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Union City Mesothelioma

Union City Mesothelioma Lawyers

Union City mesothelioma lawyers represent individuals and their families who live in Union City or were exposed to asbestos within the city. We offer hope to families whose lives have been tragically and irreversibly affected by mesothelioma and other asbestos related diseases.



Union City is a diverse and multicultural city in Alameda County, in the San Francisco Bay Area of northern California. Union City was founded in 1850 by John and William Horner, and was named after their Sacramento River Steamship, “The Union.”  In an effort to keep Hayward from incorporating the towns of Alvarado and Decoto, in 1959 Union City was formed, combining the two communities. Today, the city has approximately 75,000 residents

Long before the Spanish arrived in California, thousands of native Ohlone inhabited the lands near what is now known as Union City,  sustained by the temperate climate and plentiful acorns, wild game and fish. 

In 1959, Union City was created by combining the towns of Decoto and Alvarado. The town of Alvardo was originally two smaller towns, the original Union City and New Haven.  John Horner  started Union City, and named it for his steamship  “The Union”.  Henry Smith founded  New Haven, nearly a mile away, and over time, the two towns eventually merged. Alvarado was the first county seat of Alameda County   Several years later, the Decoto brothers, Erza, Aldolphus, and John bought several hundred acres of land, creating the town that was to bear their name.

In 1858, a local businessman, Ebenezer Dyer imported sugar beet seed from Germany and planted 150 acres.  The plants thrived in the California climate and soil.   He established the first successful sugar beet mill in the United States in what is now Union City.  In its first year of production, the California Beet Sugar Company  processed 293 tons of beet sugar, reducing our dependence on imported sugar.

Tom Kitayama was Union City’s first and longest-serving mayor. Just 14 years after the end of World War II, Kitayama made history as first Japanese-American to hold elected office in California.

Kitayama was a successful businessman and the head of a multi million-dollar empire with 16 wholesale outlets for fresh-cut flowers around the country.  The Kitayama Brothers Nursery in Union City at one time occupied over than 50 acres, but has since been subdivided for housing. Under 32 years of Mayor Kitayama, Union City’s population grew from roughly 5,000 to 50,000 residents and was transformed from a small town into a thriving city.

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The mesothelioma lawyers at Kazan, McClain, Satterley & Greenwood have over 45 years of experience working with mesothelioma lawsuits in Union City, in Alameda County and throughout California. Our mesothelioma lawyers can come to your home to discuss your work history, and to guide you through the mesothelioma lawsuit process.  Occupational exposure to asbestos may have taken place many years in the past, and it is often necessary to take a detailed work history to determine exposure.

Many Union City mesothelioma lawsuits involve exposure to asbestos that occurred locally within the city. Union City industries and construction projects have used considerable amounts of asbestos products and asbestos-containing equipment in the past.

Union City mesothelioma lawsuits have been brought based on asbestos exposure that occurred at many specific worksites around the city including:

  • American Cryogenics– Laboratories
  • BART Station – Construction site
  • Commercial construction jobsites, Alameda County – Construction sites

Union City mesothelioma cases can involve  industrial exposure to asbestos by many different kinds of workers, in a variety of industrial jobs, trades, and occupations, including:

  • 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
  • Engineers
  • 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  Union City mesothelioma lawyers at Kazan, McClain, Satterley & Greenwood have brought successful asbestos exposure lawsuits arising from asbestos exposure at many types of worksites in Union City, across the San Francisco Bay area and throughout California, including:

  • aerospace
  • airports
  • automobile plants
  • chemical plants
  • construction sites
  • electric companies
  • factories
  • food-processing plants
  • foundries
  • garages
  • grocery retailers
  • laboratories
  • lumber yards
  • manufacturing plants
  • military facilities
  • Navy ships
  • oil refineries
  • shipyards

The Union City 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 Union City and brought the  deadly dust home on their work clothes.

Asbestos exposed workers in Union City mesothelioma lawsuits have received care and treatment at hospitals and medical centers throughout Union City and in nearby communities in Alameda county and in the San Francisco Bay Area. Treatment centers close to Union City include:

  • Kaiser Permanente – Alameda, Fremont, Hayward, Livermore, Oakland, Pleasanton, San Leandro, Union City
  • John Muir Health – Berkeley, Pleasanton
  • Epic Care – Berkeley, Castro Valley, Dublin, Emeryville, Hayward, Livermore, Oakland, San Leandro
  • University of California Health Care – U.C.S.F. – Berkeley, Oakland, Fremont, Pleasanton
  • Veterans Affairs – Livermore, Oakland, Fremont
  • Stanford Health Care – Alameda, Emeryville, Castro Valley, Hayward, Pleasanton, Oakland
  • Sutter Health – Berkeley, Oakland, Castro Valley, San Leandro, Fremont, Dublin, Oakland, Emeryville, Alameda, Albany



The offices of the mesothelioma law firm of Kazan, McClain, Satterley & Greenwood are located in the beautiful Jack London Square area of Oakland, California, close to Union City.  The  Kazan, McClain, Satterley & Greenwood mesothelioma lawyers are able to file and prosecute cases in Union City and throughout California.

Union City mesothelioma lawsuits are considered complex civil litigation and are handled in the civil court system.  Mesothelioma lawsuits are designated complex litigation and are handled in the court’s dedicated Asbestos Department, in the Alameda County courthouse in Oakland. Plaintiffs in Union City mesothelioma lawsuits are often entitled to preference on the court’s trial calendars, allowing their cases to proceed quickly to trial and resolution.

Over the last four decades, the Union City mesothelioma Law Firm of Kazan, McClain, Satterley  & Greenwood has recovered over $4 billion dollars in verdicts and settlements in mesothelioma cases arising throughout California, the San Francisco Bay area, and in the city of Union City.



If you or someone in your family has been diagnosed with mesothelioma, contact us now to speak with one of our partners. The Union city 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 Union City, in the San Francisco Bay Area, and across California.  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.

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