Resources and Legal Consult for Camp Fire Victims in Paradise, Butte County, California
IN NOVEMBER 2018, a high-voltage powerline experienced a problem in Butte County, California. A devastating fire began to spread, quickly claiming lives and destroying more buildings than any other wildfire in California history.
As lifelong California residents and leading lawyers in cases involving California wildfires and powerline-caused fires, we have compiled this website to assist families affected by the fire in the Paradise and Butte County area by providing the resources available to them during this incredibly difficult time.
An investigation is underway into a potential connection between a Pacific Gas & Electric Company’s (PG&E) powerline and the massive wildfire in Northern California.
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Helping Families Get Critical Information
We’re here to aid the families harmed by the Camp fire as they seek information to stay safe and get back on their feet. The information on this website is meant to be helpful. If you have any further questions, please call 530-755-7810 to speak with someone directly.
California Camp Fires by the Numbers
153,000+ acres have been damaged or destroyed by the fire
18,793+ residential and commercial structures have been destroyed
88+ people have been killed
150+ people are missing
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Who We Are
The Paradise power line fire lawyers have over a decade of experience handling powerline-triggered fires. They are also lifelong California residents who compiled these resources to help families and neighbors through this devastating time. Below, we introduce the people who are spearheading the effort. CaseyGerry is one of the oldest and most established plaintiff’s civil litigation firms in California with more than 72 years of experience. The firm has teamed up with two of the most experienced powerline fire lawyers in the United States: Thomas Tosdal and Michael Feinberg.
Thomas and Michael are two leading power line lawyers in fire litigation related to powerlines. They were part of the legal team in the San Diego fire litigation in 2007 who successfully recovered more than half a billion dollars for the hundreds of families they were honored to represent. Tom has taken a leadership role in establishing liability, proving damages and obtaining fair compensation for hundreds of residents, farmers, and companies harmed by California powerline fires. He is one of the few lawyers to ever successfully take a powerline case to trial and win on a national level. A graduate of Harvard Law, Tom has been recognized by the Trial Bar and several legal publications for his outstanding work.
CaseyGerry reached out to Tom and Michael to join forces in advocating for families harmed by the 2018 Camp Fire.
Chief Justice H. Vern Payne, the judge who presided over the New Mexico powerline fire case, later wrote about Tom and Michael. He noted the following:
CaseyGerry is honored to work with Tom and Michael. In conjunction with them, the firm is currently representing families who suffered losses as a result of the California Northern Bay fires in San Francisco. They have also already been retained to assist some of the families harmed by the 2018 Camp Fire.
In addition, attorney Angela Jae Chun of CaseyGerry has handled several California wildfire cases involving the 2007 Witch Fire, also known as the Witch Creek Fire or the Witch-Guejito Fire, the largest of the October 2007 California wildfires.
CaseyGerry has represented Californians in several high-profile cases, including:
Representing the people of California through a former governor against the tobacco industry, helping to recover more than $25 billion.
Representing more than 1,000 fishermen against Exxon Mobil Corporation after the largest maritime oil spill in U.S. history, resulting in an eventual trial and settlement of more than $1 billion.
Appointment by the Federal Court as one of the firms to represent consumers against Volkswagen over its emissions lies. The case is the largest consumer class action settlement in U.S. history.
The firm’s other recent high-stakes cases in California include the successful resolution for the family of former San Diego Padres player Tony Gwynn against the tobacco industry, and representation of San Diego Chargers legend Junior Seau against the National Football League.
Serving as managing partner of CaseyGerry, David Casey has been named eight times by the Los Angeles Daily Journal as one of the top 100 lawyers in California. In 2018, he was also featured as one of the top 30 plaintiffs’ lawyers in the state. David received the Clay Award as one of the outstanding trial lawyers in California for his contributions in the Volkswagen emissions case. he also received the prestigious Witkin Award for Excellence in the Practice of Law, which honors members of the San Diego legal community for civic leadership and excellence in law. As President of the Association of Trial Lawyers of America, David helped create and oversee the largest pro-bono program in U.S. history: the representation of victims of the New York terrorist attacks. A recovery of several billion dollars went to families who lost loved ones, all on a pro-bono basis.
Advocating for Californian Families
David, Angela, Tom and Michael are a powerful, ethical and experienced legal team. CaseyGerry has a 72-year history of taking on the largest corporations in the world when their conduct is wrong. Thomas and Michael bring exceptional experience with complex fire cases. The team is here to assist families in Paradise and Butte County who suffered harm by the 2018 Camp Fire devastation. In addition to being retained to legally represent some of those families, they also have an investigation team looking into the powerline problem that might have started the fire.
This website is meant to collect the resources available to families impacted by the Camp Fire. The team is also available by phone at 530-755-7810 to answer questions about legal recourse.