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Kazan Law Partner Frank Fernandez Honored By La Raza Centro Legal

Kazan Law is proud to announce that our partner and colleague Francis “Frank” E. Fernandez has been honored by San Francisco La Raza Centro Legal, a group he helped found in 1973 while he was still in law school. La Raza Centro Legal is a community-based legal organization dedicated to empowering Latino, immigrant and low-income […]

Francis E. Fernandez

Partner After graduating from law school, partner Francis E. Fernandez worked for several years as a labor lawyer for the California Agricultural Labor Relations Board, United Farm Workers of America, AFL-CIO, and the California Department of Occupational Health & Safety (Cal-OSHA.) During the next six years he represented the most powerless and unorganized segment of […]

Mesothelioma Verdict Withstands Second Appeal

A mesothelioma verdict was recently upheld by the California Court of Appeal, First District (Hellam v. Crane Co. (2015) 239 Cal.App.4th 851).  Our team from Kazan Law successfully defeated a second attempt by Crane Co. to use James Hellam’s mesothelioma settlements to reduce the economic-damages award it must pay.  Mr. Hellam died from mesothelioma he […]

Pro Bono Immigration Case Victory for 14 Year-Old

Pro bono immigration cases have become a new way for Kazan Law to put into practice the humanitarian principle of justice for all on which our asbestos litigation firm was founded over 40 years ago. We have just achieved another important pro bono immigration case victory. It is important because it is going to make […]

Appeals Court Upholds $5 Million Verdict for Malignant Mesothelioma Patient

Our mesothelioma law firm is pleased to announce that a California court of appeals has upheld a $5,437,882 verdict for malignant mesothelioma patient James Hellam against industrial-products supplier Crane Co. (Hellam v. Crane Co., Nos. A138013 and A139141, 2014 WL 1492725 Cal. Ct. App., 1st Dist. Apr. 16, 2014). Kazan Law partners Frank Fernandez and […]

Talking With Dianna Lyons, A Fearless Ally in Asbestos Litigation

Here at Kazan Law, one of the top asbestos litigation law firms in the nation, all of our attorneys excel at advocating for victims of asbestos exposure and their families. But in the 40 years that we have been practicing asbestos litigation, one of the best attorneys I’ve had working here was Dianna Lyons. So […]


Karen Peterson y Jeffrey Peterson versus La Compañía de Químicos de los Hermanos Hill(2002) Corte Superior del Condado de Alameda 2001-031817 El 4 de junio de 2002 un jurado de la Corte Superior del Condado de Alameda falló a favor de Karen y Jeffrey Peterson por una cantidad en exceso de los veinte millones de […]

Nuestros Abogados

Steven Kazan David McClain Joseph Satterley Gordon Greenwood Philip A. Harley (1947-2009) Frank Fernandez Justin A. Bosl Denise Abrams Fran Schreiberg Ted Pelletier Andrea Huston Petra M. DeJesus Ian Wilfred A. Rivamonte Matthew L. Thiel Michael T. Stewart William Ruiz Mark Swanson Autumn Mesa Joseph Nicholson Ryan Harris Carole Bosch Julianna Rivera Irena Kin Dawn […]

$20,500,000 Verdict for Pipe Manufacturing Plant Worker

An Alameda County jury found asbestos-cement pipe manufacturer J-M A/C Pipe Co. negligent and its actions malicious. (William Hardcastle and Vonda Hardcastle v. J-M A/C Pipe Corporation, Alameda County Superior Court No. 830058-2) On April 12, 2001, Bill and Vonda Hardcastle were awarded $20,500,000 by an Alameda County jury in California. Bill Hardcastle contracted a […]

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