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Erin Brockovich  

Consumer Advocate, Author, TV Host & Environmental Activist

Erin Brockovich is an environmental activist and former legal clerk who spearheaded the largest direct action lawsuit of its kind against Pacific Gas and Electric Company of California.Her story, how she stopped at nothing to construct the case, and her unflinching spirit became familiar to millions with the 2000 feature film "Erin Brockovich."

Raised in Lawrence, Kansas by parents who taught her about “stick-to-it-iveness,” Brockovich learned to work through her dyslexia and avoid being boxed in by her learning disability. She earned an associate’s degree in applied arts, moved to California and found herself in and out of jobs as a single mother of three. And then, a great misfortune turned into the most significant chapter of her career. After being seriously injured in a car accident, Brockovich hired Masry & Vititoe to represent her. They won such a tiny settlement that Brockovich lobbied the attorneys hire her so she could earn a living. While working as a file clerk organizing papers for a pro bono real estate case, she discovered troubling medical records that would lead her and Ed Masry to pursue a class action lawsuit against PG&E for knowingly contaminating the ground water near a Hinkley, California plant with toxic hexavalent chromium. After years of research and court battles, in 1996, Brockovich watch as PG&E was forced to pay out the largest toxic tort injury settlement in US history: $333 million in damages to more than 600 Hinkley residents.

After the success of the Erin Brockovich movie, Brockovich has become a household name and icon of “stick-to-it-iveness.” She has hosted two television series “Challenge America With Erin Brockovich” and “Final Justice With Erin Brockovich” and wrote the New York Times best seller, “Take It From Me. Life’s A Struggle, But You Can Win.”

Brockovich is currently President of Brockovich Research & Consulting and continues to fight for the “1,900 Hinkleys” worldwide.

She is one of the most requested speakers on the international lecture circuit and travels the world for personal appearances.

Speech Topics


RAM: Realization, Assessment, and Motivation

Erin lives according to the guidelines she likes to call RAM. The R is for Realization. She believes you have to realize who YOU are, good and bad, before you can begin to know where you are going. A is for Assessment. Take stock, not in what you have, but in who you are. Look at your skills, weakness, strengths and applying traits where they need to be and let go of the bad ones. M is for Motivation. It’s hard to stay motivated in the world today and motivation is the steam that keeps us going. Motivation is about taking time for self renewal. We all need our batteries charged yet never take the time to do it and then just burn out.

Erin's ability to continue the good work she has done on behalf of other people is due to her belief in the above and she shares her story and tools for success with audiences nationwide.

The Power of One

Erin Brockovich is one of those rare individuals whose own true story has become part of our public consciousness. Seen by millions as a symbol of American justice and the importance of fighting for the truth, Brockovich continues to speak out on behalf of those who can’t. After uncovering a 30-year long history of poisoning the groundwater in Hinkley, CA by PG&E, Brockovich dug in and didn’t give up until she had exposed the truth—and had gotten justice for its victims. She truly is proof that one person can make a difference, and she believes that everyone—in their own way—can do the same.

Four Steps to Success

Erin has achieved much to be admired. But it didn't just happen. Hear from Erin her Four Steps to Success which include: Erin has achieved much to be admired. But it didn't just happen. Hear from Erin her Four Steps to Success which include:

-LOGIC: Don't see Logic as only intellect, but use your common sense and listen to your instincts. After all, they are the spouse to logic.

-LEVERAGE: Get Your Leverage ON! Don't let this word scare you. Leverage can help strengthen your voice and strengthen you as an individual so that you can be heard! Remember, in mathematics, leverage means 1+1=2. But in principle, leverage means 1+1=1000!

-LOYALTY: This is stick-to-it-iveness and is something you must have to see your way to the end.

-AND: The burning question we all have..."Why Do I Do This?" Well, it's LOVE, ACTUALLY!

News


Environmentalist Erin Brockovich expands water contamination investigation in Merrimack

MERRIMACK — Environmental activist Erin Brockovich and the law firm that recently filed a class-action lawsuit against Saint-Gobain Performance Plastics and Honeywell International over water contamination are expanding their investigation to include the town of Merrimack.

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