Why Hire Us

At ELSM, we believe our clients always come first and we work tirelessly on their behalf.

At Early, Lucarelli, Sweeney and Meisenkothen, our entire practice is dedicated to representing mesothelioma patients and their families. Our knowledge, experience, compassion and results achieved for our clients are second to none. When you choose ELSM, you are choosing legal representation from a team of mesothelioma lawyers driven to securing the highest financial compensation for your injury. Listed below are just some of the reasons we believe that you should feel comfortable choosing us to represent you and your family.

We Focus Completely on Mesothelioma Cases

Early, Lucarelli, Sweeney & Meisenkothen devotes nearly 100 percent of our resources to mesothelioma cases while other firms typically handle many areas of litigation. ELSM has a deep understanding of the unique legal concerns that mesothelioma cases present.

We Have Over 40 Years of Experience

Early, Lucarelli, Sweeney & Meisenkothen has represented mesothelioma victims and their families for over 40 years and is widely recognized as one of the best law firms in the country. We have received the highest ratings by some of the most respected lawyer rating organizations in the industry, as well as our peers, for legal ability and legal ethics.  We have been given Martindale-Hubbell's highest AV rating , we are a National Tier 1 ranked law firm with U.S. News and World Report Best Law Firms, and have been selected for inclusion in the Best Laywers and Super Lawyers rating publications.

We Represent Clients Nationwide

We are proud to have represented mesothelioma clients in every single state in the United States. We represent clients with our in-house lawyers and strong affiliations with other top law firms throughout the nation.

Unparalleled Asbestos Industry Knowledge

Our lawyers have extensive knowledge about the companies that distributed, manufactured and supplied products containing asbestos. Our lawyers apply this knowledge to make your case as strong as possible.

Extensive Mesothelioma Treatment Knowledge

Our team of lawyers and paralegals remains dedicated to keeping informed about the latest research, diagnosis and treatment options for mesothelioma and other asbestos-related diseases.

Top Settlements and Jury Verdicts

The settlements and jury verdicts ELSM has received for its clients are among the highest in the country. The lawyers at ELSM will fight hard to get you the financial compensation to which you are entitled.

We Maximize Recovery from Asbestos Trusts

Billions of dollars have been set aside to compensate mesothelioma victims through over 65 different Asbestos Bankruptcy Trusts. ELSM has an entire department with 12 people completely dedicated to recovering funds quickly from these trusts on your behalf.

Fast Trial Dates and Quick Compensation

At ELSM, we understand that recovering funds quickly to help cover medical expenses is important to our clients. To that end, we work quickly on recovering funds from the asbestos trusts and securing the earliest possible trial date on your behalf. You can expect to see results as early as 3 to 6 months after starting the process.

No Legal Fees Unless A Recovery is Made

ELSM operates on a contingency fee basis. You pay and owe absolutely nothing unless money is recovered. At that point, ELSM receives a minor percentage of the awarded settlement. You will find our contingency fees to be among the lowest in the country.

We’ve Earned the Industry’s Highest Accolades

Our experience representing mesothelioma victims and their families spans over four decades and our attorneys have been recognized as some of the best in the country. In addition to consistently receiving Martindale-Hubbell's highest Preeminent AV Rating, we are also recognized as a National, Tier 1 ranked law firm in mass tort litigation with Best Law Firms. Additionally, our lawyers have earned some of the highest accolades in the industry.

Easy Accessibility and Individual Attention

Each case is assigned a team of attorneys and legal assistants which allows us to give you individual attention and address your unique needs. We make ourselves accessible to you at all times, including nights and weekends.

We Keep You Informed

Dedicated paralegals and attorneys keep you informed about the progress of your case on a regular basis. We also make it our business to keep abreast of the latest medical news and legislative acts. We proactively communicate this information to you as it becomes available.

Free Initial Consultation

Take advantage of our free initial consultation to see how we can help you seek justice. Our welcome team is ready to assist in any way you may need help. We will travel to meet with you anywhere in the country.

Request a Free Case Evaluation

Request a free case evaluation now if you or someone you love has been diagnosed with mesothelioma. The evaluation will cost you nothing. Our lawyers will travel to visit you at your convenience or conference call with you over the phone. We understand how difficult a time this is for you and will assist in any way that we can. You can also call us toll-free at 1-800-336-0086 at any time.