WILDFIRE RECOVERY ATTORNEYS

The nationally-recognized attorneys with Baron & Budd and Dixon Diab & Chambers, known collectively as the Wildfire Recovery Attorneys, are actively representing those affected by the recent tragic wildfires in Northern California and Southern California, from both the 2017 and 2018 fires. The lawyers and staff with Wildfire Recovery Attorneys have extensive experience in representing California families, businesses and public entities who have suffered losses in previous wildfires across California.  These wildfires are personal to the attorneys and staff of Wildfire Recovery Attorneys, as many of them grew up or lived in the affected counties and have friends and family directly impacted by the fires.  Wildfire Recovery Attorneys are not just fighting in the courts for their clients, but also at the State Capitol, rebuffing efforts by the utility companies, large and profitable corporations, which are actively trying to take away the rights of fire and mudslide victims.

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The Firms

Baron & Budd, P.C., is one of the largest and most accomplished plaintiffs’ law firms in the country.

Lead attorneys Russell Budd, Scott Summy and Roland Tellis were selected to the 2017 edition of The Best Lawyers in America. Mr. Budd has been selected to Best Lawyers every year since 2014 and Mr. Summy has been selected to Best Lawyers every year since 2006. Baron & Budd lawyers have served in leadership positions on the majority of the major, mass tort litigations in the past two decades.

Mr. Summy was one of four attorneys to serve on the Plaintiffs’ Executive Committee in the 2010 BP Oil Spill case, and he was instrumental in negotiating the more than $15 billion settlement obtained on behalf of the individual plaintiffs. In 2014 Baron & Budd was named to the list of America’s Elite Trial Lawyers by The National Law Journal. This illustrious list is comprised of 50 law firms that have achieved significant results on behalf of plaintiffs within the previous year and have an established track record of delivering impressive results.

Baron & Budd has been repeatedly selected by The Legal 500 as one of the country’s premier law firms in mass tort claims and class action litigation. In its 40 year history, Baron & Budd has handled over 10,000 wrongful death cases and has pioneered numerous areas of litigation.

The lawyers at Dixon Diab & Chambers LLP have gained national recognition as being some of the top litigators in their respective areas of practice.

Ed Diab leads the firm’s fire litigation practice and has litigated numerous wildfire cases throughout the country. He was actively involved in the widely publicized lawsuit against Pacific Gas & Electric arising out of the 2010 San Bruno Gas Pipeline Explosion that leveled 38 homes and killed 8. He also currently represents numerous people in lawsuits against Pacific Gas & Electric that sustained significant property damages arising out of the 2015 Butte Fire in Amador/Calaveras County that burned over 70,000 acres.

Both Deborah Dixon and Robert Chambers have significant experience litigating complex, multi-party lawsuits against entities and insurance companies on behalf of individuals and businesses. Their experience in personal injury, business litigation, products liability and class actions provide integral background for fire cases, as does their direct experience handling claims on behalf of victims who suffered personal injury and property damages because of fires.

The firm also has substantial experience representing families in wrongful death cases, having handled more than 150 such claims and recovering millions of dollars on the families’ behalf.

Team

Scott Summy
Scott Summy
Scott Summy is a shareholder at Baron & Budd, one of the largest and oldest firms in the United States that specializes in environmental litigation. Mr. Summy heads up the firm’s Environmental Litigation Group, which litigates complex environmental…
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John Fiske
John Fiske
Mr. Fiske manages Baron & Budd’s west coast Ecolawyer litigation in several matters including PCB litigation, groundwater contamination, PFOA/PFOS litigation, and wildfire litigation. Mr. Fiske represents and manages the following PCB clients…
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Deborah Dixon
Deborah Dixon
Deborah Dixon has litigated complex litigation cases, including losses for thousands of clients against large manufacturers and corporate entities, for over 10 years. She has been the recipient of distinguished awards such as Top Attorney…
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Ed Diab
Ed Diab
Ed Diab leads the firm’s mass tort practice, focusing on pharmaceutical, medical device and wildfire litigation. Mr. Diab began his career as an active trial attorney focused on complex plaintiffs’ elder abuse and medical malpractice…
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Rob Chambers
Rob Chambers
Rob Chambers has focused his entire career on representing people who have suffered catastrophic injury or significant economic harm. Prior to co-founding Dixon Diab & Chambers, Rob spent more than a decade working alongside several of…
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Cary McDougal
Cary McDougal
Over the nearly two decades that he has practiced law, Cary McDougal has proven to be a Formidable trial lawyer with unflinching resolve to serve his clients. Cary has been lead attorney in over 75 jury trials in state and federal court. He has tried cases…
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Erin McIntosh
Erin McIntosh
Erin McIntosh is a Senior Paralegal and Manager with Baron & Budd, P.C. dedicating her time to the Environmental Litigation Group. She works on and oversees all the work being performed in the group including, but not limited to, the wildfire…
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Jennifer Nard
Jennifer Nard
Jennifer Nard is a paralegal with Baron & Budd, P.C. dedicating her time to Environmental Litigation. She is currently involved in several matters including PCB Litigation, groundwater contamination, PFOA/PFOS litigation, and wildfire…
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Zack Sandman
Zack Sandman
Zack Sandman was born and raised in Boston, Massachusetts, where he attended law school at Boston College. Following the historic Butte Wildfire, which burned more than 7,000 acres and destroyed nearly 575 homes near San Andreas, California…
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Jason Julius
Jason Julius
Jason Julius cares deeply about the environment. Bringing the polluters and contaminators of our precious natural spaces to justice is what drives Mr. Julius’ passion every day.
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Collin Dyer
Collin Dyer
Collin Dyer joined Baron & Budd’s Wildfire Recovery Group in Chico, California in November 2018 to assist with the Camp Fire. Mr. Dyer is a Chico-based lawyer who earned his law degree…
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Rachel Fortner
Rachel Fortner
Rachel Fortner is an associate in Baron & Budd’s Wildfire Recovery Group, where she advocates for the many people whose lives were decimated by the Camp Fire in Butte County, California…
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Elizabeth Brewster
Elizabeth Brewster
Elizabeth “Liz” Brewster is the Administrative Assistant for Baron & Budd’s office in Chico, California. She joined the firm in November 2018 after losing her home and her hometown of…
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Terri Brooks
Terri Brooks
Terri Brooks is a paralegal at Baron & Budd, P.C., dedicating her efforts to the Environmental Litigation Group in our Chico, California office, where she specifically focuses on the…
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