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Denyse F. Clancy - Oakland, CA

Jack London Market55 Harrison StreetSuite 400 Oakland, CA 94607- 3858

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Updated: 09/18/2023

Oakland Asbestos Litigation Lawyer


Denyse F. Clancy is a nationally recognized appellate and trial lawyer with prominent experience in asbestos litigation and other toxic torts. Prior to joining Kazan Law as a partner in 2016, Ms. Clancy was a shareholder and lead appellate and trial counsel at Baron & Budd, a highly respected trial firm headquartered in Dallas, Texas.

Ms. Clancy has tried and won a wide array of asbestos-related cases, and has succeeded in defending a number of verdicts...

About Denyse F. Clancy

Practice Areas

  • Asbestos Litigation

Current Employment Position(s)

  • Partner


  • Spanish


Bar Admissions

  • Texas, 1999
  • California, 2008
  • Louisiana, 2010
  • Pennsylvania, 2010
  • U.S. District Court Eastern District of Texas
  • U.S. District Court Southern District of Texas
  • U.S. District Court Middle District of Louisiana
  • U.S. District Court Eastern District of Pennsylvania
  • U.S. District Court Central District of California
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 3rd Circuit
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 9th Circuit

Other Affiliations

  • American Association for Justice
  • American Bar Association
  • Texas Trial Lawyers Association


  • Southern Methodist University School of Law, Dallas, Texas, 1999
    Honors: summa cum laude
    Honors: Valedictorian
    Law Review: SMU Law Review, Editor
  • Columbia University, 1992
  • Yale University, 1989
    Honors: magna cum laude

Past Positions

  • Baron & Budd, Shareholder, Lead Appellate and Trial Counsel

Classes and Seminars

  • Presenter, "Benzene-Related Diseases: The Plaintiff's Perspective", Mealey's Benzene Litigation Conference, New York, December 4, 2006
  • Presenter, "Building and Defending a Warnings Case", Harris Martin Benzene Litigation Conference, Miami, Florida, November 2, 2006
  • Presenter, "State of the Art", Mealey's Benzene Litigation Conference, Marina del Rey, California, June 12, 2006 - June 13, 2006
  • Presenter, "Benzene Litigation", Mealey's Toxic Tort Update: Texas, Dallas, Texas, March 9, 2006 - March 10, 2006
  • Presenter, "Why Benzene is Not the New Asbestos", Harris Martin Benzene Litigation 101 Conference, San Antonio, Texas, February 2, 2006
  • Presenter, "The Law: Proving Up and Defending Against Liability", Harris Martin Benzene Seminar, Los Angeles, California, September 29, 2005
  • Presenter, "The Admissibility of Refinery-Conducted Epidemiological Studies", Association of Trial Lawyers of America Annual Convention, Toronto, Canada, July 24, 2004


Other Sources of Feedback About Denyse F. Clancy

Included on the 2023 Northern California list

Past Lists

  • 2022 Northern California Super Lawyers list
  • 2021 Northern California Super Lawyers list
  • 2020 Northern California Super Lawyers list
  • 2009 Texas Super Lawyers list
  • 2008 Texas Super Lawyers list
  • 2007 Texas Super Lawyers list
  • 2006 Texas Super Lawyers list
  • 2005 Texas Super Lawyers list

View the profile for Denyse F. Clancy on Super Lawyers


  • Texas Rising Star, Thompson Reuters, 2005 - 2009


Office Information


Jack London Market55 Harrison StreetSuite 400 Oakland, CA 94607- 3858


  • (510) 835-4913



  • "Fraud Claims Under Sections 11 and 12(a)(2) of the Securities Act of 1933: Should Pleading with Particularity be Required?", 27 SEC. REG. L.J. 411, 2000
  • "The Deductibility of the Costs of Aircraft Maintenance", 64 J. AIR. L. & Com. 539, 1999

Representative Cases

  • Izell v. Union Carbide
  • Mahoney v. Georgia-Pacific
  • Watts v. Hebert Brothers
  • Moore v. Ericsson

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