Geoffrey Munroe

Geoffrey Munroe represents plaintiffs in high-profile class action and mass tort cases in both federal and state courts throughout the United States. He was selected as a Rising Star by Northern California Super Lawyers, recognizing him as one of the best young attorneys practicing in Northern California, and as a Northern California Super Lawyer. He is the co-author of “Consumer Class Actions in the Wake of Daugherty v. American Honda Motor Company,” CAOC’s Forum Magazine, and a frequent contributor to the Class Action Litigation Group Newsletter of the American Association for Justice.

Mr. Munroe is a 2003 graduate of the University of California at Berkeley, Boalt Hall School of Law, where he was the recipient of the American Jurisprudence Award in Torts, Business Law & Policy and Computer Law. He received his undergraduate degree in chemistry from the University of California at Berkeley in 2000. Mr. Munroe is a member of the Public Justice Class Action Preservation Project Committee, the Class Action Litigation Group of the American Association for Justice and the Consumer Attorneys of California. He is a member of the California Bar and is admitted to practice before the United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit, as well as the United States District Courts for the Northern, Central and Southern Districts of California.

Geoffrey is of counsel to Girard Gibbs and a partner at Gibbs Law Group.

Litigation Highlights

Skold v. Intel Corp. – Key member of the briefing team in this decade-long litigation that achieved a nationwide class action settlement on behalf of approximately 5 million consumers of Intel Pentium 4 processors. The lawsuit changed Intel’s benchmarking practices and Intel agreed to a cash settlement for the class, along with $4 million in charitable donations.

In re Chase Bank U.S.A., N.A. “Check Loan” Contract Litigation – Key member of the litigation team in this multidistrict case alleging that Chase Bank wronged consumers by offering long-term fixed-rate loans, only to later more-than-double the required loan payments. The litigation resulted in a $100 million settlement with Chase eight weeks prior to trial.

In re Mercedes-Benz Tele Aid Contract Litigation – Key member of the litigation team in this multi-district litigation alleging that Mercedes-Benz failed to disclose to its customers that the “Tele Aid” equipment installed in their vehicles would soon be obsolete and require an expensive replacement to keep working. Resulted in a class settlement providing for cash reimbursements of $650, or new vehicle credits for up to $1,300.

Parkinson v. Hyundai Motor America – Key member of the briefing team that achieved certification of a nationwide class alleging Hyundai sold vehicles with defective flywheel systems, before ultimately reaching a favorable settlement for the class.

Publications

Consumer Class Actions in the Wake of Daugherty v. American Honda Motor Company,” CAOC’s Forum Magazine, January/February 2009.