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Attorneys Michael Kelly & Frank Pitre Named Co-Lead Counsel In North Bay Fires Litigation

Posted in Uncategorized on March 8, 2018

On February 27, 2018, Wildfire Victim Advocates attorneys Michael Kelly of Walkup, Melodia, Kelly & Schoenberger and Frank Pitre of Cotchett, Pitre & McCarthy LLP were appointed as Co-Lead Counsel, representing thousands of individual plaintiffs filing lawsuits against Pacific Gas & Electric Company and PG&E Corporation as a result of the North Bay Fires. The appointment was… read more


Do Power Lines Cause Wildfires? – 5 Important Reasons Why

Posted in Blog on January 2, 2018

California is in the midst of fighting the deadliest wildfires in state history. Now, experts are pointing to a possible culprit: utility companies and their power lines. In fact, power line failure has been a leading cause of California wildfires for the past several years. In 2015, electrical power problems caused the burning of nearly… read more


California Lawmakers to Hold Hearings and Examine State’s Response to North Bay Fires

Posted in Blog on November 21, 2017

Beginning in December, California lawmakers will hold a series of hearings to evaluate the state’s response to the North Bay Fires that began on October 8, claiming the lives of at least 43 people and destroyed nearly 9,000 homes and structures. The hearings are intended to address inadequacies in the state’s mutual-aid system designed to… read more


North Bay Fire Consortium Files Lawsuits Against PG&E On Behalf of Victims Including Former San Francisco Mayor Frank Jordan

Posted in Blog on November 14, 2017

Attorneys at Cotchett, Pitre & McCarthy LLP, Dreyer Babich Buccola Wood Campora, LLP, Panish Shea & Boyle LLP, Walkup, Melodia, Kelly & Schoenberger and Abbey, Weitzenberg, Warren & Emery filed a series of lawsuits against PG&E Corporation and Pacific Gas & Electric Company on behalf of victims of the North Bay Fires. Filed in San… read more


Press Conference Scheduled to Announce Lawsuits Filed Against PG&E On Behalf of North Bay Fire Victims

Posted in Blog on November 13, 2017

On Tuesday, November 14, 2017, attorneys from the North Bay Fires Consortium will hold a press conference to announce a series of lawsuits filed against PG&E Corporation and Pacific Gas & Electric Company on behalf of victims of the North Bay Fires. The plaintiffs include Sonoma County resident Gregory Wilson who, along with his wife,… read more


Attorneys Launch Forensic Investigators To Determine Ground Zero of North Bay Fires

Posted in Blog on October 20, 2017

As state regulators conduct their investigation into the cause of the North Bay Fires, attorneys with the Wildfire Victim Advocates consortium have dispatched a team of forensic investigators to determine ground zero of the worst firestorms in California’s history. Pacific Gas & Electric (PG&E) is once again at the forefront of the investigation, having received a… read more


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