LOS ANGELES, July 11, 2007 LAWFUEL – The Legal Newswire — Kevin C. Mayer, formerly
a Partner of Steptoe & Johnson LLP, will join Liner Yankelevitz
Sunshine & Regenstreif, LLP’s Los Angeles office as Partner on July 16,
As LYS&R continues to grow, it has made building its products liability
and environmental torts group a priority. Kevin C. Mayer is a civil
trial attorney whose practice focuses on complex commercial, mass tort,
toxic tort, OSHA, environmental and products liability litigation. He
has represented numerous clients in the oil and chemical, consumer
products, insurance, entertainment, construction, fashion and financial
industries in a variety of federal and state courts and administrative
agencies, and in business negotiations.
“Kevin is one of the true stars of the products liability and
environmental tort bar, who comes with substantial jury trial
experience adding to our diverse and tenacious top tier trial lawyers.
He joins our expanding products liability and environmental torts
group, which is now 20 lawyers strong and based both in Los Angeles and
San Francisco. He will join a very busy group of trial lawyers in
courtrooms up and down the State and in other states across the U.S.
This, coupled with the almost explosive growth of our corporate group
and other vibrant full service practice areas, leaves us and a very
loyal and cherished client base quite excited,” said Stuart Liner.
With over 22 years of legal experience, Kevin has an impressive roster
of clients and trial successes under his belt. Most recently, he was
designated as one of the “Best Lawyers in America” and a “Southern
California Super Lawyer.” He was also a 2006 recipient of the Burton
Award for Legal Achievement.
Kevin’s successes are reflected in his representation of crude oil
refiners and the manufacturers of commercial and consumer-grade
chemical products in personal injury, wrongful death and regulatory
litigation, trials and administrative proceedings. He handles civil and
administrative law trials and appeals for industrial and commercial
clients’ alleged violations of Cal-OSHA and the Safe Drinking Water and
Toxic Enforcement Act of 1986 (“Proposition 65”). Kevin has also
represented national architectural and engineering firms, and facility
owners and operators, in professional negligence, premises liability
and personal injury actions for alleged design, manufacturing and
warning defects in office buildings, theaters, athletic facilities and
stadiums, and residential properties.
Kevin was put to the true test of experience when he co-tried the first
metal-working fluid/cancer case in the United States, and was co-trial
counsel for multiple chemical manufacturers and distributors in the
Lockheed Litigation Coordinated Proceedings in Los Angeles. He also
served as a coordinating counsel for numerous product manufacturers and
distributors in the New York, Minnesota and California IBM Worker
Litigation, addressing personal injury and wrongful death claims from
cancer, birth defects, and other reproductive consequences. Most
recently, he served as a national coordinating and trial counsel for a
major American company accused of conspiring to conceal the workplace
health hazards of various industrial materials. Kevin is the author of
“Challenges to Plaintiff’s Experts in Toxic Tort Cases: De-Bunking the
Junk in Medical Causation Opinions,” which was published in the DRI
Defense Library Series for 2007. Kevin received his J.D. from the
University of California, Hastings College of the Law and his B.A. from
the University of California, Berkeley.
Recently, the Los Angeles office of LYS&R also welcomed attorneys
Michelle Moebius, Symeon K. Davis, Michael Johnson, Emily K. Ayers,
Ryan Lapine, Robert Oliver and Marsha Dungog.
Liner Yankelevitz Sunshine & Regenstreif, LLP is a full-service law
firm with offices in Los Angeles and San Francisco, practicing in the
areas of intellectual property litigation, business and entertainment
litigation, products liability, real estate, business and financial
crimes defense, mergers and acquisitions, bankruptcy and creditors’
rights, tax and estate planning, and financial services litigation.