Kenneth P. Danzinger
230 West Monroe
Chicago, Illinois 60606
Attorney Kenneth P. Danzinger works as an associate at Simmons Hanly Conroy LLC. Based in the firm’s Chicago office, he focuses his practice on helping individuals and families impacted by asbestos-related diseases like mesothelioma. He has taken cases to trial in multiple jurisdictions, including Illinois, Missouri, Ohio, Montana and West Virginia. He has handled some 75 Federal Employers’ Liability Act cases involving either asbestos-related or acute injuries and taken 9 FELA cases to verdict.
“My job as a personal injury attorney is to help people who have been victimized through no fault of their own,” Ken said. “They have found themselves in a terrible situation, and it’s my job to help them hold those responsible for their injuries accountable for their negligence.”
Ken handles all aspects of clients’ cases, from meeting with them at their homes and investigating claims to taking depositions. He has extensive experience in personal injury claims, specializing in Federal Employers’ Liability Act claims, and has secured millions of dollars in verdicts and settlements on behalf of his clients.
Before joining the firm, Ken was a partner in a Metro St. Louis law firm, where he worked closely with local union representatives and specialized in general personal injury. He has also served as Assistant City Attorney for Madison, Illinois and the Attorney for Venice Township. He also worked in the Madison County State’s Attorney’s Office as a legal adviser to the Madison County Transit District.
Ken grew up in a blue-collar family. His dad worked as a railroad brakeman and a union representative. Through his father’s work, Ken has a natural understanding of the challenges faced by those who have suffered occupational injuries.
“My clients and their families remind me of my own family, and I represent them accordingly,” Ken said. “I will work hard, I will be honest, and I will give them the best representation possible.”
Ken has spoken at HarrisMartin and Perrin Conferences about recent trends in asbestos litigation. He travels across the country to present at union meetings about the dangers of asbestos exposure and the steps union workers can take to protect themselves.
Ken graduated cum laude from Saint Louis University School of Law in 1997. He earned his B.A. in economics from Kenyon College in 1994. During his senior year, he served as captain of the basketball team that was seeded No. 1 in the NCAA Division III tournament.
Bar and Court Admissions:
- Illinois 1997
- Missouri 1998
- U.S. District Court, Southern District of Illinois
- U.S. District Court, Northern District of Illinois
- U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Missouri
- Midwest Asbestos Litigation Conference, September 2012, St. Louis, speaker, “Life After Kurns v. Railroad Friction Products Corp.”
Professional & Community Affiliations:
- American Bar Association
- Illinois State Bar Association
- Missouri State Bar Association
- Illinois Trial Lawyers Association
- American Association for Justice
- Madison County (IL) Bar Association
- Tri City Bar Association
- Kenyon College, B.A. Economics, 1994
- Saint Louis University School of Law, J.D., 1997, cum laude
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.