Congratulations to San Diego attorney Paul F. Prather, who was named one of the Trial Lawyers of the Year  by the Public Justice Foundation, a public interest firm based in Washington, D.C. Mr. Prather was part of the legal team that won a $1.15 billion judgment against paint manufacturers, winning on the argument that the lead paint in homes is a public nuisance that poses a great risk to children. If the opposing party does not prevail on appeal, San Diego could receive more than $80 million to remove lead paint in homes.