Bloomberg Law
Feb. 19, 2021, 5:39 PM

Girardi’s Brother Denied Guardian Requests by Bankruptcy Judge

Holly Barker
Holly Barker
Legal Reporter

The brother of Thomas Girardi won’t be appointed guardian ad litem for the toxic tort and product liability lawyer’s personal estate, after a bankruptcy judge in the Central District of California said the state probate court had already resolved the issue.

The court only has to appoint a guardian ad litem for an incompetent debtor’s estate when the debtor is not otherwise represented, the court said. And Robert Girardi, Thomas’ brother, has already been appointed temporary conservator by the state probate court, with authorization to contract on his brother’s behalf, Judge Barry Russell said in the Thursday order.

Although he ...

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