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Trey Jones

Trey Jones joined The Lanier Law Firm’s Los Angeles office in 2010. He has practiced mass tort litigation since graduating from the University of Houston Law Center in 2004. In the years since graduating, Trey has concentrated his practice on litigation against the manufacturers of asbestos and on the behalf of mesothelioma victims. He has served as trial attorney for clients exposed to asbestos in a variety of circumstances, including United States Navy boiler tenders, machinist mates and shipyard workers, a machinist at Los Angeles area power plants, persons working with asbestos building products and automotive parts, a career plumber, and a woman exposed to asbestos from her father’s work at a dairy. An aggressive litigator, Trey specializes in cross-examining the representatives of corporations who sold asbestos products without warning workers of their deadly consequences. His work has helped to uncover the war profiteering of government contractors who sold asbestos products to the United States Navy and put sailors at risk of developing cancer decades after their brave service for our country.

Trey’s skills in uncovering unusual asbestos exposures has led to substantial settlements from the manufacturers of pizza ovens, washers and dryers, fire hydrants, electrical equipment and non-asbestos products that cause asbestos exposures. This knack for leaving no stone unturned in investigating his client’s exposures has made Trey one of the most sought after toxic tort attorneys in the nation.

Trey has assisted in resolving many significant cases such as:

  • Represented and secured a sizable verdict for a career US Navy machinist mate who ultimately died from mesothelioma after serving his country for more than two decades.
  • Countless settlements from US Navy contractors including the manufacturers of pumps, valves, turbines, boilers, gaskets and packing.
  • Large settlements on behalf of two career waterworks pipe layers who were suffering from mesothelioma as a result of their work with asbestos cement pipe.
  • Represented car and heavy truck mechanics exposed to asbestos from work with brakes, clutches and gaskets.

Trey continues to teach other mesothelioma lawyers by speaking at public venues and publishing papers on the concerns and processes involved in toxic tort litigation, including:

"Striking the Gavel: A Judicial Roundtable on the Coordination of Asbestos Litigation," Cutting-Edge Asbestos Conference in Los Angeles, CA March 18, 2014. Trey served as a moderator for a judicial panel including the coordinating asbestos judges from New York City, Philadelphia, Los Angeles and San Francisco.

“Direct-Examination of Mesothelioma Victims,” Harris Martin Associates and Paralegals Seminar, Los Angeles, California;  January 29, 2010.

“Navy Case Update: Death on the High Seas Act and Doctrine of Uniformity,” Asbestos Litigation Conference: A National Overview & Outlook on September 19-21, 2011.

“Settlement: Have Strategies and Approaches Changed,” HB Litigation Conferences’ Asbestos Litigation Conference at The Ritz-Carlton Amelia Island, FL, October 3-4, 2011.

“Court rules loss of consortium claims exist if marriage predates symptoms,” Los Angeles Daily Journal and San Francisco Daily Journal, June 20, 2012

"Negligence, Ebola and California Law," Los Angles Daily Journal and San Francisco Daily Journal, October 16, 2014

Trey is a member of the Consumer Attorneys of Los Angeles, Consumer Attorneys of California and the American Association for Justice.

Trey lives in Houston where he enjoys cooking, sporting events and live music.

Published decisions:

Sherrell Vanhooser v. The Superior Court of Los Angeles County, Hennessy Industries Inc., et al., No. B239677, Calif. App., 2nd Dist.; 2012 Cal. App. LEXIS 648 

Read about Trey Jones' role in the National Asbestos Litigation Conference.

Read about Trey Jones’ appellate victory for the spouses of mesothelioma victims. The Mealey's Litigation Report on this mesothelioma case is also available for review.