Mesothelioma Lawyer Ted Pelletier Named Partner at Kazan Law
We are pleased to announce that premier mesothelioma lawyer Ted Pelletier has been named partner at Kazan Law. We congratulate him for his distinguished accomplishments in the courtroom and the community.
Mesothelioma Lawyer Ted Pelletier
As a mesothelioma lawyer, Mr. Pelletier brings to his practice over 20 years of experience handling dozens of appeals in the California Courts of Appeal and California Supreme Court, representing many injured consumers, including those with asbestos-related illnesses.
Upon graduating with honors from Hastings College of the Law, Mr. Pelletier joined an appellate law firm where he achieved a number of victories on behalf of asbestos victims. Mr. Pelletier recollects, “I learned through that process about the disease and what it did to people. It felt great to help them.”
One of Mr. Pelletier’s proudest accomplishments was successfully representing the first Californians to sue cigarette manufacturers, including two smokers who contracted asbestos disease from smoking 1950s Kent cigarettes made with asbestos filters.
Having earned a reputation as a prominent mesothelioma lawyer, Mr. Pelletier joined Kazan Law as of counsel in 2013, where he served as lead appellate counsel in several cases involving cutting-edge legal issues in the asbestos field. “I knew from 17 years in this field that Kazan Law was the best,” explains Pelletier. “Money doesn’t replace a person, but it can help a family pay medical bills and compensate for the loss of a loved one,” Pelletier continues, “We also help give people a sense of justice. ‘Yes, this was done to you, but we are making it so that the people who did this are held accountable.’”
Since joining Kazan Law, Mr. Pelletier successfully represented asbestos plaintiffs in many landmark Supreme Court and appellate court cases. Mr. Pelletier’s cases included Scott v. Ford Motor Co, which affirmed the plaintiff’s verdict and obtained reversal on dismissal of punitive-damages claim, Hellam v. Crane Co., which affirmed the plaintiff’s verdict and post-judgment settlement-credit issues, and Johnson v. U.S. Steel, which reversed summary judgment for benzene product defendant.
Mr. Pelletier actively participates in Kazan Law’s trials, leading the firm’s briefing on legal issues including evidentiary issues, jury instructions, and post-trial matters. In the appellate courts, he currently represents asbestos plaintiffs in several matters, including in the California Supreme Court in Webb v. Special Electric Co. In 2014, Mr. Pelletier associated in the representation of the plaintiffs in Kesner v. Pneumo Abex, obtaining a reversal of the judgment of nonsuit in the appellate court and is now acting as lead appellate counsel in the California Supreme Court.
When asked about his new position as partner, Mr. Pelletier replies that he is “thrilled to be part of the leadership team that will take Kazan Law into the future and strengthen its status as one of the premier plaintiffs’ asbestos litigation firms in the country.”
Mr. Pelletier has been happily married for over 20 years to his wife Mia, with whom he has two wonderful daughters, Sophie and Julia.