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Berkeley Mesothelioma

Berkeley Mesothelioma Lawyers

The Berkeley mesothelioma lawyers represent individuals and their families who live in Berkeley or were exposed to asbestos within the city. We offer hope to families whose lives have been tragically and irreversibly affected by mesothelioma and other asbestos related diseases.



Berkeley is located in Alameda County, California and was named for philosopher George Berkeley, who wrote “Westward the course of empire takes it way.”  It is best known for the main University of California campus and for its role in the free speech movement and other campaigns for political awareness and social justice.  Berkeley lies along the eastern shore of San Francisco Bay, just north of Oakland and across the water from San Francisco and the famed Golden Gate Bridge.



Long before the Spanish arrived in California, thousands of native Ohlone inhabited the coastal lands near what is now called Berkeley, sustained by the mild climate and plentiful acorns, wild game and shellfish.

When the area was initially settled in 1853, it was given the name Ocean View. It was incorporated as Berkeley in 1878.

Like much of the San Francisco Bay Area,  Berkeley saw periods of rapid population growth during the Gold Rush, and following the 1906 earthquake, when refugees from San Francisco fled to the East Bay.

In 1873, the College of California moved from Oakland to Berkeley, and became what is known today as the University of California.

In 1923, a fire swept down the Berkeley hills, destroying 584 homes in the  neighborhoods north of the campus. Similar conditions led to the devastating 1991 Tunnel Fire, affecting parts of Berkeley and neighboring Oakland.

In addition to the University of California at Berkeley, other education institutions in Berkeley include the Graduate Theological Union, the Jesuit School of Theology, and the Pacific School of Religion. The research facilities of Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory are also in Berkeley.  Berkeley hosts many museums, including the Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive, Lawrence Hall of Science, the Phoebe Hearst Museum of Anthropology, the Judah L. Magnes Museum, and the Habitot Children’s Museum.  Tilden Regional Park, with hiking trails, children’s farm, nature center, and botanical gardens rings the city.

Berkeley rose to national consciousness during the 1960’s, with the Free Speech movement, a campus-wide act of civil disobedience.  Berkeley activists also spawned the disability rights movement and the “slow foods”  movement,  emphasizing fresh, organic, and locally sourced foods. Berkeley remains an epicenter of social and environmental activism.

Today, Berkeley has a vibrant diverse culture both on campus and off, with fine multi-cultural restaurants,  live music and galleries. Berkeley is home to approximately 121,000 people.



The mesothelioma lawyers at Kazan, McClain, Satterley & Greenwood have over 45 years of experience working with mesothelioma lawsuits in Berkeley and throughout California. Our mesothelioma lawyers can come to your home to discuss your work history, and to guide you through the mesothelioma lawsuit process.  Occupational exposure to asbestos may have taken place many years in the past, and it is often necessary to take a detailed work history to determine exposure.

Many Berkeley mesothelioma lawsuits involve exposure to asbestos that occurred locally within the city. Berkeley is home to many facilities and construction projects that may have used considerable amounts of asbestos products and asbestos-containing equipment in the past.    

Berkeley mesothelioma lawsuits have been brought based on asbestos exposure that occurred at many specific worksites around the city including:

  • BART Stations, Berkeley, North Berkeley – Construction site
  • Bell Carter Olive Co., Berkeley – Food processing plant
  • California Ink Co., Berkeley – Manufacturing plant
  • Colgate Palmolive, Berkeley – Manufacturing plant
  • Commercial construction jobsites, Berkeley – Construction sites
  • East Bay Municipal Utility District (Water District) – Utility services
  • Glidden Durkee, Berkeley – Manufacturing plant
  • Pacific Steel Casting, Berkeley – Foundry
  • U.C. Berkeley Accelerator Laboratory, Berkeley – Laboratory
  • U.C. Berkeley, Berkeley – Construction site


Berkeley  mesothelioma cases can involve industrial and shipyard exposure to asbestos by many different kinds of workers, in a variety of industrial jobs, trades, and occupations, including:

  • Boilermakers
  • Carpenters
  • Construction Workers
  • Custodians
  • Drillers
  • Drywallers
  • Electricians
  • Flooring Installers
  • Foundry Workers
  • Glaziers
  • Home Repair
  • HVAC Repair
  • Insulators
  • Iron Workers
  • Laborers
  • Lathers
  • Machine Operators
  • Machinists
  • Engineers
  • Molders
  • Painters
  • Paintmakers
  • Pipe Installation
  • Pipefitters
  • Plasterers
  • Plumbers
  • Public Works projects
  • Repairman
  • Riggers
  • Roofers
  • Seaman
  • Sheetmetal Workers
  • Steamfitters
  • Superintendents/Foremen
  • Tiremen
  • Vehicle Repair
  • Welders


The Berkeley mesothelioma lawyers at Kazan, McClain, Satterley & Greenwood have brought successful asbestos exposure lawsuits arising from asbestos exposure at many types of worksites in Berkeley and across California, including:

  • aerospace
  • airports
  • automobile plants
  • chemical plants
  • construction sites
  • electric companies
  • factories
  • food-processing plants
  • foundries
  • garages
  • grocery retailers
  • laboratories
  • lumber yards
  • manufacturing plants
  • military facilities
  • Navy ships
  • oil refineries
  • shipyards


The Berkeley mesothelioma lawyers at Kazan, McClain, Satterley & Greenwood have also brought successful “take home” mesothelioma lawsuits on behalf of spouses and family members of workers who were exposed to take-home asbestos at their worksites in Berkeley and brought the asbestos home on their work clothes.

Asbestos exposed workers in Berkeley mesothelioma lawsuits have received care and treatment at hospitals and medical centers throughout the city of Berkeley and in nearby communities. Treatment centers close to Berkeley include:

  • Kaiser Permanente – Berkeley, Oakland, Pleasanton, San Leandro, Union City
  • John Muir Health – Berkeley, Pleasanton
  • Epic Care – Berkeley, Castro Valley, Dublin, Emeryville, Hayward, Livermore, Oakland, San Leandro
  • University of California Health Care – U.C.S.F. – Berkeley, Oakland, Fremont, Pleasanton
  • Veterans Affairs – Livermore, Oakland, Fremont
  • Stanford Health Care – Berkeley, Emeryville, Castro Valley, Hayward, Pleasanton, Oakland
  • Sutter Health – Berkeley, Oakland, Castro Valley, San Leandro, Fremont, Dublin, Oakland, Emeryville, Berkeley, Albany



The offices of the mesothelioma law firm of Kazan, McClain, Satterley & Greenwood are located in the beautiful Jack London Square area of Oakland, California, minutes away from Berkeley.  The Kazan firm’s mesothelioma lawyers are able to file and prosecute cases in Berkeley and throughout California.

Berkeley mesothelioma lawsuits are considered complex civil litigation and are handled in the civil court system.  Mesothelioma lawsuits are designated complex litigation and are handled in the court’s dedicated Asbestos Department, in the Alameda County courthouse in Oakland.  Plaintiffs in Berkeley mesothelioma lawsuits are often entitled to preference on the court’s trial calendars, allowing their cases to proceed quickly to trial and resolution.

Over the last four decades, the Berkeley mesothelioma firm of Kazan, McClain, Satterley & Greenwood has recovered over $4 billion in jury verdicts and settlements in mesothelioma cases arising throughout California, the Bay area, and in the city of Berkeley.



If you or someone in your family has been diagnosed with mesothelioma, contact us now to speak with one of our partners. The Berkeley mesothelioma lawyers at Kazan McClain, Satterley & Greenwood will bring their decades of expertise and success to your claim for mesothelioma caused by asbestos exposure in Berkeley. We can be reached 24/7.  To get a free consultation with one of our mesothelioma attorneys, please call 1-888-887-1238, fill out the form on this page or use our live chat widget.


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