John Fiske has dedicated his career to “protecting what’s right” in so many ways: mentoring youth, rescuing farm animals, and seeking justice for those whose health and homes have been decimated by polluters and the manufacturers of pollutants throughout the United States.
Mr. Fiske represents large public entities including San Diego, Long Beach, San Jose, Oakland, Berkeley, Chula Vista, Portland, Port of Portland, Spokane, Seattle and the State of Washington in environmental and public nuisance actions against Monsanto Company for polluting America’s waterways with polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs). He has been appointed a Special Assistant Attorney General for the State of Washington in the case.
Mr. Fiske represents the County of Sonoma, the County of Napa, the County of Mendocino, the County of Lake, the County of Ventura, the City of Ventura, the County of Santa Barbara, the City of Santa Barbara, Montecito Water District, Fire Protection Districts and other public entities in both Northern and Southern California in litigation against PG&E and SoCal Edison for damages resulting from the devastating wildfires of 2017.
In addition to several public entities, Mr. Fiske represents thousands of families and businesses who lost everything due to the negligent maintenance, inspection, and operations of these investor-owned utilities. Mr. Fiske also represents Calaveras County in the Butte 2015 Wildfire and has recovered $25.4 million on behalf of the County.
Mr. Fiske also represents the interests of approximately 10.5 million California residents through the California Opioid Consortium, a group of 32 counties in California who are suing the nation’s largest pharmaceutical distributors and manufacturers for their role in creating the devastating opioid epidemic.
The Consortium is comprised of the following cities and counties: City of Chula Vista, Counties of Amador, Butte, Calaveras, Contra Costa, Del Norte, El Dorado, Fresno, Glenn, Imperial, Inyo, Lake, Lassen, Madera, Mariposa, Mendocino, Merced, Modoc, Mono, Monterey, Nevada, Placer, Plumas, Sacramento, San Benito, San Diego, Shasta, Siskiyou, Sutter, Tehama, Trinity, Tuolumne, and Yuba.
Mr. Fiske also represents students and teachers exposed to toxic fumes by the multi-billion dollar aerospace company Ametek, Inc., which improperly dumped toxic chemicals into groundwater, creating one of the largest trichloroethylene (TCE) plumes in the state of California.
John Fiske earned his law license at age 23 from California Western School of Law, a private, non-profit law school located in San Diego which was founded in 1924. Mr. Fiske attended law school on a full scholarship and served as Associate Editor of the Law Review while there.
Bar & Court Admissions:
- California State Bar
- United States District Court for the Northern, Southern, Eastern and Central Districts of California
- United States District Court for the Western and Eastern Districts of Washington
- United States District Court for the District of Oregon
- United States District Court for the District of Massachusetts
- United States District Court for the Northern District of Indiana
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