Thomas Girardi named Top Legal Expert of the Year by the International Association of Top Professionals (IAOTP)

Los Angeles, CA – 10-17-2019 ( — Thomas Vincent Girardi, Attorney and Founding Partner of Girardi & Keese, was just recently selected as “Top Legal Expert of the Year” for 2020 by the International Association of Top Professionals (IAOTP) 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 1 attorney is selected as the Top Legal Expert award.   Mr. Girardi will be honored in Las Vegas at the end of this year for this distinction as well as for his distinction for the Lifetime Achievement Award, induction into IAOTP’s Hall of Fame and for Top National Trial Lawyer of the Year for 2019.

Mr. Girardi is being recognized as IAOTP’s “Top Legal Expert” for 2020, for his contributing wisdom, his successful 50 years of service as a practicing trial attorney, his endless list of accomplishments, awards, accolades, and his continuous support to society.   

Thomas Vincent Girardi has certainly proven himself as an accomplished professional and expert litigator who has become a household name.  Mr. Girardi is regarded by his peers as one of the nation’s top trial lawyers of all time.  Widely known from being the trial lawyer which inspired the Erin Brockovich movie, Mr. Girardi has also defeated pharmaceutical giants Merck, Vioxx, the Los Angeles Dodgers, just to name a few. 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 also had a few billion dollar settlements.  His areas of practice include Wrongful Death, Commercial Litigation, Products Liability, Bad Faith Insurance and Toxic Torts. 

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. 

Stephanie Cirami, President of IAOTP states that “Choosing Mr. Girardi as our Top Legal Expert of the Year was an easy decision for our panel to make.  Mr. Girardi undoubtedly is the world’s Top Trial Lawyer of all Time and he is the guy all other law firms and lawyers turn to for advice and ask for help in trying their cases.     He is an extraordinary human being and a role model on an international level, and he couldn’t be more deserving of the award.  We cannot wait to celebrate all of his success at this year’s annual awards gala in Las Vegas.” 

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 is 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 Hubble 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.   

Aside from his successful legal career Mr. Girardi has also received awards and distinctions based on his humanitarian efforts along for his success in the law arena. 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 and was featured in the Wall Street Journal on a full page three times within a Year. He was also inducted into IAOTP’s Million Dollar Diamond Club, recipient of the Lifetime Achievement Award and now for 2020 named Top Legal Expert of the Year by IAOTP. 

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 led to the creation of the “Drawing Justice” exhibit.  The exhibit was such a hit that the Library decided to create a book for it and make it a traveling exhibit. 

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


Looking back, Mr. Girardi attributes his success to his experience, mentors he has had along the way and staying true to his “Work Hard, Live Large” work ethic.  Girardi says he has been blessed, he loves doing what he is doing, and feels this is just the beginning.  For the future, Mr. Girardi will continue to work hard, serve and fight for his personal injury and wrongful death victims, in helping them receive the compensation for their injuries, and he will continue to seek justice and make a difference in people’s lives anyway that he can. 

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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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