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Brendan A. Smith


One Court Street
Alton, Illinois

Practice Areas:

  • Pharmaceutical Litigation

Bar and Court Admissions:

  • Missouri, 2012
  • U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Missouri, 2013
  • U.S. District Court, Southern District of Illinois, 2013
  • U.S. District Court, Northern District of Illinois, 2014
  • Illinois, 2017


Published Works:

  • “Discovering Evidence for Trial through Production of Documents and Things and Entry Upon Land” (Co-author), Missouri Bar Association Deskbook, 2015
  • “Discovering Evidence for Trial through Physical and mental Examinations” (Co-author), Missouri Bar Association Deskbook, 2015

Representative Experience:

  • Pharmaceutical Litigation
  • Zofran
  • Medical Device Litigation
  • Testosterone Litigation


  • American Bar Association
  • Missouri Bar Association
  • Bar Association of Metropolitan St. Louis
  • American Association of Justice
  • Rotary International, Paul Harris Fellow
  • The National Trial Lawyers: Top 100 Illinois Trial Lawyers
  • Young Professionals Board for the Saint Louis Crisis Nursery


  • Saint Louis University School of Law, J.D., May 2012
  • DePauw University, Greencastle, IN, B.A., English writing, May 2009

Attorney Brendan Smith works as an associate at Simmons Hanly Conroy LLC where he focuses his practice on helping people across the country who have suffered an injury caused by a dangerous drug or defective medical device through no fault of their own.

Brendan is a member of the firm’s pharmaceutical litigation team, which has helped secure more than $260 million in verdicts and settlements. He represents clients in the areas of Testosterone Replacement Therapy, Zofran and others.

“Our clients have suffered terrible injuries as a result of unsafe products manufactured by national and multi-national corporations,” Brendan said. “These are companies that operate to make money, not to produce the safest products. Their business is very lucrative, but unfortunately, their industry chronically values profits over patient safety.”

Before joining the firm, Brendan worked as a law clerk for several different judges including Judge Robert Dowd, of the Missouri Court of Appeals, Eastern District, Judge Thomas Mummert, III., of the Eastern District of Missouri; and Judge G. Patrick Murphy, of the Southern District of Illinois.

Brendan earned his J.D. from St. Louis University School of Law with a concentration in civil litigation skills. During law school, Brendan interned in SLU’s legal clinic, where he argued before the Missouri Court of Appeals for unemployment appeal cases.

He has a B.A. in English writing from DePauw University, where he also played football and baseball and was on the Dean’s list. A St. Louis native, Brendan developed a deep respect for the law at an early age, through his parents who are both attorneys.

“The practice of law is rooted in striving to achieve equality and justice for everyone,” he said. “As a pharmaceutical lawyer, the injuries my clients suffer are so devastating it’s gratifying to use my legal experience to fight on their behalf.”

Admitted to practice in Missouri and Illinois. Practicing under the supervision of lawyers at Simmons Hanly Conroy LLC.