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Irvine Mesothelioma

Irvine Mesothelioma Lawyers

Irvine mesothelioma lawyers represent individuals and their families who live in Irvine 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.



Incorporated in 1971, 283,000 people make their home in Irvine, a city in Orange County, California.  In 2019, Irvine made Money Magazines “Best Places to live” in the United States list, citing the 278 sunny days per year,  the expanding economy and low unemployment rate.    With its low crime rate, Irvine is also considered one of the country’s safest cities.

Many companies have corporate offices in Irvine, including Allegan, Mazda, Samsung, Toshiba, Kia, and Asics America Corporation.

The city of Irvine is named for the Irvine family. James Irvine was born in Ireland and came to America following the failure of Ireland potato crop and subsequent “potato famine.”  Arriving in California for the Gold Rush he worked as a miner and a merchant.  Irvine became a silent partner in the sheep flocks of brothers Thomas and Benjamin Flint, and their cousin Llewellyn Bixby.

Irvine has its origin in the ranch founded by James Irvine, the Flint brothers, and Bixby. The ranch was created from three adjoining Mexican land grants- Rancho Santiago de Santa Ana, Rancho San Joaquin and Rancho Lomas de Santiago. The holdings eventually spanned over 120,000 acres and were largely used to graze sheep.   In 1878, James Irvine bought out his partners for $150,000, creating the Irvine Ranch, stretching 23 miles from the Santa Ana River to the Pacific Ocean.

After the death of James Irvine in 1886, his son, James Irvine II, inherited the ranch.  The ranch holdings were incorporated into The Irvine Company and the lands were gradually converted to agriculture. By 1918, 60,000 acres of drought resistant lima beans were grown..By 1930, the ranch was also growing oranges, cauliflower, grapes, barley, and papayas.  Today, the Irvine Ranch Historic Park includes 24 original ranch buildings including bunkhouses, a mess hall and a replica of the 1876 Irvine family home.

During World War II, The Irvine Company sold the government land to be used as Marine Corps training  facilities.  After the war the Irvine Company leased some of the buildings to the Boy Scouts. Today the area is part of Irvine Regional Park.

James Irvine II died in 1947 at the age of 80. His son, James Irvine III had died earlier from tuberculosis.  Leadership of the company fell to his surviving son Myford, who began opening the ranch to urban development.  Myford died in 1959.

In 1957, the Irvine Co. sold 1,000 acres to the University of California for $1, and the University of California at Irvine was created.  500 acres were subsequently added. A master plan for a city surrounding the university was created by the university’s architect, William Pereira, and Irvine Company developers.  The area included industrial zones, residential neighborhoods and open spaces with trails and parks. One of the most famous architects of the era, Pereira also designed the campuses of the University of Southern California and Pepperdine University. 

At over than 65 square miles Irvine is still one of the nation’s largest planned urban communities.

Irvine, California


The mesothelioma lawyers at Kazan, McClain, Satterley & Greenwood work throughout California and will come to your home in Irvine 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.  In Southern California, the asbestos litigation is considered complex litigation and cases in Los Angeles, Orange, and San Diego Counties have been consolidated under one judge.

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

  • Auto Body Shops – Automotive Repair
  • Commercial construction – Construction Sites
  • Irvine Ranch Water District – Water District
  • Residential construction – Residential Construction Sites
  • School construction – Construction Site
  • Water pipe installations

Irvine mesothelioma cases may involve industrial and construction 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
  • Marine 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 Irvine 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
  • Navy ships
  • oil refineries
  • shipyards

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

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

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

Over the last four decades, the Irvine 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 Fullerton.



If you or a loved one has been diagnosed with mesothelioma, contact us now to speak with one of our partners. The Irvine 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 Irvine.  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. We are available 24/7.

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