California Mesothelioma Lawyers

When you or a family member is diagnosed with mesothelioma, everything changes. We understand this is an incredibly difficult time for you and your family. While no amount of compensation can buy you a medical miracle, filing a mesothelioma lawsuit can help lift financial burdens, so you can focus on what’s important.

Simmons Hanly Conroy is a national mesothelioma law firm with offices in San Francisco and the Los Angeles area. Our mesothelioma lawyers have recovered over $8.7 billion on behalf of thousands of clients affected by mesothelioma across the country, including over $556 million for families in California alone.

Our California Offices

El Segundo Office

100 N. Pacific Coast Highway

Suite 1350

El Segundo, CA 90245

(310) 773-0325

San Francisco Office

455 Market St.

Suite 2220

San Francisco, CA 94105

(415) 630-2566

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Working with Mesothelioma Clients in California

Our California mesothelioma lawyers will handle every step of the legal process on your behalf, so you can focus on your family and health. We only get paid if your case results in compensation, and contacting us is free.

We know that traveling during this time might be difficult, so our mesothelioma lawyers in California will come to you, wherever you may be.

Over the past decade, we have represented many clients throughout all of California, including families from the following locations:

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Top Mesothelioma Verdicts in California

At Simmons Hanly Conroy, our mesothelioma lawyers are dedicated to fighting to get our clients the results they deserve. In doing so, our firm has secured several Top 100 Verdicts in California, according to both the National Law Journal and VerdictSearch, which track the nation’s largest jury verdicts each year.

Top 100 Jury Verdict & Daily Journal Top 10 Plaintiffs’ Verdict of 2019 in California

$34 million

A Los Angeles jury awarded $34 million to Janet Putt and her husband Arthur, who was diagnosed with mesothelioma after working at service stations in Southern California and Indiana in the late 1960s and ‘70s. During his work, he was repeatedly exposed to asbestos-containing brakes manufactured by Ford.

Top 100 Jury Verdict in 2018

$30.2 million

A Los Angeles jury awarded $30.2 million to Lori Morgan and her husband Norris, who was diagnosed with mesothelioma after working as a construction supervisor in Southern California. During his work, he was repeatedly exposed to asbestos-containing transite pipes sold by J-M Manufacturing (J-MM).

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California Mesothelioma Settlements

Our California asbestos attorneys have recovered over $556 million to help California families affected by mesothelioma pay for medical bills and hold those who harmed them accountable.

A few of Simmons Hanly Conroy’s top mesothelioma settlement amounts recovered for our California clients are listed below.

Recent Settlements

$1.8 Million

Santa Cruz Pipefitter/Welder Pleural Mesothelioma

$5.1 Million

Sacramento Union HVAC Worker 60-year-old, Pleural Mesothelioma

$2.3 Million

Homemaker 65-year-old, Peritoneal Mesothelioma

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  • $2.2 million awarded to the wife of a California engineer who suffered from pleural mesothelioma
  • $1.12 million granted to the wife of a California warehouse worker who died of mesothelioma
  • $3.2 million in mesothelioma settlements awarded to the family of a 68-year-old California worker in the food processing industry
  • $2.8 million secured in mesothelioma settlements to the family of a California woman who died of secondary exposure
  • $2.69 million granted to the family of a California shipyard worker affected by malignant mesothelioma
  • Almost $760,000 in mesothelioma settlements to the family of a California man who experienced secondary exposure through coal mining
  • $2.54 million awarded to a part-time auto mechanic in California diagnosed with mesothelioma
  • Almost $900,000 granted to a 69-year-old California truck driver diagnosed with pleural mesothelioma
  • $1.3 million awarded to the heirs of a prison guard from California who died from peritoneal mesothelioma
  • $3.43 million in mesothelioma settlements awarded to a 43-year-old California woman in the medical industry
  • Nearly $1.2 million secured on behalf of the family of a San Diego woman working in the aviation field with peritoneal mesothelioma
  • $4 million to the family of a Los Angeles area teacher who died of mesothelioma
  • $3.6 million awarded to the family of a Los Angeles laborer diagnosed with pleural mesothelioma
  • $5.6 million in mesothelioma settlements secured for a 65-year-old man from Santa Barbara who worked in the airline industry
  • $1.4 million in mesothelioma settlements awarded to a U.S. Navy veteran from California
  • $3 million awarded in mesothelioma settlements to a 69-year-old California Navy veteran who also worked as a telephone technician
  • Nearly $1 million secured for the heirs of a California state worker
  • $972,000 in mesothelioma settlements allocated to the family of a California furnace operator
  • $1.8 million granted to a California electrician who died from mesothelioma
  • $2.7 million in mesothelioma settlements awarded to the family of a California plasterer
  • $2.9 million in settlements secured for the family of a California pipefitter diagnosed with pleural mesothelioma
  • Nearly $1.7 million to a 69-year-old California UAW member with pleural mesothelioma
  • $1.3 million in mesothelioma settlements granted to an 85-year-old beautician near Los Angeles
  • $2.5 million secured for a 78-year-old California switchman diagnosed with mesothelioma
  • $1.8 million awarded to a 64-year-old California resident who worked in the food and dairy industry
  • $4.3 million for the family of a 52-year-old U.S. Marine veteran from California who died of mesothelioma
  • Almost $775,000 in mesothelioma settlements granted to the family of a California plumber/pipefitter
  • Nearly $1 million in mesothelioma settlements to a California man exposed to asbestos while working for a manufacturer
  • $1.4 million in mesothelioma settlements secured for the family of a San Diego shipbuilder
  • $1.6 million designated to a California shipyard worker and painter who died from pleural mesothelioma
  • $1.15 million secured in mesothelioma settlements for a 64-year-old Los Angeles general maintenance worker
  • $3.29 million in mesothelioma settlements awarded to the family of a 74-year-old California man
  • $2.4 million granted to a California Navy veteran who worked as a boiler tender and was diagnosed with pleural mesothelioma

Our firm represents people harmed by mesothelioma and other asbestos-related cancers on an individual basis, so the results above are reflective of each individual’s mesothelioma story. Results will vary by case depending on the individual’s exposure, age, diagnosis and several other factors.

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See What Our Clients Say

Every mesothelioma lawyer at Simmons Hanly Conroy is committed to standing for our clients and giving them a powerful voice in our country’s legal system. But you don’t have to take our word for it — see what some of our past clients have to say about their experience working with us below.


Filing a Mesothelioma Lawsuit in California

Our California mesothelioma lawyers are prepared to help you understand the lawsuit process and guide you through the legal system. We have 60 attorneys in our mesothelioma practice who solely focus on helping people like you.

Each senior attorney operates within a small legal team composed of several experienced legal staff members, which ensures you will receive personalized attention while your case works its way through this complex legal process.

Members of your legal team include:

  • Several associate attorneys
  • Paralegals
  • Medical staff
  • Investigators

Together, your team can handle every step of the legal process on your behalf, from collecting evidence for your case to filing your lawsuit in time.

Statute of Limitations: A Deadline to Taking Action

California has a unique set of laws called statutes of limitation that restrict how long mesothelioma patients and their family members have to file a mesothelioma lawsuit. This makes it particularly important to contact a mesothelioma attorney in California as soon as possible after your diagnosis.

If you’d like to talk to a mesothelioma lawyer in California about a potential case, we’re available to meet with you in your home or a location of your choosing.

Asbestos Exposure and Mesothelioma in California

Our previous experience representing mesothelioma victims in California is important because it means we are familiar with California job sites where asbestos exposure occurred.

Asbestos is a deadly mineral that has been used in thousands of products in multiple industries including manufacturing, steel working, shipbuilding and more. When asbestos fibers are inhaled or ingested they increase a person’s risk of contracting an asbestos-related disease like mesothelioma.

Our experienced attorneys have helped our past clients identify their asbestos exposures and they are ready to help you and your family as well.

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Asbestos Sites in California

Over the years, a number of building and work sites in California have been tied to asbestos exposure. The following is a partial list of some of those sites that have been linked. Please note this is not a complete list, and it does not necessarily reflect current conditions.

  • Burbank
  • Lockheed Martin Aircraft Terminal
  • Lockheed Martin Aircraft Service
  • Camp Pendleton
  • Camp Pendleton Marine Corps Base
  • U.S. Marine Base Field Medical School
  • Long Beach
  • Long Beach Naval Station
  • Long Beach Naval Shipyard
  • Bethlehem Steel Shipyard
  • California Shipbuilding Company
  • Todd Shipyard
  • Procter & Gamble Plant
  • USS Cavalier
  • U.S. Naval Shipyard
  • Los Angeles
  • Atlantic Richfield (ARCO) Refinery
  • Los Angeles International Airport (LAX)
  • ARCO Twin Towers
  • Los Angeles County Jail
  • Tishman Office Building
  • Firestone Tire Store
  • Ford Assembly Plant
  • Southern
  • Edison Building
  • Texas Corporation Office Building
  • University of California Medical Center
  • Western Pipe & Steel Company
  • U.S. Rubber Tire & Synthetic Rubber Plant
  • Union Pacific Switchyard
  • Western Pipe & Steel Plant
  • Richmond
  • Standard Oil Refinery
  • Chevron Refinery
  • Willamette Shipyard
  • Shell Oil Refinery
  • Richmond Kaiser Shipyards (#1- #4)
  • San Bernardino
  • Norton Air Force Base
  • San Diego
  • San Diego Naval Shipyard
  • Naval Training Center (NTC)
  • San Diego Naval Base
  • Naval Air Station (NAS) North Island
  • Marine Corps Air Station (MCAS) Miramar
  • Naval Station (NAVSTA) 32nd Street
  • Campbell Shipyard
  • Conair Aircraft Plant
  • San Diego Marine Base
  • Point Loma Naval Submarine Base
  • U.S. Navy Troop Transport Ship
  • Southwest Marine Shipyard
  • Industrial Command U.S. Naval Repair Base
  • Camp Kearney
  • National Steel
  • Shipbuilding (NASSCO) aka General Dynamics
  • Consolidated Aircraft Corp
  • San Diego Gas & Electric Building
  • Naval Supply Center
  • Naval Housing
  • Port Nimitz Naval Base
  • San Diego Power Plant
  • San Diego Military Station
  • Silver Gate Power Plant
  • San Diego Radio School
  • Silver Gate Power Plant
  • Valley Electric
  • San Francisco
  • Hunters Point Naval Shipyard
  • San Francisco Naval Shipyard
  • Bethlehem Steel Shipyard
  • Treasure Island Naval
  • Moore Drydock Shipyard
  • U.S. Naval Base
  • Western Pipe & Steel Shipyard
  • Candlestick
  • Park Office Building
  • Western Pipe & Steel
  • Southern Pacific Railroad Office Buildings A and B
  • U.S. Steel Shipyard
  • Wilmington
  • ARCO Refinery (Atlantic Richfield Co)
  • Consolidated Steel Shipyard
  • Texaco Refinery
  • Bethlehem Steel
  • Union Oil Refinery
  • ARCO Oil Company
  • UNOCAL Oil Refinery
  • Standard Oil

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Meet Our Award-Winning Mesothelioma Attorneys in California

When you work with the California mesothelioma attorneys at Simmons Hanly Conroy, you get the personal support of a local legal team with the resources and reach of a national law firm. Meet a few of our firm’s many award-winning mesothelioma lawyers below.

Our Mesothelioma Clients in California

Every person diagnosed with mesothelioma or another asbestos-related disease has a unique story. Here at Simmons Hanly Conroy, we believe there is power in sharing those stories. Our lawyers have helped many people over the decades secure mesothelioma compensation. We are honored to have been able to make a significant difference in their lives and the lives of their loved ones.

As you learn about our clients’ stories, please understand that recovery results vary. No two stories and no two cases are exactly alike. Each mesothelioma case reflects the unique parts of each person’s story.

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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.