The California Consumer Attorney of the Year award recognizes the best lawyer in California who has advanced the rights and safety of California consumers with the result of a particular case. For his work to improve the safety of vehicles that run on compressed natural gas, Consumer Attorneys of California (CAOC) has named our own managing partner, Gregory R. Vanni, as 2014 California Consumer Attorney of the Year. The award was announced November 15 during the awards dinner at CAOC’s 53rd Annual Convention at The Palace Hotel in San Francisco. Governor Brown was at the convention, and recently-retired California Senate President pro tempore Darrell Steinberg was also honored as Legislator of the Year.
Like all of our attorneys at Thon Beck Vanni Callahan & Powell, Mr. Vanni specializes in personal injury cases and represents clients in Pasadena and throughout southern California. If you’ve been injured by another person’s negligence, discuss your case at once with an experienced Pasadena personal injury attorney at Thon Beck Vanni Callahan & Powell. Mr. Vanni’s award is based on his work in a case with substantial implications for public safety, Solorio v. Lincoln Composites, et. al.
Mr. Vanni and others represented Israel Solorio, who lost a leg and sustained other injuries when compressed natural gas (CNG) tanks in his delivery van exploded in 2009. The case brought attention to the issue of CNG regulations and safety – and an investigation by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) and NASA’s White Sands Testing Facility. Mr. Vanni and the other attorneys funded their own investigation of the case, conducting tests with experts from Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory and the Aerospace Corporation. The case settled for a confidential sum and created an unprecedented database for NHTSA and NASA that can be used to save lives in the future.
Although Mr. Vanni’s work in this particular case received the 2014 California Consumer Attorney of the Year Award, it’s simply another example of the commitment that Thon Beck Vanni Callahan & Powell makes to every client. We investigate the details of your accident and injury, examine the evidence, interrogate the witnesses, and fight aggressively for the compensation you deserve. If you’re injured by someone else’s negligence in southern California, speak with an experienced Pasadena personal injury attorney at Thon Beck Vanni Callahan & Powell immediately.