Joseph Lawrence joins Wildfire Legal Group as Special Counsel, bringing over 40 years of legal experience to the WLG team. Joe led efforts that garnered "California Lawyer of the Year" recognition and he received the Outstanding State and Local Government Legal Accomplishment Award from the American Bar Association. During his distinguished career, Joe has helped local California government recover $275 million from companies such as Shell, ExxonMobil, Chevron and others for environmental damages. He was the lead negotiator on a matter that recovered $109 million from Boeing and Procter and Gamble for the City of Santa Monica. For 31 years, Joe served as the Assistant City Attorney and twice as the Interim City Attorney for the City of Santa Monica.