Kaiser Gornick, LLP, a San Francisco Based Firm is partnering with the Wenholz Law Firm of Austin, Texas to prosecute the California wildfire cases against PG&E for our clients.
Dave Wenholz has extensive wildfire litigation expertise and experience, having sued the largest electrical cooperative company in Texas and the nation (Pedernalas Electric Coop) for causing a wildfire outside Austin in 2011. The Wenholz firm was lead counsel in 14 of the 16 lawsuits and ultimately settled the cases for a confidential amount for the 14 families they represented. They also sued the largest tree-cutting and maintenance company in the world – Asplundh Tree Experts – along with Bluebonnet Electric for 65 families, which included not only property losses but also one of two wrongful death claims and a serious third degree burn case. The case, which involved hundreds of homeowners and hundreds of millions in insurance payments, ultimately settled for a confidential amount.
Kaiser Gornick, LLP, is a Bay Area firm with a national track record of superb results representing people hurt by big business. Kaiser Gornick has extensive experience in handling complex issues for consumers, especially in California. Their partnership with the Wenholz Law Firm on the California wildfire cases marries the strengths of the two firms for the ultimate benefit of our clients.
These two firms will be working for a common goal – to hold PG&E accountable. Dave Wenholz has litigated large wildfire losses since 2012. The emphasis is not how many times have you sued PG&E, but rather, do you know how to prove the cause and origin of the fire, and account for the damages. The Wenholz Law Firm has been doing this for years, and together with Kaiser Gornick’s experience representing Californians who have been injured by negligent businesses, the two firms make a formidable team.
Please contact The Wenholz Law Firm wildfire attorneys or Kaiser Gornick if you or a loved has been harmed in the recent California wildfires.
Since 2005, the Wenholz Law Firm has been representing residential and commercial clients with disaster claims. Over the past 12 years, the Wenholz Law Firm has represented hundreds of clients who have been struck suddenly by fire, hurricanes, flooding, and storms. When left struggling to rebuild, the victims of disaster can turn to the Wenholz Law Firm.
Bastrop Complex Wildfire
Following the worst wildfires in the history of Texas in 2011, the Wenholz Law Firm was hired by dozens of families with aggregate claims amounting to approximately $50,000,000. These families trusted the Wenholz Law Firm to help them recover for the loss of buildings, vehicles, equipment, improvements to homes, personal property, family heirlooms, diminished fair market value of land, personal injuries, serious third-degree burns and wrongful death of loved ones. After battling utility companies, tree inspection subcontractors, and vegetation management contractors, our clients collectively reached settlements with all those involved.
Below is a copy of the Master Petition that was used to outline the allegations against Asplundh Tree Experts and BBEC, as well as some other helpful documents. If you have any questions about the case or have any difficulty accessing these documents, please let us know.
Spicewood Wildfire Litigation
The Wenholz Law Firm has also represented and successfully settled individual loses suffered in the Spicewood Wildfire located in Travis County, Texas. In this matter, we worked closely with dozens of law firms representing individual plaintiffs to develop the facts, hire experts, investigate and prove causation, develop damages, and negotiate settlements with the largest electrical cooperative in the country, as well as a nation-wide cell service provider. These cases were also settled for confidential amounts to our client’s satisfaction.
Below are links to documents important to the Spicewood Springs Wildfire litigation.
The Wenholz Law Firm is currently investigating claims for homeowners devastated by the California Wildfires and is partnering with Kaiser Gornick, LLP, a nation-wide litigation firm based in San Francisco with a superb track record of representing people hurt by big business.