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Gordon Greenwood has made a career of representing real people. He began working as an Associate at Kazan Law in 1998. For more than 18 years, he has represented hundreds of persons who either worked with or around asbestos containing products, or whose families worked with these toxins. Mr. Greenwood has also prosecuted claims on behalf of victims of construction accidents and victims of medical malpractice. He has represented clients located throughout the United States, and who worked in various industries, including commercial construction, residential construction, auto maintenance and repair, military service, oil refineries and power plants. Read more about Kazan Law Partner Gordon Greenwood in the Super Lawyers article, “A Fighter And A Gentleman“.

Gordon D. Greenwood

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Prior to joining Kazan Law, Mr. Greenwood spent eight (8) years as a Trial Attorney in the San Francisco Public Defenders Office, defending the rights of those accused of criminal offenses. During his tenure, he conducted more than fifty (50) jury trials, in addition to countless hearings and other administrative proceedings, representing criminal defendants. Mr. Greenwood counts his experience as a Public Defender as career-defining and life-changing—the experience that developed his compassion for representing the under-served and the under-represented.

In addition to maintaining an active practice representing victims of asbestos disease, Mr. Greenwood lectures throughout the United States on subjects related to his practice and also maintains a caseload of pro bono cases. These cases are primarily focused on defending and prosecuting claims related to elder financial abuse. He is also active in fundraising for numerous Democratic political candidates and participates extensively in the community. Mr. Greenwood currently serves on the Board of Directors of the following organizations:

  • West Bay Local Development Corporation (Chair)
  • Oakland Babe Ruth Baseball Association
  • Northcoast Express AAU Basketball Association
  • Destined 2 Dance Performing Arts Company
  • Mentor, Chabot Community College Daraja Project
  • Lecturer, Fremont High School Street Law Program
  • Lecturer, Willie Brown Academy Career Symposium



  • George Washington University School of Law (J.D., 1988)
  • Morehouse College (B.A., 1985)


Bar and Court Admissions

  • California (1988)



  • Charles Houston Bar Association (Life Member)
  • National Bar Association (Life Member)
  • American Bar Association
  • Alameda County Bar Association
  • Association of Trial Lawyers of America
  • Alameda/Contra Costa County Trial Lawyers Association
  • Consumer Attorneys of California
  • National Lawyers Guild
  • National Association For The Advancement of Colored People (Life Member)
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