Steven Kazan has played a significant role in asbestos litigation for over four decades. Mr. Kazan filed his first case on behalf of an asbestos victim in 1974 and since then has represented thousands of injured workers and their family members in court cases.
He has dedicated the majority of his practice to representing workers suffering from mesothelioma in third party asbestos lawsuits. In addition, he also represents victims of asbestos lung cancer as well as seriously disabling asbestosis.
In almost all cases where the bankruptcy reorganization is approved, He has been approved by the Federal Court to serve as a member of The Trustees’ Advisory Committee to work with The Trust on behalf of asbestos victims.
In 2017, Mr. Kazan was honored with the Edward I. Pollock Award at the Consumer Attorneys of California’s 2017 Convention. The award was given “in recognition of many years of dedication, outstanding efforts and effectiveness on behalf of the causes and ideals” of consumer attorneys.
For over forty years Mr. Kazan has been a lecturer, speaker, moderator, program chairman and participant at various legal, medical, and insurance seminars and conferences throughout the world focusing on asbestos, toxic torts, and mass torts. He has lobbied and testified in Congress on behalf of asbestos victims and before the Senate and House Judiciary Committees on asbestos litigation and legislation.
Prior to starting the firm in Oakland in 1974, Mr. Kazan was an Assistant to the General Counsel of the Interstate Commerce Commission in Washington, D.C. (1967-1969); an Assistant United States Attorney for the Northern District of California (1969-1971); and an associate at Werchick & Werchick, a plaintiffs’ medical malpractice specialty law office in San Francisco (1971-1974.)
- Harvard University (LL.B., 1966)
- Brandeis University (A.B., 1963)
Bar and Court Admissions:
- New York (1967)
- California (1970)
- U.S. Courts of Appeals, Third, Fifth and Ninth Circuits
- California and U.S. District Courts, Northern and Eastern Districts of California
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