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Lompoc Mesothelioma Lawyers

Lompoc 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.

Lompoc California Mesothelioma


The city of Lompoc is located on the central coast of California, in Santa Barbara County. The 2023, U.S. Census Bureau estimates that Lompoc’s population is 43,045. Lompoc is 10 miles from Vandenburg Space Force Base,(formerly, Vandenburg Air Force Base), 19 miles from Los Alamos, 60 miles from San Luis Obispo, and 148 miles from Los Angeles, California. Lompoc was incorporated as a city in 1888.



The indigenous people living in Lompoc area were the Chumash Indians.  The Chumash people were present for thousands of years in the central and southern coastal regions of California.  The Chumash lived in areas that are presently Kern, San Luis Obispo, Santa Barbara, Ventura, and  Los Angeles counties, including three of the Channel Islands off the California Coast. Prior to the Spanish missions system, the Chumash lived in over 150 independent villages, speaking variations of the same language.

The origin of Lompoc’s name comes from the Chumash which means lakes and lagoons. The Spanish priests built  La Purisima Mission (also known as Mission La Purisima Concepcion) in 1787, in what is now Lompoc today.   The Mission was destroyed in 1812, but rebuilt by the Chumash people at a new location. Eventually, the La Purisima Mission fell into disrepair but was preserved and in 1970 was designated as a National Historic Landmark.

After Mexico broke away from Spain it secularized the 21 Spanish missions.  In 1837, Mexican Governor Juan B. Alvarado awarded Rancho Lompoc, a 42,085 acre land grant to two brothers, Joaquin Carrillo and Jose Antonio Carrillo.  The land grant extended from present-day Lompoc west to the Pacific Coast. From 1855 through 1863, Rancho Lompoc changed hands several times. In 1874, partners, W. H. Hollister, Joseph W. Cooper and Thomas Dibblee sold Rancho Lompoc to the Lompoc Land Company.  In August 1874, the Lompoc Land Company was formed to specifically establish a temperance (alcohol free) colony.

In 1874, the State of California legislature passed a local option law that allowed residents to decide whether their community would be a wet ( with alcohol) or dry (no alcohol) town. In 1874, the Lompoc Valley Land Co. plotted out lots for the new town and each deed stated that, “no vinous, mold, spirituous, or other intoxicating liquors shall ever be manufactured or sold upon any portion of the Lompoc and Mission Viejo Ranchos purchased by this corporation-except spirits use for medicinal purposes.”  On November 9, 1874, the Land Company sold many lots. However, the California Supreme Court quickly declared the local option law integrated in land title restrictions was unconstitutional.

In 1874, the town rapidly grew with more than 50 buildings built. In 1875, the new town had a school, a post office, and was home to approximately 200 families.  Lompoc was incorporated as a new city on August 13, 1888.

Wharves were constructed to receive supplies and ship agricultural products until the 1900s when the railroad came to town.  The railroad became the primary means of commercial transportation for the town. Lompoc grew when the coastal railroad line was established. It developed a flower seed industry and was known as the “Valley of Flowers.”

In 1893, Johns Manville developed a diatomaceous earth mine in the area and eventually became the largest employer in the Valley. The Johns Manville mine remains operational but is now owned by  Imerys Inc..  Grefco also operated a diatomaceous earth mine from the 1940s until 1998.  

Lompoc’s population grew exponentially when the United States Air Force turned the former Camp Cooke United States Army training camp (Est. 1941) into a test site for intermediate-range and intercontinental ballistic missiles.  On October 4, 1958, the base was redesignated as Vandenburg Air Force Base in honor of General Hoyt S. Vandenburg, the second Chief of Staff of the United States Air Force. 

The Vandenburg Air Force Base was the Air Force’s first missile base and launched its first Satellite into orbit on February 28, 1959.  The military base still exists but has been renamed the Vandenburg Space Force Base.  It continues to provide orbital launches for government and businesses. Lompoc is also home to a federal prison.

Lompoc is surrounded by agriculture and is known for wine tourism and its wine production. Lompoc is also the Gateway for numerous wineries along State Route 246 and the Santa Rosa Road. Lompoc has developed new housing and become a suburban residential community for Santa Barbara and Goleta.                                 



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

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

  • Agricultural operations-Agricultural Workers
  • Auto Body Shops-Auto Body Specialists
  • Automotive, Trucking and Farm Equipment Repair Operations
  • Commercial Construction
  • Residential Construction
  • School Construction
  • Southern California Edison (Multiple Locations
  • Water Pipe Installation

Lompoc mesothelioma cases may involve industrial, residential 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 Lompoc 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 Lompoc 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 Lompoc and inadvertently brought the asbestos dust home on their work clothes.

Asbestos exposed workers in Lompoc mesothelioma lawsuits have received treatment at hospitals and medical centers within the city of Lompoc, Santa Barbara County, and throughout California. These mesothelioma treatment facilities include:

  • Veterans Affairs Community Clinic – Santa Barbara, Santa Maria
  • Sutter Health Surgery Division-Santa Barbara


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

Lompoc mesothelioma lawsuits are handled in the Santa Barbara County civil court system.  Plaintiffs in Santa Barbara County mesothelioma lawsuits are often entitled to preference on the 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 can file mesothelioma lawsuits in the city of Lompoc, in Santa Barbara County, and throughout California.

For nearly five decades, the Lompoc 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 Lompoc.



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