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Simmons Hanly Conroy Attorneys Coast to Coast Named to 2016 Best Lawyers in America List

Simmons Hanly Conroy LLC, one of the largest national complex litigation firms in the country, is pleased to announce that six of the firm’s attorneys have been named to The Best Lawyers® in America© 2016 list. Best Lawyers is considered a definitive guide to legal excellence in the United States by both the legal profession and the public.

Named Shareholder Jayne Conroy and Shareholder Deborah Rosenthal were selected as Best Lawyers for the first time in 2016. The firm’s attorneys who were again named Best Lawyers this year are Managing Shareholder Michael Angelides, Shareholders Perry Browder and Nicholas Angelides, and Of Counsel Conard Metcalf.

Our attorneys have dedicated their careers to helping our clients throughout the country stand up for their legal rights while providing them with a voice in the legal system,” said Simmons Hanly Conroy Chairman John Simmons. “We are honored to have several of our attorneys recognized through their inclusion in the 2016 Best Lawyers in America list.”

Conroy is listed in the area of Mass Torts – Plaintiffs. Based out of the firm’s New York office, Conroy has more than 30 years of experience in the areas of mass tort pharmaceutical and medical device litigation and other complex cases. She also was recognized earlier this year as one of the National Law Journal’s Outstanding Women Lawyers.

Rosenthal also is listed in the area of Mass Torts – Plaintiffs. She has more than 15 years of experience and has helped secure millions of dollars in verdicts and settlements in the areas of product liability, asbestos, and environmental litigation. She works from the firm’s San Francisco and Los Angeles offices.

Michael Angelides is included in Best Lawyers in the field of personal injury litigation – plaintiffs. He has represented hundreds of victims of asbestos-related diseases throughout his 20-year career and has helped grow the firm’s reputation as a preeminent plaintiff’s firm nationwide.

Browder has been named a Best Lawyer for four consecutive years in the practice area of Personal Injury Litigation – Plaintiffs. He serves as head of the firm’s Asbestos Litigation Department and has spent more than 20 years helping numerous families secure millions of dollars through asbestos litigation, including a $250 million verdict against U.S. Steel. Browder was named the Best Lawyers 2014-15 “Lawyer of the Year” in St. Louis Personal Injury Litigation – Plaintiffs. He also currently serves as the president of the Illinois Trial Lawyers Association.

Nicholas Angelides is listed in Best Lawyers for Personal Injury Litigation – Plaintiffs. He has nearly 15 years of experience in asbestos litigation, having recovered millions of dollars on behalf of individuals and families.

Metcalf has been named a Best Lawyer for 12 consecutive years in the areas of Personal Injury Litigation – Plaintiffs and Product Liability Litigation – Plaintiffs. Throughout his career, Metcalf has successfully represented thousands of victims of asbestos-related diseases and other occupational diseases. He is a founding member of the Trial Lawyers for Public Justice, which is a national organization of trial lawyers representing those whose causes involve important issues of justice and fairness.

About Best Lawyers in America

Since it was first published in 1983, Best Lawyers ® has become universally regarded as the definitive guide to legal excellence. Best Lawyers ® is based on an extensive peer-reviewed survey, through which more than 36,000 leading attorneys cast almost 4.4 million votes on the legal abilities of other lawyers in their practice areas. Because lawyers are not required or allowed to pay a fee to be listed, inclusion in Best Lawyers is considered a singular honor.

About Simmons Hanly Conroy, LLC

Simmons Hanly Conroy LLC is one of the nation’s largest mass tort law firms and has recovered more than $5 billion in verdicts and settlements for plaintiffs. Primary areas of litigation include asbestos and mesothelioma, pharmaceutical, consumer protection, environmental and personal injury. The firm’s attorneys have been appointed to leadership in numerous national multidistrict litigations, including Vioxx, Yaz and Toyota Unintended Acceleration. Offices are located in New York City, Chicago, San Francisco, Los Angeles, St. Louis, and Alton, Ill. Read more at


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