June 15, 2016
Eric Gibbs was named today to the Daily Journal’s list of “Top Plaintiff Lawyers in California for 2016.” The Daily Journal selected attorneys for this honor who “use their legal skills to forge real and lasting change.” Eric was recognized for the significant impact and victories he achieved for consumers in class actions involving the correction of serious product defects that presented imminent safety risks, as well as shaping the laws that impact plaintiffs’ legal rights and remedies in complex cases. The Daily Journal noted that the attorneys selected for this honor “exemplify the positive force the legal industry can have on people’s lives and on society.”
In the Daily Journal feature, Eric described his approach to case selection. “When we look for cases to bring, we figure out why the case matters and whether we can resolve it in some reasonable way. Can we aid consumers? Is there a safety defect we can address? Can we get cars off the road and force a fix?”
Established in 1893, the Daily Journal is known as one of the foremost legal publications in the U.S. The publication is widely respected by California attorneys in all practice areas for its extensive coverage and profiles of judges, appellate decisions, and other notable legal information.
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 addressing 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.
Reputation for Excellence in Consumer Protection and Class Actions
In addition to Eric’s recognition as a “Top Plaintiff Lawyer in California,” the firm has been repeatedly recognized for its exceptional work. The firm was distinguished as a Tier 1 law firm for plaintiffs’ mass tort and class-action litigation in the 2013-2016 “Best Law Firms” list, an annual survey published in the U.S. News & World Report’s Money Issue. The National Law Journal (NLJ) named Girard Gibbs to its elite “Plaintiffs’ Hot List” for 2012, a selection of top U.S. plaintiffs’ firms recognized for wins in high-profile cases.
Fourteen of the firm’s attorneys have been selected as Northern California Super Lawyers and Rising Stars. Mr. Girard and Mr. Gibbs were selected by their peers for inclusion in the Best Lawyers in America 2012-2016. Best Lawyers also designated Mr. Girard as the 2013 “Lawyer of the Year” in San Francisco for class action litigation. 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.