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Oakland Mesothelioma

Oakland Mesothelioma Lawyers

Oakland mesothelioma lawyers represent individuals and their families who live in Oakland or were exposed to asbestos within the city. We can help families whose lives have been tragically and irreversibly affected by mesothelioma and other asbestos related diseases.



Oakland is largest city in Alameda County, California, with a population of 429,082. Located on the east side of San Francisco Bay opposite San Francisco, the city was incorporated on May 4, 1852 and is the county seat of Alameda County.

The area was first inhabited by the Ohlone tribe.  In 1820 the land was granted by the Spanish crown to Luís María Peralta, and was eventually inherited by his four sons.  During the California Gold Rush Oakland became a transportation hub for both goods and people. By the 1860’s, Oakland was a major railroad hub.

Oakland’s population burgeoned as refugees made homeless by the1906 San Francisco earthquake and fire fled to the East Bay. Oakland’s population continued to grow following the completion of the Bay Bridge in 1936.  Further expansion continued during the period of rapid industrial growth of the World War II era, drawn to jobs in the shipbuilding and auto manufacturing industries.

Oakland mesothelioma lawyers
Oakland, California

Today the Port of Oakland is the busiest port in the Northern California handling over 99% of the containerized goods moving through Northern California. Oakland’s cargo volume makes it the eighth busiest container port in the United States.  Educational institutions, including Holy Names University, Samuel Merritt University, and Mills College are all located within the city. Oakland hosts the corporate headquarters of Kaiser Permanente, Clorox and Pandora music, as well as many smaller companies, businesses and shops.  Oakland is a lively and diverse center for the arts, sports and culture, with local sports teams, galleries, restaurants, and museums attracting visitors from across the bay and around the world.



The mesothelioma lawyers at Kazan, McClain, Satterley & Greenwood have over 45 years of experience working with mesothelioma lawsuits in Oakland 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 Oakland mesothelioma lawsuits involve exposure to asbestos that occurred locally within the city. Oakland is home to many facilities, shipyards, and  construction projects that have used considerable amounts of asbestos products and asbestos-containing equipment. 

Oakland mesothelioma lawsuits have been brought based on asbestos exposure that occurred at many specific worksites around the county such as:

  • Abex Corporation                                          
  • American Brass & Iron                                  
  • American Can Company                               
  • Ashland Chemical                                         
  • Atlas Imperial Diesel Engine Co.                  
  • Bay Area Rapid Transit (“BART”) Station at 12 St. 
  • Bay Cities Iron Works                                   
  • Carnation Foods                                            
  • Crowley Shipyard                                          
  • Del Monte Cannery                                       
  • East Bay Container Repair, Inc.                    
  • East Bay Sewage Treatment Plant                
  • Engs Motor Truck Company                         
  • Flexi-Van Leasing, Inc.                                 
  • Fruitvale Canning Company                         
  • General Electric                                             
  • General Transport Equipment Co.                
  • Gerber Products                                             
  • Globe Metals                                                 
  • Hazel Atlas Glass                                          
  • Highland Hospital                                          
  • Hunt-Wesson, Inc.                                         
  • Hurley Machine Works                                 
  • Judson-Pacific War Industries                       
  • Kaiser Center & Ordway Buildings              
  • Kilpatrick’s Bakery                                        
  • Lorimer Diesel Engine Co.                            
  • Martinolich Shipyard                                     
  • Merritt Ship Repair                                        
  • Moore Dry Dock (aka Schnitzer Steel Industries, aka Flug & Strassler)     
  • Mother’s Cakes & Cookies                            
  • National Car Rental                                       
  • Oakland Army Base                                      
  • Oakland International Airport                       
  • Oakland Naval Supply Center,                      
  • Oakland sewage treatment plant                   
  • Oceanic Container Systems, Inc.                   
  • Ormond Owens-Illinois, Inc.                         
  • Pacific Dry Dock & Repair Co.                    
  • Red Star Yeast                                               
  • Schnitzer Steel Industries, Inc. (sii to Flug & Strassler & Moore Dry Dock)          
  • Sea-Land at Port of Oakland                         
  • Sierra Mill & Lumber                                    
  • Southern Pacific Transportation Co              
  • Standard Brands Paint Co.                            
  • Transport Container Services/Transport System Services, Inc.        
  • Union Pacific Railyard (FKA Southern Pacific)       
  • Vulcan Foundry                                             
  • Wagner & Niehaus General Machine Shop  
  • Western Electric                                            
  • World Airways Hangar, Oakland Airport     

Oakland mesothelioma cases can involve industrial and shipyard exposure to asbestos by many different kinds of workers, in all 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

Oakland mesothelioma lawyers at Kazan, McClain, Satterley & Greenwood have brought successful asbestos exposure lawsuits arising from asbestos exposure at many types of worksites in Oakland, and across 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 Oakland 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 Oakland and brought the asbestos dust home on their work clothes.

Asbestos exposed workers in Oakland mesothelioma lawsuits have received care and treatment at hospitals and medical centers throughout Oakland. These Oakland treatment facilities include:

  • Kaiser Permanente 
  • Sutter Health/ Summit Medical Center                                 



The offices of the mesothelioma law firm of Kazan, McClain, Satterley and Greenwood are located in the beautiful Jack London Square area of Oakland, California.  The Kazan, McClain, Satterley & Greenwood mesothelioma lawyers are able to file and prosecute cases throughout Alameda county and California.

Oakland mesothelioma lawsuits are handled in the Alameda County civil court system. The civil courts are located throughout the county. There are three civil court locations in Oakland, and additional civil courts in the cities of Alameda and Hayward. Alameda County Mesothelioma Lawsuits are designated complex litigation and are handled in the court’s dedicated Asbestos Department, in the main Oakland courthouse. Plaintiffs in Oakland Mesothelioma Lawsuits are often entitled to preference on the court’s trial calendars, allowing their cases to proceed quickly to trial and resolution.

Oakland mesothelioma
Oakland courthouse (Oakland, California)

Over the last four decades, the Oakland mesothelioma Law Firm of Kazan, McClain, Satterley & Greenwood have recovered over $4 billion dollars injury verdicts and settlements in mesothelioma cases arising throughout California, including in Oakland.



If you or someone in your family has been diagnosed with mesothelioma, contact us now to speak with one of our partners. The Oakland 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 Oakland, 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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