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Bergman Draper Oslund started in Seattle in 1995, because of its location with one of the highest rates of asbestos exposure and mesothelioma diagnoses. That’s also why we decided to focus our practice 100% on mesothelioma claims. We knew there were people here who needed our help and we advocate for them every day.
We stand apart from other Spokane asbestos firms in many ways. First, is our unparalleled focus and depth of experience handling mesothelioma cases. Second, asbestos claims are all we do, and we do it well. Third, we take immense pride in showing our clients deep respect and compassion throughout the claims process and offer support beyond legal advice.
Every client is assigned a personal team of attorneys and support staff. These are the people that will remain with you as your claim progresses. We are a small Washington mesothelioma & asbestos firm, so you are always given personal attention. We have answers at the ready, will always keep you updated, and will never waste your valuable time. We care about getting you the best results while you focus on your health.
Matthew Bergman is a founding partner of the firm with strong roots in the Washington state and Pacific Northwest community. He’s a top-rated and well-respected attorney with deep experience with the local court judges. Matthew devoted his career to mesothelioma victims. He has advocated before Congress for asbestos exposure victim rights and is an active philanthropist. He has successfully tried many cases, including a $4.3 billion dollar global settlement in which he was one of seven attorneys who served on a committee representing over 100 Northwest families, 25 of those victims being from central and eastern Washington and 10 in Spokane, who were exposed to asbestos. Dresser Industries, a subsidiary of Texas-based Halliburton, distributed these asbestos products to shipyards, power plants and industrial facilities.
Glenn Draper is strongly committed to veterans with mesothelioma as a veteran of the U.S. Army and the son of a Navy serviceman. He’s worked with hundreds of local Seattle mesothelioma victims and has devoted the last decade of his career strictly to mesothelioma law. He’s been honored with the “Quiet Hero” award for his devotion to pro bono work. He last litigated many cases on behalf of Seattle and Spokane mesothelioma victims over his career.
Firm partner Vanessa Oslund has spent more than 10 years representing mesothelioma victims and fighting for their rights in Seattle and Spokane. One of her specialties is “take home” mesothelioma cases where workers unknowingly exposed loved ones with asbestos fibers brought home on their clothing and person.
For eight years, firm partner Chandler Udo has been hard at work in the Seattle courts fighting for asbestos victims’ rights. Chandler takes pride in litigating challenging mesothelioma claims at trial including product liability suits. He has a record of significant wins in court for asbestos product liability cases throughout Washington, including mesothelioma clients in Spokane and Seattle.
Our Seattle office is downtown, three blocks from the Seattle Ferry Terminal. You’ll find Bergman Draper Oslund on the corner of Marion Street and 2nd Avenue in the Exchange Building only a few blocks from the King County Courthouse and close to the United States District Court for the Western District of Washington.
Our address is 821 2nd Avenue, Suite 2100, Seattle, Washington 98104. You can take public transportation to 3rd Avenue where it is only a short and take a short walk to our office. There is public parking nearby at the Norton Building Garage, among others.
One of the most important aspects of evaluating your claim is understanding your work history in Spokane, the state of Washington, and anywhere else you may have worked during your career. We have extensive job site records to support your claim. Here are just a few of the hundreds of job sites in Spokane we’ve identified as exposing workers to asbestos:
After a diagnosis of mesothelioma, you want answers. What does this mean? What are my options? What caused my illness? If you trust Bergman Draper Oslund with your mesothelioma claim, we’ll help you find the answers and pursue justice for what was done to you and your health.
While no amount of compensation can make up for your loss, pursuing a financial claim can help you deal with the expenses of mesothelioma treatment and offer some financial assurance for you and your loved ones. We will aggressively pursue the best outcome for your claim.
The first step in the process is assessing the merits of your claims. We start with a free case evaluation to give you an early estimate. From there, we gather detailed information from you about your work history and give you a more thorough evaluation of similar cases we’ve handled in Seattle.
Bergman Draper Oslund’s Spokane practice is 100% devoted to mesothelioma claims. All our lawyers work for our clients who are the victims of asbestos exposure. Because asbestos cases are all we do, we are experts with a record of impressive wins both at trial and through settlements.
Where you were exposed, your age at diagnosis, and other details shape how we create a plan to intelligently and effectively pursue your case. We may recommend bringing suits against just one corporation or several and may also consider pursuing one or more asbestos bankruptcy trust claims.
The plan for your Spokane mesothelioma claim will be unique to you since exposure, diagnosis, and the disease progression differs with every client.
Our team has won more than $700 million for asbestos exposure victims with mesothelioma. We will pursue the best possible outcome for your case. At the same time, our attorneys and staff are here to serve you and will support you in your mesothelioma journey.
We have reached significant settlements for our Seattle and Spokane clients both in and out of court. No compensation will ever make up for the damage to your health and quality of life, but financial stability for you and your loved ones is important, and we’ll work hard to get the best settlement for you.
Some recent settlements by Bergman Draper Oslund for Spokane, representing mesothelioma clients, include:
Jim Bullis was exposed to asbestos working in several different trades. The legal team at Bergman Draper Oslund was able to provide financial security to Jim and his wife Judy after Jim’s mesothelioma diagnosis.
Sue is really grateful to Matt Bergman (Seattle Mesothelioma Attorney of Bergman Draper Oslund Firm), because he helped the family in terms of any legal issue for Bryan's case.
Cliff's exposure to Asbestos happens in his workplace in a Telephone Building during the 70s. He doesn't feel any signs and symptoms for Mesothelioma until last year. He was not ready with the diagnosis.