James P. Frantz
Mr. Frantz is best known for his helping fire victims for the last 20 years. A major player in the San Diego and San Bruno fires, amongst legal circles, Mr. Frantz is known as the “Fire Guy”. His trial experience is vast, including litigating catastrophic injury claims, tractor-trailer collisions, amusement park accidents, products liability, motorcycle and automobile collisions, aviation accidents, fire and explosion related injury and wrongful death claims, mass transit accidents, construction accidents, industrial accidents, complex business disputes, class actions and mass torts. Mr. Frantz currently serves on the Plaintiffs’ Steering Committee for the Porter Ranch Gas Leak litigation which is the largest mass tort litigation in U.S. history.
Mr. Frantz and co-counsel have achieved landmark court victories such as (1) a recent $55.4 million jury verdict awarded to the families of four marines who were killed as a result of the negligence of San Diego Gas & Electric Utility; (2) a professional negligence jury verdict of $223 million, which is the second largest jury verdict in San Diego County history; and (3) a class action verdict of $18 million*. Mr. Frantz’s expertise was sought by Congress where he was requested to testify as a product liability expert with respect to litigation against a product manufacturer in which he (along with co-counsel) recovered an $18.5 million verdict.
The San Diego Daily Transcript has honored Mr. Frantz as one of the Top 10 Attorneys. Mr. Frantz has been nominated for Top Attorneys in the insurance and personal injury category 2010 – 2015. Mr. Frantz has been honored as a Super Lawyer for eight consecutive years, 2008-2015, and has been honored in the Best Lawyers of America for 6 years.
See him in being interviewed in 2007 regarding the San Diego fires.