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Martinez Mesothelioma Lawyers

The Martinez mesothelioma lawyers represent individuals and their families who live in Martinez 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.



The city of Martinez is the county seat of  Contra Costa County, located in the San Francisco Bay area of Northern California. Nearly 37,000 people make their home in Martinez.



Before the European settlement the Martinez area was the home to bands of the Ohlone people,  hunter gatherers who were sustained by the acorns, roots, berries and plentiful game of the area.

Martinez, like much of the Bay area, had its origins in a Mexican land grant.  In 1823, Ygnacio Martinez, commandant of the Presidio of San Francisco, received a land grant as a reward for his service.  The 18,000 acre grant, known as Rancho El Pinole bordered the Carquinez Strait in what is now known as Contra Costa County.  After Martinez’s death in 1848 his eleven children inherited the estate.

In 1847, Dr. Robert Semple contracted with General Mariano Vallejo to run a ferry service across the Carquinez Strait linking Benicia and Martinez. It was the longest operating ferry service in the S.F. Bay Area and played a major role in the development of Martinez.

Peach, cherry, pear, fig, apricot, and walnut orchards in Martinez helped feed the growing Bay area cities.  A  scientific horticulturist, Dr. John Strentzel, pioneered a revolutionary shipping method that allowed fruit to stay fresh even when transported long distances.  The 800 acre Strentzel ranch produced and shipped hundreds of tons of fruit annually.  Dr. Strentzel’s daughter Louisa married famed explorer and mountaineer John Muir, who managed the Strentzel property  from 1880-1890.  Eventually portions of the ranch were subdivided and sold off to finance Muir’s travels.  Today, the Strentzel /Muir home in Martinez is preserved as a National Historic Site.

Fishing and fish processing in the Carquinez Strait and Sacramento River delta were also an important factor in the economic development of Martinez.  Two canneries were located in Martinez, and thousands of pounds of salmon were exported across the world.

 In 1915, Shell Oil Company built a refinery in Martinez, which today has a refining capacity of 160,000 barrels a day.  An Associated Oil refinery was also located nearby.  For many years, the refineries were the largest private sector employers in the area.



The mesothelioma lawyers at Kazan, McClain, Satterley and Greenwood have over 45 years of experience working with mesothelioma lawsuits in Martinez in Contra Costa County 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 Martinez mesothelioma lawsuits involve exposure to asbestos that occurred locally within the city. Martinez refineries, industries and construction projects used considerable amounts of asbestos products and asbestos-containing equipment in the past.  Martinez mesothelioma lawsuits have been brought based on asbestos exposure that occurred at many specific worksites around the city, including

  • Bird & Sons – Construction site
  • Pacific Gas & Electric Power Plant – Powerhouse
  • Shell Chemical Company – Chemical plant
  • Shell Chemical Company – Chemical plant
  • Shell Oil, Martinez –  Chemical plant
  • Sherwin-Williams – Manufacturing plant


Martinez mesothelioma cases can involve  industrial 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
  • 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 Martinez mesothelioma lawyers at Kazan, McClain, Satterley & Greenwood have brought successful asbestos exposure lawsuits arising from asbestos exposure at many types of worksites in Martinez, across the San Francisco Bay area and throughout 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 Martinez 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 Martinez and brought the asbestos home on their work clothes.

Asbestos exposed workers in Martinez mesothelioma lawsuits have received medical care and treatment at hospitals in Martinez and in nearby communities in Contra Costa county and in the San Francisco Bay Area. Treatment centers close to Martinez include:

  • Epic Care in Antioch, Brentwood, Clayton, Concord, 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  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 Danville
  • 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 Martinez, in Contra Costa County, and throughout California.

Martinez mesothelioma lawsuits are considered complex civil litigation and are handled in the civil court system.  Mesothelioma lawsuits are designated complex litigation.  Plaintiffs in Martinez 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 Martinez mesothelioma law firm of Kazan, McClain, Satterley & Greenwood has recovered over $4 billion in jury verdicts and settlements in mesothelioma cases arising throughout California, the San Francisco Bay area, and in the city of Martinez.



If you or someone in your family has been diagnosed with mesothelioma, contact us now to speak with one of our partners. The  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 Martinez, in the San Francisco Bay Area, and across California. 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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