California Mesothelioma Lawyer

Sokolove Law is a leading mesothelioma law firm that's helped victims of asbestos exposure and their loved ones seek justice for over 40 years, securing billions in results nationwide.

If you or a loved one was diagnosed with mesothelioma, our California mesothelioma attorneys can help you pursue compensation from the companies responsible for your illness.

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Why Choose Our California Mesothelioma Law Firm?

At Sokolove Law, we believe in providing all people equal access to the justice system. That’s why our mesothelioma law firm offers free legal consultations and charges no hourly or out-of-pocket fees.

We only get paid if we secure financial compensation for you and your family.

Learn how Sokolove Law stands out from other law firms:

  • Decades of Experience: Over the past 40+ years, Sokolove Law has worked on 8,500+ asbestos and mesothelioma cases across the country.
  • Dedicated Legal Team: Many experienced individuals may come together to work on your case, including a firm shareholder, asbestos attorneys, a registered nurse, paralegals, investigators, and more.
  • We’ll Travel to You: If you’re eligible to file a mesothelioma legal claim, our team can meet with you wherever it’s convenient for you — in person or virtually. There’s no cost for us to travel to you.
  • Track Record of Success: We have recovered over $4.9 Billion for our mesothelioma clients, and 98% of our asbestos cases result in some form of compensation.

Call (800) 647-3434 now to find out if you have a case. It costs nothing to speak with us.

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How Asbestos Is Linked to Mesothelioma in California

Exposure to asbestos — a naturally occurring mineral known for its strength and heat-resistant properties — has been linked to dangerous health conditions like mesothelioma, lung cancer, and other asbestos-related diseases.

Mesothelioma can occur when asbestos fibers are inhaled or ingested. The fibers can become lodged in the lining of certain organs and irritate healthy tissues and cells. However, mesothelioma symptoms may take between 20 and 50 years to appear.

Many asbestos-related companies knew that asbestos was dangerous to human health, but they chose to put their profits over the well-being of their employees and customers. As a result, millions may be at risk of developing this aggressive cancer.

Common symptoms of mesothelioma include:

  • Chest pain
  • Coughing
  • Fatigue
  • Lumps under the skin
  • Nausea
  • Pain in the abdomen
  • Shortness of breath
  • Weight loss

Mesothelioma can be difficult to diagnose because its symptoms are so similar to those of other illnesses.

Sokolove Law has registered nurses on staff who can help you understand your mesothelioma diagnosis and treatment options.

If you are experiencing any of the above symptoms and you have a history of asbestos exposure, it is important to see your physician right away.

List of Asbestos Exposure Sites in California

There are currently over 9,000 known job sites linked to asbestos exposure throughout the state of California.

Known asbestos sites located in California include:

  • 20th Century Fox
  • 32nd Street Naval Supply Center
  • American Chemical Corporation
  • Atlantic Richfield Oil Company
  • Baker Iron Works
  • California and Hawaiian Sugar Co
  • California Electric Power Co
  • Carnation Company
  • Del Monte Insulation
  • East West Refining Company
  • Fairchild Semiconducting
  • Hunters Point Naval Shipyard
  • IBM
  • Johns Manville Corporation
  • Kaiser Aluminum & Chemical
  • Lockheed Aircraft Corporation
  • Naval Hospital
  • Pacific Bell
  • Pacific Gas & Electric Company
  • San Francisco Airport
  • United States Naval Shipyard
  • Western Talc Company

These are just a few workplaces throughout California where asbestos has been found.

It is important to note that this list does not reflect the current conditions of these locations. Many sites have since removed all asbestos-containing materials.

Use our free asbestos exposure job site database to see if you may have been exposed to asbestos while at work.

An asbestos attorney in California can help determine if you may have been at risk of exposure at any of these sites.

California Workers at Risk for Asbestos Exposure

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), most asbestos exposures happen at work.

Since asbestos is more likely to be found at certain job sites or in certain materials, some occupations can put workers at an increased risk of developing mesothelioma.

Jobs with an increased risk of asbestos exposure include:

  • Auto or aircraft mechanics
  • Boilermakers
  • Cabinet makers
  • Carpenters
  • Construction workers
  • Custodial and maintenance workers
  • Drywall installers
  • Electricians
  • Factory workers
  • Firefighters
  • Insulators
  • Miners
  • Painters
  • Plumbers
  • Shipyard workers
  • U.S. military service members

Even people who have not directly worked around asbestos can be diagnosed with mesothelioma. Often, this is due to secondhand exposure to asbestos.

Secondhand exposure happens when someone who works around asbestos or asbestos products unknowingly brings the fibers home on their clothes or in their hair, potentially exposing their entire household.

If you or a loved one has been diagnosed with mesothelioma, our team may be able to pursue compensation on your behalf. Contact us today to learn more.

Billions Recovered Nationwide

At Sokolove Law, we’ve recovered over $4.9 Billion for thousands of mesothelioma patients and their families nationwide. Let us get you the results you deserve.

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Ways a California Mesothelioma Lawyer Can Help

Mesothelioma lawyers in California can help you pursue compensation through a variety of avenues. In some situations, you may begin receiving money in as few as 90 days. 

Learn about mesothelioma lawsuits, asbestos trust funds, and VA benefits for mesothelioma below.

Mesothelioma Lawsuits

By working with Sokolove Law to file a mesothelioma lawsuit in California, you can get help:

  • Identifying the asbestos-containing products you were exposed to
  • Holding the companies that manufactured those products accountable for your illness
  • Pursuing life-changing amounts of compensation for your treatment and family

Compensation from a lawsuit can be awarded as a mesothelioma settlement or through a trial verdict.

$1M - $1.4M

Average Mesothelioma Settlement Amount

Over 99% of mesothelioma lawsuits result in settlements, which means many of our clients never have to step foot in court in order to receive compensation. 

Our mesothelioma attorneys may also be able to help you file a mesothelioma wrongful death lawsuit if you are filing on behalf of a deceased family member.

Asbestos Trust Funds

When the dangers of asbestos were made public, thousands began to file lawsuits against the companies that had knowingly exposed them to this toxic mineral.

Many companies attempted to declare bankruptcy to avoid paying, but the U.S. government ordered these companies to establish asbestos trust funds for victims of asbestos exposure.

$30 Billion

Estimated Amount in Asbestos Trust Funds

Asbestos trust fund claims don’t require you to go to court, and if you were exposed to a variety of asbestos products, you may also be able to access compensation from multiple trust funds.

VA Claims for Mesothelioma

If you or your loved one developed mesothelioma as a result of asbestos exposure during military service, you may be able to file a claim for VA benefits from the Department of Veterans Affairs.


VA Monthly Payment for Mesothelioma, Plus Free Health Care

Our VA-accredited lawyers can help you prepare your claim, even if you have been denied benefits in the past. Filing a mesothelioma lawsuit will not have any impact on your VA claim.

How to File a California Mesothelioma Lawsuit

When you work with Sokolove Law, we strive to make filing a California mesothelioma lawsuit as stress-free as possible for you and your family.

If you have a case, our mesothelioma attorneys can handle every step of the legal process for you, so you can focus on your health and your loved ones.

1. Contact Sokolove Law

At Sokolove Law, our team can provide you with a free legal consultation to determine if you may be eligible to file a claim.

During your consultation, we'll ask you questions about your life and work history to determine how you were exposed to asbestos.

If you have a case, we can travel to meet you at a time and location of your choosing at no cost to you.

Our team understands how difficult a mesothelioma diagnosis can be and how quickly medical bills can pile up. That’s why we work to get started on your case as quickly as possible — often within 24 hours of your initial call.

Call us at (800) 647-3434 now to get started.

“I was shocked at how fast Sokolove Law called me. Two days later, they were meeting with me at my house. I was in a mild shock, but it was a good shock.”
– Dennis, Firm Mesothelioma Client

2. We’ll Gather Evidence for Your Case

Asbestos exposure can take place 20-50 years before a mesothelioma diagnosis, which can make identifying the manufacturer of the asbestos-containing products you were exposed to difficult.

Thankfully, Sokolove Law has decades of experience working on mesothelioma cases, which has allowed us to compile a warehouse of evidence on:

  • Known sites of asbestos exposure
  • Asbestos-containing products
  • The companies that may have put you in harm's way

We can use our experience and evidence to identify the manufacturers responsible for your exposure and build a strong legal case on your behalf.

3. File a California Mesothelioma Claim

Our attorneys can send demand letters to those responsible for your asbestos exposure, and if they do not agree to pay, we will prepare and file a mesothelioma lawsuit or claim on your behalf.

By working with an experienced legal team, you can get help filing your mesothelioma claim and ensuring that all deadlines are met and the paperwork for your case is properly submitted.

When you work with Sokolove Law, we will pursue compensation through all of the avenues available to you in order to maximize the amount of money you receive.

4. Negotiate a Mesothelioma Settlement

Your California asbestos attorney may be able to negotiate a mesothelioma settlement with the asbestos manufacturer on your behalf.

While the majority of cases end in a settlement, your team at Sokolove Law is also prepared to go to trial and present your case in court if needed.

There, a judge and jury will hear your case and decide how much compensation you may receive through a mesothelioma verdict.

Our California Mesothelioma Settlement Amounts

Sokolove Law has secured over $4.9 Billion for mesothelioma victims across the country, including in California.

Some of our past mesothelioma settlements & verdicts in California include:

  • $10.23 Million for a boiler tender and U.S. Navy veteran
  • $9.6 Million for a construction worker in California
  • $8.4 Million for a California client with mesothelioma
  • $7 Million for a wire installer and laborer from Lancaster
  • $6.49 Million for a machinist from Phelan
  • $6.47 Million for a California laborer and electrician
  • $6.2 Million for a mesothelioma patient in California
  • $5.36 Million for a California mechanic and forklift operator
  • $4 Million for the family of a boiler worker who passed away from mesothelioma
  • $3.7 Million for a California construction worker

It is important to note that mesothelioma compensation is not guaranteed in any case, and settlement amounts will vary based on the facts and circumstances surrounding each individual case.

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Let Our California Mesothelioma Lawyers Fight for You

At Sokolove Law, we understand how truly devastating a diagnosis of mesothelioma can be. Let us put our resources to work for you in your fight for justice.

Our firm has over 40 years of experience helping mesothelioma patients and their families pursue compensation from the companies responsible for their asbestos exposure.

We believe everyone deserves fair and equal access to the justice system, so there are no upfront or out-of-pocket costs — we only get paid if you do, so there’s no financial risk to taking legal action.

Call us at (800) 647-3434 or fill out our contact form for a free case review now. Our team is standing by 24/7 to help with any questions you may have.

Our California Office Locations

455 Market Street, Suite 1270
San Francisco, CA

Sokolove Law Affiliations and Recognition

Our Professional Affiliations

  • American Association of Justice
  • California State Bar Association


  • National Trial Lawyers - Top 100 Trial Lawyers
  • Top 10 Asbestos & Mesothelioma Trial Lawyers
  • U.S. News & World Report - 2022 Best Law Firms / Best Lawyers
  • Martindale-Hubbell - 2022 Peer-Reviewed for Ethical Standards and Legal Ability

Sokolove Law Local Reviews

  • Better Business Bureau® (BBB): A+ Rating since 2013
  • Average Google Rating: 4.6/5

California Mesothelioma Legal Questions

How do I file a mesothelioma lawsuit in California?

When you work with Sokolove Law, we strive to make filing a mesothelioma lawsuit as stress-free as possible for you and your family.

If you have a case, our California mesothelioma attorneys can handle every step of the legal process for you, so you can focus on your health and your loved ones.

There are several steps to follow when filing a mesothelioma lawsuit: 

  1. Call (800) 647-3434 or fill out our contact form for a free case review.
  2. If you have a case, we’ll gather evidence regarding your work history, exposure to asbestos, and diagnosis.
  3. We will file a legal claim on your behalf against those responsible for your asbestos exposure.
  4. We will negotiate a mesothelioma settlement on your behalf — over 99% of our mesothelioma cases result in a settlement out of court.
  5. If a settlement cannot be reached, we will present your case before a judge and jury.

What is the difference between a mesothelioma lawsuit and a trust fund claim?

Mesothelioma lawsuits are filed against corporations that are still in business and have funds they can use to provide compensation for mesothelioma victims.

Trust fund claims, on the other hand, provide financial compensation from companies who filed for bankruptcy but put money aside for future mesothelioma victims.

If you are unsure which of these applies to you, our mesothelioma attorneys can help you determine which claim is right for your case. In some instances, you may be able to file both a lawsuit and a trust fund claim. 

How much does a mesothelioma lawyer cost in California?

At Sokolove Law, there are no upfront or out-of-pocket costs to work with our California mesothelioma lawyers. 

We work on a contingency basis, which means we only get paid if your case results in compensation. 

How much is a mesothelioma settlement worth?

A mesothelioma settlement may be worth $1 Million to $1.4 Million on average, with mesothelioma court verdicts calling for as much as $5 Million to $11.4 Million. 

It is important to remember that mesothelioma case values will vary depending on numerous factors, such as the severity of the person’s illness and how prolonged their exposure to asbestos was.

Our California mesothelioma lawyers will fight for the maximum compensation possible in your case.

How do I know when to contact a California mesothelioma lawyer?

If you think that you have a mesothelioma case, it is important to contact a California mesothelioma lawyer as soon as possible. 

Every state has a set of laws known as the statute of limitations, which limits the amount of time you have to file a mesothelioma lawsuit.

Once this deadline passes, you will not be able to file a mesothelioma lawsuit in the future.  

Contact us today to see if you are eligible to file a lawsuit and pursue compensation.

Local California Areas We Serve

While we have a law office located near Los Angeles, we provide our services to the entire state of California, and a mesothelioma lawyer can travel to you at no cost if you have a case.

Areas of California that we serve include: 

  • Anaheim
  • Bakersfield
  • Bell Gardens
  • Chu
  • El Segundo
  • Encino
  • Fontana
  • Fresno
  • Hawthorne
  • Hesperia
  • La Puente
  • Long Beach
  • Los Angeles
  • Norwalk
  • Novato
  • Oakland
  • Oxnard
  • Pacoima
  • Palmdale
  • Pittsburg
  • Rialto
  • Riverside
  • Sacramento
  • San Bernardino
  • San Diego
  • San Francisco
  • San Jose
  • Santa Ana
  • South Gate
  • Sylmar
  • Westminster
  • And more

California Zip Codes We Serve

As a national law firm, Sokolove Law can help mesothelioma patients and their families wherever they may be in the U.S., including across the state of California.

Some of the California zip codes we serve include: 

  • 90003
  • 90011
  • 90044
  • 90201
  • 90250
  • 90280
  • 90650
  • 90706
  • 90805
  • 91331
  • 91335
  • 91342
  • 91706
  • 91709
  • 91744
  • 91910
  • 91911
  • 92126
  • 92154
  • 92335
  • 92336
  • 92345
  • 92376
  • 92503
  • 92563
  • 92592
  • 92683
  • 92704
  • 92804
  • 92805
  • 92880
  • 93033
  • 93257
  • 93274
  • 93306
  • 93307
  • 93535
  • 93550
  • 93722
  • 93727
  • 94112
  • 94533
  • 94544
  • 94565
  • 95076
  • 95630
  • 95823
  • 92553

If you or a loved one was diagnosed with mesothelioma, call (800) 647-3434 today for a free legal consultation.

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