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Petaluma Mesothelioma Lawyers

Petaluma 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.



Petaluma, is a city in Northern California in Sonoma County. The town of Petaluma was incorporated on April 12, 1858 and is one of the oldest cities in California. The 2022, U.S. Census estimates Petaluma’s population as 58,652 residents.  Petaluma is 39 miles from San Francisco, 32 miles from Vallejo, 34.7 miles from Mare Island Naval Shipyard, 53.4 miles from Travis Air Force Base and 83 miles from Stockton, California.



Native American tribes have lived in Sonoma County from approximately 10,000 to 12,000 years ago.  The indigenous residents of the land that is now Petaluma are the Coast Miwok tribe.  The Miwoks had a village along the river about three and a half miles northeast from where Petaluma is today, called Pe’ta (meaning flat) and lu’ma (meaning back).  This has been interpreted as the backside of the hill.  Petaluma’s name comes from the Miwok’s Pe’ta lu’ma village.

The city of Petaluma sits on part of the 67,000 acre, Rancho Petaluma, originating from two Mexican land grant given by the Mexican Governor Jose Figueroa to General Mariano Guadalupe Vallejo in 1834 and the second grant in 1844.  General Vallejo employed thousands of indigenous workers to work Rancho Petaluma.  He had 10,000 head of cattle and 24,000 sheep and large herds of horses on Rancho Petaluma. Basically, Petaluma was launched by General Vallejo’s enterprises on the land that eventually encompassed Petaluma.  General Vallejo’s adobe home in Petaluma is a National Historic Landmark.

The 1849 California Gold Rush brought thousands of people from the east coast to San Francisco and the greater Bay Area, including Sonoma County. Petaluma became a major transit point during the Gold Rush since the Petaluma River connected directly to San Francisco ports. Petaluma was able to transport goods, services and the 49er’s between San Francisco and the Sonoma Coast.

Petaluma’s early economy was agriculturally based and established by its ability to grow, farm and transport meat, poultry egg, dairy, cheese, vegetables, potatoes, apples, berries and wine to San Francisco and other growing cities in the 19th Century.  Petaluma was known for its grain and chicken processing plants, as well as, the production of millions of eggs.  In 1857, Petaluma shipped 187,000 lbs. of butter, 186,000 lbs. of cheese and 21,000 dozen eggs to San Francisco markets. Petaluma was ultimately marketed as the “Egg Capital of the World.”  In 1869, Lyman Byce invented the egg incubator in Petaluma.

Today, Petaluma is also known for it’s high-technology and telecommunications firms, its historic architecture, its quaint downtown and famous restaurants.  Petaluma residents have access to Helen Putman Regional Park which encompasses miles of open spaces for hiking, biking and horseback riding.  Many movies have been filmed in the unique town, including, American Graffiti, Peggy Sue Got Married and Inventing the Abbotts.



The mesothelioma lawyers at Kazan, McClain, Satterley & Greenwood work throughout California and will come to your home in Petaluma 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 Petaluma mesothelioma lawsuits involve exposure to asbestos that occurred in the city or in the surrounding area. Petaluma mesothelioma lawsuits have been brought based on asbestos exposure that occurred at many nearby worksites around the city, including:

  • Agricultural Operations-County Wide
  • Auto Body Shops-Automotive Repair
  • Automotive, Trucks and Farm Equipment Repair Operations-County Wide
  • Commercial Construction-County
  • Kmart Auto Center, Santa Rosa – Automotive Repair
  • Pacific Gas & Electric Power Plant, Geyers – Power Plant
  • Residential Construction-County Wide
  • Sears Auto Center, Santa Rosa – Automotive Repair
  • Slakey Brothers, Santa Rosa – Asbestos Products Wholesaler
  • Sonoma County Water District, various cities – Construction sites
  • Sonoma State Hospital, Glen Ellen – Construction Sites
  • Sonoma State University, Rohnert Park – Construction Sites
  • School Construction-County Wide
  • Shipyards
  • Water Pipe Installations

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

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

  • Kaiser Permanente- Petaluma
  • Petaluma Valley Hospital
  • Providence (formerly St. Joseph Health)
  • Rohnert Park Cancer Center
  • Sutter Santa Rosa Regional Hospital


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

Petaluma mesothelioma lawsuits are handled in the Sonoma County civil court system.  Sonoma County mesothelioma lawsuits are designated complex litigation.  Plaintiffs in Sonoma 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 Petaluma, in Sonoma County and throughout California.

For nearly five decades, the Petaluma 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 Petaluma.



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