Kazan, McClain, Satterley & Greenwood, A Professional Law Corporation

Helping Asbestos Victims Since 1974

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Kazan, McClain, Satterley & Greenwood, A Professional Law Corporation

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Kazan Law
Jack London Market 55 Harrison Street, Suite 400
Oakland  CA  94607

  • (877) 995-6372
  • (510) 835-4913
Kazan Law is a mesothelioma plaintiff firm located in Oakland California. The Firm's experienced attorneys have been representing the victims of asbestos-related diseases since 1974.
Since its founding in 1974, Kazan Law has represented thousands of people suffering from asbestos related illnesses, particularly mesothelioma. Our principals include pioneers in asbestos litigation and are among the most experienced mesothelioma lawyers in California. We have unmatched experience in asbestos bankruptcy reorganizations and asbestos bankruptcy funds.

Kazan Law is consulted by and gives advice to more than a thousand potential clients each year. We have filed more than two thousand cases in our history. We are proud that our California mesothelioma law firm Kazan Law is large enough to have extensive resources and many years of experience, yet small enough to ensure—by limiting new cases to 20–25 per year—that every client receives individual and outstanding representation.

At Kazan Law each case is individually developed and handled by a select group of lawyers, paralegals and investigators. This team has the resources of the entire office to draw upon, including professional investigators and extensive databases.

The mesothelioma attorneys at Kazan Law have the focus, experience and knowledge to handle your case and secure the justice and compensation you deserve.

Steven Kazan

Founding, senior and managing principal; admitted to New York (since 1967-) and California (since 1970-) Bars; U.S. Courts of Appeals, Third, Fifth and Ninth Circuits; California and U.S. District Courts, Northern and Eastern Districts of California; U.S. Supreme Court; Harvard University (LL.B., 1966); Brandeis University (A.B., 1963.)

I filed my first case on behalf of an asbestos victim in 1974, and since then have represented thousands of injured workers and their family members in court cases.

  • Harvard University
    LL.B , 1966
    Cambridge, MA
  • Brandeis University
    A.B. , 1963
    Boston, MA

David McClain

My first job out of law school was for the San Francisco Neighborhood Legal Assistance Foundation, where we provided legal services to people who could not otherwise afford them. Then, with two friends, I opened a law office in the Mission neighborhood of San Francisco, mainly serving Latino clients.

In 1981 I was asked to help try an asbestos case in Long Beach, and I moved down to Los Angeles to represent a number of injured shipyard workers. However, I missed the Bay Area and moved back to join Steven Kazan's practice. I have tried a number of asbestos cases and in 1989 I obtained what was then the highest verdict in California for a single plaintiff in an asbestos case. (My record, however, lasted only a few years, as my partners subsequently broke it.)

  • Hastings College of the Law, University of California
    J.D , 1972
    San Francisco, CA
  • University of California, Los Angeles
    B.A. , 1969
    Los Angeles, CA

Dianna Lyons

I grew up in California's Central Valley in a migrant farm worker family and spent 26 years with C

  • University of California Davis, School of Law
    J.D. , 1977
    Davis, CA
  • California State University, Stanislaus
    B.A. , 1966
    Stanislaus, CA

Gordon Greenwood

Gordon Greenwood has made a career of representing real people. In 1998, Gordon began working as an Associate at Kazan, McClain. For more than a decade, he has represented hundreds of persons who either worked with or around asbestos containing products, or whose families worked with these toxins. Also, he has prosecuted claims on behalf of victims of construction accidents and victims of medical malpractice. He has represented clients located throughout the United States, and who worked in various industries, including commercial construction, residential construction, auto maintenance and repair, military service, oil refineries and power plants.

  • George Washington University School of Law
    J.D. , 1988
    Washington DC, DC
  • Morehouse College
    B.A. , 1985
    Atlanta, GA

James Oberman

For many years as an attorney, I represented the interests of both large corporations and real people. I have decided that I prefer helping real people, and am therefore devoting my career to fighting for the rights of those harmed by corporate greed and indifference.

My practice for the last several years has focused on prosecuting and defending appeals and motions on behalf of the victims of asbestos-caused personal injury. It has been my great fortune to have been involved in some of the most important recent battles raging in our appellate courts concerning asbestos victims' rights. I will continue to do everything within my power to insure that those responsible for the asbestos scourge are held fully accountable.

  • Hastings College of the Law, University of California
    J.D. Cum Laude , 1985
    San Francisco, CA
  • California State University, Northridge
    B.A. , 1979
    Northridge, CA

Frances Schreiberg

I became a lawyer in order to help defend many forms of resistance during the height of the Vietnam anti-war movement. After practicing as a criminal defense attorney with a number of public defender offices, I taught juvenile law and supervised a criminal law clinic at the University of San Francisco School of Law.

Having been an active union member throughout my work life, I switched my emphasis in the mid-70's to defending the rights of workers. I consulted with and later worked for the Agricultural Labor Relations Board, training administrative law judges, attorneys and investigators.

  • Bar Number: Attorney
    California , 1973
  • Bar Number: Attorney
    New York , 1972
  • New York University School of Law
    J.D. , 1972
    New York, NY
  • Northwestern University
    B.A. , 1968
    Evanston, IL

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