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Steven Kazan - Oakland, CA

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

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Updated: 11/12/2019

Oakland Asbestos Litigation Lawyer


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 (against manufacturers, contractors, distributors, and premises owners)...

About Steven Kazan

Practice Areas

  • Asbestos Litigation


  • 100%

Current Employment Position(s)

  • Founding, Senior and Managing Partner


Bar Admissions

  • New York, 1967
  • California, 1970
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 3rd Circuit
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 5th Circuit
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 9th Circuit
  • U.S. District Court Eastern District of California
  • U.S. District Court Northern District of California
  • U.S. Supreme Court

Other Affiliations

  • ALI - ABA's Litigation Advisory Panel (Member)
  • Manville and H.K. Porter Trusts (Special Counsel)
  • Raymark Trustee (Special Counsel)
  • National Association of Manufacturers, 2003 (Panelist)
  • Mealey's Asbestos Premise Liability Conference in San Francisco, 2003 (Panelist)
  • Mealey's Asbestos Bankruptcy Conference in Chicago, 2005 (Panelist)
  • ALI - ABA's "Asbestos Litigation in the 21st Century", 2005 (Co-Chair)
  • ALI - ABA's "Asbestos Litigation in the 21st Century, 2006 (Co-Chair)
  • ALI - ABA's "Asbestos Litigation in the 21st Century", 2007 (Co-Chair)
  • National Latex Multi-District Litigation (Federal and State Court Liaison Committee)
  • National Latex Multi-District Litigation (Discovery Committee)
  • California State Court Healthcare Latex Cases (Plaintiffs' Liaison Co-Counsel)
  • Asbestos Litigation Group (Member)
  • Consumers Attorneys of California (Formerly California Trial Lawyers Association), 1980 - 1995 (Member, Board of Governors)
  • Consumers Attorneys of California (Formerly California Trial Lawyers Association), 1989 (Parliamentarian)
  • Consumers Attorneys of California (Formerly California Trial Lawyers Association, 1990 (Vice-President)
  • Alameda - Contra Costa Trial Lawyers Association, 1975 - 1983 (Member, Board of Governors)
  • Alameda - Contra Costa Trial Lawyers Association, 1980 (President)
  • Federal Bar Association (Member)
  • New York State Bar Association (Member)
  • California State Bar Association (Member)
  • Trial Lawyers for Public Justice (Member)
  • AFL-CIO Lawyers' (Member, Coordinating Committee)
  • New York State Trial Lawyers Association (Member)
  • American Association for Justice (Member)
  • UK's Association of Personal Injury Lawyers (APIL) (Member)
  • Allen E. Broussard Law School Scholarship Fund (Chairman, Board of Directors)
  • California Consumers Attorneys of California, 1980 - 1995 (Board of Governors)
  • California Consumers Attorneys of California, 1990 (Vice-President)
  • California Consumers Attorneys of California, 1989 (Parliamentarian)
  • National Latex Multi-District Litigation (Plaintiffs' Steering Committee)
  • Alameda County Bar Association
  • Great Britain's Association of Personal Injury Lawyers (APIL)
  • U.S. Bankruptcy Court (Counsel/Member)


  • Harvard University Law School, Cambridge, Massachusetts
    LL.B., Bachelor of Law
  • Brandeis University, Waltham, Massachusetts
    A.B., Bachelor of Arts

Past Positions

  • Interstate Commerce Commission in Washington, D.C., Assistant to the General Counsel, 1967 - 1969
  • Northern District of California, Assistant United States Attorney, 1969 - 1971
  • Werchick & Werchick, San Francisco, Associate, 1971 - 1974

Classes and Seminars

  • Co-Chair, Mealey's National Asbestos Litigation Conference, 1998 - 2000
  • Co-Chair, Mealey's Asbestos Bankruptcy Conference, Philadelphia, PA , 2001
  • Chair, Mealey's First Annual ALI-ABA Seminar on Asbestos, New Orleans, 2001
  • Co-Chair, “Asbestos Litigation: The Next Generation,", American Conference Institute's, 2002
  • Member, Panel, Presenting the Latest Developments with Creditors’ Committees, Mealey's Asbestos Bankruptcy Conference, Chicago, 2002
  • Co-Chaired, Mealey's “Wall Street Forum: Asbestos”, New York City, 2002
  • Co-Chaired, "Asbestos Litigation in the 21st Century.", American Law Institute - American Bar Association's Advanced Course of Study
  • "Asbestos: Everybody's Problem", 2003 Public Affairs Conference , 2003
  • Co-Chaired, American Conference Institute's Two-Day 4th National Forum on Asbestos Litigation, 2003
  • Co-Chaired, "The Wall Street Forum: Asbestos", Mealey Publications, 2003
  • Lecturer, California Trial Lawyers Association
  • Lecturer, Consumer Attorneys of California
  • Lecturer, Continuing Legal Education
  • Moderator, California Trial Lawyers Association
  • Moderator, Consumer Attorneys of California
  • Moderator, Continuing Legal Education
  • Program Chairman, California Trial Lawyers Association
  • Program Chairman, Consumer Attorneys of California
  • Program Chairman, Continuing Legal Education
  • Speaker, Tobacco's Liability to Asbestos Disease Victims, Mealey's National Tobacco Litigation Conference, 1998
  • Faculty, Asbestos Trusts Seeking Recovery from Big Tobacco Andrews' 14th Annual Asbestos Conference in New Orleans
  • Speaker, 15th Tobacco Products Liability Conference, Northeastern University School of Law in Boston
  • Lectured, "Liability Theories and Defenses", Mealey's Asbestos Litigation 101 Seminar
  • Lectured, Asbestos and Tobacco Litigation, Andrews' Asbestos Seminar
  • Guest Speaker, Future Prospects for Asbestos Companies and Trends in Asbestos Litigation, Morgan Stanley Dean Witter Global Leveraged Finance Conference, 2001
  • Speaker, Professor Francis McGovern's "Mass Tort Litigation" Seminar , University of California's Boalt Hall School of Law, 2001
  • Guest Speaker, Professor Robert Rabin's "Toxic Harms Seminar", Stanford Law School, 2000
  • Speaker, Georgetown "Mass Tort Litigation Institute", 2000
  • Speaker, "Asbestos Litigation Today: Trends and Solutions,", Pepperdine University School of Law, 2003
  • Speaker, Legislative Issues Relating to Non-Malignant / Unimpaired Asbestos Cases, Mealey's National & International Asbestos Litigation Conference, 2003
  • Co-Chair, American Law Institute - American Bar Association's 3rd Annual "Asbestos Litigation in the 21st Century" Seminar, 2003
  • Speaker, “Asbestos Litigation 2004: California and Its Impact on National Litigation -- Trends and Solutions.”, University of San Francisco School of Law's CLE Symposium, 2004
  • Co-Chaired, "Asbestos Litigation in the 21st Century" Seminar, American Law Institute - American Bar Association's, 2004
  • Speaker, Mealey's "Asbestos Bankruptcy Conference" in New York City, 2006
  • Speaker, Mealey's Asbestos Bankruptcy Conference in Chicago, 2007


Other Sources of Feedback About Steven Kazan

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
  • 2019 Northern California Super Lawyers list
  • 2018 Northern California Super Lawyers list
  • 2017 Northern California Super Lawyers list
  • 2016 Northern California Super Lawyers list
  • 2015 Northern California Super Lawyers list
  • 2014 Northern California Super Lawyers list
  • 2013 Northern California Super Lawyers list
  • 2012 Northern California Super Lawyers list
  • 2011 Northern California Super Lawyers list
  • 2010 Northern California Super Lawyers list
  • 2009 Northern California Super Lawyers list
  • 2008 Northern California Super Lawyers list
  • 2007 Northern California Super Lawyers list
  • 2006 Northern California Super Lawyers list
  • 2005 Northern California Super Lawyers list
  • 2004 Northern California Super Lawyers list

View the profile for Steven Kazan on Super Lawyers


  • The Best Lawyers in America in the Specialty of Mass Tort Litigation.
  • Northern California Super Lawyers, 2007
  • Marquis Who's Who in American Law
  • Edward I. Pollock Award at the Consumer Attorneys of California’s 2017 Convention

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


  • (510) 835-4913



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