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Gerald Singleton

Managing Partner

Overview

Gerald Singleton began his legal career as a trial attorney at Federal Defenders of San Diego in 2000, where he represented federal criminal defendants in the Southern District of California and before the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals. He left Federal Defenders in 2003 to start his own practice, which has grown from a sole proprietorship into the national firm of Singleton Schreiber, LLP, with approximately 270 employees and over a dozen offices throughout the Western United States.

Mr. Singleton is one of the nation’s leading experts in fire litigation. Over the past two decades, he and his team have represented over 20,000 victims in more than 30 wildfires in California, New Mexico, Oregon, Washington, Hawaii, Colorado, and Utah and have recovered over $2.5 billion on their behalf. Mr. Singleton has served as liaison counsel and in other positions of leadership in complex civil cases throughout the state of California. He currently serves as court-appointed liaison counsel in numerous wildfire cases, including those involving the Thomas, Woolsey, and Bobcat Fires in Los Angeles and the Kincade, Zogg, and Dixie Fires in San Francisco. In 2020, Mr. Singleton was appointed by the U.S. Bankruptcy Court to serve on the Oversight Committee of the $13.5 billion Fire Victim Trust. He is the co-chair of the American Association of Justice’s national wildfire litigation group and has lectured on fire litigation across the country.

Over the past few years, Mr. Singleton has expanded the firm’s practice to include representing public entities and individuals in PFAS (forever chemicals) litigation and other cases involving clean air, water, and soil. In 2023, he and his team brought the first medical-monitoring claim to address carcinogens and other dangerous toxins in wildfire smoke. Singleton Schreiber’s Environmental Litigation Division is working with state and local agencies and non-profit advocacy groups to bring similar claims on behalf of frontline communities exposed to toxins from the oil and gas industry.

Mr. Singleton graduated cum laude from Dartmouth College, where he earned high honors and the departmental prize in government for his senior thesis. He received his J.D. from the University of California, Berkeley, School of Law in 2000, and is licensed to practice in the state courts of California, Oregon, Washington, Texas, Missouri, Ohio and Minnesota, multiple federal district courts, the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals, and the United States Supreme Court.

An active member of the Consumer Attorneys of California, the American Association for Justice, and the Oregon Trial Lawyers Association, Mr. Singleton is also a contributor and fundraiser for Democratic candidates and progressive causes.

Honors & Awards

NTL top 100 member seal

Professional Affiliations

Affiliations

Mr. Singleton is also a contributor and fundraiser for Democratic candidates and progressive causes.

Membership

Consumer Attorneys of California

American Association for Justice

Oregon Trial Lawyers Association

News & Publications

News

Speaking Engagements

Press Releases

Education

Dartmouth College, B.A. in Government, cum laude, 1996

University of California, Berkeley, School of Law, J.D., 2000

Admissions

  • State of California
  • State of Minnesota
  • State of Missouri
  • State of Ohio
  • State of Oregon
  • State of Texas
  • State of Washington
  • Multiple Federal District Courts
  • United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit
  • United States Supreme Court

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