Thomas V. Girardi, a partner in Girardi | Keese, is widely regarded by his peers as one of the nation's top trial lawyers, with experience spanning decades as he has been representing victims since 1965. Mr. Girardi specializes in commercial litigation, product liability law, toxic torts and bad faith cases. He has obtained more than 30 verdicts and more than 100 settlements of $1 million or more and has tried more than 100 jury cases, winning the first California medical malpractice verdict of $1 million or more in the 1970s.
Mr. Girardi is an associate professor at Loyola Law School and was the youngest member to ever be admitted to the International Academy of Trial Lawyers, an organization limited to 500 lawyers. He was president of the academy from 2005 to 2006. Mr. Girardi is also a member of the Inner Circle of Advocates, an organization limited to 100 lawyers who have obtained the largest verdicts in the United States. In 2010, he was honored as a "Compassionate Gladiator," one of three in the United States. He is a past national president of the American Board of Trial Advocates and has been listed in the "Best Lawyers in America" for 20 years and the Daily Journal's top lawyers in California since the list was first printed.
In 2002, Mr. Girardi was honored by the Los Angeles Business Journal as one of the "Most Powerful Attorneys" in Los Angeles. He was inducted into the Trial Lawyer Hall of Fame by the California State Bar in 2003. With this presentation, he joined 11 other lawyers in the state who have been so honored since the award was first presented. He was awarded for his outstanding public support for the Association for Los Angeles Deputy Sheriffs in 2003. He is the recipient of the 2004 Ted Horn Memorial Award from the Consumer Attorneys Association of Los Angeles and was just inducted into their 2008 Hall of Fame. He is listed in 2008 Benchmark's America's Leading Litigation Firms & Attorneys.
In a recent survey of 65,000 lawyers to determine the finest lawyer in California, Mr. Girardi received the most votes. He has been appointed to the Judicial Council of California by Chief Justice Ronald M. George and is the recipient of the Irish American Bar Association's Daniel O'Connell Award and the Italian American Bar Association's Champion of Justice Award. He's on the Dean's Advisory Council at the University of California-Irvine, School of Law. At the Litigation Counsel of America's Fall Conference 2008, he was inducted as a fellow. Fellowship in this organization is highly selective and by invitation only. He is a member of the 2008-2009 Order of Distinguished Attorneys of the Beverly Hills Bar Association. He is currently a trustee of the National Judicial College and serves on the Library of Congress Trust Fund Board, and in 2010 he was a National Advisory Board member of the Association of the Plaintiff Interstate Trucking Lawyers of America.
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