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REBUILDING TOGETHER

The Thomas Fire burned 280,000 acres in Santa Barbara and Ventura Counties—the largest fire in recorded California history. Soon after, heavy rains falling on the Montecito hillside left charred by the Thomas Fire led to fast-moving floods and mudslides that killed at least 20 people and destroyed or damaged around 300 homes and structures. Our California-based legal team is committed to advocating for victims of the Thomas Fire and Montecito Mudslides and helping them rebuild their homes, businesses, and communities.

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A Unique Team of Premier Attorneys

Corey Danko Gibbs Fire Lawyers is a coalition of three prominent California law firms: Corey, Luzaich, de Ghetaldi & Riddle, Danko Meredith and Girard Gibbs. Our firms have successfully taken on some of the nation’s largest utility companies in previous fire and explosion cases, including most recently the San Bruno pipeline explosion and the Butte fire that devastated over 70,000 acres in 2015. We bring a deep knowledge of the systems and fire-prevention policies of major utility companies and are well-positioned to take the hard work from years of litigation in previous cases to benefit our clients in holding Southern California Edison accountable for the devastation caused by the Thomas fire.

Our approach is different from other firms in that we work directly with our clients through every stage of the litigation, from intake through verdict or settlement.

Trial Lawyer of the Year

San Mateo Trial Lawyers Association

Mike Danko

Consumer Protection MVP

Law360

Eric Gibbs (sole plaintiffs’ lawyer recognized nationwide)

Top 30 Plaintiff Lawyers in California

Daily Journal

Eric Gibbs

Top 50 Women Lawyers in Northern California

Kristine Meredith

A.J. de Bartolomeo

Trial Lawyer of the Year

Finalist, Consumer Attorneys of California

Mike Danko

Consumer Attorney of the Year

Finalist, Consumer Attorneys of California

Eric Gibbs

Woman Advocate of the Year

Finalist, Consumer Attorneys of California

Amanda Riddle

AV-Preeminent

Martindale-Hubbell – highest class of attorneys for professional ethics and legal skills

Eric Gibbs

A.J. de Bartolomeo

Brian Osborne

Our Local Counsel

Having lived and worked as an attorney in Ventura County for more than twenty-five years, I have been committed to helping the people of my community for my entire career.

So when the Thomas fire and mudslides devastated my own property, as well as my friends’ and clients’ homes and businesses, I wanted to take action. I had previously represented a client whose father was killed in the Butte Fire in 2015. In that case, there were thousands of lawsuits brought against the utility that caused the fire. I observed all of the wildfire attorneys in action, both good and bad.

One group stood out to me above the others: Corey Danko Gibbs. I know the lawyers at Corey Danko Gibbs are the best of the best; they go above and beyond for their clients, and the results they have achieved really stand out.

“I completely trust Corey Danko Gibbs to represent my interests, as well as my clients and our community.”

Experience in Fire Litigation

Our three law firms consist of seasoned trial lawyers, leading national personal injury attorneys, and experienced complex litigators. Our attorneys have been appointed by California judges to serve in leadership positions in a number of large, coordinated fire and disaster cases. We know about wildfire prevention policies (and where they fall short) as well as the roles of key corporate witnesses. Some of the cases in which we have represented victims in the aftermath of catastrophic disasters include:

Atlas Fire Litigation Porter Ranch Gas Leak Litigation
Butte Fire Litigation Redwood Valley Fire Litigation
LaPorte Fire Litigation San Bruno Pipeline Explosion Litigation
Nuns Fire Litigation Tubbs Fire Litigation