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$24,260,000.00 VERDICT FOR RETIRED 81YEAR OLD LONGSHOREMAN


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2017 - On Wednesday, November 29, 2017, after a six (6) week trial and less than one (1) day of deliberations, a San Francisco jury assessed a verdict in favor of 81 year old plaintiff George Lucas against defendant Triple A Machine Shop, Inc., a shipyard contractor, deciding that defendant Triple A was negligent and contributed to cause Mr. Lucas’ mesothelioma.  Read more...


Jury Returns $4.3 Million Verdict in Asbestos-Related Lung Cancer Case


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2017 - On October 19, 2017, an Alameda County jury returned a $4.3 million verdict in favor of the Faiaipau family in a wrongful death trial against J&H Marine Industrial & Engineering Company - a ship flooring company doing business in the 1970s and 1980s under the name Willard Marine Decking, Inc.   Read more...


$5 Million Verdict for Retired Pipefitter in Mesothelioma Trial


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2017 - On Friday, August 4, 2017, after a three-week trial and two days of deliberations, a Multnomah County jury returned a verdict against John Crane Inc., an asbestos packing and gasket manufacturer. The jury decided unanimously that John Crane, Inc. was negligent, that its asbestos-containing products were defective in design, and that it failed to warn.   Read more...


Gilbert Purcell Selected as Northern California Top 100 Super Lawyer


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Gilbert Purcell

2017 - Senior trial attorney and Brayton Purcell LLP partner Gilbert Purcell has been ranked as one of Northern California's 2017 Top 100 Super Lawyers. Super Lawyers is a rating service that selects its attorneys using a multiphase process, which includes peer nominations and professional achievements. Of the approximate 190,000 active attorneys in California, only a select few are chosen as Super Lawyers.  Read more...


Selected to Super Lawyers and Rising Stars Lists


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Bryn Letsch

2017 - This year eight Brayton Purcell attorneys were selected as Super Lawyers and Rising Stars. Super Lawyers selects its attorneys each year using a patented multiphase process that includes a statewide survey of lawyers, an independent research evaluation of candidates and peer reviews by practice area. The result is a credible, comprehensive and diverse listing of exceptional attorneys.  Read more...

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Alan Brayton

2016 - Brayton Purcell LLP is proud to announce that its four partners have been selected to the 2016 Northern California Super Lawyers list, and four of its associate attorneys have been deemed 2016 "Rising Stars." Each year, no more than five percent of the lawyers in the state are selected to receive the honor of Super Lawyer.  Read more...

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Dave Donadio

2015 - Four Brayton Purcell LLP partners have been selected to the 2015 Northern California Super Lawyers list, and two associate attorneys have been deemed 2015 "Rising Stars." Each year, no more than five percent of the lawyers in the state are selected to receive the honor of Super Lawyer. Super Lawyers, a Thomson Reuters business, is a rating service of outstanding lawyers from more than 70 practice areas who have attained a high degree of peer recognition and professional achievement.  Read more...


Selected as San Francisco's Top Rated Lawyers


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Brenda Posada

2015 - Recently, two Brayton Purcell LLP attorneys were included in the Legal Leaders San Francisco's Top Rated Lawyers of 2015 list. Both James P. Nevin and Brenda D. Posada can be found with other top attorneys in the General Practice area. Legal Leaders lists are based on Martindale-Hubbell® attorney ratings-to be included in the list, each attorney must have achieved the prestigious AV Preeminent® Rating. Read more...


San Francisco Trial Lawyers Association Trial Lawyer of the Year Award


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Jason Rose

2015 - On Thursday, April 16, 2015, Gil Purcell, Jennifer Alesio and Jason Rose were the winners of the San Francisco Trial Lawyers' Association Trial Lawyer of the Year Award. The award acknowledged the firms unprecedented successes in two trials Tajie Major v. Lorillard Tobacco Co. (2014, Case No. BC473650, Los Angeles County Superior Court) and Robert & Linda Whalen vs. John Crane, Inc. (2014, Case No. RG14711964, Alameda County Superior Court).  Read more...


North Bay Business Journal Includes Jennifer Alesio in "Forty under 40"


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Jennifer Alesio

2015 - Brayton Purcell LLP's newest senior trial attorney, Jennifer Alesio, has been announced as one of the North Bay Business Journal's "Forty Under 40" for 2015. The Business Journal's Forty Under 40 are selected from dozens of nominees on the basis of their leadership in companies and organizations across the North Bay. Winners of these awards reflect an inspiring and substantial pool of young talent in the area.  Read more...


Important Wrongful Death Law Set In Utah


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2015 - Vickie Warren was diagnosed with Mesothelioma in July 2007. She filed a personal injury lawsuit in the Third District Court, Salt Lake City, Utah in August, 2007. She had a jury trial in May, 2010, where the jury awarded a verdict of $5,256,818.61 against Hamilton Materials, Georgia Pacific, LLC and Union Carbide Corporation. Vickie Warren passed away in May 2010, days after the jury awarded the five million dollar verdict.  Read more...


$70 Million Verdict for Retired Machinist Mate and Nuclear Inspector


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2014 - On Thursday, October 30, 2014, after a six week trial and one day of deliberations, an Alameda County jury assessed a verdict against John Crane Inc., an asbestos packing and gasket manufacturer. The jury decided that John Crane, Inc. was negligent, that its asbestos-containing products were defective in design, and that it failed to warn.  Read more...


Los Angeles Jury Renders $17.736 Million Verdict for Spouse of Former Smoker


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2014 - On July 30, 3014, a jury in Los Angeles County Superior Court returned a verdict in favor of Mrs. Tajie Major, the widow of retired Captain William Major, U.S. Navy, against the only defendant in the case, Lorillard Tobacco Co. for $17.736 M (Tajie Major vs. Lorillard Tobacco Co., Case No. BC473650). Plaintiff's counsel, Gil Purcell of Novato, CA-based Brayton Purcell LLP was understandably pleased with today's result for Mrs. Major. Read more...