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John Girardi is a trial lawyer who has represented the interests of plaintiffs for five decades. He was one of the original lawyers of Girardi Keese with whom he practiced law until 2020 when the firm ceased operations. He has tried over 100 civil jury and non-jury matters, representing the interests of individuals or businesses that have suffered loss at the hands of others. He specializes in cases regarding employment, product liability, negligence matters, government entity liability, sexual victimization of minors, land subsidence, medical negligence, premises liability, and pharmaceutical litigation.
Girardi is a member of the International Academy of Trial Lawyers. He has been recognized as a Distinguished Alumnus of Loyola Law School where he serves on the Board of Directors. He was named Trial Lawyer of the Year by the Orange County Trial Lawyers Association, Southern California Super Lawyers since 2006 by Los Angeles Magazine, and is one of the Top 100 Lawyers in Southern California in the area of personal injury. He has also been nominated for Trial Lawyer of the Year by Consumer Attorneys Association of Los Angeles and the Consumer Attorneys of California. He has over 250 verdicts and settlements each in excess of $1,000,000. In 2016, he received the American Board of Trial Advocates’ Lee B. Wenzel Civility and Professionalism Award. He has been recognized for his work as a volunteer mediator by the Los Angeles County Superior Court. He has received the Cahalan Award as an alumnus of Loyola High School of Los Angeles, where he also has served on the Board of Directors and was Chairman of the Sesquicentennial celebration committee. Girardi is one of the founding Board members of the Immigrant Justice Clinic at Loyola Law School. He served as President of the Los Angeles Chapter of the National Football Foundation, is currently co-Chair of the Advisory Board of Loyola Productions, Inc., and since 2014 has served on the Board of Save the Children Action Network, a national organization advocating on behalf of children’s issues. Girardi is involved with several other Boards while maintaining a full-time practice of law and has also been a co-host of the program, The Law Business Insider.
Bachelor of Arts – University of Notre Dame, 1969
Juris Doctor – Loyola Law School of Los Angeles, 1972
Admitted to Practice in California