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Nearly $1 Billion recovered for fire victims
Over 175 Verdicts or settlements in Excess of $1 Million
Representing Fire victims for over 25 Years
10,000+ Successful Represented Individuals
Ms. Stankiewicz is a victim of the Beachie Creek Fire and is committed to obtaining justice for the fire victims that have been affected.
Ms. Stankiewicz has a broad legal background in environmental law, criminal defense, general municipal law, real estate law, and land use law, all of which have given her a strong foundation from which to provide excellent representation to her clients. Ms. Stankiewicz worked extensively on the 2007 San Diego Fires, in which San Diego Gas & Electric started three separate fires that destroyed nearly 2,000 homes.
Singleton Law Firm has partnered with the Portland firm of Greenspoon Marder (“GM”) to prosecute the 2020 Oregon Fire cases. GM is a national firm with over 200 attorneys. GM’s Senior Counsel, Kristin Stankiewicz, previously worked with SLF prosecuting the 2007 San Diego Fires, which were caused by SDG&E. She is a victim of the Beachie Creek Fire and she and her firm are committed to obtaining justice for the Oregon Fire victims.
U.S. District Court, District of Oregon
The Holiday Farm Fire, near Eugene Oregon, Started By Downed Power Lines, has destroyed over 173,000 acres and is only 17% contained.
How Singleton Law Firm and Greenspoon Marder Law Can Help
Here's what we know, the Holiday Farm Fire destroyed 768 of the homes, business and outbuildings evaluated so far which to put things in perspective is nearly 2 out of every 3 structures examined to date.
Kris Brandt stated - “I would have guessed it was a transformer exploding but I can’t confirm,” he said, later adding that he thinks power should have been cut earlier because of high winds and dry conditions.
Jonathan Farmer, a spokesman, told The Oregonian/OregonLive last week that as winds rose and conditions began to deteriorate on Labor Day evening, the utility began to get multiple outage calls in the area. But it did not shut down its distribution system until early Tuesday morning.
If I have insurance do I need a lawyer?
What if I don't have insurance?
Compensation For Your Oregon Wildfire Losses
Insurance will not cover all losses for three main reasons:
Most people are underinsured.
Insurance does not pay to replace your possessions with new items but instead will pay a depreciated amount.
Many categories of damages are outside of the purview of insurance coverage completely.
We have helped many home-owners and renters who did not have insurance at the time of the fire. If the fire was caused by someone who is negligent, careless or deliberate behavior you are entitled to compensation.
Power company negligence may have caused mass evacuations property loss, physical injury, and loss of life. The attorneys at Singleton Law Firm will hold them accountable.
What Clients Say
"Singleton Law Firm and the support
staff handled my case with the highest level of professionalism. This firm kept me informed with the progress being made with my claims my wife and I would not hesitate to recommend..."
"Warrier for justice. Jerry and his crew are truley good people and great advocates."
"They worked hard for me. They straightened out my problems with FEMA and got me the money I deserved from PG&E for them causing the fire."
- Jackson Millikan
- ED CASA
Gerald Singleton began his legal career as a public defender with Federal Defenders of San Diego, where he tried complex criminal cases. He left Federal Defenders in 2003 to start his own firm, where he focuses on fire litigation and serious personal injury cases. In 2010, Gerald was recognized by California Reporter for obtaining one of the top verdicts in 2009: an $8.2 million dollar judgment on behalf of a construction worker who was catastrophically injured by electrical burns from power lines. Gerald has tried over 20 cases and settled hundreds more, including 75 cases for $1 million or more.
Gerald developed his expertise in fire litigation beginning in 1993. Since that time, he has represented clients in major utility fires, including the 2007 San Diego Fires, 2013 Powerhouse Fire, 2015 Butte Fire, 2017 Northern California and Thomas Fires, 2018 Camp Fire, 2018 Woolsey Fire and the 2019 Kincade Fire.
Gerald graduated with high honors from Dartmouth College, where he won the departmental prize in Government for his thesis. He graduated from law school at Boalt Hall at UC Berkeley in 2000 and was admitted to practice law in California in 2000. Gerald has extensive experience representing businesses affected by fires, including wineries, grape growers, farmers and ranchers. He also represents homeowners, renters, and families with wrongful death claims resulting from fires. No matter how big or small the claim, we give all of our clients the same high level of commitment and dedication.
Dozens Killed, Injured, And Missing
Beachie Creek Fire
Almeda Drive Fire
Holiday Farm Fire
Indian Creek Fire
Two Four Two Fire
White River Fire
Echo Mountain Complex Fire
Holiday Farm Fire
Has destroyed over 768 homes
Burned across 173,025 acres.
Other structures destroyed: 470
Residence Damaged: 46
Other Structures Damaged: 89
SINGLETON LAW FIRM & GREENSPOON MARDER LAW
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