Attorney Eric Johnson works as a partner for Simmons Hanly Conroy LLP. His extensive background in biology, biochemistry and public health led him to focus his law practice around pharmaceutical litigation.

Eric represents individuals who have been injured by dangerous drugs and defective medical devices and has helped recover millions of dollars on their behalf. He handles every aspect of his clients’ cases from their pleadings to their depositions.

“As the attorneys at the firm prepare a case for trial, we spend as much time as possible with our clients, often in their homes, learning about them and their families,” Eric said. “We pride ourselves in fighting for our clients just as we would for our own family members.”

Eric graduated with his master’s degree in public health from the University of Illinois at Chicago in 2010. He earned his J.D. from St. Louis University’s School of Law where he was a member of the school’s National Moot Court Competition Team. During law school, he also worked as a law clerk for Judge Paula Bryant in the 22nd Judicial Circuit Court in St. Louis.

In 2012, Eric was selected to serve on the national multidistrict litigation discovery sub-committee involving the DePuy Pinnacle System metal-on-metal hip implant. “I am a tireless advocate for all my clients,” Eric said. “The most satisfying aspect of my job is the opportunity to help individuals who were injured through no fault of their own. There is no greater honor than to help people regain some stability in their lives.”

Partner Eric Johnson in the Office

Practice Areas:

  • Pharmaceutical Litigation

Bar and Court Admissions:

  • Missouri, 2009
  • U.S. District Court Eastern District of Missouri, 2009
  • U.S. District Western District of Missouri, 2009
  • Illinois, 2010
  • U.S. District Court Southern District of Illinois, 2010
  • U.S. District Court Central District of Illinois, 2010


Eric S. Johnson

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  • Thomson Reuters, Illinois Rising Stars®: 2018-2023
  • Judge Robert G. Dowd, Sr. Appellate Advocacy Award,  2008


  • “Insurance Practice, Actions on Polices Supplement” (Co-author), Missouri Bar Association Deskbook, 2010
  • “Evidence, Weight and Sufficiency Supplement” (Co-author), Missouri Bar Association Deskbook, 2010
  • “These Commercials are Killing me: The Learned Intermediary Doctrine in the Era of Direct to Consumer Advertising,” ITLA Trial Journal, May 2013

Representative Experience:

  • Pharmaceutial Litigation


  • American Bar Association
  • Missouri Bar Association
  • Bar Association of Metropolitan St. Louis
  • Illinois State Bar Association
  • Missouri Association of Trial Attorneys
  • Illinois Trial Lawyers Association
  • American Association of Justice


  • Saint Louis University School of Law, J.D.; National Moot Court Competition Team, 2009
  • University of Illinois at Chicago, 2010, M.P.H., Public Health, 2010
  • Augustana College, B.A. Biology, Pre-Med, 2005