James Nevin - Selected Trials & Verdicts

James P. Nevin is a partner at Brayton Purcell LLP. Mr. Nevin has tried numerous asbestos personal injury and wrongful death mesothelioma, lung cancer, colon cancer, other cancer, and asbestosis cases in California (San Francisco, Alameda, San Jose, Los Angeles, Solano, and Orange), Washington (Seattle), and Federal Court (United States District Court Western District of Washington & United States District Court Northern District of California). The following list, which is updated regularly, provides a selection of his recent trial work.

  • 2019
    • Leslie Hill, et. al. v. Hennessey Industries, LLC, et al.
      San Francisco County Superior Court
      Judge: Hon. Richard Ulmer
      Trial Type: Personal Injury - Asbestosis - Negligence & Products Liability
      Settled as to All Case Defendants Before Motions in Liminee in Excess of: $450,000.00
      1 weeks, March 2019
    • Mary Beth Perniz, et. al. v. Associated Insulation of California, James A. Nelson Co., Inc., et al.
      San Francisco County Superior Court
      Judge: Hon. Teri L. Jackson
      Trial Type: Wrongful Death - Mesothelioma - Negligence & Products Liability
      Settled as to All Case Defendants After Motions in Liminee in Excess of: $13,700,000.00
      2 weeks, February - March 2019
    • Thomas Sylvester, et. al. v. Goodman Lumber Co., W.W. Grainger, Inc., et al.
      San Francisco County Superior Court
      Judge: Hon. Richard Ulmer
      Trial Type: Personal Injury - Asbestosis - Negligence & Products Liability
      Settled as to All Case Defendants Before Motions in Liminee in Excess of: $525,000.00
      1 week, February 2019
    • Jaunita Slaughterback, et. al. v. J.T. Thorpe & Son, Inc., et al.
      San Francisco County Superior Court
      Judge: Hon. Suzanne Bolanos
      Trial Type: Personal Injury - Lung Cancer - Para-Occupational Take Home - Negligence & Products Liability
      Reverse Bifurcated Trial on Affirmative Defense of Workers Compensation Bar
      Settled as to All Case Defendants During Witness Testimony in Excess of: $750,000.00
      3 weeks, January - February 2019
    • Sharon Jennings, et. al. v. Federal-Mogul, Quinn Co., Davis Auto Parts, BorgWarner Morse TEC LLC, et al.
      San Francisco County Superior Court
      Judge: Hon. Jeffrey S. Ross
      Trial Type: Wrongful Death - Mesothelioma - Negligence & Products Liability
      Settled as to All Case Defendants Before Opening Statement in Excess of: $800,000.00
      2 weeks, January 2019
  • 2018
    • Esther Shiffer v.Wismer & Becker Contracting Engineers, Flowserve US Inc., et al.
      San Francisco County Superior Court
      Judge: Hon. Lynn O'Mally-Taylor
      Trial Type: Wrongful Death - Mesothelioma - Negligence & Products Liability
      Settled as to All Case Defendants During Jury Selection in Excess of: $6,000,000.00
      1 week, December 2018

    • Jennifer Gamba v. Associated Insulation, Inc., et al.
      San Francisco County Superior Court
      Judge: Hon. Lynn O'Mally-Taylor
      Trial Type: Wrongful Death - Mesothelioma - Negligence & Products Liability
      Settled as to All Case Defendants Before Motions in Liminee in Excess of: $5,000,000.00
      1 week, December 2018

    • Janis Hebebrand v. Red Feather Construction, Inc., et al.
      San Francisco County Superior Court
      Judge: Hon. Lynn O'Mally-Taylor
      Trial Type: Wrongful Death - Mesothelioma - Negligence & Products Liability
      Settled as to All Case Defendants Before Motions in Liminee in Excess of: $1,250,000.00
      1 week, December 2018

    • Matt Marion v. IMO Industries, Inc., et al.
      San Francisco County Superior Court
      Judge: Hon. Lynn O'Mally-Taylor
      Trial Type: Wrongful Death - Lung Cancer - Negligence & Products Liability
      Settled as to All Case Defendants Before Motions in Liminee in Excess of: $900,000.00
      1 week, November 2018

    • William Davis v. Johns-Manville Manufacturing, Slakey Brothers, Inc., T.W. Smith Company, et al.
      Alameda County Superior Court
      Judge: Hon. Winifred Smith
      Trial Type: Wrongful Death - Lung Cancer - Negligence & Products Liability
      Settled as to All Case Defendants Before Motions in Liminee in Excess of: $1,200,000.00
      1 week, November 2018

    • Bruce Kinman v. Pneumo Abex LLX, Cummins Inc., Mack Trucks, Inc., Navistar, Inc., et al.
      Alameda County Superior Court
      Judge: Hon. Brad Seligman
      Trial Type: Personal Injury- Lung Cancer - Negligence & Products Liability
      Settled as to All Case Defendants Before Motions in Liminee in Excess of: $1,000,000.00
      1 week, October 2018

    • Barbara Puchosic, et. al. v. Acco Engineered Systems, Inc., Cleaver-Brooks, Inc., Fischbach and Moore, Inc., Parsons Government Services, et al.
      San Francisco County Superior Court
      Judge: Hon. Suzanne Bolanos
      Trial Type: Wrongful Death - Colon Cancer - Negligence & Products Liability
      Settled as to All Case Defendants Before Motions in Liminee in Excess of: $750,000.00
      1 week, September 2018

    • Philip McDown, et. al. v. J.T. Thorpe & Son, Inc., Lamons Gasket Company, et al.
      San Francisco County Superior Court
      Judge: Hon. Kathleen A. Kelly
      Trial Type: Wrongful Death - Asbestosis- Negligence & Products Liability
      Settled as to All Case Defendants Before Motions in Liminee in Excess of: $375,000.00
      1 week, August 2018

    • Laurie Harry, et. al. v. Marcal Associates, Ltd., Scott Co. of CA, Underground Construction Co., Inc., et al.
      San Francisco County Superior Court
      Judge: Hon. Kathleen A. Kelly
      Trial Type: Wrongful Death - Asbestosis- Negligence & Products Liability
      Settled as to All Case Defendants Before Motions in Liminee in Excess of: $415,000.00
      1 week, August 2018

    • Nina Aughinbaugh, et. al. v. Crane Co., DuroDyne Corp, Familian Corp,, FDCC CA, Inc., et al.
      San Francisco County Superior Court
      Judge: Hon. Kathleen A. Kelly
      Trial Type: Wrongful Death - Asbestosis- Negligence & Products Liability
      Settled as to All Case Defendants Before Motions in Liminee in Excess of: $500,000.00
      1 week, August 2018

    • Ronald Kirchner v. Crane Co., Dillingham Construction, Inc, Fluor Corp, et al.
      Solano County Superior Court
      Judge: Hon. D. Scott Daniels
      Trial Type: Personal Injury - Colon Cancer - Negligence & Products Liability
      Settled as to All Case Defendants After Motions in Liminee in Excess of: $350,000.00
      1 week, August 2018

    • Sondra Leeper v. Ric-Wil, Incorporated, GCO, Inc., et al.
      Civil Jury Trial
      Superior Court of State of California - Alameda County
      Judge: Hon. Brad Seligman
      Trial Type - Wrongful Death Mesothelioma - San Francisco Bay Area career Pipefitter/Welder
      Case resolved during jury selection in excess of $7,250,000.00 as to all case defendants
      2 weeks, August 2018

    • Emma Ward, et. al. v. Republic Supply Company, Temporary Plant Cleaners, Inc., et al.
      San Francisco County Superior Court
      Judge: Hon. Newton J. Lam
      Trial Type: Wrongful Death - Lung Cancer- Negligence & Products Liability
      Settled as to All Case Defendants Before Motions in Liminee in Excess of: $550,000.00
      1 week, August 2018

    • William Parker v. Douglas Insulation Company, Inc., Goodyear Tire & Rubber Company, et al.
      San Francisco County Superior Court
      Judge: Hon. Newton J. Lam
      Trial Type: Personal Injury - Lung Cancer- Negligence & Products Liability
      Settled as to All Case Defendants Before Motions in Liminee in Excess of: $400,000.00
      1 week, August 2018

    • Gary & Linda Smith v. Caterpillar Inc., Gardner Denver, Inc., Briggs & Stratton Corporation, Markey Machinery, Rexnord Industries, et al.
      San Francisco County Superior Court
      Judge: Hon. Newton J. Lam
      Trial Type: Personal Injury -Mesothelioma - Negligence & Products Liability
      Settled as to All Case Defendants During Plaintiffs' Case in Chief in Excess of: $2,000,000.00
      3 weeks, June - July 2018

    • Evelyn Owen v. Cooper Brothers, Inc., FDCC California Inc., Marconi Plastering Company, Inc., Rudolph & Sletten, Inc., et al.
      San Francisco County Superior Court
      Judge: Hon. Kathleen A. Kelly
      Trial Type: Wrongful Death -Mesothelioma - Negligence & Products Liability
      Settled as to All Case Defendants After Opening Statements in Excess of: $4,300,000.00
      2 weeks, June 2018

    • Sandra Leonard et al. v. Goodyear Tire & Rubber Co., et al.
      Solano County Superior Court
      Judge: Hon. D. Scott Daniels
      Trial Type: Wrongful Death -Mesothelioma - Negligence & Products Liability
      Settled as to All Case Defendants Prior to Motions in Liminee in Excess of: $2,750,000.00
      1 Week, April 2018

    • Judy Crim et al. v. Albay Construction Co, Goodyear Tire & Rubber Co., Red-White Valve Corp., et al
      San Francisco County Superior Court
      Judge: A. James Robertson
      Trial Type: Wrongful Death - Lung Cancer - Negligence & Products Liability
      Settled as to All Case Defendants After Opening Statements in Excess of: $1,200,000.00
      1 Week, April 2018

    • Lori Hogg et al. v. Albay Construction Co, Republic Supply Co., J.T. Thorpe & Son, Inc., et al
      Alameda County Superior Court
      Judge: Hon. Ioana Petrou
      Trial Type: Wrongful Death -Mesothelioma - Negligence & Products Liability
      Settled as to All Case Defendants Prior to Motions in Liminee in Excess of: $1,400,000.00
      1 Week, April 2018

    • Geraldine Barabin et. al. v. Scapa Dryer Fabrics, Inc.
      Federal Court: Western District of Washington, Seattle, Washington Judge: Hon. James L. Robart
      Trial Type: Personal Injury - Survival - Re-trial - Negligence & Products Liability Verdict: $1,056,000.00
      Case Settled With Additional Defendants For Approximately $2,400,000.00
      2 Weeks, March - April, 2018

    • Nancy Casterline et al. v. Meeks Lumber Corporation, Navistar, Inc., Ford Motor Company, et al.
      Shasta County Superior Court
      Judge: Hon. Stephen H. Baker
      Trial Type: Wrongful Death - Lung Cancer - Negligence & Products Liability
      Settled as to All Case Defendants After Jury Selection in Excess of: $630,000.00
      2 Weeks, February - March, 2018