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Just Released! The Most Corrupt Lawyers in America 2021 (Asbestos Litigation) – Steven Kazan Tops the Corrupt Lawyer List Again!

Just Released!

The Most Corrupt Lawyers in America 2021 (Asbestos Litigation) –

America’s Top 10 Corrupt Lawyers – (Asbestos Litigation) – Bonus Members Too!!!

In 2021 alone, multiple lawsuits have been filed again Asbestos Trusts, Asbestos Trust Fiduciaries, and Asbestos Trustees. Each one of them reveals an amazing amount of fraud and insider dealing taking place at the Asbestos Trusts amongst Fiduciaries. And seemingly, not even the Department of Justice can stop these corrupt Asbestos lawyers (even though they’ve tried). But these lawsuits are great for asbestos victims! Great! Exposing the fraudsters who call themselves Fiduciaries at Asbestos Trusts.

2 Questions remain before I introduce you to the “Dirty 40″….

  1. What hasn’t the Asbestos Claimant’s Committee (ACC/TAC) on Trusts – made up of  Plaintiff Lawyers who also file claims – been sued? Steven Kazan and  his ‘band of buddies’ are more corrupt than anyone… The ACC/TAC are always responsible for corruption and fraud. They ‘run’ the Trusts. They then fill Trustee positions with ‘interested parties, biased individuals and insiders’ who then ‘favor’ ACC Member’s claims. The ACC/TAC and then ‘go hide in a corner’ once lawsuits start flying. These ACC/TAC members are ’embarrassing’ and a disgrace to asbestos victims. Plaintiff lawyer Steven Kazan ( is the #1 Fraudster on Asbestos Trusts (see below). Kazan oversees 90% of the Trust Fraud taking place. So why hasn’t he been sued?
  2. How Much Theft Before the “Fiduciaries” Stop? The total theft of those below is estimated at $5 Billion. How much do they have to steal from Asbestos Trust Funds?

OK – They are all guilty! Every one of them. Collusion, Breach of Trust, Theft of Trust Funds (Billions), Favoritism and Fraud among Fiduciaries at Asbestos Trusts….and that’s just a start.



  1. Steven Kazan – Kazan, McClain, Satterly & Greenwood – Hands down – the Most Corrupt Lawyer in the Country (@kazanlaw)
Steven Kazan - Oakland Asbestos Lawyer Implicated In Justice Department Filing

Steven Kazan – Oakland Asbestos Lawyer Implicated In Justice Department Filing

The “Bernie Madoff” of Asbestos Litigation California Lawyer – Brayton’s ‘sidekick’. Akin to Bernie Madoff. Backroom fraud artist. Will leave a legacy of Asbestos Trust Fraud which  put millions of hard working individuals out of work and misappropriated the millions for victims of asbestos disease. Possibly the most corrupt lawyer in the entire Country. Has ‘stolen’ BILLIONS himself from Asbestos Trusts. Creates ‘fake’ Foundations to divert monies to his daughter. Involved in Asbestos Trust Fraud in at least 35 Asbestos Trusts.  Would definitely have the “Hall of Fame of Asbestos Fraud” named after him. Has lied to Congress. Narcissistic and greedy. Here’s some documents on Kazan’s fraud. 2020-01-31 Robert Baird v Armstrong World Industries Asbestos Personal Injury Trust, et al Complaint Cover Sheet Verification BR-34, Kawaichi (Kazan’s former Judge, now Asbestos Trustee) – Kazan – Insider Dealing – Bad Faith – Interested Party- Kawaichi is precluded from Asbestos Trusts, Complaint – Baird v. Kazan – Details Kazan Fraud – This Lawsuit should be in EVERY Trust Annual Report, PPP Loan Information, Filing exemplifying Kazan’s Double Dipping

2. Judge Sheri Bluebond (California Bankruptcy Court Judge – Los Angeles) – The Most Corrupt Judge in America!

The Most Dishonest Judge in the Country - Sheri Bluebond - Biased - Can't Follow the Law

The Most Dishonest Judge in the Country – Sheri Bluebond – Biased – Can’t Follow the LawSomehow, this troll Bluebond is a California Lawyer/Judge. She could not be a more disgraceful person. Compilation of Letters to Judge Bluebond (Notice)-Detailing Thorpe Insulation and J.T. Thorpe, Inc. Corrupt and Fraud 2014-PresentPrimarily responsible for multiple lawsuits filed in 2021 that will cost Asbestos Victims tens of Millions. Lawsuit v. J.T. Thorpe, Inc. – Medicare – Bluebond Judge – Sham Oversight and here’s another link to a 2021 Lawsuit related to a Trust this troll Judge oversees – MSP Recovery v. Thorpe Insulation – Medicare Fraud – Corrupt Judge Sheri Bluebond presiding

It’s even worse with her – Used sexual harassment (she was receptive!)to get ‘Appointed’ as a Judge(Judge Kozinski-known sexual harasser was her ‘mentor’). Bluebond Insider Dealer/Fraud/Bribery. Here are some letters written to Judge Bluebond detailing her fraud. Bluebond Letter – Thorpe Trust Record – Jan 2021, Exhibit 2 – Misconduct, Insider Dealing Presiding Judge Sheri Bluebond, Chart – Bluebond – Following the Money – Following the Corruption, Improper Relationship – Karasik and Bluebond. Here are Judicial Complaints filed against Judge Bluebond (rejected because her ‘buddies’ reviewed the Complaints) – Judicial Complaint – Filed – Judge Bluebond and here’s another Letter to Bluebond – Judicial Misconduct – J.T. Thorpe

3. Alan Brayton (; @braytonlaw; Brayton Purcell – Novato, California- California Lawyer –

Kazan's Corrupt Sidekick - Alan Brayton

Brayton -PPP Loan and Asbestos Fund Thief!

The undisputed “King of Asbestos Trust Corruption” and Double Dipping. A “sick” man. The most corrupt asbestos trust lawyer in the Country – here’s a number of irrefutable documents detailing Brayton’s fraud (as a note – I have documents for each one on the Dirty 30 list).Brayton, Kazan, McClain and Snyder Stealing 47 Million from Victims -Articles – Brayton Fraudulent Bankruptcy Claims.

Tax Fraud – Brayton – Concealing Funds Stolen from Trusts

Actual Check proving Misappropriation – Check from Western Asbestos Trust to Brayton’s Wife Lisa Correnti, – Note that Corrupt Judge Sheri Bluebond concealed this information despite having full knowledge of the same! Compilation of Letters to Judge Bluebond (Notice)-Detailing Thorpe Insulation and J.T. Thorpe, Inc. Corrupt and Fraud 2014-Present

Order Detailing Alan Brayton ( Fraud,

Judge Hanna Order Detailing Brayton Fictionalized Claims filed with Asbestos Trusts

4. Mary Ellen Nickel-Delaware Lawyer – Delaware Claims Processing Facility FRAUD. Dumb as a box of rocks!  A Liar to her core. Has Misappropriated hundreds of millions to Kazan and Brayton above through insider dealing and bias. A corrupt and dishonest lawyer (and person). Former Defense Lawyer who lied to multiple Judges to obtain a Trust Fiduciary position. Personally  has stolen millions. Ankura’s Motion to Dismiss – A Pack of Lies – Nickel behind this sham audit. 

5. Marla Eskin ( Delaware Lawyer – Former Plaintiff Lawyer who was hired to by Delaware Asbestos Trusts to Assist in “MASS” Fraud. Terrible lawyer and clearly a worse person. Dishonest. Due to her insider dealing and fraud as an attorney for many Trusts, this buffoon has ‘banned’ multiple esteemed Doctors and Lawyers from submitting to Trusts and has misappropriated “billions” to corrupt Plaintiff lawyers. Currently (2021) stealing Trust monies to hire lawyers to defend her Fraud in Missisippi Federal Court. Marla Eskin behind his Lawsuit to Conceal Fraud – .Amended Complaint.DURHAM.07.27.20 A criminal. Link: Eskin Criminal Complaint. 

6. Gary Wingo – Ankura Consulting LLC., Washington, D.C. – – This ‘loser’ Wingo calls himself a “Certified Fraud Expert” but he is a “Certifiable Fraudster Expert”. A biased liar who has cost Asbestos Victims hundreds of millions of dollars. His company has billed Asbestos  Trusts hundreds of millions dollars to conduct audits which are a definition of a “Sham” (not neutral or random and entirely biased). Ankura Consulting (where Wingo is a “Partner”) is currently being sued for a) Sexual Harassment – Shankar v. Ankura Consulting Grp – Sexual Harassment – Workplace Discrimination (United States District Court, S.D. New York) – Case 1:20-CV-07463-ALC; b) Racial Discrimination; and c) Asbestos Trust Fraud – Sham Audits –  Here are just some of the lawsuits caused by Ankura’s sham audits – Complaint – Dr. Durham v. Ankura Consulting – SHAM AUDITS – MISAPPROPRIATION OF FUNDS  Lawsuit – Ankura Conducting Sham Audits to Ban Esteemed Doctors (authorized to Kazan)

7. Gary Fergus Motion Detailing Fergus Insider Dealing California Lawyer. A walking ‘buffoon’. Should be in jail for monies stolen from Western/Thorpe Trusts. Elder abuser for his representation of Former Judge Charles Renfew (dec). Took advantage of this 90 year old former Judge (who was an Asbestos Trust Fiduciary) to steal hundreds of millions of dollars. A Liar. A Fraud. Fired from his job at Trusts;;; and (where he had helped steal Billions from Asbestos Victims). is where you can find this moron.

8. Kathleen  Campbell Davis- Another Campbell and Levine Fraudster (along with Marla Eskin) – PA Lawyer – Clearly corrupt. Not bright. Has used GM Trust money and others as her personal piggy bank. Sham artist and liar. One troll of a lawyer. p: 302.426.1900  ext. 2105

9. Laura Paul (not a Lawyer)  – It would be compliment to call her “Trailer Trash” – The Country’s most disgraceful Trust employee at;;; and Can someone tell me how Paul – with no College Education – was effectively running these Billion Dollar Trusts?  Western/Thorpe Trust ‘pigeon’ – liar who has spent a decade assisting Brayton/Snyder/Kazan is misappropriation. Incredibly unqualified to work at Trusts (maybe McDonalds) yet was hired solely to aid in fraud. Dumb as a box of rocks. Probably dumber. Trust thief from –  Not surprising why Paul had 4 kids w/4 different dads by the age of 35. Reno/Sparks ‘poster child’ of fraud. Laura Paul – Picture

10. Dan Myer-New Jersey LawyerDMYER@VERUSLLC.COM, 609-466-0427 EXT. 1006- Former Defense Lawyer. Run EVERY Verus Trust with fraud/insider dealing, bad faith, with a motivation to steal victim’s funds (and he does). Oversees 20 Asbestos Trusts as a “Fiduciary” and engages in bad faith in every one! Has misappropriated $Billions$ to favored parties (Steven Kazan). Cannot be trusted — ever!


11. Ann McMillan – Caplin & Drysdale  – Has spent decades enabling the fraudsters above by engaging in insider dealing, bad faith and fraud. Could not be a more a dishonest person. Has misappropriated hundreds of millions from Asbestos Trust funds through sham billings and fees. Cannot be trusted!

Member, Washington, D.C.
(202) 862-5080

12. Eve Karasik – A low life human being who has spent her entire legal career stealing Trust funds from the Western Asbestos, J.T. Thorpe, Thorpe Insulation and Plant Insulation Trust funds. An unlikeable human. Has lied in dozens of Annual Reports for these Trusts –  but her filings are ALWAYS rubber stamped by (fake) Judge Bluebond above. Karasik and Bluebond are close personal friends and Bluebond would be prefer to act with bias and criminal intent than good faith. Karasik is a perfect example of a TERRIBLE female lawyer who has only ‘elevated’ by engaging in fraud. Has no clients (and presumably no friends). Just an awful person.


  1. Jeanine Donohue – Corrupt California Lawyer – “The Troll”

    Donohue – “Troll” who now oversees the Western/Plant/Thorpe Trusts. Her only client is the Asbestos Trusts and she was solely brought in to aid in the misappropriation of Trust funds and corrupt activities. A horrible lawyer.

  2. Molly Spieczny – Dresser/Halliburton Trust Lawyer/Fraudster – Corrupt daughter of a Judge. Misappropriated nearly a million dollars from Trusts though sham audits. Has one job: To Steal as Much as Possible from Asbestos Trusts!! Has overseen the with disgraceful fraud. A liar. Disgraceful human. Represents EVERYTHING a quality female should not be (a liar, dumb, a “lap dog”).
  3. Gregory McHugh – Delaware Lawyer – DII/Halliburton Trust Fraudster – Sidekick of Spieczny.
  4. Benjamin Smith – California Lawyer/”Doofus” – Morgan Lewis and Bockius moron lawyer working with his old buddies/partners –  Fergus/Snyder – to steal Trust funds. Participated in fraudulent lawsuit.
  5. Bethany Recht- Pennsylvania Lawyer – A thief of Trust funds. Attorney for AC&S and APG Trusts engaging in fraud, concealment of job sites and bad faith. Incapable of good faith.
  6. Mike Rooney-MFR Trust – Colludes with Campbell Davis for MLC Trust Fraud. Former defense lawyer who thinks he’s beyond reproach.
  7. Jason Rubinstein – New York Lawyer — Manville Trust Fraudster. Even worse – this moron “thinks” he’s smart, capable and a “good lawyer” – he’s not! Acts with impunity, bad faith, and an individual (douchebag) who thinks he’s beyond reproach. A joke of a lawyer .
    7 Times Square
    New York, NY 10036-6516
    Tel: 212.833.1131
    Fax: 212.373.7931
  8. Jared Garelick – Virginia/Pennsylvania Lawyer – Manville Trust Fraudster – previously investigated by U.S. Trustee for fraud – he must  have lied to them. A walking pathological liar. Works with Rubinstein to engage in fraud.
  9. Peter D’Apice – Texas Lawyer – A “Liar” engaging in collusion and fraud. Verus Trusts. Bad lawyer who opted to steal from Trusts. Stutzman firm (where all lawyers are corrupt). Works  with Sander Esserman to ‘infect’ dozens of Trusts. If you want bad faith and corruption – call this loser and his shitty Law Firm.                                                                              2323 Bryan Street,
    Suite 2200
    Dallas,Texas 75201-2689
    Telephone: (214) 969-4938
    Facsimile: (214) 969-4999
  10. Michael Ahrens -Shephard Mullin Fraudster –  Brayton’s handpicked lawyer to oversee his fraud. Old crappy lawyer who needed a ‘golden parachute’ so he teamed with Brayton – California Lawyer – Fat Fraudster/Colludes with Alan Brayton to Misappropriate from Western/Thorpe/Plant Trusts. Bartered wine (from Brayton for his daughter’s wedding) for  his fraud. Has misappropriated tens of millions of asbestos trusts. Just a fat slob with morals.
  11. Kim Lavin – Delaware/New Jersey Lawyer – Verus Trust Fraudster –  infects a LOT of Trusts. See Dan Myer above.
  12. Peter Kraus – Texas Lawyer (did he ever pass the California Bar?) – A Traitor to asbestos victims. A complete fraud. Traitor to asbestos victims. DO NOT HIRE WATERS & KRAUS unless you want a crappy lawyer who engages in fraud. 3141 Hood Street
    Suite 700
    Dallas, Texas 75219
    Toll Free: 866.305.7373
    Phone: 214.357.6244
    Fax: 214.357.7252
  13. Gilbert Purcell – California Lawyer – Brayton’s “Partner” – Backroom schemer. A VERY shady character. Lies to judges and juries to aid in Brayton fraud. A ‘schemer’. You can often find him in Vegas strip clubs! A pathological schemer with zero morals. Kicked out of Ohio after engaging in fraud. Judges Order Detailing Brayton and Purcell Fictional Claims. This piece of shit was also at Al Brayton’s wedding where he used Trust monies (well known by Purcell) to pay for his wedding. Asbestos Trust Check used to pay for Brayton’s WEDDING.
  14. Barbara Malm (not a Lawyer) – Accountant for Western/Thorpe Trusts – Uses Trust funds to pay for Brayton’s wedding/catering trips. Has paid out hundreds of millions which she KNOWS is fraud. Here is just some of her theft of victim’s funds. Actual Check proving Misappropriation – Check from Western Asbestos Trust to Brayton’s Wife Lisa Correnti, 10th Anniversary T-Shirt Party – Stolen Asbestos Victim’s Funds, E-Mail – The Bachelor watch party PAID FOR BY THE TRUST 2016
  15. Beverly Weiss Manne – Insider Dealer –  Pittsburgh Lawyer – – Corrupt – Misappropriated at least $100,000 from DII Trust. A terrible lawyer and a liar. If you are a student of hers, I feel bad for you. Your instructor is a horrible lawyer!! Do not hire or trust this wench. I have tons of communication (e-mails) with her which I am happy to provide to any Student showing Manne is a Fraudster who has STOLEN Asbestos Victims Trust Funds!!! IF  YOU  ARE  A LAW  STUDENT  OF  BEVERLY  WEISS  MANNE  AT  THE  U.  OF  PITTSBURGH  – KNOW  THAT  SHE  IS  NOT  A GOOD  INSTRUCTOR  –
  16. Melissa Metzfield – CRMC Trusts – – “Metzfield the Misappropriator” – Misappropriated millions from Manville Trust fund! Engages in collusion with Garelick/Rubinstein above to divert millions to favored parties.. A ‘liar’ to her core so that she can assist in fraud. A sham artist on the C.E. Thurston Trust as well.


  1. Stephen Snyder-California Lawyer – The “Fat Slob” of Asbestos

Stephen Snyder - Fat, Corrupt Lawyer - This Loser "retired" just as the Department of Justice was Investigating

Stephen Snyder – Corrupt Lawyer

This fat buffoon retired just as the Department of Justice was moving in. Former defense lawyer (Brobeck) who has colluded with Kazan and Brayton for decades to steal a billion dollars…Brayton, Kazan, McClain and Snyder Stealing 47 Million from Victims – This was victim’s money being stolen to pay for Brobeck’s debts after their bankruptcy and as a payoff to Snyder! A disturbingly ‘disgusting’ lawyer and person who deserves nothing better than a cold cell. Brayton, Kazan, McClain and Snyder Stealing 47 Million from Victims

2. Tom Florence – Former Ankura Consulting LLC Parter – STOLE MILLIONS FROM TRUST> RETIRED A CRIMINAL. Steals Trust Money by conducting “Sham Audits” of select Firms. Colludes with Kazan and all Delaware Fiduciaries. Ankura Consulting is his ‘sham’ organization to conduct audits. Gary Wingo is now handling Florence’s corruption.

3. Former Judge Ken Kawaichi – Lied to many Asbestos Courts to gain a “Fiduciary Position” with many Asbestos Trusts. Steven Kazan hand picked choice as Kawaichi was Kazan’s Alameda Judge beforehand. Kawaichi is the definition of an “interested party” who is prohibited from working for Trusts. But that doesn’t stop Kawaichi or Kazan…. Works at JAMS. NEVER HIRE HIM. You will get a biased, dishonest Judge.

4. Sara Beth Brown – FIRED from;; and other Trusts. Central to the theft of BILLIONS. Nevada Lawyer – Dumb. Literally. Hired solely to assist in misappropriating from Western/Plant/Thorpe  Trusts. Worked maybe 2 days a month overseeing billions of dollars in Trust fund claims. Reno “Trailer Trash” (along with Laura Paul).- Alan Brayton’s hand picked choice to commit fraud. Asbestos Trust Check used to pay for Brayton’s WEDDING – Signed by Sara Beth Brown. If Judge Sheri Bluebond had properly investigated this theft, they would have found hundreds more checks signed by Sara Beth Brown which were effectively theft from victims (criminal conduct).

So there they are…The Most Corrupt Lawyers in America 2021 (Asbestos Litigation) – To act with such unabashed fraud – there is seriously something wrong with these individuals. Really wrong. Greed? Partly. Bad Lawyers who see a Chance to Steal Millions? Partly. Corrupt? Collectively. Every lawyer above is a criminal who has breached their Fiduciary Duty to Asbestos Victims.

Here are just some of the Lawsuits involving Asbestos Trusts and Asbestos Trust Fiduciaries in 2021:

Here’s some documents showing the Corruption: 

Justice Department Bankruptcy Court Filing – Bestwall – December 28, 2020Justice Department – Statement of Interest – Bestwall Bankruptcy – December 2020

Lawsuit v. J.T. Thorpe, Inc. – Medicare Fraud – July 13, 2021 – Blame  Judge Sheri Bluebond (above) Laura Paul (above) for this lawsuit which will cost Asbestos Victims hundreds of millions of dollars.

Compilation of Letters to Judge Bluebond (Notice)-Detailing Thorpe Insulation and J.T. Thorpe, Inc. Corrupt and Fraud 2014-Present

Justice Department Bankruptcy Court Filing – Bestwall – December 28, 2020

Kawaichi – Bad Faith – Kaminski v. Western MacArthur Co (highlighted)

Bluebond Letter – Thorpe Trust Record – Jan 2021

Article – Need for Transparency in Asbestos Trusts and the Tort System – “Double Dipping” – Referring to Steven Kazan

Marla Eskin Criminal Complaint – DCPF Trust Corruption

Lawsuit v. J.T. Thorpe, Inc. – Medicare – Bluebond Judge – Sham Oversight





But will the Department actually do anything remains to be seen….

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