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Legal help for victims of the Northern California Wildfires

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We are only paid when we recover at the end of the case. No recovery, no fee!

Santa Rosa, Sonoma, Napa & Calistoga Fire Victim Advocates

As the devastating wildfires continue to rage throughout Northern California, the attorneys at Panish Shea & Boyle LLP are investigating claims of negligence against Pacific Gas & Electric as the possible cause of the Wine Country Fires.

The San Francisco-based utility, who received a letter from the California Public Utilities Commission demanding it preserve any possible evidence that may aid in the state's investigation into the cause of the fire, has a history of noncompliance in properly maintaining its equipment and surrounding trees in order to reduce the potential risk of fire. 

In 2015, PG&E was faulted for negligence in causing the Butte Fire in Amador County which claimed two lives, burned over 70,000 acres and destroyed over 921 structures after a poorly maintained tree came into contact with a power line. In 2010, PG&E was found negligent in the San Bruno pipeline explosion and fire that killed eight people and destroyed 38 homes after a natural gas pipeline burst and sent a giant plume of fire into the air.

Panish Shea & Boyle LLP attorneys successfully sued PG&E as a result of the San Bruno gas pipeline explosion and have consistently obtained some of the largest verdicts against utility companies, including a $19.8 million jury verdict against Southern California Gas Company for a man who suffered severe burn and traumatic brain injuries when his rental home exploded as a result of SoCalGas' negligence.

Currently, Panish Shea & Boyle LLP is representing more than 7,200 residents against SoCalGas for damages they sustained as a result of the October 2015 gas well blowout at the Aliso Canyon Storage Facility in Porter Ranch, California. Firm partner Brian Panish serves as co-lead trial counsel on the matter.

Contact Panish Shea & Boyle To Discuss Your Legal Options

If you are considering legal action as a result of the Wine Country wildfires - including the Tubbs, Atlas, Nuns, Oakmont and Pocket fires - Panish Shea & Boyle LLP is here to help. Our attorneys have experience working with victims of wrongful death, catastrophic injuries, burn injuries and property damage as a result of fire and choosing the right law firm is critical in recovering damages and seeking justice for you or your loved one.

We have the qualifications and the resources to take on huge corporations that may be liable for putting your safety, and the safety of those you love, at risk. Companies like PG&E must be held accountable for their negligent actions.

Contact Panish Shea & Boyle LLP at (877) 278-2330 to schedule a free consultation today and allow our attorneys to be the Strength By Your Side.


Millions Recovered
Responsible for some of the largest personal injury and wrongful death verdicts in the U.S.
Decades of Experience
Put our experience and expertise to work for you at the time it matters most. We know how to win!
Pay Only if We Win
We are only paid when we recover at the end of the case. No recovery, no fee!

Our Clients Win. Over the last 10 years 98% of our clients have recovered compensation for their pain suffering and financial losses. That is true for automobile and bicycle accidents, medical malpractice, Kaiser claims, brain injury and paralysis, wrongful death, defective products, and every kind of case we handle.

You Pay Only If We Recover Money For You. We are a 100% contingency fee firm. We charge no upfront fees or retainers for investigation or expert reviews. We advance the money to investigate, file, prosecute and where necessary, try our client’s cases. We are only paid when we recover at the end of the case. No recovery, no fee.

Our Clients Like Us and Recommend Us. We are the #1 rated San Francisco personal injury firm on YELP. Our YELP reviewers consistently refer to our concern for them as human beings and our professionalism. We care about our clients as people.

We Are the Most Awarded Personal Injury Lawyers In Northern California. We have been selected by US News as among the “Best Law Firms in America”. Every one of our partners has been selected by “Best Lawyers”. All rated Walkup lawyers hold the highest ratings for professionalism and ethics from the Martindale-Hubbell rating agency. 10 of our lawyers have been listed by SuperLawyers; five have been nominated for the San Francisco Trial Layers Trial Lawyer of the Year Award -one of them four different times; one is the 2015 San Francisco Personal Injury “Lawyer of the Year” as determined by US News Best Lawyers; our lawyers have been honored by local and state bar associations national honor societies and state organizations. See our honors and awards.


We represented a 53-year-old software engineer who was injured in an automobile versus bicycle collision in Silicon Valley. A left-turning vehicle struck our client and propelled him onto the hood and roof of the vehicle. He sustained a fracture of the temporal bone with resulting subdural hemorrhage and brain stem compression. The driver claimed that her vision of the cyclist was obscured by the sun. Our attorneys produced visibility experts at trial. Prior to trial, the defense had offered only $150,000 in settlement.


The Walkup bike lawyers represented an East Bay special education teacher who was run over by a National Forrest Products delivery truck, causing major leg and pelvis injuries. Our client spent months in Stanford University Hospital undergoing many operations to save her legs from amputation. Her medical bills exceeded $2 million. We proved that the truck driver was inattentive, poorly trained and inexperienced in providing right of way and safe passage to bicyclists.

Bicycle Injured by Road Hazard

$9.5 Million Settlement

Our attorneys achieved a settlement on behalf of a 29-year-old amateur cyclist whose front tire became wedged in the broken grates of a storm drain cover.  The action was brought against the city and county for violating provisions of the California Government Code requiring that public property be kept in a safe condition.


In this tragic case, our client was biking eastbound on Geary Street, approaching the intersection at Divisadero Street, when a taxi pulled out in front of him, forcing him to hit the brakes and take evasive action. Though the cyclist avoided hitting the taxi, the force of braking and swerving threw him to the ground. He suffered a fractured spine, which left him permanently paralyzed (quadriplegia).

Legal Help for Victims of the 
Northern California Wildfires

Standing up for the rights of victims and their families

We Know How To Beat Insurance Companies. Since 1959 we have fought against insurance companies for our clients. Auto insurers, homeowners insurers, property insurers, medical insurers, casualty, excess, umbrella, special Ines and city, county and government insurers know we will fight for our clients. Insurance companies are not an injured person’s friend- we know that and fight for your rights.

We Have A Full Time Doctor-Lawyer On Our Staff. Unlike 99% of other firms we have a full time physician attorney on our staff and a second doctor-lawyer available on call to consult on medical questions, expert finding and medical malpractice case screening. These skilled professionals help us understand our clients’ medical issues and select the best testifying medical professionals for deposition and trial.

We Get Results. Through the years we have recovered more than one billion dollars on behalf of clients injured through the wrongful conduct of others. We have prevailed and recovered money for clients injured in a multitude of circumstances. See our areas of specialty.

We Try Cases. While most cases settle, some cases need to be tried for our clients to recover full value. Insurance companies and major corporations will not pay full value of a case if they are not afraid of the plaintiff’s lawyer in trial. If your lawyers cannot win in trial you have no negotiating power. We win in trial; judges and defense lawyers know that. Our team of lawyers have been honored as “Trial Lawyer of the Year” by the San Francisco Trial Lawyer’s Association and the California Chapter of the American Board of Trial Advocates.

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OUR MOST RECENT VERDICT IN NEVADA

 $160.5 Million Verdict For Man Assaulted By Security

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OUR MOST RECENT VERDICT IN NEVADA

 $160.5 Million Verdict For Man Assaulted By Security

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