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Avoid Asbestos Exposure After Severe Storms

As those of us on the Pacific coast are now in the midst of hurricane season, it is a good time to discuss some tips to avoid asbestos exposure in the wake of a storm or natural disaster. Property damage is common following a severe storm, requiring people to get...

Secondary Exposure Can Lead to Mesothelioma for Women

Although men are much more likely to be diagnosed with mesothelioma than women, studies show that women have also been victim to this dangerous disease. It is more common for men to develop mesothelioma, as they more frequently have been employed in positions with exposure to asbestos. Despite the irregularity...

Loving Spoonfuls Cookbook Available

Novato Advance Novato - May 16, 2012 - A cookbook is now available that features the recipes submitted to the second annual Loving Spoonfuls: Marin's Soup and Dessert Challenge, a benefit for Community Institute for Psychotherapy that was held in Mill Valley earlier this year. The suggested donation for each...

The Recorder Names James Nevin a "Fast Track" Lawyer

April 11, 2012 - James P. Nevin is one of 50 California lawyers on the "Fast Track" according to legal newspaper The Recorder. Recorder editors recognize attorneys whose early accomplishments indicate they will be tomorrow's top lawyers and leaders. The lawyers were selected from over 300 nominees in their first...

Asbestos: Still Legal and Lethal in North America (and Spreading)

February 13, 2012 -- The Canadian Broadcasting Corporation (CBC) News Network's "Fatal Deception" documents the concealment of the Canadian asbestos industry's knowledge of the dangers of asbestos and the involvement of prestigious McGill University. The video highlights how Ivan Sabourin--President of Canada's Conservative Party and lead attorney for the asbestos...

James Nevin Became Youngest Ever Associate Member of ABOTA

February 9, 2012 -- On October 15, 2011, James P. Nevin became the youngest ever associate member of the American Board of Trial Advocates (ABOTA) San Francisco Chapter. The American Board of Trial Advocates is the national association of experienced trial lawyers and judges dedicated to the preservation and promotion...

Brayton Purcell Selected for Sustainable North Bay Award

Assembly member Jared Huffman will present his January Sustainable North Bay Award to Brayton Purcell LLP in recognition of its environmentally responsible business practices. For more than a decade, Brayton Purcell has been striving to minimize its impact on the environment. The firm has demonstrated this commitment to conservation and...

Big Asbestos Trial Under Way in San Francisco

Cynthia Foster, The Recorder San Francisco -- January 18, 2012 -- Lawyers for about 30 different defendants crowded into a makeshift San Francisco courtroom this week as trial got under way, after some delays, in a major asbestos case. Plaintiff's lawyer Gilbert Purcell, of Novato's Brayton Purcell, said the case...