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El Cerrito Mesothelioma

El Cerrito Mesothelioma Lawyers

El Cerrito mesothelioma lawyers represent individuals and their families who live in El Cerrito 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.



El Cerrito is in Contra Costa County on the east side of San Francisco Bay.  It has a population of approximately 24,000 people.



German blacksmith and businessman Wilhelm F. Rust came to California in 1883. He leased property, built a blacksmith shop and later a hardware store in Contra Costa County in the area that was to become El Cerrito.   Rust was the first postmaster in village.

A town began to grow along San Pablo Ave, and it was widely referred to as “Rust”. Refugees fleeing from the 1906 earthquake and fire flocked to the East bay, and the little town grew.  In 1917, with a population of 1500 it was incorporated as a city and called El Cerrito (Spanish for Little Hill, perhaps referring to the hill in the adjacent city of Albany. ) El Cerrito had a rough and tumble reputation in its early years, with 20 saloons lining San Pablo Ave, its main commercial area.

The El Cerrito hill face was scarred by 2 “blueschist” quarries, the Bates & Borland Company quarry at the top of the hills, and the Hutchinson Quarry, lower down.  The quarries operated until the 1940’s.  Today, the property of the Bates and Borland Quarry is part of Camp Herms,  owned and operated  by the Boy Scouts of America. Thousands of Cub Scouts and Boy Scouts still use the facility for camping and summer programs.

During the World War II years, the population of the entire Bay Area experienced rapid growth, including El Cerrito.  The population of El Cerrito soared to 16,624. Today, El Cerrito has a population of 24,000. Its hosts two Bay Area Rapid Transit (BART) stops, El Cerrito Plaza, and El Cerrito Del Norte. Its proximity to the University of California at Berkeley makes it popular for students living off campus.

Modern El Cerrito is primarily a “city of homes” and nondescript strip malls, but its history was slightly more colorful.  A local character  “Black Jack” Jerome ran a greyhound  racing track at what is now El Cerrito Plaza.  The track was shut down for illegal gambling in 1939 by the state Attorney General,  Earl Warren.   Creedence Clearwater Revival band members John and Tom Fogerty grew up in El Cerrito.



The mesothelioma lawyers at Kazan, McClain, Satterley & Greenwood have over 45 years of experience working with mesothelioma lawsuits in El Cerrito 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 El Cerrito mesothelioma lawsuits involve exposure to asbestos that occurred locally within the city. El Cerrito is home to many facilities, construction projects and shipyards that have used considerable amounts of asbestos products and asbestos-containing equipment.    

El Cerrito mesothelioma lawsuits have been brought based on asbestos exposure that occurred at  various residential and commercial properties throughout El Cerrito             

El Cerrito mesothelioma cases can involve industrial and shipyard exposure to asbestos by many different kinds of workers, in all 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 El Cerrito mesothelioma lawyers at Kazan, McClain, Satterley & Greenwood have brought successful asbestos exposure lawsuits arising from asbestos exposure at many types of worksites in El Cerrito, 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 El Cerrito 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 El Cerrito and brought the asbestos home on their work clothes.

Asbestos exposed workers in El Cerrito mesothelioma lawsuits have received care and treatment at hospitals and medical centers throughout Contra Costa County and nearby communities. These  treatment facilities include:

  • Epic Care in Antioch, Brentwood, Clayton, Concord, Pinole, Pleasant Hill, San Ramon and Walnut Creek
  • University of California Health Care, UCSF in Walnut Creek
  • Veterans Affairs Clinic in Martinez
  • Stanford Health Care: Alliance Medical Group in Pinole and San Pablo
  • Associated Internal Medicine in San Pablo
  • Bay Valley Medical Group in Danville
  • Cardiovascular Consultants Medical Group in Concord, San Pablo, San Ramon and Walnut Creek
  • Diablo Valley ENT in San Ramon and Walnut Creek
  • General Surgery and Cancer Program in Daville
  • Sutter Health :Alta Bates Summit Medical Center  in Lafayette, Concord, Danville, San Ramon and Walnut Creek
  • Palo Alto Medical Foundation in Antioch
  • Sutter Delta Medical Center in Antioch, Brentwood, Concord, Orinda, Richmond and San Ramon
  •  Sutter East Bay Medical Foundation, Surgery Division in Walnut Creek
  • Sutter Pacific Medical Foundation in Concord



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

El Cerrito mesothelioma lawsuits are considered complex civil litigation and are handled in the civil court system. Mesothelioma lawsuits in El Cerrito County can be filed in the Martinez Courthouse.  Plaintiffs involved in El Cerrito 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 El Cerrito mesothelioma Law Firm of Kazan, McClain, Satterley and Greenwood have recovered over $4 billion in jury verdicts and settlements in mesothelioma cases arising throughout California, including in El Cerrito.



If you or someone in your family has been diagnosed with mesothelioma, contact us now to speak with one of our partners. The El Cerrito 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 El Cerrito. 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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