Tribute to Champions of Justice Dinner - Civil Justice Program at Loyola Law School

Presented by 
The Civil Justice Program

Loyola Law School Los Angeles

In honor of the contributions of


Thomas V. Girardi

Girardi & Keese LLP- Los Angeles

Thomas Girardi is a founding member of Girardi & Keese LLP. A graduate of Loyola Law school, Girardi has been listed in First Lawyers of America . He was the president of the International Academy of Trial Lawyers as well as national president of the American Board of Trial Advocates. The list of Goliaths Girardi has taken on over the years includes some of California's biggest firms, including Lockheed Corp. (now the Lockheed Martin Corp.) and Pacific Gas & Electric Co.



James J. Brosnahan, Jr.

Morrison & Foerster LLP- San Francisco

A senior partner at Morrison & Foerster LLP, James Brosnahan, Jr. was inducted into the State Bar of California's Trial Lawyers Hall of Fame in 1996. He was named Legend of the Law by the Lawyer's Club of San Francisco in 2002, and was awarded the William J. Brennan Jr. Award from the University of Virginia Trial Advocacy Program in 2003. Brosnahan has had over 137 trials, representing clients like the City of Oakland/County of Alameda , El Paso Corp. and Altera Corp. Brosnahan also authored the Trial Handbook for California Lawyers.

Friday, September 30, 2005

Beverly Hills Hotel - Beverly Hills

Reception 6:30 pm

Dinner 8 pm

Emcee Ron Rouda

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Master of Ceremonies:

Ronald Rouda

Senior Partner, Rouda, Feder, Tietjen & Zanobini


Joseph W. Cotchett

Senior Partner, Cotchett, Pitre, Simon & McCarthy

Mark Danis

Managing Partner of Operations, Morrison & Foerster

California Supreme Court Justice Carlos Moreno honors Tom Girardi

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Joseph Dunn

Senator, State of California

Honorable Carlos Moreno

Associate Justice, Supreme Court of California

Antonio Villaraigosa

Mayor, City of Los Angeles



We hope you will join us for the inaugural Champions of Justice Award dinner. The dinner will be held annually to honor those who embody the spirit of the civil justice system through their exceptional legal careers.

The award is presented as part of a two day annual symposium presented by Loyola Law School 's Civil Justice Program, which seeks to focus public attention on the civil justice system.

The Civil Justice Program at Loyola Law School Los Angeles is made possible by the support of the Consumers Attorneys Public Education Fund, a program of the Consumers Attorneys Association of Los Angeles; the Association of Southern California Defense Counsel; the American Board of Trial Advocates; Daniels Fine Israel & Shonbuch, LLP; the Southern California chapter of the American Board of Trial Advocates; and a generous anonymous donor. Funds raised will support the Civil Justice Program at Loyola Law School . Contributions are tax deductible to the full extent allowed by law.