About The Law Firm

Karst & Von Oiste, LLP  is a national law firm who advocates for clients in courthouses around the country. Our practice serves the needs of clients suffering from life-threatening Mesothelioma and lung cancer diagnosis among other environmental issues with a specialty in mesothelioma lawsuits and claims after death. Principal office located in Houston, Texas. This law firm is proven in helping mesothelioma and lung cancer victims obtain the compensation they deserve.

Successful representation of mesothelioma patients has helped our lawyers develop an arsenal of knowledge, experience, skills, and reputation. If you or someone you know has been diagnosed with mesothelioma, we encourage you to explore our attorneys’ track record, so that you too can make the right choice and get the mesothelioma lawyers that will stand by you and fight relentlessly until you receive the justice and compensation you deserve.

Karst & von Oiste LLP is a respected name for mesothelioma litigation in the U.S. Our mesothelioma lawyers have represented numerous individuals and groups of workers and has awarded clients substantial amounts.

Massive Knowledge of Asbestos Law and Science

New York Jury Hits Hennessy With $25M Asbestos Verdict – A New York state jury on Sept. 25 awarded $25 million to a man for his mesothelioma, holding brake-grinding machine manufacturer Hennessy Industries Inc. 86 percent liable.

Understanding the science of asbestos exposure is an invaluable resource. One of the many benefits of our early involvement in mesothelioma litigation is our access to pioneering researchers and experts in this complex and ever-changing medical field. We put these experts to work on behalf of our clients, in the courtroom and in the treatment of their disease.

Our attorneys have amassed considerable knowledge of asbestos-related diseases and the law that applies to them. Our lawyers have combined that knowledge and expertise into a powerful resource for our mesothelioma clients and their family members.

Firm Member Organizations

Legal Staff

Below is more information about each attorney at Karst & Von Oiste:

Erik P. Karst Partner

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Erik Karst is a founding partner and is the head of the Houston office. His vision is to have the firm develop strong personal relationships with every client. He has worked only in asbestos litigation during his legal career. He developed a strong national reputation for being able to determine where his client had his first asbestos exposure. Karst has the ability to identify manufacturers of product and equipment that many other law firms to do not know exist. Karst has represented hundreds of mesothelioma victims over the past 16 years.

Douglas D. von Oiste Partner

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Douglas von Oiste is a founding partner of the law firm and the head of the office in New York. He has obtained large jury verdicts and settlements for his mesothelioma clients and has been successful fighting for those people and families who suffered terrible damage by negligent corporations. He cares about the lives of each person and he tries to help his clients whenever he can. Von Oiste’s excellent handling of several high profile cases has resulted in several invitations to do lectures at legal seminars where he provides his mesothelioma litigation knowledge to help others.

David A. Chandler Attorney

David Chandler has handled complex personal injury lawsuits in New York, including mesothelioma and lung cancer for 18 years. He handles every aspect of asbestos cases in state and federal court. He is known as a tough litigator, and has secured verdicts and settlements from dangerous corporations that are responsible for hurting his clients. David is known for his compassion and his ability to bond with families and individuals he represents. David is a graduate of the Seton Hall University School of Law.

Jason M. Ministrelli Attorney

James Ministrellia received his JD degree from Wayne State University Detrain and was admitted ted the state and federal bar in 1999. Jason has been assisting clients with mesothelioma and asbestos claims for years. He also has handled other cases in negligence, personal injury, product liability, premises liability, sexual harassment, family law, real estate and criminal defense. His work at the law firm involves discovery, legal research, court appearances, doing depositions, drafting pleadings and doing discovery requests and legal briefs.

George H. Kim Attorney

George Kim supervises the Los Angeles office. He is a native of that city has has 20 years of experience as an attorney. His current practice centers on assisting victims who were exposed to asbestos and their families in personal injury and wrongful death cases against companies responsible for their asbestos exposure. George has a high level of experience in every aspect of litigation: client interviews, discovery and depositions, law and motion, trial preparation, post trial matters and appeals.

Philip M. Kanayan Attorney

Kanayan is a graduate from South Texas School of Law, and obtained his Texas license to practice in 2000. Much of hsi practice has stressed multi-party toxic injury cases. He also has a high level of experience in asbestos cases, personal injury catastrophic injury, commercial litigation and criminal cases.

Randy S. Ho Attorney

Randy Ho is an attorney who strongly believes in doing the right thing for people who need the help most. He has many years of proven experience prosecuting personal injury litigation with a focus of mesothelioma and asbestos. He notes in his attorney profile that companies were aware of the deadly problems of asbestos and yet continued to expose their families and employees. These families need help, and their lives should not be ruined because of corporate negligence. Randy has been successful in winning verdicts and settlements for asbestos claim clients and families.

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Health & Medical Staff

Vamsi Ahobila, MD, Ross University School of Medicine
American Medical Writer’s Association (AMWA) Member (July 2019-Present)

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He currently writes and oversees the medical portion of the content for this website along with the legal team of Karst & Von Oiste, LLP.

For Dr. Abobila, Medicine has been a life-long passion. The opportunities that have come his way have provided him a platform to grow both personally and professionally. As a post-graduate, he has experience in research in various fields of medicine. His most recent projects include working at MD Anderson Cancer Center and Baylor College of Medicine. He has co-authored a research article published in several distinguished medical Oncology journals. He has written a number of case studies for a future publication detailing critical care emergencies during pregnancy. Authoring a research paper has given him much insight into creating a coherent and comprehensible written analysis using technical data and medical terminology.

J. Pickett, University of Texas

He currently writes legal & medical portions of the content for this website along with the team of Karst & Von Oiste, LLP. Since 1999, his professional writing portfolio has included a multitude of pieces around the area of consumer protection & injury including defective products, environmental issues, identity theft, predatory lending and more.

Health Content Disclosures

Our content is not intended to be a substitute for professional medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment. Always seek the advice of your physician or another qualified health provider with any questions you may have regarding a medical condition. Never disregard professional medical advice or delay in seeking it because of something you have read on the mesolawsuitafterdeath.com website.

Corporate Address Locations

23923 Gosling Rd., Ste. A
Spring, TX 77389

Additional Office Locations

New York
576 5th Avenue, Suite 706
New York, NY 10036

9766 Wilshire Boulevard, Suite 200
Beverly Hills, CA 90212