Settlements and Verdicts


ELSM has obtained nearly $5 billion dollars in total settlements on behalf of our clients.

The jury awards and settlements we have received for our clients are among the highest in the country. While ELSM focuses primarily on obtaining collectable settlements for our clients, the firm, working in collaboration with co-counsel partners, has achieved some significant verdicts in mesothelioma cases. Following are examples of just some of the verdicts:

Verdict Case Summary
$82 Million A 67-year-old Washington state man’s wife was awarded $82 million dollars on behalf of her deceased husband who was diagnosed with mesothelioma. He was a frequent user of brakes and gaskets and other auto products from a popular auto parts maker.
Co-counsel: Dean Omar Branham & Shirley
$52 Million A California jury awarded a combined verdict of $52.1 million to a woman who was diagnosed with mesothelioma after years of using cosmetic products containing asbestos-contaminated talc. The woman was also found to have endured secondhand asbestos exposure from laundering her husband’s work clothes.
Co-counsel: Dean Omar Branham & Shirley
$27 Million Punitive damages in the amount of $27 million dollars were awarded to a 74 year old South Carolina man who was diagnosed with mesothelioma after years of working with asbestos containing gaskets and packing in valves.
Co-counsel: Simon Greenstone Panatier Bartlett
$6 Million A $6 million-dollar verdict was obtained for an Oklahoma man diagnosed with malignant mesothelioma. He was exposed to asbestos while working as a laborer and contractor at homebuilding sites and while doing brake and clutch repair as an auto mechanic.
Co-counsel: Dean Omar Branham & Shirley

Our lawyers will fight hard to get you the financial compensation to which you are entitled. In the table below, we have listed a few of the settlements obtained on behalf of our clients. If you have any questions about mesothelioma and your legal rights, please contact us immediately.

State Disease Occupation / Exposure Age ~ Monies to Date
WA Mesothelioma Laborer 67 ~$102,200,000
CA Mesothelioma Plumber / Mechanic 55 ~$13,500,000
OH Mesothelioma Pipefitter / Household 60 ~$12,200,000
NV Mesothelioma Pipefitter 66 ~$11,900,000
CA Mesothelioma Navy / Dry Wall Sprayer 48 ~$11,600,000
NC Mesothelioma Bystander / Army 65 ~$11,500,000
MD Mesothelioma Hairdresser / Household 67 ~$11,500,000
KY Mesothelioma Air Force / Boilermaker 88 ~$11,400,000
CT Mesothelioma Abatement Worker / Painter 72 ~$11,000,000
CA Mesothelioma Navy / Nuclear Plant 62 ~$9,700,000
CA Mesothelioma Manager / Teacher 75 ~$9,600,000
FL Mesothelioma Household / Air Force 53 ~$9,400,000
VA Mesothelioma Navy 58 ~$9,200,000
CA Mesothelioma Maintenance / Construction 56 ~$8,900,000
WY Mesothelioma Coast Guard / Engineer 63 ~$8,800,000
CA Mesothelioma Navy / Maintenance 56 ~$8,800,000
WI Mesothelioma Pipefitter 80 ~$7,600,000
CA Mesothelioma Carpenter 63 ~$7,600,000
ID Mesothelioma Household 70 ~$7,500,000
LA Mesothelioma Office Worker 68 ~$7,400,000
NC Mesothelioma Army / Shipyard 80 ~$7,300,000
TN Mesothelioma Army / Air Force 83 ~$7,200,000
FL Mesothelioma Navy Worker / Operating Engineer 65 ~$7,100,000
MI Mesothelioma Plantworker 63 ~$7,000,000
CA Mesothelioma Plantworker 58 ~$7,000,000
WV Mesothelioma Navy Worker / Machinist 53 ~$6,900,000
CA Mesothelioma Navy 66 ~$6,700,000
CA Mesothelioma Navy / Plantworker 68 ~$6,500,000
NC Mesothelioma Household / Plantworker 73 ~$6,300,000
MD Mesothelioma Navy / Ironworker 64 ~$6,200,000
PA Mesothelioma Shipyard / Laborer 69 ~$6,200,000
CA Mesothelioma Navy / Tilesetter 49 ~$6,100,000
CA Mesothelioma Household / Technician 62 ~$6,100,000
NJ Mesothelioma Navy Worker / Plumber 66 ~$6,000,000
MO Mesothelioma Mechanic 84 ~$6,000,000
NC Mesothelioma Navy / Utility 78 ~$6,000,000
FL Mesothelioma Army / Laborer 76 ~$5,900,000
MA Mesothelioma Merchant Marine / Engineer 72 ~$5,700,000
MO Mesothelioma Plantworker 66 ~$5,700,000
FL Mesothelioma Navy 68 ~$5,700,000
AZ Mesothelioma Office Worker 76 ~$5,500,000
MN Mesothelioma Navy / Ironworker 78 ~$5,500,000
MI Mesothelioma Household 45 ~$5,500,000
TX Mesothelioma Power Plant 158 ~$5,500,000
WA Mesothelioma Shipyard 60 ~$5,500,000
MA Mesothelioma Navy / Mechanic 80 ~$5,400,000
SC Mesothelioma Navy 77 ~$5,400,000
CA Mesothelioma Pipefitter 64 ~$5,400,000
TX Mesothelioma Household 65 ~$5,300,000
WV Mesothelioma Nurse Aide 49 ~$5,200,000
NC Mesothelioma Lumber Yard Manager 42 ~$5,100,000
CA Mesothelioma Navy / Electrician 62 ~$5,100,000
IL Mesothelioma Navy / Mechanic 59 ~$5,000,000
CA Mesothelioma Household 79 ~$5,000,000
MI Mesothelioma Navy / Pipefitter 68 ~$5,000,000
LA Mesothelioma JM Plantworker / Shipyard 51 ~$4,900,000
WA Mesothelioma Carpenter 65 ~$4,900,000
LA Mesothelioma Household / Office Worker 62 ~$4,900,000
CA Mesothelioma Navy / Mechanic 68 ~$4,800,000
WA Mesothelioma Merchant Marine / Maintenance 72 ~$4,800,000
LA Mesothelioma Household 72 ~$4,800,000
SC Mesothelioma Millwright / Construction 75 ~$4,800,000
KY Mesothelioma Household / Plantworker 69 ~$4,800,000
WI Mesothelioma Navy / Teacher 72 ~$4,700,000
OK Mesothelioma Navy / Construction 79 ~$4,700,000
CT Mesothelioma Insulator / Navy Worker 70 ~$4,700,000
NC Mesothelioma Navy / Plantworker 58 ~$4,700,000
ID Mesothelioma Electrician 80 ~$4,600,000
NJ Mesothelioma Boilermaker 71 ~$4,600,000
NJ Mesothelioma Navy / Insulator 66 ~$4,600,000
AZ Mesothelioma Plantworker / Construction 77 ~$4,600,000
NC Mesothelioma Navy / Mechanic 50 ~$4,600,000
FL Mesothelioma Navy / Boilerman 53 ~$4,500,000
LA Mesothelioma Army / Machinist 77 ~$4,500,000
CA Mesothelioma Plumber 60 ~$4,500,000
WA Mesothelioma Coast Guard 60 ~$4,400,000
CA Mesothelioma Sheetmetal 80 ~$4,400,000
OH Mesothelioma Plantworker / Household 58 ~$4,300,000
MD Mesothelioma Coast Guard US / Shipyard 66 ~$4,300,000
GA Mesothelioma Household 49 ~$4,300,000
NJ Mesothelioma Army Worker / Powerhouse Worker 82 ~$4,300,000
MD Mesothelioma Navy / Navy 55 ~$4,300,000
PA Mesothelioma Carpenter / Marine Corps 70 ~$4,300,000
NY Mesothelioma Air Force Worker / Plumber 75 ~$4,300,000
WI Mesothelioma Navy / Electrician 68 ~$4,200,000
CA Mesothelioma Marines / Shipyard 77 ~$4,200,000
TX Mesothelioma HVAC 66 ~$4,200,000
IL Mesothelioma Army / Engineer 64 ~$4,200,000
MI Mesothelioma Air Force 63 ~$4,200,000
NC Mesothelioma Navy / Plantworker Rogers 70 ~$4,200,000
OH Mesothelioma Laborer 67 ~$4,200,000
CA Mesothelioma Plantworker Rogers 47 ~$4,100,000
CA Mesothelioma Plumber 66 ~$4,100,000
IA Mesothelioma Navy / Laborer 71 ~$4,100,000
MD Mesothelioma Painter / Merchant Marine 78 ~$4,000,000
VA Mesothelioma Machinist 62 ~$4,000,000
UT Mesothelioma Army / Self Employed 61 ~$4,000,000
CO Mesothelioma Hospital Worker / Hospital Worker 53 ~$4,000,000
AZ Mesothelioma Navy / Powerhouse 62 ~$4,000,000
FL Mesothelioma Insulator / Construction Worker 84 ~$4,000,000
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Jennifer Lucarelli Partner Jennifer Lucarelli

Please note that individual cases vary based upon a number of factors, and prior results do not guarantee a similar outcome.


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