Meet John Stevenson – a dedicated attorney who applies his background and expertise as an investigator to benefit clients in mesothelioma cases.
John is an attorney at Levy Konigsberg committed to helping victims of mesothelioma, a rare cancer stemming from exposure to asbestos. In helping clients piece together the potential sources of their past asbestos exposure, John draws on the background and expertise he developed over seven years as an investigator for the firm, which included conducting interviews, gaining an encyclopedic knowledge of asbestos products, and locating former coworkers.
John played a supporting role in some of the firm’s landmark asbestos cases, including initial research and investigation into Lanzo v Johnson & Johnson, et al., the first verdict against Johnson & Johnson in New Jersey for its asbestos contaminated talcum powder products, and Edenfield v. Azko Nobel Chemicals, Inc., et al., a case involving a plant worker required to measure and mix multiple brands of asbestos during product manufacturing.
Now as an attorney, John applies his prior experience as an investigator to drafting complaints, filing and arguing motions, handling court conferences, defending depositions, and trial preparation. He has successfully opposed numerous summary judgment motions, allowing his clients’ cases to proceed to trial. John is currently preparing for a trial in federal court involving a Navy machinist mate and oil refinery worker who developed mesothelioma from exposure to asbestos from pipe flange gaskets and valve packing.
Most of all, John values the relationships he maintains with his clients and seeking justice for them:
“Our clients were deceived by the companies that manufactured asbestos-containing products and were knowingly put at risk of developing cancer through exposure to asbestos. I’m proud to work together with each of my clients to hold these companies accountable.”
Outside of the office, John is an avid cyclist and runner. He currently lives in northern New Jersey with his wife and two cats.