Jennifer Alesio - Selected Trials & Verdicts

Jennifer L. Alesio is an associate at Brayton Purcell. 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). The following list, which is updated regularly, provides a selection of her recent trial work.

Perry Williams v. The Scott Company of California, et al.
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.
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.
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.
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

Otis Glover v. Pacific Bell Telephone Company, et al.
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

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

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 Liminee: 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 Liminee: 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 Liminee: 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 Liminee: 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 Liminee: 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 Liminee: 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 Liminee: 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 Liminee: Excess of $1,500,000
2nd Chair, 3 weeks, January 2011

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