Girard Gibbs LLP is pleased to announce that founding partners Daniel Girard and Eric Gibbs were recently selected for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America© 2017 in the fields of Mass Tort Litigation and Class Action for Plaintiffs. Daniel Girard was also selected for inclusion in the field of Litigation- Securities. The 2017 edition marks the sixth consecutive year Mr. Girard and Mr. Gibbs have been named to the Best Lawyers annual list. In 2013, Daniel Girard was additionally recognized by Best Lawyers as the Class Action Litigation “Lawyer of the Year” in San Francisco.

For the 2017 Edition of The Best Lawyers in America, 7.3 million votes were analyzed, which resulted in almost 55,000 leading lawyers being included in the new edition. Lawyers are not required or allowed to pay a fee to be listed; therefore inclusion in Best Lawyers is considered a singular honor. Corporate Counsel magazine has called Best Lawyers “the most respected referral list of attorneys in practice.”

Girard Gibbs’ Reputation for Excellence

Girard Gibbs and its attorneys have been repeatedly recognized for their exceptional work and expertise in class action and complex litigation. In addition to the Best Lawyers in America honor, eighteen Girard Gibbs attorneys have been selected for inclusion in this year’s Super Lawyers and Rising Stars, published by Northern California Super Lawyers. The National Law Journal (NLJ) previously named Girard Gibbs to its elite “Plaintiffs’ Hot List,” a selection of top U.S. plaintiffs’ firms recognized for wins in high-profile cases.

The Daily Journal named Eric Gibbs among its prestigious list of “Top Plaintiff Lawyers in California for 2016.” Mr. Girard and Mr. Gibbs have both earned AV-Preeminent ratings from Martindale-Hubbell, recognizing them in the highest class of attorneys for professional ethics and legal skills.

Girard Gibbs attorneys are active in prominent industry groups and have been invited to participate and speak at conferences, including those hosted by the American Bar Association, American Association for Justice, Consumer Attorneys of California, The Sedona Conference, Public Justice, and some of the top law schools throughout the country.

About Daniel Girard

Daniel Girard’s experience in complex litigation extends to matters arising under the securities, antitrust, consumer, telecommunications, privacy and civil rights laws. He has particular experience representing victims of financial fraud, serving in recent years as lead attorney for structured note investors in the Lehman Brothers securities litigation, as lead attorney for customers of a failed commodities futures merchant in the Peregrine Financial Group litigation, and as lead attorney for shale gas investors in the Provident Royalties litigation. Mr. Girard is a member of the U.S. Judicial Conference Standing Committee on Rules of Practice and Procedure.

About Eric Gibbs

Eric Gibbs represents plaintiffs in consumer class actions, as well as employment, pharmaceutical, and medical device litigation. He serves in court-appointed leadership positions in a diverse array of cases involving consumer fraud, automobile defects, data breach and privacy, truth-in-lending, product liability, and employment matters. He has successfully prosecuted cases against some of the largest corporations in the country, including Intel, Apple, Health Net, Blue Shield, DISH Network, Bayer Pharmaceuticals, Honda, Chrysler, Mitsubishi, Mercedes-Benz, BMW, Ducati, Toyota, Hyundai, Kia, and Whirlpool.