Oakland, California — May 3, 2023 – Five Kazan Law Firm attorneys have been named to the “Lawdragon 500 Leading Consumer Plaintiff Lawyers for 2023” list. Congrats to Steven Kazan, David McClain, Joseph Satterley, Gordon Greenwood, and Denyse Clancy!
The Lawdragon 500 Leading Consumer Plaintiff Lawyers list is one of the most prestigious distinctions for attorneys in the United States.
Lawdragon is a leading legal magazine that features legal news and editorial articles. They are well-known for their comprehensive leading lawyer guides. Lawdragon uses a meticulous process of researching independent legal journalism to determine which lawyers make the widely respected list.
Their Leading Consumer Plaintiff Lawyers list highlights attorneys who advocate for injured people and people impacted by wrongful death incidents. This elite distinction aims to honor plaintiff attorneys who accept great responsibility and risk to seek justice for others.
At Kazan Law, we are proud to be recognized as a plaintiff law firm with integrity that seeks justice for our clients. We understand that representing plaintiffs is a paramount responsibility more than a business.
Steven Kazan, our Founder, Senior and Managing Partner was not only named to Lawdragon’s 500 Leading Consumer Plaintiff Lawyers for 2023, but he was also inducted into Lawdragon’s Hall of Fame for 2023.. Mr. Kazan is widely recognized as one of the top plaintiff’s attorney in the United States. He is a leader in his diverse fields of law and serves as a distinguished speaker, lecturer, and program chairman at legal, medical and insurance conferences around the world focusing on asbestos, toxic torts, and mass torts. Mr. Kazan is a regular presenter at the International Mesothelioma Interest Group and has testified as an expert before Congress on behalf of asbestos victims and before the Senate and House Judiciary Committees on asbestos litigation and legislation. His nearly five decade dedication in representing workers suffering from mesothelioma and protecting settlements for injured parties in bankruptcy proceedings makes him a perfect choice for Lawdragon’s elite 500 list, and inclusion in their Hall of Fame.
Partner David McClain was also inducted in Lawdragon’s Hall of Fame for 2023. Mr. McClain is a prominent asbestos lawyer in the United States. For 40 years at the firm, Mr. McClain has specialized in complex litigation involving catastrophic personal injury cases and has negotiated settlements totaling over $5 billion. Amazingly, in his 50 years as a civil and criminal trial lawyer, Mr. McClain has never lost a trial. Mr. McClain has presented to the Consumers Attorneys of California state convention, the National Judicial College, National Lawyers Guild, and many other organizations and law schools. Mr. McClain is Founder and President of the Kazan McClain Partners’ Foundation, Inc., which has given over $22 million in grants since its formation in 1994. Mr. McClain’s monumental legacy as a trial attorney makes him an exceptional fit for Lawdragon’s elite 500 list and inclusion in Lawdragon’s Hall of Fame for 2023.
Partner Joseph Satterley is a dedicated and accomplished personal injury attorney with over 23 years of experience of providing exceptional representation for injured clients. With a focus on asbestos cases, he approaches cases with a refined balance of compassion and tenacity to fight for his clients. Mr. Satterley has been in the forefront of talc litigation, including his 29M baby powder verdict in Leavitt v. Johnson & Johnson 2021 WL 3418410. He has won more mesothelioma verdicts for individuals exposed to talc than any other lawyer in the nation. Mr. Satterley is a renowned keynote speaker on asbestos cases across the country. In addition to this Lawdragon distinction, Super Lawyers has named Mr. Satterley as a top personal injury attorney for 9 years.
For 35 years, Partner Gordon Greenwood has provided outstanding legal representation to hundreds of clients on diverse matters. Mr. Greenwood has represented clients across the country with a focus on seeking justice for those impacted by asbestos, construction accidents, elder abuse, and medical malpractice. Mr. Greenwood’s extensive criminal and civil trial experience provides distinctive skills in the courtroom while displaying compassion and consideration for his clients. Mr. Greenwood is a knowledgeable and well-versed personal injury attorney and legal lecturer. As a true defender of his clients, he is a worthy fit for this Lawdragon 500 list recognition.
Partner Denyse Clancy is a distinguished and nationally recognized appellate and trial lawyer with a focus on asbestos and talc litigation. She is in an elite group of attorneys who were named in the National Law Journal Top 100 Verdicts and has served as an appellate attorney in several state Supreme and Appellate Courts. Ms. Clancy was co-first chair in Schmitz v. Johnson & Johnson and Colgate (2019), in which the jury awarded her client $12 million. She was selected by San Francisco Magazine as one of the top women attorneys in Northern California. Ms. Clancy is a recipient of the Pound Civil Justice Institute Award and named a Super Lawyer for Products Liability and Personal Injury from 2020-2023. She is undoubtedly an industry-leading attorney and an superior choice for this renowned Lawdragon award.