Kaiser Gornick LLP

Kaiser Gornick LLP

California mesothelioma lawyers specializing in helping California, Washington, Oregon and Utah clients who have been diagnosed with mesothelioma obtain maximum compensation. Knows the West Coast asbestos exposure & has had excellent results.

Firm Overview

Mesothelioma and Defective Product LitigationNationwide Representation in Product Liability, Mesothelioma and Defective Drug Cases

The law firm of Kaiser Gornick LLP is a premier mesothelioma firm that represents individuals who have been harmed by asbestos and now have developed mesothelioma. Our founding partners, Jeffrey A. Kaiser and Lawrence J. Gornick, have helped hundreds of families and recovered hundreds of millions of dollars on their behalf.

With the ability to care and the capacity to win, Kaiser Gornick has the size, experience and resources to effectively handle every case we take, while treating each client with the commitment and dedication that he or she deserves. While we specialize on the West Coast and adjacent states, we are a nationally recognized leader in mesothelioma litigation.

Both of our founding partners have extensive experience representing both plaintiffs and defendants. As such, we know the tactics and strategies employed by large companies and their lawyers.

Kaiser Gornick LLP devotes substantial resources to every case we accept. The firm has ample personnel and financial resources to take on the largest companies. We pride ourselves on providing personal attention and being responsive to our client's needs. We believe this approach enables Kaiser Gornick LLP to obtain the very best results for our clients.
Main Office
Main Office
100 First Street, 25th Floor
San Francisco  CA  94105
  • (800) 595-9045
  • (415) 857-7499
Premier nationwide law firm with extensive experience fighting on behalf of mesothelioma victims affected by asbestos exposure

Asbestos and Mesothelioma

Asbestos is a term that refers to a group of six kinds of naturally occurring mineral fibers. Three types of these asbestos fibers have been used in commercial products and applications for over a century:
Chrysotile, or white asbestos, comes mainly from Canada and has been widely used in the U.S.
Amosite, or brown asbestos, comes from southern Africa.
Crocidolite, or blue asbestos, comes from southern Africa and Australia.

All three of these types of asbestos pose significant risks to humans who ingest or inhale them. Asbestos, after being mined and processed, consists of very fine, microscopic, needle-shaped fibers. These fibers are small enough that they cannot be seen unless the concentration in the air is very high. These fibers can also break easily into dust that can float in the air and stick to clothes.

Asbestos fibers can become lodged in the linings of organs including the lungs, digestive system and heart and cause inflammation, cellular damage and a variety of terminal diseases, including mesothelioma.

The Dangers of Asbestos

Although the dangers of asbestos have been widely known for decades, companies used the mineral to make a number of products since it mixed well into other materials and made products stronger, more flexible and fire-retardant. Since the fibers do not dissolve or evaporate with water, the fibers are easy to mix. As a result, asbestos was used in products commonly found in homes and on job sites throughout the United States.

In addition to mesothelioma, asbestos also increases the risk of lung, colorectal, gastrointestinal, kidney, esophageal and gall bladder cancer.

Jeffrey Kaiser

Jeff Kaiser has litigated defective product cases for 20 years, representing clients throughout the United States. Jeff has trial expertise and has argued appeals in both state and federal courts. As manager of the firm's mesothelioma practice, he oversees each case from initial client introduction to trial or settlement.

Jeff understands that litigation can be stressful for clients. As such, he does everything possible to make the process more comfortable by staying personally involved in the cases and by having regular contact with clients. During his career Jeff has gained a reputation for conducting focused and aggressive discovery against corporations who have manufactured defective products. These efforts level the playing field and position the case for the best possible resolution.

Jeff has personally negotiated multiple eight-figure settlements in individual cases during his career and has resolved hundreds of cases. In recognition of his work in representing individuals harmed by defective products, Jeff is regularly selected to the list of Northern California Super Lawyers. He is also often asked to speak at conferences on issues related to mesothelioma and defective product litigation and to share his experience with other lawyers.
  • Bar Number: 160594
    California , 1992
  • University of California at Berkeley, Boalt Hall School of Law
    J.D. , 1992
    Honors: Recipient, Jamison Award for Scholarship and Advocacy
  • San Francisco State University
    B.A. , 1983
    Magna cum laude

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