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Why Singleton Law Firm?
+25 Years
More experience then any other law firm when it comes to fire cases
Over 175
Verdicts or Settlements in Excess of $1 Million
Successfully represented fire victims
$1 Billion
In settlements recovered for fire victims
Gerald Singleton
Served as Liaison and Counsel and on the Executive Committees in some of the largest fires in California
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Slater Fire News
New lawsuit filed against PacifiCorp alleging negligence in Slater fire
Lawsuit Blames PacifiCorp for Slater Fire, Accuses Utility Of Negligence
PacifiCorp Sued for Wrongful Death and Negligence by Slater Fire Victim
The electric lines to Happy Camp in Siskiyou County were not de-energized the morning the Slater Fire started. Investigators are looking into the cause of the fire. Pacific Power and Light operations is one direction they are looking. Slater Fire – 157,229 acres and it remains 100% contained on Sunday. A Red Flag Warning and critical weather conditions on Thursday and Friday provided a test for containment lines. With the fire behavior moderated due to moisture from recent rains, the lines passed the test. Aerial and ground observers reported little fire activity near the perimeter. Patrols will continue along containment lines on Saturday.

Work progresses to secure the lines in the northeast corner of the fire near Swan Peak, with aerial and ground patrols monitoring this area for remaining pockets of heat.
Gerald Singleton
Senior Partner

Gerald Singleton began his legal career as a public defender with Federal Defenders of San Diego, where he tried complex criminal cases. He left Federal Defenders in 2003 to start his own firm, where he focuses on fire litigation and serious personal injury cases. In 2010, Gerald was recognized by California Reporter for obtaining one of the top verdicts in 2009: an $8.2 million dollar judgment on behalf of a construction worker who was catastrophically injured by electrical burns from power lines. Gerald has tried over 20 cases and settled hundreds more, including 75 cases for $1 million or more.

Gerald developed his expertise in fire litigation beginning in 1993. Since that time, he has represented clients in major utility fires, including the 2007 San Diego Fires, 2013 Powerhouse Fire, 2015 Butte Fire, 2017 Northern California and Thomas Fires, 2018 Camp Fire, 2018 Woolsey Fire and the 2019 Kincade Fire.

erald graduated with high honors from Dartmouth College, where he won the departmental prize in Government for his thesis. He graduated from law school at Boalt Hall at UC Berkeley in 2000 and was admitted to practice law in California in 2000. Gerald has extensive experience representing businesses affected by fires, including wineries, grape growers, farmers and ranchers. He also represents homeowners, renters, and families with wrongful death claims resulting from fires. No matter how big or small the claim, we give all of our clients the same high level of commitment and dedication.

SSMS Law Firm and the supportstaff handled my case with the highest level of professionalism. This firm kept me informed with the progress being made with my claims my wife and I would not hesitate to recommend..

John Doe


Through and responsive to my inquiries..friendly..helpful..extremely professional. I would recommend this law firm to anyone in need of assistance in seeking fair compensation for property losses, especially from woodland fires.

John Doe


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