Simmons Hanly Conroy Awards and Recognitions
Simmons Hanly Conroy attorneys work hard to provide people with personalized legal care, so when speaking of our firm, our clients can say they’re happy they chose to work with one of the best mesothelioma law firms in the nation. The number of recognitions we’ve received affirms we stand for our clients, ensuring their voices are fairly represented in the justice system.
While the selected awards listed below represent our firm as a whole, we invite you to visit our attorneys’ bios to see why we’re proud to work with some of the best mesothelioma lawyers in the nation. Our attorneys have been named to 40 Under 40 lists for Chicago Lawyers magazine and The St. Louis Business Journal, and the Up & Coming Young Lawyers list from Missouri Lawyers Weekly to name a few. Their legal work on behalf of individuals and families harmed by the negligent actions of corporations drives the firm’s ranking as one of the best mesothelioma law firms in the nation.
U.S. News & World Report & Best Lawyer® Best Law Firm
Simmons Hanly Conroy has been ranked one of the Best Law Firms in the country by U.S. News & World Report & Best Lawyers. The annual ranking is based on a rigorous research process that includes client and lawyer evaluations, peer reviews from leading attorneys and review of a law firm survey provided by the firm.
Simmons Hanly Conroy has been a BBB accredited business since 2003 and has maintained an A+ rating since then. Being accredited by the BBB means we have made a commitment to make a good faith effort to resolve any consumer complaints.
Top Verdicts Lists
Verdicts secured by Simmons Hanly Conroy attorneys have appeared in multiple Top Verdict lists in legal publications nationwide, including in The National Law Journal’s Top 100 Verdict List, the Top Verdicts of California and the Top New York Verdicts. These annual rankings list verdicts based on the amounts awarded by a jury. The NLJ’s Top 100 Verdicts List is compiled by VerdictSearch, which looks at all verdicts nationwide, and is published in the June edition of the publication. Information is compiled from the nation’s court records, as well as from practitioners and other ALM Medical LLC Publications.
America’s Elite Trial Lawyers
The National Law Journal, the nation’s top legal publication, and Law.com teamed to select law firms that are doing the most creative and substantial work on the plaintiff’s side. Simmons Hanly Conroy was among the nation’s top 50 firms honored who pulled in big victories in complex cases that have had a wide impact on the law and legal businesses.
Law 360 Practice Group of the Year
Law 360’s Practice Groups of the Year awards honors the top law firms behind the previous year’s litigation wins and major deals that resonated throughout the legal industry. Recently, Simmons Hanly Conroy merited two appearances on the normally defendant-dominated award roster. The firm received honors for both its product liability (asbestos) and class action practice areas.
Martindale-Hubbell AV Rated
Simmons Hanly Conroy has 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 the attorney’s expertise, experience, integrity and overall professional excellence.
AV Rated Attorneys:
Super Lawyers & Rising Stars
Firm attorneys have been represented on the Super Lawyers and Rising Stars rankings consecutively since 2006. Super Lawyers recognizes outstanding lawyers who have attained a high degree of peer recognition and professional achievement. The annual selections are made using a rigorous multi-phased process including a statewide survey of lawyers, an independent research evaluation of candidates and peer reviews by practice area.
Illinois Super Lawyers & Rising Stars:
- John D. Simmons
- Michael J. Angelides
- Perry J. Browder
- Randy S. Cohn
- Brian J. Cooke
- John J. Foley
- Ted N. Gianaris
- Eric Johnson
- Brendan A. Smith
- John A. Barnerd
- Michael K. Hibey
New York Metro Super Lawyers & Rising Stars:
- Jayne Conroy
- Paul J. Hanly, Jr.
- Andrea B. Bierstein
- Donald P. Blydenburg
- Mitchell Breit
- James Kramer
- Laurence Valere Nassif
- Brett Fuller
Northern & Southern California Super Lawyers:
Legal 500 Top Plaintiffs’ Law Firm
Simmons Hanly Conroy has been recognized as one of the nation’s top plaintiffs’ law firms for product liability, mass tort and class action: toxic tort. The firm is one of only seven ranked in its category in the 2016-2020 editions of the U.S. Legal 500 referral guide that surveys corporate counsel for their recommendations. Firms and attorneys recommended for the list are based on surveys and interviews with clients, and independent research performed by the Legal 500 editorial staff.
Million and Multi-Million Dollar Advocates Forum
Established in 1993, the Multi-Million Dollar Advocates Forum is one of the most prestigious groups of trial lawyers in the United States. Membership is limited to attorneys who have won million and multi-million dollar verdicts and settlements. Less than one percent of U.S. lawyers are members.
American Association for Justice
As a member of the American Association for Justice, Simmons Hanly Conroy supports the mission to promote a fair and effective justice system. We are proud to be a member of AAJ’s Leaders Forum, and several of our attorneys have held leadership roles within the organization and/or are regularly asked to speak at AAJ events.