IRVINE, CA – Berger Kahn Managing Partner Craig Simon is the 2021 recipient of the prestigious California Lawyer Attorney of the Year award from the Los Angeles Daily Journal for his work as Co-Lead Counsel for the subrogation plaintiffs in the Woolsey $2.2 billion settlement.
The California Lawyer Attorney of the Year award recognizes attorneys for their significant achievements within specialized areas of law.
Says Simon, “I credit this recognition to so many talented individuals at Berger Kahn and among our extensive Woolsey subrogation group. It gives me great pride that our collective hard work is being recognized. One can only hope that this settlement will lead California utilities to undertake greater attention to inspection and maintenance of their electrical equipment in the future, to the benefit of all California residents.”
The $2.2 billion Woolsey settlement was between Southern California Edison and over 100 subrogation insurance plaintiffs and other holders of Woolsey fire claims following a 2018 fire that destroyed 151 square miles in Los Angeles and Ventura counties.
Simon’s Co-Leads were nominated for the California Lawyer Attorney of the Year award as well: Maura Walsh Ochoa and Waylon J. Pickett of Grotefeld Hoffman, Shawn E. Caine of the Law Offices of Shawn E. Caine, and Howard D. Maycon of Cozen O’Connor.
Simon is an alumnus of Loyola Law School and the University of California, Los Angeles. He is the longtime Managing Partner of Berger Kahn in Irvine, California. Read more…