Ilana K. Waxman
Ilana K. Waxman has been part of the Galiher team since 2007, and considers it an honor to represent mesothelioma victims and their families in claims against the corporations that failed to warn them about asbestos. She brings to our asbestos cases the same combination of insightful legal analysis and hard work that made her the valedictorian of her law school class. Ilana focuses her practice on clients with mesothelioma and other asbestos diseases. She also works on whistleblower cases, pharmaceutical cases, and international claims brought by victims of terrorism.
Ilana was born and raised on the beautiful island of Maui, and attended Wesleyan University in Connecticut – which was quite a change of pace after growing up on Maui. Once the culture shock wore off, though, she enjoyed the experience tremendously. She earned a degree in History with high honors and was elected to Phi Beta Kappa.
Ilana went to law school at University of California, Hastings, where she was a member of the Hastings Law Review. She graduated summa cum laude, and was the number one student in the class of 2006.
Although Ilana has only been with the firm for a relatively short time, her outstanding legal ability has brought her to the forefront of some of the most important legal issues in asbestos litigation. She has been invited to speak at a number of national asbestos conferences and seminars on topics ranging from household exposures to electrical equipment to government contractor liability. Ilana has particular expertise in the liability of Navy equipment manufacturers, and has spoken frequently on the subject.
Ilana firmly believes that in a democratic society, it is the obligation of every lawyer to make sure that the legal system works on behalf of ordinary workers and consumers, and not just on behalf of large corporations and manufacturers.
She brings this commitment to our asbestos and mesothelioma clients and their families. Working at the Galiher firm allows Ilana to use her legal skills to hold some of the largest corporations in the country accountable for their failure to warn about asbestos. It is hard to imagine a more fulfilling career.