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REPRESENTATIVE CASES

  • Southern Bay Fire Cases, J.C.C.P. No. 4965
    • Appointed Member of the Plaintiffs Executed Committee. Represents over 1000 individual, business and ranches affected by the Thomas Fire and Santa Barbara Mudslides in Ventura and Santa Barbara counties. The Thomas Fire is the largest fire in California history. The case is still in active litigation.
  • California North Bay Fire Cases, J.C.C.P. No. 4955.
    • Appointed Member of the Plaintiffs Steering Committee. Represents over 1000 individuals and businesses affected by the North Bay Fires in Sonoma, Napa, Butte, Nevada, Yuba and Mendocino counties against Pacific Gas and Electric. The North Bay Fires are the most destructive fires in U.S. history. The case is still in active litigation.
  • Butte Fire Litigation.
    • Represents over 140 individuals and businesses with losses due to the fire. The Butte Fire destroyed over 850 homes and 70,000 acres. Successfully resolved over $30 million in claims against PG&E.
  • In Re: Bastrop Complex Fire Litigation
    • The Bastrop Complex Fire was the most destructive in Texas history, scorching more than 340,000 acres, killing two individuals and burning down over 1,650 residences.  Mr. Sieglock represented USAA Insurance. The case was successfully resolved on insurance claims of more than $350 million.
  • In Re: Steiner Ranch Fire. 
    • Prosecuted the City of Austin Energy Company, Time Warner, and AT&T for starting the Steiner Ranch fire, which swept through the Steiner Ranch destroying multiple homes. The case was successfully resolved in 2016 for $8.3 million.
  • In Re: Mountain Fire.
    • Appointed as Liaison Counsel. Represented individuals, businesses and national insurance company in losses arising from the Mountain Fire, which occurred in Idyllwild, CA and destroyed over 45,000 acres.The case is still in active litigation.
  • Starbuck Fire.
    • The Starbuck Fire ignited in March 2017 and is the most destructive fire in Kansas and Oklahoma History, burning over 650,000 acres.  Represents insurance companies and ranching operations with losses over $10 million.

ADDITIONAL REPRESENTATIVE WILDFIRE CASES

  • Bernardo Fire Litigation (CA)
  • Caughlin Fire Litigation (NV)
  • Cobbly Knob/Little Cove Litigation (TN)
  • Guthrie Fire Litigation (OK)
  • Las Conchas Fire Litigation (NM)
  • Mountain Fire Litigation (CA)
  • Pfeiffer Fire Litigation (CA)
  • Poinsettia Fire Litigation (CA)
  • Powerhouse Fire Litigation (CA)
  • Spicewood Fire Litigation (TX)
  • Taylor Bridge Fire Litigation (WA)
  • Way Fire Litigation (CA)
  • Wichita Falls Fire Litigation (TX)
  • Yale Fire (WA)

 HONORS AND AWARDS

  • San Diego Rising Star “Super Lawyer,” 2017
  • San Diego Rising Star “Super Lawyer,” 2018
  • San Diego Rising Star “Super Lawyer,” 2019

PUBLICATIONS AND SPEAKING ENGAGEMENTS

  • April 2018. Panel on “Recent Legal Developments in Wildfire Litigation”. Wildfire Litigation Conference.
  • Wildfire Litigation: A Primer, Riverside Lawyer Magazine April 2018