Kazan Law earlier this year welcomed three new partners: Ted Pelletier, Denyse Clancy, and John Langdoc.
Ted Pelletier manages the firm’s appellate and motion department. He leads the firm’s briefing on legal issues including evidentiary issues, jury instructions, and post-trial matters. With a career spanning over two decades, he has appeared before California’s Supreme Court and Courts of Appeal dozens of times representing injured consumers and people who have developed asbestos-related illnesses. Read the story about his most recent victory, “Landmark Case: Employers Liable for Secondary Asbestos Exposure,” in this newsletter.
Denyse Clancy is a nationally recognized appellate and trial lawyer with prominent experience in asbestos litigation and other toxic torts. She has tried and won a wide array of asbestos-related cases and has succeeded in defending a number of verdicts. Ms. Clancy’s victories have been named on the top nationwide verdicts lists and the largest settlements and awards by various publications, including the National Law Journal.
John Langdoc’s practice focuses on scientific issues, particularly dissecting industry-funded “studies” that invariably show that known industrial toxins are “safe.” In 2015 Mr. Langdoc’s $48 million dollar verdict on behalf of a California mesothelioma patient and his wife was affirmed after numerous unsuccessful appeals by the asbestos company. This landmark case was recognized by Legal 500 as one of the most significant toxic exposure verdicts in the nation, and it was selected by the National Law Journal as one of the Top 100 Verdicts of the year.