Asbestos litigation isn’t just a career for Andrew Gayoso. It’s much more personal. Mr. Gayoso always planned to follow in his father’s footsteps, practicing complex business litigation law. Instead, while still a law student, he followed his father into a doctor’s office in 2014 and everything changed.
As Mr. Gayoso listened, he heard the doctor confirm his worst nightmare. His father was diagnosed with cancer. The cancer was mesothelioma and the Gayoso family was told that the cancer had been caused years earlier by exposure to asbestos.
After graduating from the University of Wisconsin Law School, Mr. Gayoso joined Weitz & Luxenberg as an associate attorney on its Asbestos litigation team. It’s where he believes he can make the most difference for mesothelioma victims. The firm pioneered mesothelioma litigation, winning a remarkable $8.5 billion from asbestos-related verdicts and settlements across the United States over the last three decades.
Mr. Gayoso is one of very few asbestos attorneys in the country with such a deeply personal connection to mesothelioma and the toll it takes on victims and their families.
- J.D., University of Wisconsin — Madison Law School, 2016
- B.S., University of Central Florida, 2012
- New York
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