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.
The California DMV insists that tech powerhouse Uber obtain special permits to operate its self-driving cars, and has threatened legal action if Uber fails to comply, according to a recent ABC News report.
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.
"After 15 seconds, the power went out, and another 30 seconds later it was completely engulfed. It went so fast."
- Survivor's quote
UPDATE: On Dec. 8, TIME reported the Ghost Ship as "missing" from the city's fire-inspection lists, making it hard to know when the warehouse was last inspected - if ever - for fire hazards.
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.