Thomas Girardi Wife, Bio, Wiki, Age, Net Worth, Children, Daughter, Divorce, First Wife and Erykah Jayne

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 one of his better-known cases against Pacific Gas & Electric, the utility company agreed to pay $460 million to 650 residents of the desert community of Hinkley, California.

Thomas Girardi Age, How Old is Thomas Girardi?

Tom Girardi is 81 years old as of 2020, He was born on June 3, 1939, in Denver, Colorado. He celebrates his birthday on June 3.

Thomas Girardi Height, How Tall is Thomas Girardi?

Information on his height is currently unavailable. This information will soon be updated.

Thomas Girardi Education

Girardi attended Loyola High School (Los Angeles) where he graduated in 1957. He received his undergraduate degree in 1961 from Loyola Marymount University, his law degree from Loyola Law School in 1964, and an LLM from New York University in 1965.

Thomas Girardi First Wife

According to reports, Girardi has been married three times. Thomas married his first wife Karen Weitzul on August 29, 1964. After their divorce, he married Kathy Riser in September 1993. That marriage ended in a divorce as well. In 1999, he married singer-dancer Erika Jayne, who is 32 years his junior. The couple lives in their 1920s-era mansion in Pasadena, California with Jayne’s son, Thomas Zizzo Jr., from a previous relationship.

Thomas Girardi Wife Erykah Jayne and Divorce

Thomas married his wife Erykah Jayne back in 1999 and they have been married for 21 years now. Before his marriage to Erykah, Thomas already had a son from his previous relationship. His son’s name is Thomas Zizzo.

Thomas Girardi Divorce

Thomas and his wife Erykah Jayne hit the headlines after Erykah filed a divorce from her husband Thomas Girardi. Jayne and Girardi met in Los Angeles while she was waitressing at Chasen’s and after a year-long friendship, Girardi asked her out according to a 2018 interview with People.

“After much consideration, I have decided to end my marriage to Tom Girardi. This is not a step taken lightly or easily.” Jayne told USA TODAY in a statement provided by her representative Jack Ketsoyan. “I have great love and respect for Tom and for our years and the lives we built together.”

Jayne, 49, who has been married to Girardi, 81, for 21 years, asked for privacy during their separation.

“It is my absolute wish to proceed through this process with respect and with the privacy that both Tom and I deserve,” she said. “I request that others give us that privacy as well.”

“What was really important to me was my relationship. Tom wasn’t going to change. He was a grown man. It really was two people coming together who really enjoy each other’s company,” she told People. “Everyone thought I was marrying him to have a baby and lock down the money, as ugly as that sounds.”

She continued to defend her marriage in an April 2020 episode of “Real Housewives of Beverly Hills.”

“I’ve dealt with this forever: the younger woman that married the wealthier, older man,” Jayne said, according to Bravo. “I mean, I’m tired of having to justify my 20-year marriage. Go get a 20-year marriage, then come (expletive) talk to me.”

She acknowledged their age difference and that, yes, he is wealthy, but he’s also a good man. During the episode, she said one of her favorite things about Girardi was that he embraced her son, Thomas, from her previous marriage.

Thomas Girardi Children, Daughter, and Son

Tom has a step-son called Thomas Zizzo, Jr. He is the son of Erika Jayne from her first marriage to Thomas Zizzo. Thomas Zizzo Jr also known as Tommy is a police officer by profession. It has not been confirmed whether Thomas has a daughter or not.

Thomas Girardi 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

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Thomas Girardi Attorney and Wikipedia

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 the 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’.
Perhaps one of the greatest failures of his career was the attempt to enforce in the U.S. courts a $489 million default judgment entered by a court in Nicaragua against Dole Food and Shell Chemicals. A pesticide named Dibromochloropropane or DBCP allegedly had catastrophic effects on the exposed workers and they had successfully sued the companies in Nicaragua.
However, the US courts concluded that the translated documents of the court proceedings in Nicaragua that Girardi and his team submitted were flawed in crucial respects. He and his team received official admonishment and Girardi & Keese was ordered to pay a fine for violating their duty of candor to the courts.

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