Ben Goldstein is a shareholder at Simmons Hanly Conroy. Based in the firm’s San Francisco office, Ben serves as the firm’s West Coast Asbestos Litigation Manager. He has been representing plaintiffs injured by exposure to asbestos, benzene and other toxic substances and environmental contaminants for over a decade. Ben has been the responsible attorney on dozens of multi-million dollar results on behalf of victims suffering from mesothelioma, lung cancer, leukemia, non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma and other diseases caused by toxic exposures. His work involves every phase of litigation, including complex settlement negotiation and trial.

After graduating from the College of Charleston, Ben earned his Juris Doctorate with honors from the University of San Francisco School of Law. He is licensed to practice law in California. Additionally, he is a member of the American Association for Justice, the Consumer Attorneys of California and the San Francisco Trial Lawyers Association.

Ben is conversationally proficient in Spanish and Mandarin Chinese.

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Practice Areas:

  • Mesothelioma & Asbestos
  • Toxic Torts / Products Liability

Bar and Court Admissions:

  • California


Articles and Presentations:

  • Co-authored Asbestos-Related Lung Cancer: Medical and Scientific Consensus Versus Imaginative Lawyering, HarrisMartin Columns Publishing (2013)
  • Presented on “Lung Cancer: Filing Trends and Medical Causation” at Perrin Asbestos Litigation Conference: A National Overview & Outlook Conference in San Francisco, CA (2013)
  • Moderated panel of speakers on “The Emerging Lung Cancer Case: An Analysis of Surging Filing Trends, Asbestos Trust Issues and the Modern Causation Case” at Perrin Asbestos Litigation Conference: Cutting Edge Issues in Asbestos Litigation Conference in Beverley Hills, CA (2014)
  • Presented as a panelist regarding “Hot Topics in Asbestos Litigation” at the American Bar Association Tort Trial & Insurance Practice Section’s (TIPS) 23rd Annual Spring CLE Meeting of the Toxic Torts and Environmental Law Committee in Phoenix, AZ. (2014)

Representative Experience:

  • Mesothelioma & Asbestos
  • Toxic Torts / Products Liability
  • Morrison v. Copeland Corporation, SFSC 432013.  Verdict: $5 million.  March 8, 2006.
  • Johnsen v. Kaiser Gypsum Co., SFSC 442973.  Verdict: $5.9 million.  May 18, 2006.


  • Consumer Attorneys of California
  • American Association for Justice
  • San Francisco Trial Lawyers Association


  • College of Charleston
  • University of San Francisco with Honors