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Sacramento - Singleton Schreiber welcomes seasoned litigator and former lead defense counsel of the tragic Ghost Ship incident, Michelle Meyers, to its Sacramento office as Senior Counsel. 

Michelle brings nearly 20 years of experience as an attorney to the firm and will be a crucial member to the Public Entity Environmental Practice Group aiding in ongoing Per- and Polyfluorinated Substances (PFAS) litigation. She will also help lead the Sacramento’s offices’ efforts in the areas of Public Entity, Environmental Litigation, and Personal Injury.

Formerly, Michelle served as a deputy attorney for the State of California’s Department of Transportation in Sacramento. Throughout the duration of her time as a deputy attorney Michelle advised and mentored attorneys, provided policy analysis, and advised on government tort claims and processes. Michelle also served as a member of the Statewide Tort Committee and as a member of the Safe Systems Task Force. 

“The firm is excited to welcome Michelle to our team as she brings with her a wealth of experience and knowledge,” said Gerald Singleton Managing Partner at Singleton Schreiber. “She is a driving force within the legal community and is a great mentor to younger attorneys joining the legal field.”

With extensive litigation and trial experience, Michelle’s tried numerous cases to verdict with values in excess of $5 million in State and Federal Courts. She’s also litigated environmental contamination claims and long tail insurance coverage with a value in excess of $100 million. Her knowledge of complex litigation and her ability to resolve eight and nine-figure lawsuits, is an impressive feat. 

Notably, Michelle received wide recognition for her role as lead defense counsel in the Ghost Ship incident which took place on December 2, 2016, in Oakland, CA. The matter arose from a fire which resulted in the tragic death of 36 individuals. Michelle served as the lead in-house defense strategist for the City of Oakland in both criminal and civil matters.

“Michelle is a remarkable litigator and will aid as a crucial member to the firm’s efforts in litigating complex matters on behalf of our clients,” said Britt Strottman, Partner in Singleton Schreiber’s Sacramento office. “We look forward to working with her as a team member as she is a powerhouse and a great addition to our already impressive roster of attorneys.”

“I am eager to join Sacramento’s team and continue to fight on behalf of our clients guaranteeing that we help them to the best of our ability, and receive the justice they deserve,” said Michelle Meyers. “Singleton Schreiber’s team has always stood out to me due to their impressive track record in fighting for the rights of their clients.” 

As an extensive litigator, Michelle also has experience litigating matters in Hawaii. Her preparation and work in ensuring that her clients have a fighting chance within the courtroom is her top priority across multiple states within the U.S. 

About Singleton Schreiber

With roughly 200 employees and offices throughout the western United States, Gerald Singleton and his team have represented more than 12,000 victims of utility fires and has recovered approximately $2 billion in settlements and verdicts for its clients. The firm currently represents thousands of victims of the numerous fires in California, New Mexico, and Oregon. Singleton Schreiber’s Environmental Litigation Group brings together accomplished attorneys from varied backgrounds who have counseled public entities and private clients impacted by devastating environmental disasters and has litigated some of the country’s most prominent lawsuits. The firm is also a premier personal injury firm, obtaining top results for clients, including more than $100 million in verdicts in 2022.

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