Thomas Girardi Biography

Thomas Girardi

Quick Facts About Thomas Girardi

Celebrated Name Thomas Girardi
Age 81 Years
Nick Name Tom
Birth Name Thomas Vincent Girardi
Birth Date 1939-06-03
Gender Male
Profession Attorney
Birth Nation United States
Place Of Birth Denver, Colorado
Nationality American
Ethnicity White
Horoscope Gemini
School Loyala High School
University Loyala Marymount University
College / University Loyala Law School
Educational Qualification J.D degree
Height 5ft 5 inches(1.65m)
Net Worth $30 million
Weight 71kg(156lbs)
Hair Color Light
Eye Color Brown
Sexual Orientation Straight
Marital Status Married and Divorced
Famous For Famous as an attorney and television personality
Best Known For Known for being the founding member of a downtown Los Angels law firm "Girardi & Keese".

Thomas Girardi is an attorney and television personality who is well-known for being a founder of a downtown Los Angels law firm "Girardi & Keese" along with his partner, Robert Keese. The firm, established in 1965, has recovered $10 billion in verdicts and settlements.  Girardi is also the first lawyer to win over $1 billion in a lawsuit for a medical malpractice case in 1970. He got inducted into the Trial Lawyer Hall of Fame by the California State Bar in 2003. Girardi got married to his third wife, Erika Girardi in 1999. Erika is an American singer and actress who is mostly known for her appearance on the television series "The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills".

The couple does not share any children. On November 3, 2020, the couple caught headlines after Erika, 49 filed for divorce from Giradi, 81 on Tuesday which got followed by their separation. The couple often faced criticisms for their age gap during their 21 years of marriage.

What is Thomas Girardi famous for?

  • Famous as an attorney and television personality
  • Known for being the founding member of a downtown Los Angels law firm "Girardi & Keese".

Where is Thomas Girardi from?

Thomas Girardi was born on June 3, 1939, in Denver, Colorado, United States. His birth name is Thomas Vincent Girardi. He holds an American nationality. His ethnicity is White. Gemini is his zodiac sign.

He was born in a well-to-do family in Denver. After his birth, his family moved to Los Angels, California where he was raised. He did his schooling at Loyola High School and got graduated in 1957. Later, he attended Loyola Marymount University and received his undergraduate degree in 1961. Then, he joined Loyola Law School and got graduated with a J.D degree in 1964. He is also a 1965 LL.M graduate from New York University.

Thomas Girardi Career: Highlights

  • Thomas Girardi founded his downtown Los Angels law firm "Girardi & Keese" in 1965 along with his partner, Robert Keese. 
  • In 1970, he became the first attorney in the state of California to win a $1 million-plus award for a medical malpractice practice.
  • He also received successful settlement deals for his clients against the pharmaceutical giant Merck for personal injuries to consumers of drug Vioxx.
  • Then, he handled many major cases against the Lockheed Martin Corporation, Pacific Gas & Electric Co, and Hollywood's seven major movie studios. 
  • He obtained $785 million verdicts for toxic tort personal injuries suffered by employees in Lockheed's Skunkworks facilities.
  • Girardi was also one of the leading attorneys in the case against a utility company "Pacific Gas & Electric".
  • The case against the company was filed after the company did not pay $460 million to 650 residents as they had previously agreed.
  • He also served as the President of the International Academy of Trial Lawyers which is exclusive only to 500 trial lawyers.
  • The case was the inspiration for the film "Erin Brockovich".
  • He was one of the lawyers who attempted to enforce in U.S. courts a $489 million default judgment entered by a court in Nicaragua, allegedly against Dole Food and Shell Chemicals
  • His law firm got fined for violation of their duty of candor to the courts.
  • Altogether, he has acquired over 30 verdicts of $1 million or more.
  • At present, Girardi is a member of the Board of Directors.
  • He is the first lawyer ever to be appointed to the California Judicial Council.
  • He got inducted into the Trial Lawyer Hall of Fame by the California State Bar in 2003.

Thomas Girardi family

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Thomas Girardi Wife

Thomas Girardi is currently single. He has been married three times and has got divorced two times which is followed by a divorce case filed by his third wife, Erika Jayne Girardi with whom he got married in 1999. Erika is an American singer, actress, and television personality who is well known for her appearance in the reality television series "The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills".

The couple faced criticisms for their age gap during their 21 years of marriage. The couple has no children together. However, the couple was living with Erica's son, Thomas Zizzo Jr from her previous relationship. On November 3, 2020, Erika, 49 filed for divorce from Giradi, 81 on Tuesday which got followed by their separation. Previously, he was married to Karen Weitzel. The couple tied the knot on August 29, 1964, and they got divorced in the 1990s. Then, he got married to his second wife, Kathy Riser in September 1993. They got divorced in 1996.  At present, Girardi is living in his 1920s-era mansion in Pasadena, California. He has no children.

Thomas Girardi Net Worth

Thomas Girardi has earned a good amount of money from his profession as an attorney and television personality. Having co-founded his Los Angels law firm "Girardi & Keese" in 1965, he has reached great heights in his career as being considered as one of the most prominent trial lawyers in the United States. With all of his earnings, Girardi has an estimated net worth of $30 million as of 2020. He is living a luxurious and lavish lifestyle with his earnings.

Thomas Girardi Height

Thomas Girardi is a good looking man in his early 80s. He has a fair complexion with light hair and a pair of brown eyes. He stands tall with a height of 5ft 5 inches(1.65m) and weighs around 71kg(156lbs). 

Did You Know?

  • Thomas Girardi has appeared in many episodes of the reality show "The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills" with his third wife, Erika Jayne Girardi.
  • He was an advisor on the film "Erin Brockovich".
  • He received $1.9 billion and $1.7 billion settlements for the Californian consumers who were scammed by the manipulation of natural gas prices.
  • He has married three times.