Christopher Konya is an attorney at Simmons Hanly Conroy, where he focuses primarily on mesothelioma lawsuits and personal injury claims.

Chris is passionate about pursuing justice for those injured through no fault of their own. He provides each of his clients with the respect, kindness and personal attention they deserve.

Seeking Justice for Mesothelioma Patients & Their Families

Mesothelioma is an aggressive cancer caused by asbestos exposure. Many asbestos companies knowingly put millions of Americans at risk in order to make a profit.

As someone who grew up in a small, blue-collar farming town, Chris understands that mesothelioma patients are often hardworking individuals who were simply trying to provide for their families when they were exposed to asbestos.

​​”I’m committed to amplifying the voices of the unheard and holding accountable the companies who harmed them,” Chris expressed.

Chris has worked on hundreds of asbestos-related cases, with past settlements adding up to millions of dollars. 

He strives to make the legal process as simple as possible while fighting to get patients and their loved ones the money they deserve.

“My clients can expect me to handle their cases as if I were representing one of my own family members,” Chris explained. “I provide a white glove service, with empathy, knowledge and responsiveness at the center of the legal process.”

At Simmons Hanly Conroy, Chris primarily focuses on conducting case investigations and depositions.

Background & Experience

Chris attended the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, where he studied political science. While in school, he was introduced to the Innocence Project, an organization that aims to free those who have been wrongfully convicted of a crime.

This experience inspired Chris to pursue a career in law, and he went on to receive his J.D. from Southern Illinois University School of Law.

Upon graduation, Chris worked as a criminal defense attorney. Soon after, he joined a mesothelioma law firm and began focusing specifically on asbestos-related cases.

In his free time, Chris plays guitar for a country music group in St. Louis known as the Bobby Ford Band.

Attorney Chris Konya

Practice Areas:

  • Asbestos & Mesothelioma
  • Personal Injury

Bar and Court Admissions:


  • National Trial Lawyers, Top 40 Under 40, 2023


  • American Association for Justice
  • American Bar Association
  • Bar Association of Metropolitan St. Louis
  • Missouri Bar Association


  • University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, B.A., 2014
  • Southern Illinois University School of Law, J.D., 2018