Thomas Girardi Inducted into the International Association of Top Professionals (IAOTP’s) Hall of Fame

United States, California, Los Angeles – 04-03-2019 ( — Thomas Vincent Girardi, Attorney and Founding Partner of Girardi & Keese, was just recently inducted into the International Association of Top Professionals (IAOTP) Hall of Fame for his outstanding leadership, dedication and commitment to the legal profession. 

While inclusion with the International Association of Top Professionals is an honor in itself, only 10 honored IAOTP members are inducted into the exclusive IAOTP’s Hall of Fame. These special honorees are distinguished based on their professional accomplishments, academic achievements, leadership abilities, longevity in the field, other affiliations, contributions to their communities and have given visionary leadership to their industry.  All honorees are invited to attend the IAOTP’s annual award gala at the end of this year for a night to honor their achievements.

Mr. Girardi was just recently honored at IAOTP’s 2018 Annual Awards Gala held at the Plaza Hotel, where he was selected as Top National Consumer Trial Attorney of the Year and Business Innovator of the Year for 2019.  For 2018 he was an honored guest at IAOTP’s Annual Awards Gala at the Ritz Carlton in NYC, for his selection as Lawyer of the Decade, Citizen of the Year, Top Attorney of the Year and Man of the Year.

Mr. Girardi is being recognized for this honor for his outstanding leadership, dedication and commitment to the legal industry, his endless list of accomplishments, awards accolades, dedicating over 50 years of service as a practicing trial attorney and for his continuous contribution to society.

Mr. Girardi is regarded by his peers as one of the nation’s top trial lawyers of all time and has proven himself as an accomplished professional and expert litigator who has become a household name.  He has obtained more than 30 verdicts of $1 million or more and has handled more than 100 settlements of $1 million or more. He has tried more than 100 jury cases, winning the first California medical malpractice verdict of $1 million or more, back in the 1970s and he has had a few billion dollar settlements under his belt.  His areas of practice include Wrongful Death, Commercial Litigation, Products Liability, Bad Faith Insurance and Toxic Torts

Stephanie Cirami, President of IAOTP states that “Mr. Girardi has been an exemplary role model and Ambassador for IAOTP.  It is our honor to induct him into our Hall of Fame. Tom changed the legal industry forever when he went up against PG & E which inspired the famous Erin Brockovich movie.  He opened the public’s eyes and exposed big businesses that harm and cause serious damages to the “little guys.”  Tom’s bravery to go up against these giants and risk everything makes him a Legendary Consumer Trial Attorney for all time.”  It is without question Thomas Girardi is one of the best trial lawyers and he continues to wow us and the public every step of the way with his career achievements.  He is an extraordinary human being and a role model on an international level, and he couldn’t be more deserving of the award. “

Mr. Girardi attended Loyola Law School and graduated in 1964.  He then enrolled in a master’s program at NYU receiving his LLM in 1965. In addition to running the firm, he has also been an Associate Professor at Loyola Law School from 1976 to the Present and was recipient of the “Distinguished Alumnus Award in 1997 and in 2005 named “Champion of Justice” from the law school. At Loyola Law School, Mr. Girardi also backed the construction of the Albert H. Girardi Advocacy Center which is named in his father’s honor.

Throughout his illustrious career, Thomas Vincent Girardi has been active in his community, received numerous awards, accolades and recognized worldwide for his outstanding leadership and commitment to the legal profession.   He has been featured in numerous publications and magazines and just recently graced the front cover of the First International Edition of TIP (Top Industry Professionals) Magazine which was distributed to thousands of the most prestigious professionals around the world. In 2003, he received the most prestigious honor of being inducted into the Trial Lawyer Hall of Fame by the California State Bar. Mr. Girardi is also the first trial lawyer to be appointed to the California Judicial Council, the policymaking body of the state courts. From 2006 to the present Mr. Girardi is a radio show host called “Champions of Justice” on KRLA 870AM in Southern California, which is a radio show that discusses relevant legal issues facing Americans today.  He just recently received the Gold Award for Best Radio Show in the Nation. He has been featured in Lawdragon Magazine, Los Angeles Daily Journal, The National Law Journal, ICE Magazine, Texas Bar Journal, California Law Business, and New Times Los Angeles, just to name a few. Mr. Girardi is a Member of the Board of Directors and former President of the prestigious International Academy of Trial Lawyers, an invitation-only worldwide organization, limited to 500 trial lawyers.  He was a past President of the Litigation Counsel of America, member of the Inner Circle of Advocates, American Board of Professional Liability Lawyers, Consumer Attorneys of California, and the International Society of Barristers.  He has an AV preeminent rating with Martindale Hubbell and has been selected as “Top Attorney of the Year,” “Top Attorney of the Month,” “SuperLawyers”, “Best Lawyers in America,” “Top 100 Lawyers in California,” “Trial Lawyer of the Year” with many organizations for multiple years in a row.  For 2017 he was named Man of the Year and was also presented the “Citizen of the Year Award” by the International Association of Top Professionals where he was featured on the famous Reuters Building in Times Square numerous times throughout the year.  For 2018 he was selected as Lawyer of the Decade by IAOTP and named California Consumer Trial Attorney of the Year. For 2019 he was selected as Business Innovator of the Year, Top Attorney of the Year, and Top National Consumer Trial Attorney of the Year by the International Association of Top Professionals. He was also inducted into IAOTP’s Million Dollar Diamond Club and the Library of Congress has published a book in Tom’s honor for his donation of Court Room illustrations.  Mr. Girardi is a trustee for the Library of Congress and over the years he had a collection of some of the most famous court case drawings which he donated to the Library which created the “Drawing Justice” exhibit.  The exhibit was such a hit that the Library decided to create a book for it.

The International Association of Top Professionals completed Mr. Girardi’s film documentary which has been aired to over 400 media outlets and can be viewed here

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The International Association of Top Professionals (IAOTP) is an international boutique networking organization who handpicks the world’s finest, most prestigious top professionals from different industries.  These top professionals are given an opportunity to collaborate, share their ideas, be keynote speakers and to help influence others in their fields. This organization is not a membership that anyone can join.  You have to be asked by the President or be nominated by a distinguished honorary member after a brief interview. 

IAOTP’s experts have given thousands of top prestigious professionals around the world, the recognition and credibility that they deserve and have helped in building their branding empires.  IAOTP prides itself to be a one of a kind boutique networking organization that hand picks only the best of the best and creates a networking platform that connects and brings these top professionals to one place.

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