Lahaina Fire




Experienced Wildfire Attorneys Committed to Individualized Attention to Maximize Your Recovery

If there is no recovery, then there are never any fees or costs to you.

We are a team of experienced lawyers that pursue recovery on behalf of fire victims harmed by wildfires caused by major corporations and utility companies.  We have joined forces with Hawaii local counsel to represent victims of the devastating Lahaina Fire that ignited on August 8, 2023.  Our hearts go out to all that were affected.

Preliminary investigation shows that major utility and communications companies, such as Hawaiian Electric, failed to safely maintain and operate their electrical equipment in the face of red flag warnings and other dangerous conditions which caused the Lahaina Fire to ignite.  Those determined to be responsible for causing the fire can be held accountable to pay for your damages.

We understand the magnitude of loss you have suffered and are here to help.  In the aftermath of a wildfire, fire victims find themselves overwhelmed with applications for emergency relief and insurance claims, all while trying to re-establish basic living needs.  We will help you navigate these processes.

However, the minimal governmental assistance that is available will not come close to covering what you need to rebuild and regain your life.  Even if you have insurance, you will almost certainly be underinsured. Insurance companies tend to undervalue property damage, fail to compensate fully for business losses, wrongfully deny claims, delay compensation, and more.  We are here to fill in those gaps and ensure that the parties responsible for causing the fire pay the difference.

Contact Our Firm to Learn More

If there is no recovery, then there are never any fees or costs to you.

If you have been affected by the Lahaina Fire, call (808) 808-4053 or email today for a free consultation to learn how we can help and what we can seek to recover for you. 

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Who Is Eligible to Recover

  • Property Owners
  • Renters
  • Businesses
  • Homeowner/Road Associations
  • Public entities
  • Insured or Uninsured

What We Can Recover For You

Whether insured or uninsured, you will likely find that you will not be fully reimbursed for:

  • Death
  • Bodily Injury
  • Emotional injuries
  • Total costs to rebuild
  • Damage to trees, vegetation and crops
  • Erosion damage
  • Evacuation expenses
  • Personal property damage
  • Smoke and ash damage
  • Loss of Animal Life
  • Lost wages and income loss
  • Business losses including lost inventory, lost profits and increased operating expenses

 We work hard with experienced experts in reconstruction and rebuilding costs, tree valuation, personal property valuation, economic income losses, among others to seek reimbursement for the total value of your compensable damages.

List of Representative Fire Cases

We have the experience you need.  Our attorneys have obtained hundreds of millions of dollars in recoveries for fire victims harmed by the major wildfires since 2015 caused by large corporations or utility companies.

A fire helicopter flies over a forest fire dropping water.

  • 2015 Butte Fire against Pacific Gas & Electric Co. (California)
  • 2017 Tubbs Fire against Pacific Gas & Electric Co. (California)
  • 2017 Redwood Valley Fire against Pacific Gas & Electric Co. (California)
  • 2017 Sulphur Fire against Pacific Gas & Electric Co. (California)
  • 2017/2018 Thomas Fire & Mudslides against So. Calif. Edison Co. (California)
  • 2018 Woolsey Fire against So. Calif. Edison Co. (California)
  • 2018 Camp Fire against Pacific Gas & Electric Co. (California)
  • 2022 Hermit’s Peak/Calf Canyon Fire (New Mexico)
  • 2022 McKinney Fire against PacifiCorp (California)
  • 2022 Mill Fire against Roseburg Forest Products Co. (California)
  • 2022 Mosquito Fire against PG&E (California)