The Woolsey Fire erupted on November 8, 2018 on the Santa Susana Field Laboratory above Simi Valley in Ventura County. The fire burned 96,949 acres, destroyed 1,643 structures and killed three people. Aon estimates that the insured losses from the Woolsey Fire total $4.3 billion, making it the third-costliest wildfire in the United States. A joint investigation by Ventura County Fire Protection District and CAL FIRE concluded that the Woolsey Fire was caused by electrical equipment owned and operated by Southern California Edison Company.
Mr. Robertson currently serves as the court-appointed Co-Lead Counsel for approximately 8,000 individual plaintiffs suing Southern California Edison Company in The Woolsey Fire Cases, JCCP No. 5000.
Our law firm filed the first lawsuit in the Woolsey Fire case on behalf of individuals who lost their homes in the fire. Our firm filed the petition with the California Judicial Council to coordinate all of the hundreds of cases into a single Judicial Council Coordinated Proceeding (JCCP) so that all of the cases could be heard by a single judge to avoid inconsistent rulings and to ensure efficient case management. As a result, the Court appointed Alex “Trey” Robertson, IV as Co-Lead Counsel on behalf of 8,000 individual plaintiffs to appear in court to present the position of all individual plaintiffs, direct and coordinate the briefing and argument of all motions, and to initiate and coordinate all liability discovery.
Alex helped negotiate the resolution protocol, which provides for the efficient and timely resolution of thousands of cases through mediation, binding mediation and damages-only trials. Our firm has successfully mediated the claims of hundreds of plaintiffs and obtained recoveries in the hundreds of millions of dollars for our clients thus far.