Mass Tort and Disaster Specialists


When disaster strikes and experience and results matter, property owners turn to the Law Offices of Joseph Liebman. We have been representing property owners for more than 30 years in lawsuits against the government, utilities, and big business whether the damage was caused by fire, landslides or other causes. We are currently representing survivors of the Thomas Fire and Montecito Debris Flow as well as survivors of the Woolsey Fire.

Mr. Liebman has been appointed by the Court as a member of the Plaintiffs’ Executive Committee (PEC) for the Thomas Fire and Montecito Debris Flow cases, which have been coordinated as a Judicial Council Coordinated Proceeding (JCCP) and transferred to Judge Buckley, the Presiding Judge of the Los Angeles Superior Court, for all pre-trial purposes. Other members of our legal team, Alex Robertson (Westlake Village) and Robert Curtis of Foley, Bezek, Behle & Curtis (Santa Barbara) were also appointed to the PEC by the Court. Currently, our team represents more than 400 plaintiffs who have filed lawsuits against Defendant Southern California Edison Company (SCE), which allege that SCE caused the Thomas Fire and the resulting debris flow in Montecito. We represent one of the largest groups of plaintiffs in this JCCP proceeding.

We are also representing survivors of the Woolsey fire and filed the very first lawsuit against Edison for causing that fire. Our clients stretch from Malibu, to Westlake Village, Bell Canyon, Agoura and Malibu Lake.

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