Thomas Vincent Girardi, Attorney and Founding Partner of Girardi & Keese, was recently featured in the Wall Street Journal on a full page for his selection as "Top National Consumer Trial Attorney of the Year" for 2019 by the International Association of Top Professionals (IAOTP).
Mr. Girardi is being recognized as "Top National Consumer Trial Attorney of the Year" for 2019, for his successful 50 years of service as a practicing trial attorney, his outstanding leadership, dedication and commitment to the legal industry, his endless list of accomplishments, awards accolades, and his continuous contribution to society.
Mr. Girardi has certainly proven himself as an accomplished professional and expert litigator who has become a household name. From being the trial lawyer on the famous Erin Brockovich case to his solid victories against Vioxx, Merck and the Los Angeles Dodgers, Mr. Girardi is regarded by his peers as one of the nation's top trial lawyers of all time. He 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 and he has had a few billion dollar settlements under his belt. His areas of practice include Wrongful Death, Commercial Litigation, Products Liability, Bad Faith Insurance and Toxic Torts.
Mr. Girardi attended Loyola Law School and graduated in 1964. He then enrolled in a master's program at NYU receiving his LLM in 1965. In addition to running the firm, he has also been an Associate Professor at Loyola Law School from 1976 to the Present and was recipient of the "Distinguished Alumnus Award in 1997 and in 2005 named "Champion of Justice" from the law school. At Loyola Law School, Mr. Girardi also backed the construction of the Albert H. Girardi Advocacy Center which is named in his father's honor.
Throughout his illustrious career, Thomas Girardi has been active in his community, received numerous awards, accolades and recognized worldwide for his outstanding leadership and commitment to the legal profession.
The International Association of Top Professionals just completed Mr. Girardi's film documentary.