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Brea Mesothelioma

Brea Mesothelioma Lawyers

Brea mesothelioma lawyers represent individuals and their families who were diagnosed with an asbestos-related illness, including asbestosis, lung cancer, and mesothelioma resulting from their exposure to asbestos, talc or talcum powder. We offer hope to families whose lives have been tragically and irreversibly affected by mesothelioma and other asbestos related diseases.

Brea Mesothelioma


Brea is located in the foothills at the northern end of Orange County, California.  It is about 9 miles from Anaheim, 30 miles from Los Angeles, 36 miles from Long Beach, and 38 miles from the La Brea Tar Pits in Los Angeles, CA.  According to the 2023 U.S. Census Data, an estimated 48,479 people make their home in Brea.  Brea was incorporated as a city on February 23, 1917.



The indigenous Acjachemen (also known as Juaneno), Tongva (also known as Gabrielino) and Payomkawichum (also known as Luiseno) Tribes all lived in Southern CA, for thousands of years before the Spaniards’ 1769 expedition.  These Tribes lived in southern Los Angeles County, Orange County and Northern San Diego County.   Brea is known as the Tongva (Kizh) people’s ancestral home. Many California Native Tribes were decimated by the Spanish Mission System, European diseases, conflict with settlers and soldiers and forced removal to reservations or rancherias. 

Brea, California was the combination of two towns, the Village of Olinda founded in 1890, and the Village of Randolph (which was later named Brea), founded in 1908. On January 19, 1911, the two villages merged and a Township map reflected the merger was filed under the new name of Brea. The word Brea is a Spanish word and means tar, bitumen or naturally occurring asphalt.

In 1894, Abel Stearns, sold 1200 acres west of Olinda Village to the newly created Union Oil Company of California. Around 1898, the Union Oil Co. struck a massive deposit setting off an oil boom. For about 25 years, the Brea-Olinda oilfield produced 20% of the world’s oil and drove the growth of a new kind of community. 

By 1898, the hills surrounding the Olinda Village, housed many oil executives, as well as oil field workers. A number of businesses and industries sprang up to serve the growing number of families living around the oil wells. Many of the worker’s dwellings were temporary wooden houses and easily disassembled so that the workers could follow future oil wells when the current well dwindled in oil production.

Brea was not only known for its nearby oil fields but Brea has an agrarian past as well.  Brea’s economy was based on thousands of acres of citrus trees. In the 1920s, the Brea Chamber of Commerce promoted the city with the slogan “Oil, Oranges and Opportunity.” The Chamber of Commerce promoted Brea a as having the world’s largest Orange Grove. Before 1950, the Brea citrus industry employed Chinese, Japanese and later on Mexican-American workers to work the citrus fields and live in citrus camps.

In 1919, Orange County established segregated schools at the citrus camps, including Mexican-American children. This discriminatory practice led to the groundbreaking 1946, Mendez v. Westminster case. The California Ninth Circuit ruled that the Orange County system of school segregation violated the Equal Protection Clause of the 14th amendment. The Mendez case preceded the Brown v. Board of Education case by at least 8 years.

In 1950, when the Orange Freeway (57) was constructed it provided Brea easy access to the greater Los Angeles and Orange County area.  The new 57 freeway allowed for residential growth in Brea through the 1970s. Brea has come a long way in terms of diversifying its community. Today, Brea is 51% White, 26.3% Asian, and 31.1% Latino.



The mesothelioma lawyers at Kazan, McClain, Satterley & Greenwood work throughout California and will come to your home in Brea to discuss your work history, and to guide you through the mesothelioma lawsuit process. Exposure to asbestos, talc or talcum powder may have taken place many years in the past, and generally, it is necessary to take a detailed work history to determine exposure. 

Many Brea mesothelioma lawsuits involve exposure to asbestos that occurred in the city or in the surrounding area. Brea mesothelioma lawsuits have been brought based on asbestos exposure that occurred at many nearby worksites around the city, including:

  • Agricultural Operations
  • Ameron Plant-(Amercoat, Amerplate)-Manufacturing-Brea
  • Auto Body Shops-Automotive Repair
  • California Zonolite-Santa Ana
  • Commercial Construction
  • Hamilton Materials, Orange-Manufacturing Plant
  • Hill Bros. Chem. Co., Orange-Manufacturing Plant
  • Irvine Ranch Water District, Irvine-Water District
  • Kaiser Gypsum, Santa Ana- Manufacturing Plant
  • La Habra Plant, Anaheim-Manufacturing Plant
  • Lido Shipyard, Newport Beach-Shipyard
  • Longview Fiber, Los Alamitos-Pulp and Paper Mill
  • Los Alamitos Naval Air Station-Military Facility
  • Merlex Stucco, Orange-Manufacturing Plant
  • Residential Construction
  • School Construction
  • South Coast Company, Newport Beach-Shipyard
  • Southern Cal. Edison, (Alamitos and Huntington Beach)-Power Plant
  • Water Pipe Installations

Brea mesothelioma cases may involve industrial, residential and construction exposure to asbestos by many different kinds of workers, in a variety of industrial jobs, trades, and occupations, including:

  • Automotive
  • 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
  • Marine Engineers
  • Miners
  • 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 Brea mesothelioma lawyers at Kazan, McClain, Satterley & Greenwood have brought successful asbestos exposure lawsuits arising from asbestos exposure at many types of worksites across California, including:

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

The Brea 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 asbestos at their worksites in Brea and inadvertently brought the asbestos dust home on their work clothes.

Asbestos exposed workers in Brea mesothelioma lawsuits have received treatment at hospitals and medical centers within Orange County, and throughout Southern California. These Orange County mesothelioma treatment facilities include:

  • Kaiser Permanente: Aliso Viejo, Anaheim, Brea, Garden Grove, Irvine, La Habra, La Palma, Laguna Hills, Lake Forest, Mission Viejo, Orange, San Juan Capistrano, Santa Ana, Tustin, Yorba Linda
  • University of California Health Care: Orange, Irvine
  • UC Irvine: Orange, Irvine
  • Veterans Affairs Community Clinic: Anaheim, Laguna Hills, Santa Ana


The Brea mesothelioma lawyers of  Kazan, McClain, Satterley & Greenwood have brought hundreds of successful mesothelioma cases on behalf of workers injured throughout California, including Orange County and in the city of Brea.

In Southern California, Mesothelioma lawsuits are designated complex litigation and cases in Los Angeles, Orange, and San Diego Counties have been consolidated under one Judge. Plaintiffs in Orange County mesothelioma lawsuits are often entitled to preference on the Los Angeles County court’s trial calendars, allowing their cases to proceed quickly to trial and resolution.

The offices of the mesothelioma law firm of Kazan, McClain, Satterley & Greenwood are located in the Jack London Square neighborhood of Oakland, California. The Kazan, McClain, Satterley & Greenwood mesothelioma lawyers are able to file mesothelioma lawsuits in Brea, in Orange County and throughout California.

For nearly five decades, the Brea mesothelioma law firm of Kazan, McClain, Satterley & Greenwood have recovered over $4 billion dollars in jury verdicts and settlements in mesothelioma cases arising throughout California, including in the city of Brea.



If you or a family member have been diagnosed with mesothelioma, contact us now to speak with one of our partners. The Brea 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 Brea.  We can be reached around the clock.  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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