San Francisco, CA (PRWEB) November 18, 2004
The Consumer Attorneys of California recognized Novato lawyer Alan Brayton as a finalist for the Consumer Attorney of the Year award at the group's annual awards dinner in San Francisco last Saturday. The annual award recognizes outstanding results in cases that assist consumers, change consumer law for the better, and demonstrate use of trial lawyer skills and determination to create a more just society.
Brayton, founder and senior partner of Brayton Purcell, was recognized along with David McClain of Oakland and the late Harry Wartnick of San Francisco, for his work in helping secure insurance coverage for Western Asbestos Company, a local asbestos company whose insurers had denied coverage. After over a decade of litigation, the insurers ultimately settled the coverage litigation for over $2 billion dollars. This settlement was used to establish the Western Asbestos Settlement Trust which will provide compensation to over 38,000 estimated present and future victims of asbestos-related disease. The Consumer Attorneys of California noted that ÂThis is a case where creative lawyering and the justice system resulted in insurers being held accountable for the insurance coverage they issued and their conduct in denying coverage.Â
About Brayton Purcell
For over 20 years, Brayton Purcell has helped clients protect their legal rights in the face of devastating losses such as illness, injuries, and harm to family members. The law firm enjoys a national reputation for the high quality of its personal injury and product liability work, particularly in the area of asbestosis, mesothelioma, and other asbestos-related cancers. For more information, call 415-898-1555 or visit the firm web site at http://www.braytonlaw.com . For details about asbestos exposure and mesothelioma, also see the specialty web site, Asbestos Network, at http://www.asbestosnetwork.com.
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