Richard Bridgford Recognized on The Best Lawyers in America 2023 List

Founding Partner Richard Bridgford was selected for inclusion on The Best Lawyers in America’s 2023 list in the Personal Injury Litigation category for his work with plaintiffs. This marks Richard’s second year in a row being recognized by Best Lawyers. For more than three decades, Best Lawyers has been considered the most respected and unbiased … Continued

Bridgford, Gleason & Artinian Files First in Laguna Niguel Coastal Fire, Representing Clients who Lost their Homes and Evacuated

KTLA: Homeowners sue SoCal Edison over Laguna Niguel fire that destroyed more than 20 homes CBS Los Angeles: Lawsuit filed by homeowners holds SoCal Edison responsible for sparking Coastal Fire ABC 7: Lawsuit alleges SoCal Edison ‘created perfect storm’ that led to Laguna Niguel brush fire   OC Register: Fire investigators working to determine cause … Continued

Bridgford, Gleason & Artinian Establish an Endowed Scholarship at UCI Law

University of California, Irvine School of Law (UCI Law) is pleased to announce the creation of the Linda Ray Bridgford Scholarship. The $150,000 endowed scholarship, established by Bridgford, Gleason & Artinian LLP, is named in honor of Richard K. Bridgford’s sister who passed away in 2018. “My late sister shared my commitment to providing opportunities for … Continued

PG&E Plan Has Broad Support From Fire Victims, Lawyers Say

Lawyers for more than half the wildfire victims who negotiated a $13.5 billion settlement with PG&E Corp. say their clients plan to vote overwhelmingly in favor of the bankrupt utility’s reorganization plan. The attorneys represent about 40,300 of the estimated 70,000 who lost homes, businesses and other property in blazes blamed on PG&E equipment. Members … Continued

BGA Update Newsletter: January 2020

In early December 2019, Bridgford, Gleason & Artinian was among a group of attorneys who secured a $13.5 billion settlement from Pacific Gas & Electric Company (PG&E) to compensate victims of recent California wildfires caused by the utility company’s equipment. The firm’s most recent newsletter highlights the details of the settlement and the media coverage … Continued

California Governor Rejects $13.5 Billion PG&E Settlement

New York Times and Los Angeles Times California Gov. Gavin Newsom has rejected a $13.5 billion settlement that Pacific Gas & Electric struck just last week with thousands of people who lost homes, businesses and family members in a series of devastating fires that drove the nation’s largest utility into bankruptcy. The decision announced Friday … Continued

Bridgford Speaks to Media about $13.5B Settlement from PG&E for Wildfire Victims

Richard Bridgford spoke to the media about the $13.5 billion settlement from Pacific Gas & Electric Company (PG&E) to compensate victims of wildfires caused by the utility company’s equipment between 2015-2018.  Bridgford Gleason & Artinian is one of three firms that represents 5,500 victims of the Wine Country/North Bay Fires in November 2017, the Camp/Paradise Fire in … Continued