Walsworth Franklin Bevins & McCall is proud to have established itself as a nationally recognized law firm with an experienced team of lawyers, paralegals and other support staff available to defend all types of clients in asbestos litigation.  Involved in the defense of asbestos claims for more than 25 years, WFBM has handled in excess of 30,000 asbestos cases.

Our team works for many national and international corporations in defense of asbestos litigation claims and cost effectively manages large asbestos dockets from the inception of a claim through discovery, motions and final resolution.  We work closely with our clients to investigate and evaluate cases as early as possible and regularly obtain dismissals on their behalf.  Dedicated attorneys who specialize in settlement negotiations and have longstanding working relationships with plaintiffs' counsel are utilized in nearly all cases that proceed toward trial.  As always, our skilled trial team is prepared to defend our clients in those cases that proceed to trial.  Our asbestos trial team has commenced trial in over 500 cases - at least 50 within the last 3 years.

Our numerous long-term clients appreciate the personal and team based litigation management system that we employ which helps to distinguish WFBM.  Our clients include distributors, manufacturers, contractors and premises owners in cases venued throughout the State of California and other jurisdictions.  WFBM is also regional and national counsel for a number of high profile asbestos defendants.  Representation of these varied clients requires our team to develop, implement and manage national as well as local defense strategies that most effectively serve each client.

The diversity of our clientele further provides our team with a unique and broad perspective of the many key issues presented by asbestos litigation, including state-of-the-art/knowledge, asbestos-related medicine, industrial hygiene and specialized defenses available to each type of defendant we represent.

Of course, our asbestos litigation clients often differ in their approach to managing their litigation – and this uniqueness dictates how our efforts are directed.  However, WFBM's dedication to our clients, regardless of overall strategy, remains consistent.  The talent of our asbestos litigation team members is consistently recognized via invitations to co-chair and participate in prominent industry conferences throughout the country.



Dee C. Katz

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Orange County
One City Boulevard West
5th Floor
Orange, CA 92868
T: 714.634.2522
F: 714.634.0686

Sharon L. Clisham

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San Francisco
601 Montgomery Street
Ninth Floor
San Francisco, CA 94111
T: 415.781.7072
F: 415.391.6258