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J. Conard Metcalf

Of Counsel

One Court Street
Alton, Illinois
62002
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Practice Areas:

Bar and Court Admissions:

  • Admitted to bar, 1973, Colorado
  • U. S. District Court, District of Colorado, 1973
  • Tenth U. S. Circuit Court of Appeals, 1973
  • United States Supreme Court, 1994
  • Washington, 2007
  • Admitted pro hac vice: Wyoming, Montana, New Mexico, Washington, Illinois, Virginia

Recognition:

  • Panther v. Raybestos-Manhattan Inc., 701 P.2d 145 (Colo.App. 04/04/1985)
  • Wills v. Bath Excavating & Construction Co., 829 P.2d 405 (Colo.App. 06/06/1991)
  • Fenton v. Fibreboard Corp., 827 P.2d 564 (Colo.App. 09/12/1991);
  • Miller v. Armstrong World Industries Inc., 949 F.2d 1088 (10th Cir. 11/26/1991)
  • Celotex Corp v. Edwards, U. S. Supreme Court, No. 93-1504 (1994) (wrote Amicus Curiae brief for the Association of Trial Lawyers of America).
  • A Primer On Principles of Scientific And General Medical Causation (Trial Talk, Colorado Trial Lawyers’ Association) (1998)) (cited by Wyoming Supreme Court, Bunting v. Jamieson, no 98-287 (July 17, 1999). (Reprinted by the Wyoming Trial Lawyers’ Association.
  • “Sources of Information About Toxic Materials.”  Trial Talk, 1998
  • “Occupational Disease – Statistical Association and Legal Causation.” Part I.  Trial Talk (1981)
  • “Occupational Disease – Statistical Association and Legal Causation.” Part II. Trial Talk (1981)
  • “Statutes of Limitation in Occupational Disease Cases.”  (Trial Talk, 1979) (Reprinted in the Bulletin of the South Carolina Trial Lawyers’ Association)
  • Larimer and Metalf, “Voir Dire and Personal Awareness,” The Warrior, Winter, 2009/10

Representative Experience:

  • Mesothelioma and asbestos disease litigation
  • Toxic torts

Affiliations:

  • Colorado Trial Lawyers Association
  • The Association of Trial Lawyers of America
  • Trial Lawyers for Public Justice, P.C., founding member
  • American Public Health Association
  • New York Academy of Sciences
  • Staff, Trial Lawyer’s College and Seminars
  • Listed in “The Best Lawyers in America”

Education:

  • Trial Lawyer’s College, 1999
  • Columbia University, L.L.M., l973
  • University of Colorado, J.D., 1972
  • University of Colorado, B.A., Economics, 1969

Conard Metcalf has successfully represented hundreds of men and women diagnosed with asbestos-caused cancers, such as mesothelioma and lung cancer, as well as individuals suffering from asbestosis and other occupational diseases and toxic injuries. Mr. Metcalf has been invited to speak about asbestos-related diseases at medical conferences and legal seminars and has published articles about occupational diseases in several legal journals.

Mr. Metcalf received his law degree from the University of Colorado in 1972, where he was a member of the Law Review. In 1973, he received a Master of Law degree from Columbia University in New York City. More recently, he received an AV rating from Martindale-Hubbell. An AV rating, which identifies a lawyer with a very high to preeminent legal ability, is a prestigious peer-reviewed analysis of Mr. Metcalf’s expertise, experience, integrity and overall professional excellence.

Mr. Metcalf belongs to a number of organizations, including the International Society of Barristers, which invites lawyers with demonstrated expertise as trial lawyers to be members. He is proud to be a founding member of Trial Lawyers for Public Justice, a national organization of trial lawyers representing people whose causes involve important issues of justice and fairness. He wrote the brief on behalf of the Association of Trial Lawyers of America that was filed in the United States Supreme Court in the important asbestos case of Edwards v. Celotex.

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Admitted to practice in Colorado and Washington, but not in Illinois. Practicing under the supervision of lawyers at Simmons Hanly Conroy LLC.