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Jon Gertler Named San Francisco’s Trial Lawyer of the Year for 2006

Chavez & Gertler founding partner Jonathan E. Gertler was named Trial Lawyer of the Year for 2006 by the San Francisco Trial Lawyers Association. The prestigious organization is comprised of more than 750 consumer and employment lawyers who represent individuals or groups of individuals in civil cases.

Jon was honored for his victory in Pietrowski v. Burlington Northern Santa Fe Railway, in which Chavez & Gertler won a multi-million dollar jury verdict, including $2 million in punitive damages. At the end of the nine week trial, the railroad agreed to re-examine the safety conditions at its 10,000 private crossings in order to avoid an even larger punitive verdict.