trusted & successful

Singleton Law Firm


California Fire Damage Lawyers

The California Fire Lawyers at the Singleton Law Firm are among the best, the
brightest, most experienced, and most successful fire damage attorneys in California.

Under-Insured Homeowners Under-Insured Homeowners
Utility Fire Cases Utility Fire Cases

Over $700 million in settlements

over 100 settlements or verdicts of one
million or more

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We have represented thousands of individuals in large fires all over the state of California, and we have experience specific to high value recoveries in major fire cases. We currently represent over 2,000 individuals in the Butte Fire lawsuit, which was a catastrophic fire started by PG&E power lines that burned over 70,000 acres in Calaveras and Amador counties. We recently represented the largest individual group of plaintiffs in the 2013 Powerhouse Fire in Los Angeles County, and Gerald Singleton served as Liaison Counsel for that case. In 2016, we resolved the Powerhouse Fire for a joint settlement of $103 million.

Prior to the Powerhouse Fire, Singleton Law Firm was one of four firms who teamed up in a joint venture to represent over 1,600 individuals in the 2007 San Diego Fires. This was the largest fire case in the history of California and ultimately resulted in settlements to the individual plaintiffs of over $1 billion.

Although we specialize in high value cases, we represent individuals and business with all types of damages. We have a network of experts who are available to assist us with the investigations necessary to identify the source and cause of a fire in order to determine liability. We have extensive experience and success negotiating out-of-court settlements with insurance companies and other defendants and preparing and litigating all types of fire claims in California courts.

Due to the magnitude of the Napa and Sonoma Fires (including the Tubbs Fire in Santa Rosa and the Atlas Peak Fire in Napa), we are teaming up with the national law firm of Baron and Budd, PC, to jointly represent victims of the 2017 Northern California fires. As well as the most recent Thomas, Creek, and Rye Fires.

No Recovery, No Fee


Avocado Trees Destroyed by Fire.
Recovered $21 million for commercial avocado grower for avocado trees were destroyed by fire.


Avocado Groves.
Recovered $14 million for a commercial avocado grower for the destruction of trees.


Obtained a verdict of $8.2 million dollars for a construction worker who received severe electrical burns after coming into contact with an electrical wire while installing a fence in Escondido, CA. The plaintiff had to undergo 31 surgeries and have his right arm partially amputated.


justice and peace of mind from
fire lawyers you can trust

Fire is a devastating force that destroys everything in its path. Especially in drought conditions, fire can rapidly spread out of control, destroying homes, personal property, businesses, farms, crops, livestock, forests, and more. Many times, fires begin because of human error—someone engaging dangerous behavior: an individual tossing a lit cigarette into dry brush or a utility company failing in its legal responsibility to maintain wires properly or trim back growth surrounding them. Fires can erupt when gas lines leak after a car crash, from improperly stored chemicals, from gas explosions, and from scalding steam or water. Fires cause serious and often catastrophic burn injuries that result in death or disability; smoke inhalation can be fatal or cause severe respiratory dysfunction.

I couldn't say enough about how incredibly wonderful EVERYBODY in this law firm is. They will all work to do the absolute best job possible to represent each and every person. Previous to working with them, I had not been a fan of lawyers in general. I promise they will make it an honor to know and associate with them.

L.S., fire client

Jerry and Joy Singleton were available by phone and email evenings, weekends, or whenever we had questions or just needed to talk. They gave us incredible support and were genuinely interested in our case.

Bob & Shawn

If You Have Been Injured in a Fire, You Have a Right to Compensation

A person who has suffered damages in a fire that was caused by someone else’s negligent, careless, or deliberate behavior may be entitled to claim compensation for a full range of economic damages, as well as intangible damages, including stress, emotional anguish, pain, disability, disfigurement, physical and mental suffering, psychological damage, loss of enjoyment of life, and others. This is best accomplished by retaining an experienced fire damage attorney to represent your interests.

Rebuild Your Home, Business, and Life in the Aftermath of a Fire

When you need to pick up the pieces of your life, your home, or your business, we are here to help. Call us today to schedule a free consultation in which our attorneys will inform you about your legal options and rights and provide you with honest answers about how we can relieve your stress and offer you peace of mind as we help you obtain adequate compensation for all of your fire-related losses.

Singleton Law Firm

115 W Plaza St.
Solana Beach, CA 92075