Sanctions Imposed on Tom Girardi’s Son-in-Law and Former Law Partner for Failing to Safeguard Clients’ Settlement Funds

Los Angeles, California – Two lawyers connected to Tom Girardi’s defunct law firm have been sanctioned by a State Bar judge for failing to adequately protect clients from Girardi’s misappropriation of settlement funds. The judge’s decision last week imposes restrictions on David Lira, Girardi’s son-in-law and former employee, and suspends the law license of Keith Griffin, another attorney who worked with Girardi for two decades. Judge Phong Wang’s ruling prevents Lira from controlling bank accounts that hold client money and requires him to work under the supervision of another attorney until an upcoming trial. During … Read more