Amanda Riddle and Dario de Ghetaldi were co-liaison counsel for nearly 200 families in litigation against PG&E concerning the September 2010 explosion of a 30-inch natural gas transmission line in San Bruno. Currently, the firm represents 258 victims of the 2015 Butte Fire which devastated over 70,000 acres, killed two people, injured numerous others, and destroyed 549 homes, 368 outbuildings, and four commercial properties.
In both the San Bruno and Butte fire cases, the court ruled PG&E was liable for the property damage caused by those fires — in San Bruno as a result of the explosion of its gas transmission pipeline and in Butte because its electrical transmission line caused the fire.
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.
Amanda 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.
Leadership, Membership & Honors
Amanda was previously recognized as a finalist for the Consumer Attorneys of California’s Woman Advocate of the Year Award.