lawyer Monthly has recognized Girardi | Keese for its achievement and success in environmental law by naming Girardi | Keese its Environmental Liability, U.S. Law Firm of the Year for 2016.
According to OC Weekly:
"There are plenty of good trial lawyers in Southern California, but few, if any, are better than John Girardi. The veteran Los Angeles-based Girardi, regularly hailed as a "Super Lawyer," has dominated Orange County's courthouses for more than a decade while specializing in product and government-entity liability, as well as employment law and class actions. He doesn't fit the mold of a stereotypical pushy, obnoxious lawyer eager to find a TV news camera. He's well-prepared and unflappable, even when taking on teams of taxpayer-funded opposing counsel prone to courtroom shenanigans and legal trickery. Police agencies here usually triumph in lawsuits, except when Girardi, whose personality and presentations endear juries, is involved. He has represented decent cops harassed by corrupt bosses in Anaheim and Newport Beach and captured damages and fees topping $7 million. Several years ago, he secured a $4.5 million settlement in a case involving a Trinity Broadcasting Network pastor who left a church meeting heavily intoxicated and caused a serious traffic collision."
Tom Girardi, attorney and founder of the Los Angeles law firm Girardi | Keese, is honored to be recognized by the International Association of Top Professionals, an organization dedicated to handpicking the "best of the best" professionals from a variety of fields and bringing them together for networking and recognition.