Recognized for his leadership in some of the most significant consumer protection cases in our state, Walkup partner Michael A. Kelly made the list of Daily Journal’s 2021 Top Plaintiff Lawyers.
Over the past year, Kelly led the litigation against the giant utility PG&E for the damage caused to residents by the Northern California wildfires and the devastating and deadly Camp Fire in Butte County. The PG&E bankruptcy cases, on behalf of wildfire victims, is considered the largest Tort Bankruptcy in U.S. history – with overall payment to victims totaling $13.5 billion. Kelly is also a member of the JCCP litigation team that successfully prosecuted SoCal Edison on behalf of more than 1,500 individual plaintiffs that sued the utility for its role in the Thomas Fire and subsequent debris flows in Montecito, California.
Kelly is also proud of his pro-bono work as co-counsel on behalf of UC Hastings Law School, residents, and businesses in a settlement that forced the City of San Francisco to move homeless encampments and provide safe sleeping sites to unhoused residents in the Tenderloin district.
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