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Thomas Girardi Has ‘Major Neurocognitive Disorder,’ Court Finds

June 10, 2021, 5:51 PM

Thomas Girardi, the prominent attorney facing disciplinary charges and a federal investigation in connection with allegations that he misappropriated millions in client funds, has a “Major Neurocognitive Disorder,” according to a minute order granting his brother’s petition for general conservatorship.

Girardi lacks the capacity to manage his financial affairs, is “subject to undue influence,” and is unable to make his own health-care decisions, the California Superior Court found Wednesday, citing “clear and convincing evidence” that a conservatorship is warranted.

The evidence submitted to the court, largely confidential, included a physician’s capacity declaration and other medical documentation.

Judge Daniel Juarez’s order ...