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Novato Mesothelioma

Novato Mesothelioma Lawyers

Novato 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.

Novato mesothelioma


Novato, is a city in Northern California in Marin County. The town of Novato was incorporated in 1960. The 2022, U.S. Census estimates Novato’s population at 52,184 residents.  Novato is home to the former Hamilton Air Force Base.  Novato is 28 miles from San Francisco, 32 miles from Oakland, 22 miles from Vallejo, and 21 miles from the former Mare Island Naval Shipyard.



Various Miwok Tribes lived in Northen California for thousands of years before the Europeans arrived in 1775.  The indigenous residents in Marin County and the Novato area were the Coast Miwok tribe. The Coast Miwok were the second-largest tribe of the Miwok people. The Miwoks had numerous villages throughout Marin and southern Sonoma Counties, including the Chokeche village in present day Novato. 

The Franciscan Friars at Mission San Rafael baptized many Coast Miwok natives, as well as members of the Pomo and Ohlone tribes.  Due to European diseases, military conflict and settlers’ purges, the Miwok tribes were decimated and their land was stolen.

Novato sits on part of the 8,871 acre Rancho Novato, granted by Mexican Governor Juan Alvarado to Fernando Feliz in 1839.  It also sits on part of the 8,878 acre Rancho Corte Madera de Novato granted to John (Juan) Martin in 1840.  

In 1843, Governor Alvarado granted Rancho Olompali to Camilo Ynitia, a Coast Miwok Indian.  Camilo Ynitia was the son of the last Miwok chief and the only indigenous tribal member to receive a Mexican land grant in Marin County.  Olompali which is just north of Novato, is the site of a large prehistoric Coast Miwok village that is now Olompali State Historic Park.   

On February 2, 1848, Mexico ceded California to the United States pursuant to the Treaty of Guadalupe Hidalgo.  In 1857, Rancho Novato was eventually sold to Francis DeLong and Joseph Sweetser.  They planted vineyards and 44,000 fruit trees including apples, pears and apricots.  Their ranch was known as the largest apple orchard in the United States.

In 1879, the Northwestern Pacific Railroad came to Novato and commercial buildings sprung up around Grant Ave. In 1888, the Novato Home and Farm Company divided the land and sold parcels for development and farming.  During the late-1800 and early-1900s, Novato’s economy was agriculturally based.  In addition to growing and shipping apples and other fruit, the community raised cattle, had dairy farms and cheese factories.

Although Novato existed as a town since the mid-1850s, it did not incorporate as a city until January 20, 1960.  Today, Novato is a bustling suburban city in Marin County and has many parks and wide open spaces.  It also has easy access to San Francisco and the Greater Bay area.



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

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

  • Agricultural Operations-County Wide
  • Angelico Auditorium, San Rafael-Construction Site
  • Auto Body Shops-Automotive Repair
  • Automotive, Trucks and Farm Equipment Repair Operations-County Wide
  • College of Marin, Kentfield-Construction Site
  • Commercial Construction-County Wide
  • Emporium, San Rafael (Northgate Mall)-Construction
  • Hamilton Air Force Base, Novato-Military Facility
  • Kaiser Permanente Medical Center, San Rafael
  • Marin Civic Center, San Rafael-Construction Site
  • Marin General Hospital, Greenbrae-Hospital
  • Novato High School, Novato-Construction Site
  • San Domenico School-San Anselmo-Construction Site
  • San Rafael High School, San Rafael-Construction Site
  • San Rafael Post Office, San Rafael-Construction Site
  • Residential Construction-County Wide
  • School Construction-County Wide
  • Shipyards
  • Water Pipe Installations

Novato mesothelioma cases may involve industrial, residential and construction exposure to asbestos by many different 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 Novato 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
  • power plants
  • Navy ships
  • oil refineries
  • shipyards

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

Asbestos exposed workers in Novato mesothelioma lawsuits have received treatment at hospitals and medical centers within Marin County, and throughout California. These Marin County mesothelioma treatment facilities include:

  • Kaiser Permanente Medical Center-San Rafael
  • University of California Health Care: UCSF Sutter Health
  • Novato Community Hospital
  • Marin General Hospital


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

Novato mesothelioma lawsuits are handled in the Marin County civil court system.  Marin County mesothelioma lawsuits are designated complex litigation.  Plaintiffs in Marin 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 are able to file mesothelioma lawsuits in Novato, in Marin County and throughout California.

For nearly five decades, the Novato 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 Novato.



If you or a family member have been diagnosed with mesothelioma, contact us now to speak with one of our partners. The Novato 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 Novato. 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 can be reached around the clock

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