Tom Girardi opened the doors of Girardi | Keese in downtown Los Angeles in 1965, to help anyone who had been injured or harmed by providing excellent legal representation and a willingness to go to trial to help them achieve justice.
What was then a small office has grown into a nationally recognized law firm, providing innovative legal representation in some of the most significant and complex cases of the last 50 years. Girardi | Keese’s lawyers remain experts in a broad variety of practice areas, helping people obtain substantial compensation for severe physical injuries, toxic exposure, wrongful termination, and wrongful death.
The firm has achieved more than $10 billion in verdicts and settlements during its history, including the incredible $4.85 billion recovery against the Merck Corporation for harm caused by Vioxx; a $2.2 billion recovery for California consumers defrauded by Sempra in the California energy crisis; $785 million recovered against Lockheed in the Skunk Works litigation; $633 million for the residents of Hinkley, California poisoned by PG&E; and $545 million in a class action against Farmers Group and Zurich Financial Services.
Girardi | Keese is the firm that other lawyers look to for securing results. The firm prides itself on the relationships it has developed in the broader legal community and has an extensive network of attorneys who refer cases for collaborative work.
Girardi | Keese has eight lawyers who have been recognized as members of the American Board of Trial Advocates (ABOTA) and eleven lawyers recognized as Super Lawyers.