Northern California Fire Lawyers is a coalition of prominent Bay Area law firms: Corey, Luzaich, de Ghetaldi & Riddle, Danko Meredith and Gibbs Law Group.

Decades of Experience, Proven Results

Our firms consist of seasoned trial lawyers, leading national personal injury attorneys, and experienced complex litigators. Our attorneys have been appointed by California judges to serve in leadership positions in a number of large, coordinated fire and disaster cases. We bring a deep knowledge of the systems and fire‐prevention policies of major utility companies and are well‐positioned to leverage the hard work from our previous cases to benefit our clients.

What Sets Us Apart?

  • Experience. We have successfully taken on the nation's largest utility companies on behalf of victims of fires and other disasters, such as pipeline explosions, gas leaks and wildfires that have devastated residential communities.
  • Superior Client Service. Our approach is unique in that we stand by our clients from the outset to the very end of the case, providing direct access to the attorneys and a variety of resources to assist our clients.
  • Results. With a skilled team of trial lawyers, we find that our willingness and proven ability to try cases often helps them resolve with the best results for our clients.
  • Premier Reputation. Our firms’ track records of success and approach to litigation are widely respected with our colleagues and judges, and have earned us numerous accolades and awards:
  • Trial Lawyer of the Year, Mike Danko, San Mateo Trial Lawyers Association
  • Top 30 Plaintiff Lawyers in California, Eric Gibbs, Daily Journal
  • Woman Advocate of the Year, Amanda Riddle, Finalist, Consumer Attorneys of California
  • Consumer Protection MVP, Eric Gibbs, Law360 (sole plaintiffs’ lawyer recognized nationwide)
  • Top 50 Women Lawyers in Northern California, Kristine Meredith, Super Lawyers
  • Consumer Attorney of the Year, Eric Gibbs, Finalist, Consumer Attorneys of California

Our team is comprised of more than 30 attorneys from our collective law firms, the lead attorneys include:

Meet Our Team

Steve Lopez represents consumers and employees who have been harmed by corporate misconduct. He has prosecuted a variety of consumer protection cases ranging from false advertising to defective products, as well as complex employment cases involving misclassification and wage and hour claims brought under state and federal laws.

Steve Lopez

Gibbs Law Group LLP

Kristine has been named one of the Top 50 women lawyers in Northern California by Thompson Reuters and San Francisco Magazine, as well as one of the Top 100 Super Lawyers in Northern California.

Kristine Meredith

Danko Meredith

Mike has frequently listed as one of the Top 100 Super Lawyers in Northern California and has been this year named Trial Lawyer of the Year by the San Mateo Trial Lawyers Association. He has been honored with a nomination for Trial Attorney of the Year by the Consumer Attorneys of California. He has been named among the Best Lawyers in America consistently since 2009.

Mike Danko

Danko Meredith

In addition to his work representing victims of the PG&E gas line explosion and Butte fires, Dario helped to achieve a record-breaking settlement in an insider trading case implicating CEO of Oracle Larry Ellison. Dario in a Stanford Graduate and is often called upon by the courts to act as arbitrator in certain matters. He has served as adjunct professor of law at Canada College since 1998.

Dario de Ghetaldi

Corey, Luzaich, de Ghetaldi & Riddle

Amanda was appointed by the court to serve as co-liaison counsel for all the victims from the San Bruno fires. She currently serves as court-appointed co-liaison counsel for over 3,000 victims involved in the Butte Fire litigation. She has been a finalist for the Consumer Attorneys of California’s Woman Advocate of the Year Award. She also co-founded the San Mateo County Bar Association Legal Clinic Committee, which provides on-site legal services to residents of Shelter Network and Samaritan House’s homeless shelters on the Peninsula.

Amanda Riddle

Corey, Luzaich, de Ghetaldi & Riddle

Eric brings over two decades’ experience representing clients against large and powerful defendants including utility companies, banks, pharmaceutical companies, auto makers, tech companies, and others. The Daily Journal named Eric to its prestigious list of “Top Plaintiff Lawyers in California” for 2016 and Law360 recognized Eric as a “2016 Consumer Protection MVP,” the only plaintiff-side lawyer in the country selected in that category. Consumer Attorneys of California selected Eric as one of the finalists for the Consumer Attorney of the Year award for work in achieving $100 million settlement for customers against Chase Bank.

Eric Gibbs

Gibbs Law Group LLP

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