One Court Street
Alton, Illinois 62002
Attorney Chris Levy represents individuals and their families impacted by asbestos-related diseases as a member of the asbestos litigation department at Simmons Hanly Conroy LLC. His dedication to obtaining the best results possible for his clients has led to the recovery of millions of dollars in verdicts and settlements for victims and their families.
Chris graduated from the University of Wisconsin-Madison in 2001 with a B.A. in English and second B.A. in philosophy. He earned the Dean’s Scholarship at Southern Illinois University School of Law in Carbondale, where he was commentary editor-in-chief for the Journal of Legal Medicine. He graduated in 2006 with his J.D.
A veteran of over 200 cases, Chris works with individuals throughout all aspects of their mesothelioma cases. He maintains working relationships with referring attorneys and balances a caseload that covers multiple jurisdictions.
“I have several years of experience representing clients from a wide range of backgrounds and occupations,” Chris said. “This experience enables me to develop a strong course of action for each client I work with.”
Chris makes his clients his main priority and provides comprehensive legal support specific to their case. He described the individuals he represents as hard working, resilient and motivated to protect their loved ones.
“I became an attorney to protect and defend individual rights,” Chris said. “I strive to defend clients who have been devastated by asbestos exposure due to no fault of their own and ensure the best outcome possible for the individuals I represent.”
Chris has been admitted to the bar in Illinois, California, Missouri and the Southern District of Illinois. He is a trained volunteer for the Illinois Lawyers’ Assistance Program, a Gold Fellow with the Illinois Bar Foundation, an executive member of the Metro East Step-Out Walk Committee and serves as the attorney advocate for the American Diabetes Association.
Chris provides services pro bono for the Third Judicial Circuit Court in Madison County and the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Illinois. He has also represented minors as guardian ad litem and indigent offenders for violations of their Constitutional rights.
Bar and Court Admissions:
- Illinois, 2006
- California, 2012
- Missouri, 2012
- Southern District of Illinois, 2012
Professional & Community Affiliations:
- American Association for Justice
- American Bar Association
- Illinois State Bar Association
- Illinois Trial Lawyers Association
- Illinois Lawyers’ Assistance Program
- Illinois Bar Foundation
- Madison County Bar Association
- Bar Association for Metropolitan St. Louis
- American Diabetes Association
- Metro East Step-Out Walk Committee
- Southern Illinois University School of Law, J.D.; Commentary Editor-in-Chief, Journal of Legal Medicine, Deans’ Scholarship, 2006.
- University of Wisconsin-Madison, B.A. in History; B.A., Philosophy, 2001
Jim was proud of his service to his country and the time he spent in the U.S. Navy. But like many proud Americans, he always felt he should have been warned about the dangers of asbestos.