"For years," the New York Times reports, "California had set the threshold for passing the [bar] exam higher than any other state but Delaware."
David Lira's advice to aspiring PI lawyers:
"Roll up your sleeves, read the file, don't delegate, and always be respectful of your client's situation. And believe in what you're doing."
The Columbia Journalism Review has a May 9 piece detailing everybody's favorite works of art: Courtroom sketches. The first is Bill Robles' sketch of Tom Girardi in court with his client Bryan Stow. Stow was the victim of a brutal assault at Dodger Stadium in 2011.
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.