Thomas Girardi Biography and Wiki
Thomas Vincent Girardi or famously known as Tom Girardi is an American attorney and founder of Girardi & Keese a downtown Los Angeles law firm.
In 1965, Thomas Girardi and Keese, along with a few others established the law firm, Girardi & Keese. He fought his first significant case in 1970 and won over $1 billion for his clients from the healthcare industry.
He also got a $785 million verdict for toxic tort personal injuries suffered by employees in Lockheed’s Skunkworks facilities and a $45.5 million verdict for the defective seatbelt which rendered a six-year-old child paralyzed against Ford Motor Company.
Besides these, he has acquired over 30 verdicts of $1 million or more. Girardi has obtained successful settlement deals for his clients against the pharmaceutical giant Merck for personal injuries to consumers of the drug Vioxx ($4,85 billion). He obtained $1.9 billion and $1.7 billion settlements for Californian consumers who were scammed by the manipulation of natural gas prices.
He was also one of the leading attorneys in the case against Pacific Gas & Electric, a utility company. The inhabitants of the desert community of Hinkley, California accused the company of contaminating their water source because of a leak in a gas pumping station.
It had resulted in numerous cases of cancer and other related diseases. Pacific Gas & Electric eventually agreed to pay $333 million to 650 residents of the town. The events surrounding the case inspired the 2000 film ‘Erin Brockovich’.
One of his most egregious failures was attempting to execute in US courts a $489 million default judgment made by a Nicaraguan court against Dole Food and Shell Chemicals. The insecticide Dibromochloropropane, or DBCP, is said to have had devastating consequences on the affected employees, who successfully sued the firms in Nicaragua.
Thomas Girardi Age
Tom is 83 years old as of 2022, He was born on June 3, 1939, in Denver, Colorado. He celebrates his birthday on June 3.
Thomas Girardi Height
Information on his height is currently unavailable. This information will soon be updated.
Thomas Girardi Education
Girardi graduated from Loyola High School in Los Angeles in 1957. He graduated from Loyola Marymount University with a bachelor’s degree in 1961, a law degree from Loyola Law School in 1964, and an LLM from New York University in 1965.
Thomas Girardi First Wife
Girardi has been married three times, according to reports. On August 29, 1964, Thomas married his first wife, Karen Weitzul. He married Kathy Riser in September 1993, following their divorce.
That marriage also ended in divorce. He married singer-dancer Erika Jayne, who is 32 years his younger, in 1999. The pair lives in a 1920s-era home in Pasadena, California, with Jayne’s son from a previous relationship, Thomas Zizzo Jr.
Thomas Girardi Children
Thomas Zizzo, Jr. is Tom’s stepson. Erika Jayne’s first marriage to Thomas Zizzo produced him. Thomas Zizzo Jr, popularly known as Tommy, is a police officer. It has not been confirmed whether Thomas has a daughter or not.
Thomas Girardi’s Net Worth
Thomas Girardi has an estimated net worth of $30 million as of 2020. Thomas is an attorney and a founder with Robert Keese of Girardi & Keese, a downtown Los Angeles law firm
Originally posted 2022-09-09 12:26:02.