Founding Partner - Girardi Keese

Founding Partner - Girardi Keese

Widely regarded by his peers as one of the nation’s top trial lawyers and with nearly fifty years of experience representing victims, Thomas V. Girardi has obtained numerous multi-million dollar verdicts and settlements, handling claims involving wrongful death, commercial litigation, products liability, bad faith insurance, and toxic torts. He has been inducted into the Trial Lawyer Hall of Fame by the California State Bar.

A few recent and significant examples of Girardi’s achievements as a litigator include a $785 million verdict for Toxic Tort personal injuries suffered by employees in Lockheed’s Skunkworks facilities; and a $45.5 million verdict against Ford Motor Company for defective seatbelt that caused a 6-year-old child to become paralyzed. Girardi has obtained more than 30 verdicts of $1 million or more and has handled more than 100 settlements of $1 million or more. He has tried more than 100 jury cases, winning the first California medical malpractice verdict of $1 million or more, back in the 1970s.

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