FIVE CALIFORNIA COUNTIES HAVE FILED A SUIT AGAINST PG&E FOR INJURIES & DAMAGES CAUSED BY THE DIXIE FIRE
I have a personal connection to the counties devastated by the Dixie Fires.
My mother, Louise Foote, raised my sister and me along the Feather River and in the surrounding mountains, lakes, canyons and woods, in all their stunning beauty. There is a section of the Taylorsville Museum dedicated to her memory. I am currently a part time-resident of Sierra County. I have a law office on Commercial Street over St. Charles Place. I have represented businesses in Downieville and Greenville for over a decade.
The Dixie Fire burned Greenville, my childhood home. My family members who lived there lost everything.
For me, the fight is personal.
My experience with wildfire litigation is extensive: I litigated the Moonlight Fire on behalf the largest landowner with losses from that fire. Alongside the California Attorney General and the United States Attorney, I litigated what turned out to be the first megafire in California.
PG&E equipment likely caused the Dixie Fire, as it has caused others. Compensation may be sought from PG&E for losses beyond insurance for homeowners, landowners, business owners, counties, and municipalities, and for those who had no insurance or were underinsured.
I am co-counsel with Lieff Cabraser Heimann & Bernstein, LLP, a firm with tremendous success on behalf of fire victims in blazes caused by PG&E and Southern California Edison. We offer our services on contingency, so there is no out of pocket or up-front cost for legal assistance in navigating the process for compensation.
Please accept my most heartfelt solidarity in this process. Like you, I feel the loss of our forests, land and homes and want to see justice served.