Jennifer Alesio - Selected Trials & Verdicts

Jennifer L. Alesio is an associate at Brayton Purcell LLP Ms. Alesio has tried asbestos personal injury and wrongful death mesothelioma, lung cancer, colon cancer, esophageal cancer and asbestosis cases in California (San Francisco, Alameda, Sacramento, Orange and Los Angeles Counties). Recently, Ms. Alesio secured one of the Top Plaintiff's Verdicts of 2014 (Robert & Linda Whalen vs. John Crane, Inc.), recognized by the Daily Journal.

The following list, which is updated regularly, provides a selection of her recent trial work.

  • 2014
    • Robert & Linda Whalen vs. John Crane, Inc.

      • Civil Jury Trial
      • Superior Court: Alameda (Hayward), California
      • Judge: Hon. Victoria Kolakowski
      • Trial Type: Negligence - Products Liability - Mesothelioma
      • Verdict: $70,861,113
      • 6 weeks, September-October 2014
      • Top Plaintiff's Verdicts of 2014 (Daily Journal)
      • Victor & Sandra Self v. Taub-Co Managment, Inc. et al

        • Civil Jury Trial
        • Superior Court: Alameda (Hayward), California
        • Judge: Hon. Victoria Kolakowski
        • Trial Type: Negligence-Contractor -Smoking Lung Cancer
        • Mr. Self's passed away during plaintiffs' case-in-chief: settlements in Excess of $1,050,000
        • 4 weeks, July-August 2014
      • Perry Williams v. The Scott Company of California, et al.

        • Civil Jury Trial
        • Superior Court: Alameda, California
        • Judge: Hon. Jo-Lynne Q. Lee
        • Trial Type: Products Liability- Negligence-Contractor -Smoking Lung Cancer
        • Case Settled after Voir Dire: Excess of $200,000
        • 2 weeks, June 2014
      • Charles F. Peterson, et al v. San Francisco Gravel, et al.

        • Civil Jury Trial
        • Superior Court: San Francisco, California
        • Judge: Hon. Lynn O’Malley Taylor
        • Trial Type: Products Liability- Negligence-Pleural Disease
        • Case Settled after Opening Statements: Excess of $230,000
        • 3 weeks, May 2014
      • Kenneth Ellingsen, et al v. Goodman Lumber, et al.

        • Civil Jury Trial
        • Superior Court: San Francisco, California
        • Judge: Hon. Lynn O’Malley Taylor
        • Trial Type: Products Liability- Negligence-Asbestosis
        • Case Settled after Opening Statements: Excess of $260,000
        • 3 weeks, May 2014
      • SF Group 622 v. CBS Corporation, et al.

        • Civil Jury Trial
        • Superior Court: San Francisco, California
        • Judge: Hon. Lynn O’Malley Taylor
        • Trial Type: Products Liability- Negligence-Asbestosis/Pleural Disease
        • Cases Settled during Motions in Limine: Excess of $300,000 group total.
        • 2 weeks, April 2014
    • 2013
      • Otis Glover v. Pacific Bell Telephone Company, et al.

        • Civil Jury Trial
        • Superior Court: San Francisco, California
        • Judge: Hon. Lynn O’Malley Taylor
        • Trial Type: Products Liability- Negligence-Asbestosis/Pleural Disease
        • Case Settled after Voire Dire: Excess of $230,000
        • 1 week, April 2014
      • Janette Denham v. Clausen-Patten, Inc., et al.

        • Civil Jury Trial
        • Superior Court: San Francisco County
        • Judge: Hon. Newton Lam
        • Trial Type: Wrongful Death - Pleural Mesothelioma - Negligence - Product Liability
        • Case resolved during plaintiffs' case-in-chief: in excess of $ 4,900,000 as to all case defendants
        • Two Months: July-August 2013
      • Cindy Lindley v. D. Zelinsky & Sons, et al.

        • Civil Jury Trial
        • Superior Court: San Francisco County
        • Judge: Hon. Newton Lam
        • Trial Type: Wrongful Death - Pleural Mesothelioma - Negligence - Product Liability
        • Case resolved during plaintiffs' case-in-chief: in excess of $ 1,800,000 as to all case defendants
        • Two Months: July-August 2013
      • Frances Murphy v. San Francisco Gravel Company Inc., et al.

        • Civil Jury Trial
        • Superior Court: San Francisco County
        • Judge: Hon. Newton Lam
        • Trial Type: Wrongful Death - Pleural Mesothelioma - Negligence - Product Liability
        • Case resolved during plaintiffs' case-in-chief: in excess of $ 6,600,000 as to all case defendants
        • Two Months: July-August 2013
      • Karen Valentiner v. Union Carbide Corporation, et al.

        • Civil Jury Trial
        • Superior Court: San Francisco County
        • Judge: Hon. Newton Lam
        • Trial Type: Wrongful Death - Pleural Mesothelioma - Negligence - Product Liability
        • Case resolved during plaintiffs' case-in-chief: in excess of $ 670,000 as to all case defendants
        • Two Months: July-August 2013
      • Edward Tesar v. Crane Co., et al.

        • Civil Jury Trial
        • Superior Court: San Francisco County
        • Judge: Hon. Newton Lam
        • Trial Type: Products Liability - Negligence - Personal Injury- Asbestosis
        • Case resolved during voire dire: in excess of $60,000 as to all case defendants.
        • Two weeks: June 2013
      • Geraldine Hilt et ux. v. Otis Elevator Company et al.

        • Civil Jury Trial
        • Superior Court: San Francisco County
        • Judge: Hon. Lynn O'Malley Taylor
        • Trial Type: Wrongful Death - Pleural Mesothelioma - Negligence - Product Liability
        • Case resolved during plaintiffs' case-in-chief: in excess of $ 9,000,000 as to all case defendants (inclusive of personal injury matter)
        • Three weeks: April 2013
      • David Gerecke et ux. v. Crane Co. et al

        • Civil Jury Trial
        • Superior Court: San Francisco County
        • Judge: Hon. Lynn O'Malley Taylor
        • Trial Type: Machinist- Wrongful Death - Pleural Mesothelioma - Negligence - Product Liability
        • Case resolved after jury selection at opening statements: in excess of $590,000.
        • Two weeks: April 2013
      • Georgia Allen v. Owens Illinois et al.

        • Civil Jury Trial
        • Superior Court: San Francisco County
        • Judge: Hon. Lynn O'Malley Taylor
        • Trial Type: Wrongful Death - Pleural Mesothelioma - Negligence - Product Liability
        • Case resolved after jury selection at opening statements: in excess of $840,000.
        • Two weeks: April 2013
      • Beverly Lee v. Owens Illinois et al.

        • Civil Jury Trial
        • Superior Court: San Francisco County
        • Judge: Hon. Lynn O'Malley Taylor
        • Trial Type: Wrongful Death - Pleural Mesothelioma - Negligence - Product Liability
        • Case resolved after jury selection at opening statements: in excess of $670,000.
        • Two weeks: April 2013
      • Michael Villaverde et ux v. Fluor Corporation et al.

        • Civil Jury Trial
        • Superior Court: San Francisco County
        • Judge: Hon. Lynn O'Malley Taylor
        • Trial Type: Insulator Wrongful Death - Pleural Mesothelioma - Negligence - Product Liability
        • Case resolved after jury selection at opening statements: in excess of $1,500,000.
        • Two weeks: March-April 2013
      • Flora Olson et ux v. Timec Company Inc., et al.

        • Civil Jury Trial
        • Superior Court: San Francisco County
        • Judge: Hon. Lynn O'Malley Taylor
        • Trial Type: Insulator Wrongful Death - Peritoneal Mesothelioma - Negligence - Product Liability - Refinery.
        • Case resolved after jury selection at opening statements: in excess of $3,500,000.
        • Two weeks: March-April 2013
    • 2012
      • Dana Santiago v. Certainteed, et al.

        • Superior Court: Alameda (Hayward), California
        • Judge: Hon. Delbert C. Gee
        • Trial Type: Products Liability- Negligence-Personal Injury- Asbestosis
        • Case Settled following Voir Dire: Excess of $260,000
        • 2 weeks, November 2012
      • Dominic Rielli v. Certainteed, et al.

        • Superior Court: San Francisco, California
        • Judge: Hon. Ernest H. Goldsmith
        • Trial Type: Products Liability- Negligence-Personal Injury- Esophageal Cancer
        • Case Settled during Motions in Limine: Excess of $150,000
        • 1 week, October 2012
      • Sherlynn Suitor, et al v. Johnson Controls, et al

        • Superior Court: Los Angeles, California
        • Judge: Hon. Amy Hogue
        • Trial Type: Products Liability- Negligence-Wrongful Death- Mesothelioma
        • Case Settled after the close of plaintiffs' case-in-chief: Excess of $1,850,000
        • 4 weeks, July-August 2012
      • Kenneth Jones, et al v. Honeywell International, et al

        • Superior Court: Sacramento, California
        • Judge: Hon. David W. Abbott
        • Trial Type: Products Liability- Negligence-Personal Injury- Friction-Colon Cancer
        • Case Settled after Motions in Limine: Excess of $134,000
        • 1 week, July 2012
      • Betty Janiszewski, et al v. Rich-Tex, et al.

        • Superior Court: San Francisco, California
        • Judge: Hon. Lynn O'Malley Taylor
        • Trial Type: Products Liability- Negligence-Wrongful Death- Lung Cancer
        • Case Settled during Plaintiffs' Case-in-chief: Excess of $580,000
        • 2 weeks, June 2012
      • Shane Brandon, et al v. J-M Manufacturing Co., et al

        • Superior Court: San Francisco, California
        • Judge: Hon. Lynn O'Malley Taylor
        • Trial Type: Products Liability- Negligence-Wrongful Death- Lung Cancer
        • Case Settled after Opening Statements: Excess of $382,000
        • 2 weeks, June 2012
      • Charles Sumner, et al v. Oakfabco, Inc., et al

        • Superior Court: San Francisco, California
        • Judge: Hon. Lynn O'Malley Taylor
        • Trial Type: Products Liability- Negligence-Wrongful Death- Lung Cancer
        • Case Settled after Voire Dire: Excess of $216,000
        • 2 weeks, May 2012
      • Adelma Gilpin, et al v. Goodrich Corporation, et al

        • Superior Court: San Francisco, California
        • Judge: Hon. Lynn O'Malley Taylor
        • Trial Type: Products Liability- Negligence-Wrongful Death- Lung Cancer
        • Case Settled after Voire Dire: Excess of $712,000
        • 2 weeks, May 2012
      • Marion Kosich, et al. v. Honeywell International, et al.

        • Superior Court: San Francisco, California
        • Judge: Hon. Suzanne Bolanos
        • Trial Type: Products Liability—Negligence—Survival/Wrongful Death—Friction—Asbestosis
        • Case Settled During Plaintiffs' Case In Chief: Excess of $1,690,000
        • 6 weeks, March–April 2012
      • Thomas & Judy Metcalf v. San Francisco Gravel, et. al.

        • Superior Court: San Francisco, California
        • Judge: Hon. Curtis E.A. Karnow
        • Trial Type: Products Liability—Negligence—Personal Injury—Mesothelioma
        • Case Settled During Plaintiffs' Case in Chief: Excess of $14,000,000 as to All Case Defendants
        • 4 Months, November 2011–February 2012
    • 2011
      • In Re BP575 v. Asbestos Defendants

        • Superior Court: San Francisco, California
        • Judge: Hon. A. James Robertson
        • Trial Type: Products Liability—Negligence—Personal Injury—Asbestosis
        • Case Settled During Motions in Limine: Excess of $960,000
        • 1st Chair, 2 weeks, October 2011
      • Wiley Utterback v. Collins Electric, et al.

        • Superior Court: San Francisco, California
        • Judge: Hon. A. James Robertson
        • Trial Type: Products Liability—Negligence—Personal Injury—Asbestosis
        • Case Settled During Motions in Limine: Excess of $375,000
        • 1st Chair, 1 week, October 2011
      • Andrew Thompson v. Nacco Materials, et al.

        • Superior Court: San Francisco, California
        • Judge: Hon. A. James Robertson
        • Trial Type: Products Liability—Negligence—Personal Injury—Asbestosis
        • Case Settled During Motions in Limine: Excess of $114,000
        • 1st Chair, 1 week, October 2011
      • William Tracy v. Douglas Insulation, et al.

        • Superior Court: San Francisco, California
        • Judge: Hon. A. James Robertson
        • Trial Type: Products Liability—Negligence—Personal Injury—Asbestosis
        • Case Settled During Motions in Limine: Excess of $110,000
        • 1st Chair, 1 week, October 2011
      • Gillian Hensley v. Curtiss–Wright Inc., et. al.

        • Superior Court: San Francisco, California
        • Judge: Hon. John Stewart
        • Trial Type: Products Liability—Negligence—Wrongful Death—Lung Cancer
        • Case Settled After Motions in Limine: Excess of $150,000
        • 1st Chair, 2 Weeks, August 2011
      • Robert Morgan v. Asbestos Corporation Limited, et. al.

        • Superior Court: San Francisco, California
        • Judge: Hon. Teri Jackson
        • Trial Type: Products Liability—Negligence—Personal Injury—Laryngeal Cancer
        • Case Settled After Motions in Limine: Excess of $530,000
        • 1st Chair, 1 Week, August 2011
      • Alan Ray v. Foster Wheeler LLC, et. al.

        • Superior Court: San Francisco, California
        • Judge: Hon. John Stewart
        • Trial Type: Products Liability—Negligence—Personal Injury—Esophageal Cancer
        • Case Settled After Motions in Limine: Excess of $675,000
        • 1st Chair, 1 Week, August 2011
      • Patsy Rood v. Cleaver–Brooks Inc., et. al.

        • Superior Court: San Francisco, California
        • Judge: Hon. John Stewart
        • Trial Type: Products Liability—Negligence—Wrongful Death—Lung Cancer
        • Case Settled After Motions in Limine: Excess of $220,000
        • 1st Chair, 1 Week, July 2011
      • Thomas Hixson v. Asbestos Corporation Limited, et. al.

        • Superior Court: San Francisco, California
        • Judge: Hon. John Stewart
        • Trial Type: Products Liability—Negligence—Personal Injury—Asbestosis
        • Case Settled After Motions in Limine: Excess of $950,000
        • 1st Chair, 2 Weeks, July 2011
      • Giovanni Colombo v. Thomas Dee Engineering, et. al.

        • Superior Court: San Francisco, California
        • Judge: Hon. John Stewart
        • Trial Type: Products Liability—Negligence—Personal Injury—Asbestosis
        • Case Settled After Motions in Limine: Excess of $150,000
        • 1st Chair, 1 week, July 2011
      • Robert Verant v. Metalclad Insulation Corporation, et al.

        • Civil Jury Trial
        • Superior Court: Los Angeles, California
        • Judge: Hon. Maureen Duffy–Lewis
        • Trial Type: Products Liability—Negligence—Personal Injury—Lung Cancer
        • Case Settled During Plaintiff's Case–In–Chief: Excess of $1,770,000
        • 1st Chair, 2 Weeks, June 2011
      • Sandra Austin, et al. v. Del Webb, Fluor Corporation, et al.

        • Civil Jury Trial
        • Superior Court: Los Angeles, California
        • Judge: Hon. Rolf Treu
        • Trial Type: Products Liability—Negligence—Wrongful Death—Mesothelioma
        • Case Settled After Jury Selection: Excess of $5,000,000
        • 2nd Chair, 3 weeks, May–June 2011
      • Ina Coyle, et al. v. Crane Co., et al.

        • Superior Court: San Francisco, California
        • Judge: Hon. James Robertson
        • Trial Type: Products Liability—Negligence—Wrongful Death—Mesothelioma
        • Case Settled During Motions in Limine: Excess of $1,500,000
        • 2nd Chair, 3 weeks, January 2011

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