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Pico Rivera Mesothelioma Lawyers

Pico Rivera 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.




Pico Rivera, is located in Southeastern Los Angeles County, California.  According to the U.S. Census, Pico Rivera’s 2022 estimated population was 59,781.  Pico Rivera is about 12 miles from Los Angeles proper, 17.9 miles from Anaheim, 21 miles from Long Beach, and 23.9 miles from Torrance, California. 



The Indigenous residents of the area were the Tongva Native Americans.  They have also been referred to as the Gabrielino-Tongva Tribe.  The Tongva People inhabited the Greater Los Angeles area, including the islands of Santa Catalina, San Nicolas, San Clemente and Santa Barbara. The Gabrielino-Tongva Indians were forced to work on the Franciscan Mission’s orchards, vineyards and herds. The Native population was decimated by disease and conflict.

Pico Rivera sits on parts of two Mexican Land grants, Rancho Paso de Bartolo Viejo, awarded to Juan Crispin Perez in 1835, and the Santa Gertrude grant inherited by Antonio Nieto’s widow, Dona Josefa Cota.  The former Mexican Governor Pio Pico purchased Rancho Paso de Bartolo Viejo from Juan Crispin Perez.

Starting in 1848, Governor Pio Pico developed his ranch and began building his adobe home on the 9,000 acre, Rancho Paso de Bartolo. Pio Pico’s home is located in Pio Pico State Historic Park (which was also part of the 9000 acre Rancho), and the home is registered as California Historic Landmark No. 127.  A bell marks the original El Camino Real, which passed directly in front of the park during Pío Pico’s time.

Pico Rivera resulted from the merger of two separate unincorporated communities.  Pico was named for the former Mexican governor of California and Rivera which translates as “along the river” was an  established community positioned between the Rio Hondo and San Gabriel rivers. The towns were formally established when the Atchison, Topeka and Santa Fe Union railroads developed a rail line through the southern part of town.  In 1887, the first passenger train arrived in town.

In the 1800s both communities economy were agriculturally based and included cattle ranching.  In the early years the farmers grew corn, grapes, walnuts, and later on grew avocados and developed orange groves.  However, by the end of World War II the farm land gave way to residential construction, banks, schools and local industry.    

In approximately 1957, Ford Motor Company opened an automobile assembly plant in Pico Rivera.  The Ford plant produced the Ford Falcon and Thunderbird models in the 1960s and 1970s. When Ford closed the assembly plant in 1980, the Northrop Corporation, purchased the space and ultimately produced the B-2 Stealth Bombers at the site. In 1999, Northrop-Grumman closed the plant.

The residents of Pico and Rivera voted to merge their unincorporated towns and became the new city of Pico Rivera on January 29, 1958.  Pico Rivera is one of about 28 cities that comprise the Gateway Cities in Los Angeles County.  These cities serve as the epicenter of agriculture, commerce, housing, manufacturing, shipping, and light industry. 



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

  • Auto Body Shops
  • Auto. Repair Facilities-Countywide
  • Chemical Plants- Countywide
  • Commercial Construction-Countywide
  • Los Angeles Airport-Countywide
  • Los Angeles Power & Water- Countywide
  • Oil Refineries- Countywide
  • Residential Construction-Countywide
  • Santa Fe Railway-Countywide
  • School Construction-Countywide
  • Shipyards-Countywide
  • Southern California Edison-Countywide-Electric Companies
  • Water /Power Plants- Countywide


Pico Rivera 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 Pico Rivera 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
  • Navy ships
  • oil refineries
  • power plants
  • shipyards


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

Asbestos exposed workers in Pico Rivera mesothelioma lawsuits have received treatment at hospitals and medical centers within Los Angeles County, and throughout Southern California. These Los Angeles County mesothelioma treatment facilities include:

  • Kaiser Permanente (numerous locations)
  • University of CA Healthcare (UCLA)
  • Veterans Affairs Medical Center
  • Veterans Affairs Clinic
  • Veterans Affairs Community Clinic
  • Adventist Health



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

Pico Rivera mesothelioma lawsuits are handled in the Los Angeles County civil court system.  Los Angeles County mesothelioma lawsuits are designated complex litigation and are handled in the court’s dedicated Asbestos Department, in the Central Civil West courthouse in Los Angeles.  Plaintiffs in Los Angeles 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 Pico Rivera, in Los Angeles County and throughout California.

For nearly five decades, the Pico Rivera 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 Pico Rivera.



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