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Gilroy Mesothelioma Lawyers

Gilroy 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, talcum powder or talc. We offer hope to families whose lives have been tragically and irreversibly affected by mesothelioma and other asbestos related diseases.

Gilroy, California Mesothelioma Lawyers

Gilroy, California Overview

The 2022 census estimates 58,005 residents reside in Gilroy, California.  Gilroy covers an area of 16.54 square miles in Santa Clara County.  It is 32.7 miles from San Jose, 71.8 miles from Oakland and 79.8 miles from San Francisco.  Gilroy lies on the outer edge of the Greater San Francisco Bay Area. 



The Ohlone Indians, a part of the Mutsun Nation were the indigenous inhabitants in the Gilroy area.  The Amah Mutsun Indians, are now designated as the Amah Mutsun Tribal Band of Ohlone/Costanoan Indians. By the late 1700s, members of the indigenous Indians were moved to Mission Santa Cruz, (established on August 28, 1791), and later to Mission San Juan Bautista established near the Pajaro River on June 24, 1797. 

From 1769 –1797, the Mission Friars attempted to control and convert the Ohlone tribe and later tried to convert members of the Yokuts tribe which were brought to the missions from the east.  Both Missions used Indian labor to develop the land.  The Missions ultimately became wealthy from the Indians hard work cultivating mission orchards, grain, vineyards and herds.  The Native Indian population was eventually decimated by abuse, European disease, and military and settlers’ conflicts.

Gilroy sits on at least two original Mexican land grants.  Present day Gilroy lies on part of the old Rancho Las Ánimas land grant given to José Mariano Castro in 1803, and on part of Rancho San Ysidro, granted to Ygnacio Ortega in 1809.  The village of San Ysidro developed near the Pacheco pass which connected the El Camino Real to the Santa Clara Valley and the San Joaquin Valley. 

The 1849, California Gold Rush brought new residents to the Gilroy area.  Gilroy was also an instrumental commercial center, for the approximately 250,000 prospectors, traveling through California and Gilroy, seeking their fortune.  Accordingly, because of Gilroy’s close proximity to the Pacheco Pass, Gilroy became a stop on the Butterfield Overland Mail route from 1858 – 1861.

In 1868, the Town of Gilroy was initially incorporated. The town was named after John Gilroy, (1794–1869,) a Scotsman, who married Ygnacio Ortega’s daughter, Maria Clara Ortega.  The couple inherited a portion of Rancho San Ysidro where the old town of Gilroy was founded. However, in March 1870, the California State Legislature incorporated the town of Gilroy into an actual city.  On April 8, 1869, the Santa Clara and Pajaro Valley Railroad (later the Southern Pacific Railroad) opened a rail depot in Gilroy, consequently connecting Gilroy to the rest of California.

Gilroy’s economy had early agricultural and ranching roots that still exist today.  Throughout the years Gilroy has produced hay, grain, tobacco, nuts, prunes, tomatoes, flowers, onions, apricots, and of course garlic.  In the 1920s, Kiyoshi Hirasaki grew garlic commercially in Gilroy, and became known as the “Garlic King.”  In 1979, the first Garlic Festival was held in Gilroy.  Due to COVID the Festival was halted in 2020, but resumed in 2023.

Gilroy is known for cattle as Henry Miller “The Cattle King” chose Gilroy to expand his cattle ranch in the mid-1800s. In 1853, Massey Thomas settled southwest of Gilroy with 300 head of cattle. Gilroy also produced dairy products, including cheese, milk and butter.  Also, flower breeder, Glenn Goldsmith, founded Goldsmith Seeds in Gilroy in 1962.

Today, Gilroy maintains its rural charm but also has a diverse and mobile suburban community.  Gilroy has easy freeway access for commuters to the Central Valley, Silicon Valley and San Francisco.



The mesothelioma lawyers at Kazan, McClain, Satterley & Greenwood work throughout California and will come to your home in Gilroy 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 generally, it is necessary to take a detailed work history to determine exposure. 

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

  • Auto Repair/ Body Shops
  • Chemical Plants  
  • Commercial Construction
  • EPRI-Research, Palo Alto-Manufacture Plant
  • Food Processing Plant/Packing Plant
  • Residential Construction
  • School Construction
  • Air Products & Chemicals, Santa Clara – Chemical Plant
  • CertainTeed Asbestos Cement Pipe Plant, Santa Clara – Manufacturing
  • Container Corporation, Santa Clara – Manufacturing
  • EBMUD Filter Plant – Utilities
  • El Camino Hospital – Construction
  • General Electric, San Jose-Electrical Repair
  • Hewlett-Packard, (various throughout county) – Manufacturing
  • IBM, San Jose-Manufacturing
  • Kaiser Cement Corporation, Cupertino
  • Kaiser Research, Cupertino-Research Facility
  • Lockheed Martin, Sunnyvale-Aerospace
  • Lumberyards
  • Moffett Field, Santa Clara County- Military Facility
  • Monsanto, Santa Clara – Chemical Plant
  • NASA/Ames Research Ctr., Mountain View-Military Facility
  • San Jose Airport
  • San Jose State University-Construction
  • San Jose Water Co., San Jose-Utility
  • Santa Clara Kaiser Hospital-Construction
  • Stanford Hospital, Santa Clara County-Construction
  • Stanford University, Palo Alto-Construction
  • Veterans Hospital, Palo Alto-Construction
  • Westinghouse Electric Corporation, Sunnyvale-Electrical Repair & Mfg.

Gilroy mesothelioma cases may involve industrial and construction exposure to asbestos by many 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 Gilroy 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
  • laboratories
  • lumber yards
  • manufacturing plants
  • military facilities
  • mines
  • Navy ships
  • oil refineries
  • power plants
  • shipyards

The Gilroy 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 Gilroy and inadvertently brought the asbestos dust home on their work clothes.

Asbestos exposed workers in Gilroy mesothelioma lawsuits have received treatment at hospitals and medical centers within the county, and throughout  California. These mesothelioma treatment facilities include:

  • Kaiser Permanente (Campbell, Gilroy, Milpitas, Mountain View, San Jose, Santa Clara)
  • University of California Health Care: UCSF (San Jose)
  • Veterans Affairs Medical Center (Palo Alto)
  • Veterans Affairs Clinic (San Jose)
  • Stanford Health Care (San Jose, Palo Alto, Los Gatos, Mountain View)
  • Sutter Health (Palo Alto, Los Altos, Los Gatos, Mountain View, Milpitas, San Jose, Santa Clara, Sunnyvale)


The Gilroy mesothelioma lawyers of Kazan, McClain, Satterley & Greenwood have brought hundreds of successful mesothelioma cases on behalf of workers injured throughout California, including in Santa Clara County.  Plaintiffs in Santa Clara County mesothelioma lawsuits are often entitled to preference on the court’s trial calendars because Santa Clara County mesothelioma lawsuits are designated as complex litigation, which allows 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 can file mesothelioma lawsuits in Gilroy.

For nearly five decades, the Gilroy 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 Gilroy and Santa Clara County.



If you or a family member have been diagnosed with mesothelioma, contact us now to speak with one of our partners. The Gilroy 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 Gilroy or Santa Clara County.  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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