Brent Copple works as an asbestos and mesothelioma attorney for Simmons Hanly Conroy. He has represented hundreds of individuals and families harmed by asbestos-related diseases through no fault of their own. Brent has recovered millions of dollars in verdicts and settlements on their behalf.

Brent started at the firm as a mesothelioma investigator in 2002, the same year he graduated from Columbia College with a degree in political science. As an investigator, Brent worked with people impacted by a mesothelioma diagnosis and helped develop their asbestos exposure work histories.

“The knowledge I gained as an investigator taught me invaluable lessons that allow me to better represent my clients as an attorney,” Brent said.

Brent earned his law degree from Thomas M. Cooley Law School in Lansing, Mich., in 2007 and returned to the firm as an asbestos attorney. He works with clients throughout all aspects of their mesothelioma case including sign-ups, discovery, depositions and trial prep. Over the past five years, he has successfully litigated against some of the nation’s largest manufacturing companies. The people he helps include victims who were exposed to asbestos while working at foundries, refineries and chemical plants.

Brent grew up in a small Midwest town where he spent his summers helping area farmers, repairing farm equipment and performing various construction jobs. He also comes from a union family and has been invited to speak about the dangers of asbestos exposure to unions throughout the Midwest.

“My clients, they remind me of my family who are honest, hard-working blue-collar people,” Brent said. “This makes me want to work as hard as I can for them to ensure they get the best result possible.”­

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Practice Areas:

  • Mesothelioma & Asbestos

Bar and Court Admissions:

  • Illinois, 2007
  • Missouri, 2013
  • Pennsylvania, 2015
  • U.S. District Court, Southern District of Illinois

Representative Experience:


  • Illinois State Bar Association
  • Illlinois Trial Lawyers Association
  • American Bar Association
  • American Association for Justice
  • Alton/Wood River Bar Association
  • Madison County Bar Association


  • Thomas M. Cooley Law School, J.D.; Dean’s List, Moot Court, 2007
  • Columbia College, B.A., Political Science, Dean’s List, 2000-2002
  • University of Missouri — Columbia, 1997-2000