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Frank M. Pitre

Cotchett Pitre & McCarthy LLP

Burlingame, CA, USA


Frank M. Pitre is a partner in the Burlingame based law firm of Cotchett, Pitre & McCarthy, LLP. He is a trial lawyer with an emphasis in personal injury, consumer fraud and business litigation. He has been elected a member of the American Board of Trial Advocates (ABOTA), American College of Trial Lawyers, International Academy of Trial Lawyers, International Society of Barristers and has been certified as a Civil Trial Advocate by the National Board of Trial Advocacy.

Recently he served as Co-Lead Counsel for the Economic Loss Class Plaintiffs in the nationwide Toyota Sudden Acceleration Cases, which resulted in a $1.6 Billion settlement. In Re: Toyota Unintended Acceleration Marketing Sales Practices and Product Liability Litigation, MDL 2151 JVS. In addition, he served as Co-Lead Counsel spearheading the coordination and prosecution of over 200 claims against PG&E arising out of the San Bruno Fire which occurred on September 9, 2010, when a natural gas pipeline exploded. In Re: San Bruno Fire Cases, JCCP Action No. 4648. He received the 2013 CAOC Trial Lawyer of the Year Award for this effort.

Currently he serves as Plaintiffs Liaison Counsel coordinating the prosecution of over 30 cases filed on behalf of injured passengers against Asiana Airlines and Boeing arising from the crash of Asiana Airlines Flight 214 in San Francisco on July 6, 2013. Concurrently he serves as Co-Lead Counsel in a shareholder derivative action against members of PG&E’s Board of Directors for their breach of fiduciary duties necessary to ensure the Company’s compliance with pipeline safety regulations leading up to the September 9, 2010 explosion and fire of a natural gas pipeline in San Bruno. Salman, et al. v. Darbee, et al. JCCP Action 4648-C.
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