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Kazan Law Chosen For 2015 Best Lawyers List

2015 Best Lawyers

Clockwise from top left Steven Kazan, David McClain, Denise Abrams, Dianna Lyons

What an honor it is this year as Kazan Law celebrates its 40th year to be chosen for Best Lawyers highly selective list for 2015.

For 40 years, Kazan Law has made it our number one priority to fight for justice for innocent people fatally poisoned with asbestos by those who thought they could profit by getting away with murder. In trying to balance the scales of justice, we seek to empower the powerless and through monetary awards in some way right the wrongs that were done to them and their families.

That is all. That is enough. Our legal wins on behalf of our clients gives us all the accolades we need. And yet it is very gratifying for our elite mesothelioma law firm to receive this esteemed professional accolade from our comrades at arms, our community of attorneys.

Selected for the Best Lawyers list for Oakland in the categories of mass tort litigation and class action on behalf of plaintiffs along with me are my longtime partner David McClain, recently retired partner Dianna Lyons and partner Denise Abrams. For me and David both, this year marks our tenth anniversary of being part of this elite list. We are delighted and also grateful to our colleagues for highlighting us as their choice for these categories.

For us, one of the most meaningful aspects of being selected for Best Lawyers is that it is strictly a peer-based list. It is not a paid for honor. It can’t be bought.

In the words of Best Lawyer: Inclusion in Best Lawyers is based entirely on peer-review. The methodology is designed to capture, as accurately as possible, the consensus opinion of leading lawyers about the professional abilities of their colleagues within the same geographical area and legal practice area. Best Lawyers employs a sophisticated, conscientious, rational, and transparent survey process designed to elicit meaningful and substantive evaluations of the quality of legal services. Our belief has always been that the quality of a peer-review survey is directly related to the quality of its voting pool.

Best Lawyers is the oldest and most respected peer-review publication in the legal profession. A listing in Best Lawyers is widely regarded by both clients and legal professionals as a significant honor, conferred on a lawyer by his or her peers. For more than three decades, Best Lawyers lists have earned the respect of the profession, the media, and the public, as the most reliable, unbiased source of legal referrals anywhere.

To our esteemed colleagues we say a humble thank you.

Kazan Law Selected As Best Lawyers By Prestigious Peer Review Group

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For our mesothelioma law practice this is turning out to be a week of accolades.  I am proud to announce that Kazan, McClain, Satterley & Greenwood has been chosen as a top tier metropolitan law firm by the prestigious Best Lawyers organization. Best Lawyers is the oldest and most highly-respected peer review guide to the legal profession worldwide.

This newest honor for Kazan Law comes on the heels of finding out that we made the cut for the US Chamber of Commerce’s list of the 15 top asbestos litigation firms in the United States – with myself  plus Joseph Satterley and Justin Bosl singled out for special mention.

“A listing in Best Lawyers is widely regarded by both clients and legal professionals as a significant honor, conferred on a lawyer by his or her peers,” Best Lawyers’ website states. “For more than three decades, Best Lawyers lists have earned the respect of the profession, the media, and the public, as the most reliable, unbiased source of legal referrals anywhere.”

The lists of outstanding attorneys are compiled by peer-review surveys.  Tens of thousands of lawyers around the country are asked to confidentially evaluate their professional colleagues. Lawyers are not permitted to pay any fee to participate in these surveys or be included in the lists. If the votes for an attorney are positive enough to be included in Best Lawyers, that attorney must maintain those votes in subsequent polls to remain on the list for each edition.

Kazan Law was chosen by Best Lawyers in the categories of mass tort litigation and class action suits for plaintiffs.  These are cases when many plaintiffs, i.e. people who feel they have cause to believe they have been harmed and are bringing a lawsuit against those they believe caused the harm, group together to go up against one or several corporations. The corporations in these cases are the defendants who are defending themselves against charges of causing harm.  At Kazan Law we focus exclusively on asbestos lawsuits. Our attorneys have been important in winning precedent-setting rulings by the California Appellate and Supreme Courts. Kazan Law is consulted by and gives advice to over a thousand potential clients each year.

Kazan Law Attorneys Selected for Best Lawyers in America

Best_Lawyers_2013We are proud to announce that four Kazan Law attorneys were recently selected for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America in the category of Mass Tort Litigation/Class Actions – Plaintiffs.

Steven Kazan (first listed 2006)
David M. McClain (first listed 2006)
Dianna C. Lyons  (first listed 2009)
Denise Abrams (first listed 2009)

A listing in Best Lawyers is widely regarded by both clients and legal professionals as a significant honor awarded to a lawyer by his or her peers. The list is compiled from peer-review surveys in which tens of thousands of leading lawyers confidentially evaluate their professional peers. If the votes for an attorney are positive enough for inclusion in Best Lawyers, that attorney must maintain those votes in subsequent polls to remain on the list for each edition. Lawyers are not permitted to pay any fee to participate in or be included.

It is important to note that the lawyers listed in Best Lawyers have no say in deciding which practice areas they are included in. They are voted into practice areas entirely as a result of the votes they receive from their peers. Read about other awards our top asbestos law firm has received.

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