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Exhibition Drawing Justice: The Art of Courtroom Illustration

Bill Robles. Tom Girardi with Beating Victim Bryan Stow, 2014. India ink and porous point pen on translucent paper. Prints and Photographs Division, Library of Congress (104.01.00)
LC-DIG-ppmsca-51646 © Bill Robles
Gift of Bill Robles

Tom Girardi Represents Victim in Dodgers Lawsuit

Paramedic Bryan Stow was beaten senseless in a parking lot after the March 31, 2011, Dodgers opening game, an attack that left him paralyzed. California attorney Thomas V. Girardi took up Bryan Stow's case. In 2014, Girardi appeared in California Superior Court in Los Angeles before Judge Victor E. Chavez and argued successfully that the Dodgers neglected to provide security sufficient to protect Stow. The jury awarded Stow eighteen million dollars in damages from Louie Sanchez and Marvin Norwood—the fans who had beaten him—as well as the Dodgers organization. Sanchez and Norwood were charged in both state and Federal courts and received prison sentences for their roles in the attack on Stow.