"The firm makes you feel like you’re somebody, and like you do matter. Sometimes you get the wrong interpretation of lawyers and attorneys – they’re good people. They’re humans too, they’re just trying to help. They've become good friends, even family."

Bob Guinn, Mesothelioma Warrior

We stand for our clients.

The lawyers at Simmons Hanly Conroy fight for families whose lives have been shattered as a result of corporate greed and executive callousness. Despite their diagnosis with mesothelioma or asbestos-related lung cancer, our clients remain true to the values that made their generation great. We are honored and humbled to be their advocates. Here are their stories.

Brenda, a mesothelioma patient, has been through multiple surgeries and treatment plans. She offers insight and advice to others affected by mesothelioma and stresses the importance of finding a qualified mesothelioma specialist.

While enjoying retirement with his wife of 48 years, Dale was diagnosed with mesothelioma and eventually needed surgery to remove his left lung. Dale’s wife explains the financial reasons they chose to pursue a mesothelioma lawsuit.



Securing his Family's Future

“Norm had no idea that the materials he was working with on a daily basis, such as joint compound, floor tile, roofing shingles, and cement pipe, would eventually result in a fatal disease,” said Asbestos Attorney Taylor Kerns. “Not once during his long career working with asbestos was he ever warned about its hazards.”

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Easing the Financial Burden

Ginger was diagnosed with mesothelioma at 40 years old. She underwent multiple rounds of chemotherapy and surgery. Yet, she did not let her disease or her treatments get in the way of the life she wanted to live. Today, Ginger volunteers her time to help other affected by mesothelioma.

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Balancing Difficult Circumstances

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. Jim visited a Houston hospital where he was officially diagnosed with mesothelioma. The disease had too far advanced. Jim was given just months to live.

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Mary Jane Williams was diagnosed with peritoneal mesothelioma in 2003 and has been cancer-free for nearly 13 years. She explains how important it is to find a mesothelioma specialist.

Ernie Conry had multiple tests performed before the doctors were able to reach a conclusive diagnosis of pleural mesothelioma. He explains the process he went through after his pleural mesothelioma diagnosis in order to fight mesothelioma.

John Smith, an 81-year-old veteran of the Korean War, survived deadly combat during his time of service. However, exposure to asbestos as a utility man at the paper facility where he worked led to his death.



Memories of Pearl Harbor

Frank served in the U.S. Navy and survived the attack on Pearl Harbor. Decades later, he was diagnosed with mesothelioma. Before Frank passed away, he worked with the lawyers at Simmons Hanly Conroy to file a mesothelioma lawsuit.

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Holding Those Responsible

Arthur talks about regular bronchitis and pneumonia on the path to an operation that led to the discovery of a pleural mesothelioma diagnosis. His diagnosis was a result of occupational exposure to asbestos during years of sanding and spraying drywall.

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Running for Meso Awareness

Larry was diagnosed with peritoneal mesothelioma. He used his passion for running to raise awareness and funds for mesothelioma research by founding the Wishing Well South Florida Miles for Meso 8K Run and 2K Tribute Walk.

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LaTanyta lost her husband to pleural mesothelioma. She describes why her husband Andrew decided to file a lawsuit against the companies that poisoned him with asbestos, and how her and her family are moving forward.

Shelly Kozicki helped care for her husband Craig throughout his fight against peritoneal mesothelioma from 1998 to 2009. She offers advice and comfort to other mesothelioma victims, and she also talks about the importance of finding a mesothelioma support group.

After experiencing digestive problems, Julie was diagnosed with mesothelioma due to second-hand asbestos exposure. After numerous treatments and procedures, Julie is still fighting mesothelioma. She regularly volunteers, organizes fundraisers and advocates for awareness of the disease.

Each client has his or her own story and unique situation. Because of this, the firm’s lawyers and staff treat every client as an individual. We are committed to helping you based on your specific needs. Find out how we can help you.

“You have to make a decision, and you have to trust each other. And, that’s the only way things can work. And we trusted Simmons and Randy.”

-Betty, Wife of Dale

“What you guys do, it matters. Once the financial weight is off your brain, it’s easier to worry about the things that matter…my treatments, getting better and quality of life. Simmons has been a super huge blessing to us.”

– Ginger

“Thank you for the beautiful flowers in memory of John. Thank you for all you have done for us over the past four years.”

– Wife of John

“Thank you, Simmons Firm!  You are all angels! You have been wonderful and so helpful….so happy that my husband had you working for him!”

– Wife of Charles

“Thank you so much for the check I received. I really appreciate what everyone at Simmons does. Every time I call in or my daughter calls, our call is returned in less that 24 hours. Our attorney has always been great about calling. We tell everyone about the firm.”

– Wife of William

“You’ve gone out of your way to help us in so many ways and so often that I can’t find the words to express our gratitude. You really do help people.”

– Wes, Jr.

“I want to say thanks to everyone. I appreciate the call from Melissa yesterday. She made everything easy to understand. I am so thankful for what Simmons Hanly Conroy has done for us.”

– Wife of Robert

“I am so glad that my wife found Simmons Hanly Conroy!  Everyone has been fantastic and really good to me.  I brag about the firm to everyone. Everyone at Simmons has so much goodness!”

– Albert

“I appreciate all that Simmons Hanly Conroy has done for me, and so do our grandchildren. I want to say thanks to everyone there.”

– Wife of William

“We received your Christmas card. Thank you for everything you and your team has done. While we deal with the medical issues of mesothelioma, it’s a comfort to know that our house is now paid off, we owe no bills, and my husband David has now retired. David is happy that Simmons has made it possible for his wife to have a future without financial worries. We would recommend your firm to anyone!”

– Wife of David

“My husband and I both worked most of our lives and raised five children. Since receiving the settlement money, I have been able to do a lot of extra things I never thought possible. I have been able to help local charities and foundations and still provide for my children and grandchildren.”

– Wife of Marion

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– Wife of Frederick

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– Wife of Joseph

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– Son of Ross