Who is Erika Girardi’s husband?
And he is the very famous attorney who sued Pacific Gas & Electric, and won $333 million for the 650 residents of the desert community of Hinkley, California. The case was the inspiration for the film Erin Brockovich that starred Julia Roberts.
Tom Girardi was born Thomas Vincent Girardi on June 3, 1939. He is a California native and graduated from Loyola High School (Los Angeles) in 1957. He graduated from Loyola Marymount University in 1961, and from Loyola Law School in 1964.
Before his beautiful wife Erika was even born he was making a name for himself in law. In 1970, he became the first attorney in the state of California to win a $1 million-plus award for a medical malpractice case.
In fact Girardi has litigated several major cases including a case against Lockheed Corp, Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority, a huge case against Dole Food and Shell Chemical over the effects of pesticides on workers, and Hollywood’s seven major movie studios.
It was the Pacific Gas & Electric case though that really put him on the map. Girardi got the utility company to pay $333 million to 650 residents of the desert community of Hinkley, California after residents filed a case against the utility giant claiming they were to blame for high incidents of cancer and other diseases on contaminated water leaked from a gas pumping station.
This was the case portrayed in the film Erin Brockovich starring Julia Roberts.
Erika’s fellow cast-mates comment on her massive wealth calling it “real money” which leads me to believe Thomas’ net worth is in the 100s of millions. He has several multi-billion dollar lawsuits under his belt.
His wife Erika Jayne is a millionaire in her own right.
Tom is also part of the “Inner Circle” of plaintiff attorneys. Inner Circle of Advocates, is by invitation only and limits its membership to the top 100 trial lawyers in the United States.
Tom Girardi’s ex wives
I received a little bit of info on Thomas. He does in fact have an ex wife. Actually he has two ex wives. His first wife was Karen Weitzul, 75 of Pasadena, California. The two married August 29th, 1964. His second wife was Kathy Risner, 62 and they married in September of 1993.
Tom Girardi children
There is also a 47-year-old Matthew Girardi (via public records) that is a relative and looks like Tom’s son. There is also a 44-year-old son named Vincent Girardi. Both have to be from his first wife Karen.
UPDATE 2/29/2016: Erika Girardi first husband and son revealed!
UPDATE 3/30/2016: Allegations that Tom Girardi improperly used $100,000 in settlement money for victims in Lockheed case to pay Girardi’s divorce attorney.
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