Asbestos trusts – also called mesothelioma trust funds – are created when asbestos manufacturers file for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection. These funds are set aside to compensate victims of mesothelioma and other asbestos diseases that the bankrupt company is later proven liable for.

The first mesothelioma trust fund was developed in 1998 after Johns Manville Corporation was swamped with litigation in response to the company’s longtime asbestos use and manufacturing. The Manville Trust was funded with $2.5 billion. Since then, dozens of other companies have established trust funds for victims.

Trust fund payments help claimants pay for medical bills and other costs associated with asbestos-related diseases. In the past decades, the trusts have paid out billions in claims.

Due to a large number of claimants, trusts only pay a percentage of each financial request to ensure enough money is available for all victims. The percentages change every few years to adjust for market fluctuations. An individual’s total amount of mesothelioma compensation depends on the number of claimants to the trust and the claimant’s disease, among other things.


Who is Eligible for Compensation?

With billions of dollars available to help sick and injured people and their families, asbestos trusts are a reliable and risk-free way of accessing vital funds.

Anyone exposed to asbestos and has an asbestos-related disease (including mesothelioma, associated lung cancer and asbestosis) is eligible for trust fund compensation. Many people are exposed to asbestos in the workplace, during military service, from asbestos-containing products or while working as a first responder.

Family members can also be at risk for asbestos diseases through secondhand exposure. Family members of deceased victims can also file claims against asbestos trust funds.


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Commonly Use Asbestos Products

Asbestos has been used in a variety of manufactured products. Some of the most common asbestos products include:

  • Paints, sealants and adhesives
  • Insulation, linings and ductwork
  • Cement powder mix
  • Automotive parts
  • Valves, gaskets and hoses
  • Mechanical and electrical components
  • Heat and fire protective clothing

Occupational Exposure

Several occupations are considered high-risk for asbestos exposure. In some cases, members of the military are exposed to asbestos in the workplace during their service. High risk occupations include:

  • Shipyard workers
  • Demolition workers
  • Drywall removers
  • Automotive workers
  • Construction workers
  • Factory workers
  • First responders
  • 911 rescue, recovery and cleanup crews

Asbestos Trust Fund List

Many claimants were exposed to asbestos at various worksites, so they file claims against multiple trusts. The U.S. Bankruptcy Code does not cap the number of trusts for individual filings. Many claimants receive compensation from multiple asbestos bankruptcy trusts. The following list represents the most common asbestos trust funds mesothelioma patients and their families receive compensation from:

A-Best Products Amt. in Trust: $18 million, Created: 2004, Asbestos Trust Name: A-Best Asbestos Settlement Trust
A.P. Green Industries Amt. in Trust: $333 million, Created: 2014, Asbestos Trust Name: APG Asbestos Trust
A.B.B. Global Inc. Amt. in Trust: $38 million, Created: 2006, Asbestos Trust Name: Lummus 524(g) Asbestos Personal Injury Trust
ACandS, Inc. Amt. in Trust: $528 million, Created: 2008, Asbestos Trust Name: ACandS Asbestos Settlement Trust
API Inc. Amt. in Trust: $94 million, Created: 2006, Asbestos Trust Name: API Inc. Asbestos Settlement Trust
Armstrong World Industries Amt. in Trust: $2.1 billion, Created: 2002, Asbestos Trust Name: Armstrong World Industries Inc. Asbestos Personal Injury Settlement Trust
ARTRA Group, Inc. Amt. in Trust: $74 million, Created: 2007, Asbestos Trust Name: ARTRA 524(g) Asbestos Trust
ASARCO Amt. in Trust: $830 million, Created: 2009, Asbestos Trust Name: ASARCO LLC Asbestos Personal Injury Settlement Trust
National Gypsum Company (Asbestos Claims Management Corporation) Amt. in Trust: $446 million, Created: 1993, Asbestos Trust Name: NGC Bodily Injury Trust
Babcock & Wilcox Company Amt. in Trust: $1.85 billion, Created: 2007, Asbestos Trust Name: Babcock & Wilcox Asbestos Trust
Bondex Amt. in Trust: $797.5 million, Created: 2016, Asbestos Trust Name: Bondex Trust
Burns & Roe Enterprises, Inc. Amt. in Trust: $172 million, Created: 2009, Asbestos Trust Name: Burns & Roe Asbestos Personal Injury Settlement Trust
C.E. Thurston & Sons Amt. in Trust: $53 million, Created: 2006, Asbestos Trust Name: C.E. Thurston & Sons, Inc. Asbestos Trust
Celotex Corporation (Carey Canada, Inc.) Amt. in Trust: $1.25 billion, Created: 1997, Asbestos Trust Name: Celotex Asbestos Settlement Trust
Combustion Engineering Amt. in Trust: $1.24 billion, Created: 2006, Asbestos Trust Name: Combustion Engineering 524(g) Asbestos Personal Injury Trust
Congoleum Corporation Amt. in Trust: $270 million, Created: 2010, Asbestos Trust Name: Congoleum Plan Trust
DII Industries, LLC (Dresser Industries) Amt. in Trust: $2.51 billion, Created: 2005, Asbestos Trust Name: DII Industries, LLC Asbestos Personal Injury Trust
Eagle-Picher Corporation Amt. in Trust: $730 million, Created: 1996, Asbestos Trust Name: Eagle-Picher Industries Personal Injury Settlement Trust
EJ Bartells Co., Inc. Amt. in Trust: $20 million, Created: 2001, Asbestos Trust Name: Bartells Asbestos Settlement Trust
Federal Mogul Corp. Amt. in Trust: $1.85 billion, Created: 2007, Asbestos Trust Name: Federal Mogul U.S. Asbestos Personal Injury
Flintkote Co. (Flintkote Mines Ltd.) Amt. in Trust: $214 million, Created: 2015, Asbestos Trust Name: Flintkote Company and Flintkote Mines Limited Asbestos Personal Injury Trust
General Motors Amt. in Trust: $625 million, Created: 2012, Asbestos Trust Name: MLC Asbestos Personal Injury Trust
G-I Holdings Amt. in Trust: $770 million, Created: 2009, Asbestos Trust Name: G-1 Asbestos Settlement Trust
Hercules Chemical Amt. in Trust: $8.6 million, Created: 2011, Asbestos Trust Name: Hercules Chemical Company, Inc. Asbestos Settlement Trust
H.K. Porter, Inc. Amt. in Trust: Not Applicable,
Created: 1998, Asbestos Trust Name: H.K Porter Asbestos Trust
J.T. Thorpe (C.D. Cal.) Amt. in Trust: $154 million, Created: 2006, Asbestos Trust Name: J.T. Thorpe Settlement Trust
J.T. Thorpe (S.D. Tex.) Amt. in Trust: $232 million, Created: 2004, Asbestos Trust Name: J.T. Thorpe Company Successor Trust
Johns-Manville Corp. (Philadelphia Asbestos Corp. [Pacor]) Amt. in Trust: $2.5 billion, Created: 1988, Asbestos Trust Name: Manville Personal Injury Settlement Trust
Kaiser Aluminum Corp. Amt. in Trust: $1.2 billion, Created: 2006, Asbestos Trust Name: Kaiser Asbestos Personal Injury Trust
Keene Corp. Amt. in Trust: $45 million, Created: 1996, Asbestos Trust Name: Keene Creditors Trust
Kentile Amt. in Trust: $193 million, Created: 2015, Asbestos Trust Name: Metex Asbestos Personal Injury Trust
Leslie Controls Amt. in Trust: Not Applicable,
Created: 2011, Asbestos Trust Name: Leslie Controls, Inc. Asbestos Personal Injury Trust
MacArthur Co. (Western Asbestos Company) Amt. in Trust: $2 billion, Created: 2004, Asbestos Trust Name: Western Asbestos Settlement Trust
North American Refractories Co. (NARCO) Amt. in Trust: $420 million, Created: 2013, Asbestos Trust Name: North American Refractories Company Asbestos Personal Injury Settlement Trust
Owens Corning Amt. in Trust: $3.42 billion, Created: 2006, Asbestos Trust Name: Owens Corning Fibreboard Asbestos Personal Injury Trust – Owens Corning Subfund
Owens Corning (Fibreboard Corp.) Amt. in Trust: $1.6 billion, Created: 2006, Asbestos Trust Name: Owens Corning Fibreboard Asbestos Personal Injury Trust
Pittsburgh Corning Amt. in Trust: $3.5 billion, Created: 2013, Asbestos Trust Name: Pittsburgh Corning Corporation Asbestos Personal Injury Trust
Plant Insulation Company Amt. in Trust: $242.8 million, Created: 2012, Asbestos Trust Name: Plant Insulation Company Asbestos Settlement Trust
Plibrico Co. Amt. in Trust: $206 million, Created: 2006, Asbestos Trust Name: Plibrico Asbestos Trust
Porter-Hayden Co. Amt. in Trust: $1 million, Created: 2006, Asbestos Trust Name: Porter Hayden Bodily Injury Trust
Quigley Co. Amt. in Trust: $569 million, Created: 2013, Asbestos Trust Name: Quigley Company, Inc. Asbestos Personal Injury Trust
Raymark Corp. (Raytech Corp.) Amt. in Trust: Not Applicable,
Created: 2000, Asbestos Trust Name: Raytech Corporation Asbestos Personal Injury Settlement Trust
Shook & Fletcher Insulation Co. Amt. in Trust: $109 million, Created: 2002, Asbestos Trust Name: Shook & Fletcher Asbestos Settlement Trust
T. H. Agriculture & Nutrition (THAN) Amt. in Trust: $901 million, Created: 2009, Asbestos Trust Name: T. H. Agriculture & Nutrition, LLC Asbestos Personal Injury Trust
Thorpe Insulation Co. (Pacific Insulation Co.) Amt. in Trust: $389 million, Created: 2006, Asbestos Trust Name: Thorpe Insulation Company Asbestos Personal Injury Settlement Trust
Turner & Newall Amt. in Trust: $635 million, Created: 2007, Asbestos Trust Name: Federal-Mogul Asbestos Personal Injury Trust – Turner & Newall Subfund
United Gilsonite Laboratories Amt. in Trust: $TBD, Created: TBD, Asbestos Trust Name: United Gilsonite Laboratories Asbestos Personal Injury Trust
United States Gypsum Co. (USG Corp.) Amt. in Trust: $3.96 billion, Created: 2006, Asbestos Trust Name: United States Gypsum Asbestos Personal Injury Settlement Trust
United States Mineral Products Amt. in Trust: $8 million, Created: 2005, Asbestos Trust Name: United States Mineral Products Company Asbestos Personal Injury Settlement Trust
UNR Industries, Inc. (Unarco Industries, Inc.) Amt. in Trust: Not Applicable,
Created: 1990, Asbestos Trust Name: UNR Asbestos-Disease Claims Trust
W. R. Grace & Co. Amt. in Trust: $3 billion, Created: 2014, Asbestos Trust Name: WRG Asbestos Personal Injury Trust
Yarway Amt. in Trust: $325 million, Created: 2016, Asbestos Trust Name: Yarway Asbestos Personal Injury Trust

Highest Funded Asbestos Trust Funds

Although there are roughly 60 asbestos trusts, a select few have more funding and a wider reach, primarily due to the size of the companies and the number of injured workers. Some of the top-funded trusts include:

U.S. Gypsum Asbestos (USG)Personal Injury Settlement Trust

USG is the largest manufacturer of gypsum-based products, including drywall, in North America. The company used and sold asbestos-containing products through 1978. The trust was initially funded with about $4 billion and currently pays 12.7% of the scheduled value. The average settlement amount for the USG asbestos trust is $38,750.00.

Pittsburgh Corning Corporation (PCC) Asbestos Personal Injury Trust

With $3.5 billion in initial assets, the PCC trust is considered one of the largest asbestos trusts in the country. The trust was created in 2016 and incorporated Unibestos and PPG Industries claims. It currently pays 30.1% and the average payout amount is $52,675.00.

Owens Corning/Fibreboard Asbestos Personal Injury Trust

The Owens Corning Fibreboard trust was formed in 2006 to resolve claims with Owens Corning and its subsidiary Fibreboard, which produced home insulation, fiberglass and other asbestos-containing products. The initial trust funding was $3.4 billion. Owens Corning currently pays 5.9% and Fibreboard pays 4.4%. The average payout amount for the Owens Corning asbestos trust is $23,865.00.

WR Grace and Co. Asbestos Personal Injury Trust

W.R. Grace and Co., which manufactured and sold asbestos-containing insulation, cement and acoustic materials, filed for bankruptcy in 2001, facing more than 129,000 asbestos personal injury claims. The trust was launched in 2011. The trust started with about $3 billion and currently pays 35%. The company is also responsible for an asbestos Superfund Site in Libby, Mont. The average payout for the W.R. Grace asbestos trust is $46,800.00.


How Much Money is Left in Asbestos Trust Funds

The approximately 60 active mesothelioma trust funds contain an estimated $30 billion for future claims. Since the late 1980s, the trusts have paid about $20 billion, including about $15 billion from 2006 to 2012.
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Each trust goes through a legal procedure called an estimation proceeding to ensure enough money is available for current and future claimants. Once a judge approves the total amount going into a trust, a board of trustees is appointed to manage the money. To ensure the trust is not depleted quickly, claimants receive a percentage of what their claims are worth. The percentage amount increases and decreases periodically.


How Were Asbestos Bankruptcy Trusts Created?

Scientists and healthcare professionals have acknowledged the dangers of asbestos for centuries. But those who stood to profit the most from asbestos use, like business owners, concealed and denied the risks to ensure they would not face any liabilities from sick workers. By the 1960s, injured workers realized their deadly illnesses resulted from asbestos exposure in the workplace or by contact with asbestos-containing products.

Early on, injured workers did not sue the at-fault companies. Instead, they filed claims through state workers’ compensation programs, but most claims were denied. Officials said asbestos diseases, like mesothelioma, were not traumatic injuries because they develop slowly, so the claims were not eligible for workers’ comp.

With no relief in sight, workers turned to the court system. Even with mounting pressure from injured victims, the companies continued to lie about asbestos dangers and filed for Chapter 11 reorganization bankruptcy to eliminate their financial liabilities. Under section 524 (g) of the federal bankruptcy code, the court system required companies that faced asbestos liability to create trust funds to pay current and future claimants.

Trust funds are managed by court-appointed boards of trustees who oversee the day-to-day operations and money management. The trustees base compensation amounts on payment schedules, which detail the financial awards based on the disease severity. Payment schedules are determined during the bankruptcy proceedings.


What Documentation is Needed to File a Claim?

Before filing an asbestos trust claim, injured victims and their families must prove they are eligible for compensation. In many cases, asbestos victims file claims against multiple trusts. Companies that used asbestos or produced asbestos-containing products are responsible for the exposure. To file a claim, victims must have evidence, such as:

  • Documentation proving an asbestos-related disease (including medical records and test results)
  • Evidence connecting the victim to asbestos-containing products or the site where asbestos was used
  • A statement from a qualified physician confirming the diagnosis
  • A timely claim to the trust (not exceeding the individual state statutes of limitations on filing a claim)

What Do Family Members Need To File a Mesothelioma Claim?

Family members of asbestos victims may be entitled to compensation. Family members must submit the following information for a successful claim:

  • Proof of negligence by the company in question
  • Evidence of substantial impact on the family’s wellbeing (including emotional and financial)
  • Overall hardship on the family

How Much Money Can I Receive?

The level of trust fund compensation depends on several factors, including the victim’s disease and the exposure site. The most severe conditions, including mesothelioma and asbestos-related lung cancers, usually receive compensation in the five- to six-figure range.

According to a landmark report by the Rand Institute, the average asbestos trust settlement for patients with mesothelioma is $180,000. The award can range from $7,000 to $1.1 million, however. Other asbestos-related diseases, including lung cancer, asbestosis and COPD, receive lesser amounts.

In addition to the extent of the disease (and the impact on the patient), settlement amounts depend on the level of funding in the trust. All asbestos trusts only pay a percentage of the pre-assigned financial award to ensure enough money for everyone. For example, if a claim value is worth $180,000, but the trust is paying 25%, the claimant would be awarded $45,000.

Trusts generally change the percentage rates periodically to adjust for market fluctuations. In all, the 30 biggest trusts have about $30 billion in assets for compensation.


How Are Asbestos Trust Fund Claim Values Calculated?

During the bankruptcy process, each trust develops fixed claim values (also called payment guidelines) for compensation. The most compensation goes to the sickest patients; those diagnosed with mesothelioma receive the most significant settlements. Other disease categories include stage I and II lung cancer, asbestosis and pleural plaques.

Claimants who submit documentation for an expedited review can expect to receive a fixed amount based on the trust’s payment guidelines. Claimants who file under the individual review may receive compensation based on specific individual circumstances.

Trust fund payments are based on percentages assigned to each asbestos-related illness. In general, mesothelioma victims and their families are awarded the highest amount of compensation because of the expenses associated with disease treatment. The asbestos-related diseases that are covered and the percentages vary by trust.


How to Apply for Compensation

After a confirmed asbestos-disease diagnosis, injured victims and their families follow a multi-step process to file a trust fund claim. Claimants who follow the process precisely have a better chance of receiving funding.

Step 1: Meet Trust Fund Criteria

Each mesothelioma trust fund established criteria that claimants must meet for a successful claim. The trusts specify the information on their websites. Some of the standard criteria include:

  • Proof of an asbestos-related disease
  • Information about where the asbestos exposure took place
  • Information about when the exposure took place
  • Evidence or information describing the asbestos-containing products

The information must be submitted within the statute of limitations (typically two to three years following a diagnosis) or the claim will not be considered.

Step 2: Gather Evidence to Support the Claim

Claimants and their attorneys work together to uncover all the necessary information to file the claim. Evidence to support the claim includes:

  • Medical records, including pathology reports, physician’s notes, imaging scans and other diagnostic test results.
  • A statement from a licensed and qualified physician confirming the diagnosis.
  • Information connecting the claimant to the exposure sites, including employment records, witness statements and paycheck stubs.
  • Documentation explaining how the asbestos exposure contributed to the claimant’s disease.

Claimants must track down the right evidence if the trust finds incomplete or missing information. Qualified mesothelioma attorneys help claimants locate the necessary documentation.

Step 3: Submit the Claim

After the evidence is gathered, the documentation is submitted to the trust for review. Some trusts accept information submitted online, and others prefer it be provided through the mail. Experienced attorneys can best determine how to submit the documents.

Step 4: Claim Review and Settlement

Trust administrators review the claim to decide if the case meets the trust criteria. In general, trust claims are processed in one of two ways:

  • Expedited Review – Claims are grouped with similar cases based on the diagnosis, which allows the administrator to finalize cases quickly. While the review is processed quicker than an individual review, claimants receive a fixed payment amount.
  • Individual Review – In an individual review, trust administrators look at specific case factors, including the number of dependents and the extent of the disease. An individual review takes longer and may result in a higher or lower payment than an expedited review.
  • Skilled attorneys also help mesothelioma victims determine which type of review is best for their situation.


    Limitations for Filing Mesothelioma Trust Fund Claims

    Some mesothelioma trust claimants have limited options due to local laws and regulations, including:

    • Statutes of limitations: Each state passed laws that limit the amount of time a claimant can file for compensation. A trust claim must be filed within the statute of limitations, typically between two to three years after a diagnosis.
    • State laws: Each state has regulations regarding asbestos litigation and how trust fund payments impact lawsuit compensation.
    • Setoffs: States that include New York, Texas and Illinois allow defendant companies to deduct the amount of a trust fund settlement from a court award.
    • Restrictions on multiple claims and lawsuits: In some states, claimants can file trust fund claims and asbestos lawsuits simultaneously. Some states require claimants to disclose information about other asbestos-related claims filed in the past.
    • Required information sharing: Some courts require claimants to disclose trust claims submitted during a lawsuit discovery phase.

    Asbestos Trust Fund Claims After Death

    When a mesothelioma patient dies while pursuing a claim, the compensation they are owed is generally passed along to surviving family members. Family members can also file a trust fund claim if the patient dies. In addition, family members can file a wrongful death lawsuit. Most states limit who can file a claim to those who are close relations to the victim, such as:

    • Spouse or partner
    • Children — biological, adopted and stepchildren
    • Parents and grandparents
    • Anyone financially dependent on the deceased

    Family members who file a claim after the patient’s death get much-needed financial relief. The compensation can be used for funeral expenses, medical bills, lost income, and household expenses. Overall, compensation provides family members with financial security after a traumatic event.


    FACT Act and Tort Reform

    In the past decade, federal lawmakers have proposed the Furthering Asbestos Claim Transparency (FACT) Act to closely monitor asbestos trust funds. FACT proponents say the legislation would prevent “double dipping” from several trust funds.

    Under the legislation, trusts would make claims and payout information available to the public. It would also require asbestos victims to make public their personal information, including name, work history and social security number. The FACT Act stalled in legislature in 2017.

    DOJ and Trust Funds

    In 2018, the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) increased its monitoring of asbestos trusts to address the “problematic lack of transparency in the operation and oversight of asbestos trusts.” The increased oversight is intended to protect against fraud, mismanagement, and abuse.

    In its more stringent monitoring of trust funds, the DOJ filed a statement of interest in the Kaiser Gypsum bankruptcy proceedings. DOJ officials said the proposed trust needs better transparency to prevent fraud. The DOJ also challenged the appointment of a trustee for the Duro Dyno asbestos trust, saying the candidate had ties to the company that posed a conflict of interest.


    Trust Funds vs. Lawsuits

    Determining the best option for financial compensation asbestos (trust funds vs. lawsuits) can be confusing. Both have their pros and cons:

    Mesothelioma Trusts

    • Trust fund claims are filed against specific companies and require the claimants to meet eligibility standards.
    • Claims go through a review and approval process that takes a few weeks.
    • Claims compensation is subject to trust fund percentage payouts.

    Asbestos Lawsuits

    • Asbestos lawsuits are filed against asbestos manufacturers for wrongful exposure or wrongful death.
    • The process is long and risky because the final determination depends on the will of a judge or jury.
    • In some instances, the case may reach a settlement, leading to a higher financial award but a longer amount of time to get the money.

    A more straightforward way to pursue financial compensation for asbestos injuries is bankruptcy trusts. Once all the necessary paperwork is filed and approved, victims get quick access to funds that can be used for anything.

    In some situations, victims file both trust fund claims and asbestos lawsuits. No matter which path to compensation is taken, patients who are considering seeking funds should use the services of a skilled mesothelioma attorney.


    Asbestos Trust Fund FAQ’s

    Is there any money left in asbestos and mesothelioma trust funds?

    Yes, there is an estimated $30 billion remaining in about 60 active trusts to compensate asbestos victims and their families. Trusts have paid claimants about $20 billion since the 1980s, including about $15 billion between 2006 to 2012 alone.

    What is the average payout for asbestos bankruptcy trusts?

    The average value for mesothelioma trust claims ranges from $7,000 to $1.2 million, with a median of $180,000. The average mesothelioma lawsuit settlement ranges from $1 million to $1.4 million, while the average trial payout is about $2.4 million.

    How many asbestos trust funds are there?

    About 60 active asbestos trusts are available for claims from mesothelioma victims and their families. The trusts contain an estimated $30 billion for current and future claimants. Since the 1980s, trusts have paid about $20 billion.

    How long does it take to get a mesothelioma lawsuit settlement?

    On average, mesothelioma lawsuit settlements are awarded within 90 days following a verdict. Overall, a lawsuit generally takes about a year or less to finish. However, if the lawsuit verdict goes into appeal, the case may take longer to be resolved. Since each case outcome depends on individual circumstances, a mesothelioma attorney is the most qualified professional to determine your eligibility for compensation.

    What determines someone’s eligibility to file a mesothelioma trust fund claim?

    Those eligible to file mesothelioma trust fund claims include employees exposed to asbestos in the workplace, workers who used products containing asbestos and family members exposed to secondhand asbestos. Others include people exposed to naturally occurring asbestos and family members of those who died from asbestos exposure. To determine your eligibility, speak to a qualified mesothelioma attorney.

    What is the statute of limitations on an asbestos trust fund claim?

    Each state limits the amount of time an asbestos personal injury or wrongful death lawsuit can be filed. On average, most states limit the time to one to two years following a mesothelioma diagnosis, but some can extend up to six years. Anyone considering filing a mesothelioma claim should immediately speak to a skilled attorney to avoid missing important deadlines.

    Are payouts from asbestos trust funds taxable?

    In general, compensation from an asbestos trust fund is nontaxable. However, in some circumstances, the claimant may be required to pay taxes. Anyone who receives trust fund compensation should consult their mesothelioma attorney to discuss the relevant taxes.

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Written and legally reviewed by Daniel Wasserberg

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Daniel Wasserberg was a New York metropolitan area “Super Lawyer Rising Star” from 2013 to 2018 (attorneys under age 40), and a Super Lawyer in 2019. In 2017, Daniel was named a “Top 100 Civil Litigator” by the National Trial Lawyers organization. This recognition is rarely awarded to attorneys under the age of 40. Daniel is proud to call himself a Trial Lawyer, and is often asked to speak at gatherings of the nation’s leading attorneys, from both sides of the bar.

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