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From the moment I began working at a law firm that handled asbestos cases, I fell in love with this practice area. I knew this was exactly what I wanted to do. This is one area of law where you can always feel really good about what you do — helping people who have developed serious medical problems simply because some companies were trying to make as much money as possible. These companies did it giving no thought to the people they were hurting.
Weitz & Luxenberg is excited to welcome Kendall Victor to our experienced and dedicated Mesothelioma and Asbestos litigation unit in Los Angeles, California. Members of our W&L asbestos litigation team out west have known Ms. Victor for quite some time because asbestos litigation is a “pretty niche practice area in Los Angeles,” as Ms. Victor points out.
“I’m thrilled to be working with my peers in the Los Angeles office of Weitz & Luxenberg,” Ms. Victor announces. “We’ve known each other for awhile, and it’s a privilege to be part of this team of professionals.”
“To be among people who really care about the work we do is important to me. We’re all working towards the same goal — to get our clients the best outcome possible,” Ms. Victor stresses. “Everyone supports each other here. We all want to do our best, and there’s a shared energy that keeps us fired up.”
“Here at Weitz & Luxenberg, we put our clients first,” Ms. Victor insists. “I have a specific cell phone for business, so they can reach me anytime.
“I want our clients to know I am with them every step of the way. I want to do anything I can to help them through what can seem like an overwhelming legal process.”
“The best part for me is getting to know our clients,” Ms. Victor emphasizes. “I want to help them understand the legal process. That can be tricky when there’s so much legalese in the law.”
“I enjoy taking highly technical information and explaining it in such a way that our clients feel comfortable. I want them to know exactly what I’m talking about. It’s a little like being a translator.”
“The whole process is fun for me. Talking to clients. Getting to know them. Preparing them for their depositions — the time when counsel for the defendants gets to ask our clients questions,” describes Ms. Victor.
“I’ve always had this sense that the world should be fair,” Ms. Victor says. “When I was a little kid, I wanted to stand up to bullies who gave other people a hard time. I still feel that way.”
“With these asbestos companies, it seems the only way we can make the world more fair is to hit them where it counts — their pockets and the cost of doing business. Maybe once they realize they’re paying so much to settle the lawsuits brought against them, they’ll decide to do the right thing and make their products and manufacturing processes safe for everyone,” Ms. Victor adds.
“In the meantime, I’m going to do everything I can legally to help our clients receive the compensation they deserve.”
Before joining Weitz & Luxenberg, Ms. Victor worked for 3 years handling personal injury cases, mostly related to asbestos exposure injuries. Ms. Victor worked directly with clients, witnesses, and experts, often assisting with trial preparation.
She managed up to 45 cases, with both malignant and nonmalignant diseases. Asbestosis is a nonmalignant, yet severe, illness affecting the lungs. It is linked to asbestos exposure. Mesothelioma is also linked to asbestos exposure, but this disease is malignant. It’s an aggressive form of cancer.
Earlier, Ms. Victor served as a law clerk at another law firm. She drafted complaints, reviewing and preparing legal documents, and attending trials to take notes regarding witness testimony.
During the summer, Ms. Victor also served as a law clerk at a firm where she researched matters in employment and personal injury litigation.
Before becoming an attorney, Ms. Victor served as lead secretary, assisting attorneys in handling asbestos litigation. At another firm, she worked as a legal secretary drafting legal documents and helping attorneys with trial preparation.
Outside the office, Ms. Victor fosters kittens for Kitten Rescue Los Angeles, something she’s been doing since 2017. She has combined her love of rescuing kittens with her passion for the Supreme Court — she names all of her foster kittens after Supreme Court Justices or Case Opinions, fondly referring to them as the “Supreme Cat Justices.”
Ms. Victor also enjoys knitting and “making things” such as furniture and jewelry. Reading fiction is another favorite pastime.
Ms. Victor is licensed to practice law in California.
She earned her J.D. from Loyola Law School in Los Angeles, and her B.A. from California State University — Long Beach.
Kendall R. Victor will be happy to review your case.