Wildfire Litigation

Wildfire Litigation Is Personal

Chris and Kevin Moon come from a family of firefighters and lawyers. For this reason, Moon Law’s Wildfire Litigation Practice is not only grounded in our history, but it is deeply personal.

For years, Moon Law has fought the utility companies responsible for starting some of the largest wildfires in United States history. And we’ve won every time—securing tens of millions of dollars for our clients.


Why We Are Different

Unfortunately, many law firms choose to represent hundreds or thousands of wildfire victims at one time, which often means victims will rarely, if ever, speak with an attorney. This assembly-line litigation frequently leaves victims frustrated and unhappy. Even worse, these victims might miss out on valuable compensation.

Moon Law is different. We specialize in wildfire litigation because we sincerely enjoy working with our clients. We take the time to get to know every single client and how he or she has been personally impacted by the wildfire. By doing so, we are able to more effectively represent our clients and ensure we pursue the full scope of damages to which each client is entitled.


Who We Represent

Moon Law has represented a diverse group of clients, each of whom was harmed in some way by a wildfire. Those clients include:

Commercial Clients

  • Hotels/Motels/Lodges
  • Restaurants
  • Retailers
  • Small Business Owners
  • Fishing Charters and Guides
  • Nonprofits
  • And many more…

Residential Clients

  • Single Family Homes
  • Multi-Family Homes
  • Manufactured Homes
  • Trailers/Mobile Homes
  • Condominiums
  • Renters

Wrongful Death

  • We represent families of victims who tragically died as a result of a wildfire.


The following are the most common types of damages available to victims of wildfires:
  1. Destroyed / Damaged Structures
    • Cost of Rebuild
    • Pre-Fire Fair Market Value
  2. Landscaping / Vegetation
  3. Personal Property
  4. Loss of Use / Alternative Living Expenses
  5. Personal Income Loss
  6. Business Income Loss
  7. Personal Injury
  1. Forestry / Timber Damage
    • Value of Destroyed Timber
    • Rehabilitation / Reforestation / Replanting Costs
    • Erosion / Flood Control / Streambed Reconstruction / Resource Protection Costs
    • Damage to Soil
    • Destruction of Pre-Merchantable Timber
    • Lost Profits
    • Salvage Costs
    • Destruction of Recreational Use / Views
    • Intangible Environmental Damages
  2. Emotional Distress / Mental Anguish
  3. Wrongful Death


To support and maximize the damages we seek on behalf of our clients, we work with a team of highly respected wildfire experts. Our experts include economists, arborists, foresters, appraisers, forensic accountants, as well as experts in reconstruction costs, remediation, infrastructure, and real estate.

What About Insurance?

Our clients are often surprised to learn that we can pursue compensation for many categories of damages that are not covered by insurance. These categories include emotional distress, mental anguish, and other non-economic damages.

Importantly, for our clients who were fortunate to have been insured, in almost every instance, those clients were underinsured to some extent. Fortunately, through litigation, we are able to seek compensation to address their insurance shortfall.

No Fee Unless We Win

To be clear, our clients only pay us if we secure a settlement or judgment on their behalf. If we don’t, they pay nothing.

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