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David McClain

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Products Liability Attorney in Oakland, CA

Kazan, McClain, Satterley & Greenwood, A Professional Law Corporation
Jack London Market, 55 Harrison Street, Suite 400
Oakland, CA 94607
Phone: 877-995-6372
Fax: 510-835-4913
Selected to Super Lawyers: 2004 - 2022
Licensed in California Since: 1972
Practice Areas: Personal Injury - Products: Plaintiff, Personal Injury - General: Plaintiff
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Attorney Profile

Attorney David McClain is a partner with Kazan, McClain, Satterley & Greenwood, A Professional Law Corporation, in Oakland, California. A top-ranked trial lawyer with more than 48 years of total legal experience, Mr. McClain provides exceptional counsel and support to clients across the state adversely affected by asbestos exposure and mesothelioma as well as defective products and other avoidable tragedies.

Over the course of his legal career, Mr. McClain has recovered more than $5 billion in total compensation for his plaintiff clients, including numerous multimillion-dollar awards. He claims a 100% success rate at trial, and he has served as special assignment settlement master for Alameda County Judicial Settlement Program for over 10 years now.

In addition, Mr. McClain helped establish the Kazan McClain Partners’ Foundation, Inc., and he has served as the organization's president. He has also served as president, board of governors member and director of the board of directors with the Alameda-Contra Costa Trial Lawyers Association. Among his other professional affiliations, Mr. McClain is a member of the American Association for Justice, the Asbestos Litigation Group, the National Lawyers Guild and the Consumer Attorneys of California.

Honored for his outstanding professionalism and service, Mr. McClain has earned consistent recognition from The Best Lawyers in America, and he has received many other top rankings and endorsements from his peers as being among the top 2.5% of lawyers in his region. He has also received numerous testimonials and referrals from his satisfied clients, and he finds great reward in being able to help so many obtain the justice they deserve for their needless suffering.

A 1969 graduate of the University of California at Los Angeles, Mr. McClain attended the University of California's Hastings College of Law, where he obtained his Juris Doctor in 1972. While there, he was a member of the prestigious Thurston Society for having graduated within the top 5% of his class.

Practice Areas
  • 60%Personal Injury - Products: Plaintiff
  • 40%Personal Injury - General: Plaintiff
Focus Areas

Personal Injury - Plaintiff


19 Years Super Lawyers
  • Super Lawyers: 2004 - 2022

About David McClain

First Admitted: 1972, California

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Pro bono/Community Service

  • Serves as president of the Kazan, McClain Partners' Foundation, board member of Bay Area Legal Aid, served as president of local PTA, president of the Piedmont Appreciating Diversity Committee, and numerous other charitable and community organizations

Bar/Professional Activity

  • Consumer Attorneys of California
  • California State Bar Association
  • Alameda County Bar Association
  • National Lawyers Guild
  • Asbestos Litigation Group
  • American Association for Justice
  • Alameda-Contra Costa Trial Lawyers Association (President 1996 and member of the Board of Governors since 1987)
  • California, 1972

Educational Background

  • University of California at Los Angeles (B.A., 1969)
  • Member of Hasting College of the law Thurston Society (top 5% in law school class), 1972


  • Settled the Western MacArthur coverage action against several insurance companies for over $2.2 billion, 2003


  • , Finalist for State of California Trial Lawyer of the year award, Consumer Attorneys of California, 2004
  • , Super Lawyer
  • , Best Lawyers award for mass tort litigation/class action
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Office Location for David McClain

Jack London Market
55 Harrison Street, Suite 400
Oakland, CA 94607

Phone: 877-995-6372

Fax: 510-835-4913

Last Updated: 5/15/2022

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