Camp Fire Trial Lawyers
The Camp Fire Trial 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.
As is customary in these cases, our firms have partnered to bring together the necessary knowledge, expertise, and resources to successfully prosecute both utility fault and client damages – to ensure our clients receive full and fair compensation.
Please take a moment to look at the bios of our attorneys and firms, which reflect our expertise, some of our past accomplishments, and our approach to representing people harmed by utility power line fires.
Meet Our Camp Fire Legal Team
David S. Casey Jr. has been lauded with numerous professional awards, including a perpetual award in his honor, the “David S. Casey, Jr. Consumer Advocate Award” from the Consumer Attorneys of San Diego. He has recently been named among the “Top 100 attorneys in California,” the “Top 30 Plaintiffs’ attorneys in California” and has been inducted into the Consumer Attorneys of San Diego’s Past Presidents Trial Lawyer Hall of Fame.
Thomas Tosdal’s experience in power line fire cases started with the three San Diego fires in 2007, which were started by three different types of power line failures, all in high wind conditions. Thomas has taken a leadership role in establishing liability and proving damages for hundreds of people, farmers, and businesses, and even two telecommunications companies. The total amount of recoveries by Thomas and his teams of law firms in power line fire cases is well over $500 million.
Michael S. Feinberg has focused his private practice and expertise on real estate related litigation and has represented diverse clientele in over 75 trials and in hundreds of alternative dispute resolution forums. Since 1988, Michael has been recognized by his peers as a Martindale-Hubbard “AV” Preeminent Rated Attorney, which is the highest attorney peer recognition available. He has handled multiple mass tort and arson cases. Since 2007, Michael has represented hundreds of plaintiffs in the power line fires.
Angela Jae Chun also worked closely with Tom Tosdal and Michael Feinberg on their successful representation of families and businesses in the 2007 San Diego power line fire cases against utility company SDG&E. She spent hundreds of hours working with the families who lost their homes, businesses and all their personal belongings to ensure that they received full and fair compensation for their losses. Through the collective efforts of a team of lawyers led by Tom Tosdal, SDG&E paid over $500 million to compensate the families and businesses for their losses.
Thomas D. Penfield has handled numerous multi-million dollar cases, concentrating his practice on personal injury, products liability and class actions, including serving as co-counsel in a jury trial representing H&H Cerritos against U.S. Mineral Products, Inc. – obtaining a $14.1 million verdict. He has also been involved in numerous class action lawsuits, including a case against the City of San Diego – an effort that helped residents reclaim millions in damages that was mischarged for sewer services – which was settled for $40 million.
Paul’s focus has been on power line fire cases since 2009 when he began working with Tom Tosdal and Michael Feinberg of Camp Fire Trial Lawyers on the 2007 San Diego Fire cases. Paul has worked with Tom and Michael on a number of power line fire cases in both California and New Mexico, representing hundreds of damaged and injured victims of those fires and helping those victims identify, quantify and recover their losses. Paul is pleased to continue this effort and assist those impacted by the Camp Fire.