John Fiske and Torri Sherlin of Baron & Budd, P.C. have been named 2020 California Lawyer Attorneys of the Year (CLAY) by the Daily Journal. The CLAY award recognizes attorneys throughout California whose work made a significant impact on the law, the legal profession, or a practice area. Fiske and Sherlin work in the Baron & Budd Environmental Law Group litigating complex environmental cases all over the country, and they share the honor with Shareholder Scott Summy and Stephen Johnston, and with the entire wildfire litigation team.
Fiske and Sherlin were honored with the CLAY award because of their work representing public entities in the only major California wildfire settlement in 2019. They were able to obtain a $360 million settlement with Southern California Edison on behalf of 23 public entities for taxpayer, public, and environmental losses caused by the 2017 Thomas and Koenigstein Fires, the 2018 Montecito Debris Flows, and the 2018 Woolsey Fire.
This case represents the continual outstanding work by the entire Baron & Budd Environmental Law Group in battling to protect the environment and the individuals and public entities affected by the negligence of corporations.