Erika Girardi is the newest member of The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills. What sets her apart from the other rich and equally buxom women is her career. While Lisa Vanderpump runs her upscale restaurants and Emmy-winner Eileen Davidson continues to act, Girardi feeds a wildly successful career as a dance club pop star. As her alter ego Erika Jayne, Girardi sings and dances — let’s just say with abandon. “If I don’t’ honor my inner bad girl,” Girardi says, “I’m not going to be happy.” You know who likes to see her happy? Her husband, Tom Girardi.
Tom Girardi is the 76-year-old Los Angeles lawyer who has a reputation for being the “king of the class action lawsuit.” He was the first attorney in the state of California to win a $1 million-plus award for a medical malpractice case (that was in 1970, before Erika was born). One of Girardi’s other claims-to-fame is the $333 million settlement he got for his clients from Pacific Gas & Electric, the case that inspired the film Erin Brockovich. He is a founding partner of the law firm Girardi | Keese. The Real Housewives Beverly Hills airs Tuesdays at 9pm on Bravo.