Choosing a Mesothelioma Lawyer
Mesothelioma lawyers specialize in filing lawsuits on behalf of people afflicted with the deadly cancer, mesothelioma, which is caused by exposure to asbestos.

The laws governing torts, or civil actions, under which asbestos litigation falls, can be complex. Different states have different laws, and important elements, such as the burden of proof, may be more rigorous or demanding in some states than in others.

Working with an asbestos lawyer means you will have an attorney who is highly knowledgeable when it comes to the latest research, legal opinions, and case law involving mesothelioma and other asbestos-related diseases. Mesothelioma lawyers, like Sokolove Law and our national network of co-counsel, maintain databases of information related to virtually every aspect of the asbestos industry.


A mesothelioma attorney understands the complexities associated with a mesothelioma case. In many instances, years may have passed since the client’s initial asbestos exposure. In such cases, the mesothelioma lawyer must identify where the asbestos exposure took place and under what conditions, as well as the original manufacturer of the material or product in question.

Many of these manufacturers of asbestos containing products have since declared bankruptcy or been acquired by other corporations or firms so today a parent company with a different name may be held  responsible. For example, the corporation Halliburton had paid out nearly $100 million to settle multiple asbestos suits against its subsidiaries as of 2000.

Why Choose a National Mesothelioma Lawyer?
Sokolove Law can file mesothelioma lawsuits in many states. We evaluate where your mesothelioma claim will be best litigated, maximizing the value of your case. We are advocates for our clients, and are here to serve you first.

Tips for Choosing a Mesothelioma Lawyer
When considering taking legal action, it is wise to interview the lawyer to understand how they will handle your case. Here are some questions to ask when meeting with a mesothelioma lawyer:

  • How many years of mesothelioma experience do they have?
  • Will the firm take a mesothelioma case on a contingency basis?
  • How many mesothelioma (not just asbestos) cases has this lawyer handled, and what were the outcomes of past cases (out-of-court settlement, win, loss, appeal)?
  • Will you be able to speak with members of the firm as needed?
  • Will your calls be returned in a timely manner and your questions answered clearly?
  • Will the lawyer handle your case if it is referred to another jurisdiction? (At times, mesothelioma lawyers may refer your case to another firm that may be better suited to help in your situation – often providing you with the services of both their firm and another at no extra cost to you.)
  • Does the law firm have a network of mesothelioma lawyers nationwide who will share their research and expertise in order to build a solid case on your behalf?
  • Will your case be handled on an individual basis, or “bundled” with other similar cases? (This may hurt you if your case is a strong one, but can be helpful to weaker cases).

Remember, it’s in your best interest to be comfortable with the mesothelioma lawyer and attorneys that handle your case.

Our staff of experienced mesothelioma paralegals is here to help you and answer any questions you might have about filing a mesothelioma lawsuit. Don’t wait - request a free legal consultation from Sokolove Law today.


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