Thousands Affected Fighting For Fire Victims HOW MUCH RESPONSIBILITY RESTS ON PG&E’S SHOULDERS?



The Northern California wildfires consumed 8,900 structures, burned 245,000 acres, sent 185 people to the hospital, and left 43 more dead. The investigation exploring what caused this tragedy is still ongoing, but information that has already been uncovered indicates that the initial sparks may have come from PG&E electrical lines. This raises serious questions about the electrical company’s upkeep and maintenance of PG&E's equipment, and whether or not PG&E acted reasonably and lawfully by trimming shrubbery and trees near its power lines.

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Our San Francisco personal injury attorneys at Rouda Feder Tietjen & McGuinn are currently investigating the potentially negligent actions on the part of PG&E that may have had a direct impact on the wildfires that raged throughout Northern California earlier this year. If you were affected by these fires, contact our firm today to learn more about your legal options and take the next step towards securing the legal outcome you deserve.

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  • Ronald H. Rouda Ronald H. Rouda


    If practice makes perfect, then Ron should be getting close. In 2010 he celebrated 50 years in practice. But he is far from slowing down. He continues to combine his wealth of experience with an insatiable curiosity and desire for justice, making him one of the most respected (and feared) trial lawyers in California. Rouda is the firm’s founding partner. He has obtained numerous multimillion-dollar verdicts and settlements on behalf of his clients. 

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  • John M. Feder John M. Feder


    John’s tenacity and compassion are unmatched. He develops strong bonds with his clients and their families. John’s boundless energy and his dedication to his clients make for a combination that is difficult to beat. This is reflected in the impressive results he has obtained for his clients over the last 40 years. Outside of work John enjoys traveling, waterskiing, bicycling and other outdoor activities with his wife and children.

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  • Timothy G. Tietjen Timothy G. Tietjen


    Mr. Tietjen’s 35+ year career history is star-studded with remarkable victories and multimillion-dollar settlements for his clients. One of his most notable cases involves a worker who was badly electrocuted while performing his duties; the result was a $29 million dollar settlement – one of the largest ever recovered for a personal injury case in California. Mr. Tietjen enjoys several hobbies in his free time.
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  • Cynthia McGuinn Cynthia McGuinn


    Cynthia’s skills in the courtroom are the envy of many attorneys and she has the trial record to prove it—a number of her jury trials have resulted in eight-figure verdicts and in 2015 she earned the record for the largest personal injury verdict in the history of Sonoma County. Cynthia has an A.V. Preeminent® rating for ethics and legal talent rated by Martindale-Hubbell. Her jury verdict results are available upon request.

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  • June P. Bashant June P. Bashant


    A Bay Area consumer safety and wrongful death attorney, June’s client-centered focus is dedicated to providing the emotional support and resources her clients need to restore security to their lives following a catastrophic injury. June’s work on behalf of her clients has resulted in improved safety standards and consumer protections – leveling the playing field when powerful corporations act irresponsibly or negligently.
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  • Loren Schwartz Loren Schwartz


    Loren Schwartz represents clients in high-stakes personal injury, medical negligence, and wrongful death matters. He has a demonstrated track record of obtaining outstanding results for his clients, whether by jury verdict at trial, mediation, or pre-litigation negotiations.
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    I cannot thank you enough for the pure excellence.

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    I am very grateful for all the hard work all the staff did. GREAT STAFF!

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    I valued the clear communication, prompt replies, and frank interaction.

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    They approach each case with creativity and care.

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    They work tirelessly to uncover the evidence necessary to obtain the very best result for the injured people they represent.

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    I am able to put the matter behind me thanks to the Rouda firm.

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    I cannot say enough about the compassion, professionalism, and expertise.

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    They got up to speed very quickly, and made me aware of issues that had never occurred to me.

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    Their insight, expertise, dedication and integrity are exceptional, and their superb results speak for themselves.

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    Rouda Feder Tietjen McGuinn is one of the top plaintiffs firms in California.

  • Lena C.

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  • Karin James

    Thanks for a job well done.


While we treat every case as if it affects us personally, it’s especially true in this situation. Firm partner Tim Tietjen lost his own home in Napa to the fires. In a blog we recently posted to the site, he said that,

“I am determined to find out what happened and hold responsible parties accountable. I understand what fire victims are going through—because I’m going through it myself—and that provides extra motivation to obtain full compensation for my fellow Northern Californians.”

Tim will review the insurance policies of those who suffered losses in this tragic fire free of charge, as well as provide advice on the best course of action to take moving forward. On top of that, he has offered free consultations to discuss potential legal remedies fellow fire victims can explore.

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At Rouda Feder Tietjen & McGuinn, our San Francisco personal injury lawyers understand just how devastating losing everything to a wildfire can be. If you were affected by the Wine County Fires, you deserve the chance to fight for the legal outcome you deserve. Call us at (415) 940-7176 to discuss your case with one of our lawyers or fill out our online form today to give us the details of your situation. Don’t wait to find the help you need. Take the next step today.

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