John "Jack" Girardi is a trial lawyer who has represented the interests of plaintiffs for over four decades and is one of the founding members of Girardi Keese. He has tried over 100 civil jury and non-jury matters, representing the interests of individuals or businesses that have suffered a loss at the hands of another. He specializes in pharmaceutical litigation, employment, product liability including automobile design, government entity liability, negligence matters and class actions. In addition to his work as a trial lawyer, Girardi has devoted considerable time and effort to the legal community, to educational institutions and to several non-profit endeavors.
Girardi has been honored as Trial Lawyer of the Year by the Orange County Trial Lawyers Association, Southern California SuperLawyers since 2006 by Los Angeles Magazine and one of the Top 100 Lawyers in Southern California in the area of personal injury. He has also been nominated for Trial Lawyer of the Year by the Consumer Attorneys Association of Los Angeles and the Consumer Attorneys of California. He serves as President of the Los Angeles Chapter of the National Football Foundation, Co-Chair of the Advisory Board of Loyola Productions, Inc., is Board Secretary of the Pacific Institute for Community Organization and, since 2014, has served on the Board of Save the Children Action Network. He is also a co-host of the nationally syndicated ABC radio program, The LawBusiness Insider.