We are pleased to announce that our partner, Amanda L. Riddle, received the James M. Dennis Memorial Award. The award is presented each year by the San Mateo County Bar Association in recognition of the attorney whose courage and determination, even in the face of adversity, contributes significantly to justice in the community and raises the ethical standards of the San Mateo County Bar Association.
Though the past recipients of this award average some 33 years’ experience in the practice of law, Ms. Riddle received this award having just over 12 years of experience. However, during that time, she has accomplished a great deal. Ms. Riddle serves as co-liaison counsel for all plaintiffs in the PG&E San Bruno Fire Cases. By the third anniversary of the massive explosion and fire, Ms. Riddle had secured settlements for 142 plaintiffs represented by her firm. Amanda’s commitment to her community includes co-founding San Mateo County Bar Association Legal Clinic Committee, which provides on-site legal services to residents of homeless shelters on the Peninsula, organizing Lawyers in the Gutter, a fundraiser for Samaritan House, and establishing the San Mateo County Bar Association Barristers’ annual Holiday Dinner, providing low-income families with a holiday meal.