Girardi, Thomas V.

1126 Wilshire BoulevardLos Angeles, CA 90017


Updated: 02/19/2018


Widely regarded by his peers as one of the nation's top trial lawyers and with nearly fifty years of experience representing victims, Thomas V. Girardi has obtained numerous multi-million dollar verdicts and settlements, handling claims involving wrongful death, commercial litigation, products liability, bad faith insurance, and toxic torts. In 2003, he received the most prestigious honor of being inducted into the Trial Lawyer Hall of Fame by the California State Bar. Mr. Girardi is a...


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Frequent Case Types

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Practice Areas

  • Wrongful Death
  • Commercial Litigation
  • Products Liability
  • Bad Faith Insurance
  • Toxic Torts


Bar Admissions

  • California, 1964
  • U.S. Federal Courts, 1965

Other Affiliations

  • Litigation Counsel of America, 2015 (President)
  • Top 10 Southern California Super Lawyers, 2010 - Present
  • California Judicial Council, 2005 - Present (Member)
  • International Academy of Trial Lawyers, 2005 (President)
  • International Academy of Trial Lawyers (Board of Directors)
  • American Board of Trial Advocates, 1999 (President)
  • Loyola Law School, 1976 - Present (Associate Professor)
  • Inner Circle of Advocates (Member)
  • American Board of Professional Liability Lawyers
  • International Society of Barristers
  • Consumer Attorneys Association of Los Angeles
  • Consumer Attorneys of California


  • "AV" Peer Review Rating by Martindale-Hubbell ('s Highest Rating)
  • Best Lawyers publication, "Best Lawyers in America", 1987 - Present
  • Los Angeles Daily Journal, "Top 100 Lawyers in California", 2008 - Present
  • Los Angeles Magazine, "Southern California Super Lawyer", Highest Vote-Getter in California, 2004 - 2008
  • Los Angeles Daily Journal, "Top 100: California's Leading Lawyers", 2007
  • Best Lawyers, "The Los Angeles Area's Best Lawyers", 2006
  • Los Angeles Daily Journal, "Top 100: California's Leading Lawyers", 2006
  • Loyola Law School, "Champion of Justice", 2005
  • Consumer Attorneys Association of Los Angeles, Ted Horn Memorial Award, 2004
  • California State Bar, Trial Lawyer Hall of Fame, 2003
  • Lawyers for Public Justice, "Trial Lawyer of the Year", 1996
  • American Board of Trial Advocates, "Cal-ABOTA Trial Lawyer of the Year", 1996
  • Los Angeles Trial Lawyers, "Trial Lawyer of the Year", 1995 - 1996


  • New York University School of Law, New York, New York, 1965
  • Loyola Law School, Los Angeles, California, 1964
    Honors: "Distinguished Alumnus Award" - 1997
  • Loyola Marymount University, Los Angeles, California, 1961
    Honors: Outstanding Professional Achievement Award - 1992


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Published Works

  • "The baron of billions slams home record verdicts and settlements..." , Lawdragon Magazine, 2007
  • "This Powerbroker Moves Legal Mountains . . .", Lawdragon Magazine, October, 2006
  • "No defendant can intimidate this hero of the plaintiffs' bar . . .", Lawdragon Magazine, March, 2006
  • "The leading trial lawyer in America today . . .", Lawdragon Magazine, 2005
  • "Making Rain in the Golden State", Los Angeles Daily Journal, 2005
  • "Tom Girardi Named to Judicial Council", Metropolitan News Enterprise, 2005
  • "Two Attorneys Join State Judicial Council", Los Angeles Daily Journal, 2005
  • "Girardi Honored by his Peers", Los Angeles Daily Journal, 2005
  • "Girardi Gives $1 Million to Loyola High School" , Los Angeles Daily Journal, 2004
  • "Top 100 Taking the Moment and Making it Matter", Los Angeles Daily Journal, 2004
  • "Top Verdicts of 2003", The National Law Journal, 2004
  • "State's Most Influential Lawyers", Los Angeles Daily Journal, 2003
  • "Class Action Demands Ford Recalls", Los Angeles Daily Journal, 2003
  • "Jury Awards $45 Million to Boy Paralyzed in Minivan Accident", Los Angeles Daily Journal, 2003
  • "Paraplegic Boy Awarded $45 Million", Los Angeles Daily News, 2003
  • "$45 Million in Lap Belt Suit", The National Law Journal, 2003
  • "Winning Hall of Fame", The National Law Journal, 2003
  • "Top 100", Los Angeles Daily Journal, 2002
  • "See You in Dallas!", Texas Bar Journal, 2002
  • "The Top 100", California Law Business, 1999
  • "Payback", California Law Business, 1999
  • Verdicts, The National Law Journal, 1999
  • "Top 50 Trial Attorneys", Los Angeles Business Journal, 1999
  • "The Firm", New Times Los Angeles, 1998
  • Feature, The National Law Journal, 1998
  • "The Top 100", California Law Business, 1998
  • "On a Roll", Los Angeles Daily Journal, 1998
  • "Technology Captured Star Role in Entertainment Law", Los Angeles Daily Journal, 1996
  • "Dead Man Suing", California Law Business, 1996

Office Information


1126 Wilshire BoulevardLos Angeles, CA 90017


  • 213-481-1554



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