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Virginia Mesothelioma Lawyer

Virginia has a rich history of shipbuilding and manufacturing—industries that heavily used asbestos. Although these businesses knew for decades that asbestos exposure could cause lung cancer, asbestosis, and mesothelioma, they failed to warn workers. If you have been diagnosed with an asbestos-related illness, contact a Virginia mesothelioma lawyer at the Lanier Law Firm immediately to learn how you could recover significant compensation.

Legally Reviewed By: Kevin LaMarca
Senior Attorney | Mesothelioma & Asbestos

Kevin LaMarca

Legally Reviewed By: Kevin LaMarca
Senior Attorney | Mesothelioma & Asbestos

Mesothelioma is a devastating illness with an average life expectancy of less than a year. These tragic cases could have been prevented if the companies that mined, processed, and used asbestos had warned workers, provided workers with adequate protection while handling asbestos, or used alternative materials. Unfortunately, these companies routinely prioritized profits over worker safety.

As a result, thousands of Virginians have been diagnosed with mesothelioma, with 442 new cases and 350 deaths from 2016 to 2020 alone, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. This is in addition to the thousands of cases of asbestosis and lung cancer diagnosed during the same period.

The conduct of these businesses is inexcusable. If you have been diagnosed with an asbestos-related illness or your loved one has passed away from one of these devastating diseases, you may have grounds to file a mesothelioma claim. A Virginia mesothelioma attorney at the Lanier Law Firm can help.

Why Should You Choose a Virginia Mesothelioma Attorney at the Lanier Law Firm?

The Lanier Law Firm has been helping people diagnosed with mesothelioma and their families recover substantial compensation for more than 25 years, making us one of the world’s most experienced mesothelioma law firms. Through the passionate and skilled representation of our nationally recognized mesothelioma lawyers, we have helped clients recover more than $20 billion in compensation.

Our attorneys are among the top trial lawyers in the world, and it shows in the successful case results we consistently achieve for our clients, which include the following:

  • $4.5 million for a man exposed to asbestos through joint compound
  • $3.7 million for an 82-year-old man exposed to asbestos in the Navy
  • $2.3 million settlement for a former electrician who was exposed to asbestos while working in a Navy shipyard
  • $2 million settlement for a former shipyard worker who contracted pleural mesothelioma
  • $1.5 million settlement for the family of a dredge boat mechanic who died of mesothelioma

Every client is important to us, and we are committed to providing personalized attention, moral support, and passionate advocacy to each one. We are willing to travel any distance to our clients who often cannot come to us due to illness, and we maintain an open line of communication throughout each case.

The dedication of our talented and caring mesothelioma lawyers does not escape the notice of our clients, who regularly send us unsolicited feedback such as the following:


The Lanier Firm did a wonderful job of representing us in a successful resolution of our case.  In particular, Kevin and Sam who kept us updated on a regular basis and were extremely pleasant to work with.

– Fran Bolton


My mother, my two sisters, and myself have benefitted, and continue to benefit, greatly from Lanier Law Firm’s tenacious quest to seek justice from negligent entities responsible for my father’s illness and untimely death from mesothelioma.

– Mike Mooney


I would like to thank The Lanier Law Firm for everything they have done for my family. Since my father’s first emails to them, to after his passing and the resolution of our issue, they were right there with us, caring, attentive, and super professional. I would not hesitate to recommend them!

– B. Cirelli


Our Featured Virginia Mesothelioma Lawyers

Mark Lanier

Our founder, Mark Lanier, is a world-renowned mesothelioma lawyer and is regarded as one of the world’s most talented and successful personal injury attorneys. This recognition has come from notable publications like the New York Times, the National Law Journal, Lawdragon, and the National Trial Lawyers’ Foundation.

In 2015, the American Association of Justice awarded Mark Lanier with a lifetime achievement award for his successful advocacy of individuals against large corporations, such as asbestos companies.

He is a featured lecturer at the nation’s top law schools, such as Harvard and Stanford, and regularly appears as a guest commentator on major news networks nationwide.

Mark Lanier is passionate about getting justice for mesothelioma sufferers and their families. This is one of the driving factors behind the Lanier Trial Academy, a platform through which he teaches other attorneys how to obtain similar successful results for their clients.

He has received the following review from an attorney who attended:

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I attended the Lanier 6.0 Trial Academy in June 2022 and was blown away by the great information and trial techniques presented.  I recently used these techniques to win a pro bono jury trial. I am a litigator with 33 years of experience, and my former team and I won several national awards for training.  I attended Lanier 6.0 because I consider Mark Lanier to be the best trial lawyer in the country, bar none.  Now I realize that he is also the best trial advocacy teacher as well.

– Martin Cunnff

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Kevin LaMarca

Kevin LaMarca has been recognized by the National Trial Lawyers as a Top 40 Under 40 lawyer. He has extensive experience in federal and state courts, successfully representing clients injured by exposure to toxic substances, including asbestos. His successful case results include the following:

  • $2.256 million settlement for the family of a deceased papermill worker
  • $1.895 million for the family of a deceased woman exposed to asbestos through her husband’s work clothes
  • $1 million settlement for a woman exposed to asbestos in talcum powder

How Much Is My Virginia Mesothelioma Case Worth?

The Lanier Law Firm has won settlements as high as $7 million in cases involving a single plaintiff and verdicts in the hundreds of millions—even in the billions—in cases involving multiple plaintiffs. The value of your case will depend on the following factors:

  • The types of claims for which you are eligible
  • The number of companies responsible for your asbestos exposure
  • The available resources of the liable companies
  • Which asbestos-related illness you have developed
  • Your age at diagnosis
  • Your prognosis
  • The financial impact of your diagnosis
  • The pain and suffering caused by your diagnosis

Types of Mesothelioma Claims

It is not uncommon to have been exposed to asbestos through multiple sources. However, even if you were exposed to asbestos through a single occupation, you may be eligible to file more than one type of claim. The types of claims you may be able to file include the following:

  • A mesothelioma lawsuit
  • An asbestos trust fund claim
  • A workers’ compensation claim
  • A Federal Employers’ Liability Act claim
  • A VA claim

When you contact one of our experienced mesothelioma lawyers in Virginia, we will identify every type of claim you qualify for to maximize your compensation.

Mesothelioma Lawsuits

There are two types of mesothelioma lawsuit