Attorney Brittany Boswell joined Simmons Hanly Conroy as an associate, focusing her practice on complex litigation matters. Her practice primarily consists of mass torts, class actions, and multidistrict litigation (MDL) involving defective medical devices, dangerous prescription drugs, and harmful consumer products. She works on behalf of individuals and families suffering from the negligence of others.
“I entered the legal profession with one goal: to help people,” Brittany said. “At Simmons Hanly Conroy, I work tirelessly to use my specialized skills and knowledge of the judicial system to fight for victims who have been wronged. I want to be a catalyst for the best justice our system can offer to each and every one of my clients.”
Brittany not only aids injured individuals find justice, but she also helps parties in all kinds of disputes (e.g. business, contract, intellectual property) through alternative dispute resolution (ADR). Brittany is a trained mediator. She seeks to help parties in conflict identify their issues and a workable solution to the same through calm communication, calculation of risks and benefits, and compromise.
Before joining Simmons Hanly Conroy, Brittany practiced at Shook, Hardy and Bacon as an intellectual property litigator. She also clerked for Magistrate Judge David J. Waxse in the U.S. District Court for the District of Kansas and Commissioner Geoffrey Allen of the 16th Circuit Court of Jackson County Missouri. Brittany’s past practice has provided her experience in all aspects of litigation. She served as chief and associate trial counsel in matters relating to patent and copyright infringement, unfair competition, abuse and neglect, and termination of parental rights; argued at Markman, discovery, and evidentiary hearings; handled depositions, mediations, and negotiations; as well as engaged in fervent written advocacy.
Brittany’s experience also includes a significant amount of pro bono work. She leverages her legal experience to help individuals and families in situations regarding abuse and neglect, public housing, family law, criminal charges, and more. The Missouri Bar recognized her efforts by naming her to the Diamond Level of its Pro Bono Honor Roll. Recipients of this level are named for providing over 500 hours of pro bono service in a single year.
“While I am praised for my pro bono work, I find that, like most volunteerism, I am the one who benefits most. I have learned more and gotten more professional experience from my pro bono cases than I ever could have hoped to get as a young associate at a large law firm like Shook, Hardy & Bacon,” Brittany said. “What is more, my underprivileged clients always seem to put things in perspective. They remind me of what so many of us take for granted. They bring to light what really matters in this world – relationships with people, especially the ones we love, and the fulfillment of our basic needs.”
When not practicing law, Brittany serves the many communities that have given so much to her. Recently, her volunteerism has been focused on organizations abroad, including Philippi Center for Children in South Africa, Amal House for Women in Morocco, Refugee Aid Miksalište in Serbia, Serve the City Lisbon in Portugal, and Sumando Energias in Argentina. She also loves to serve her home community. She has acted as an adjunct professor at the University of Missouri – Kansas City School of Law teaching Intellectual Property Litigation. She routinely volunteers for the Special Olympics of Kansas and Cerner’s First Hand Foundation. In the past, she served as the Chair of Fundraising for the Legal Aid of Western Missouri’s Young Professionals’ Board, Gala Chair and Social Media Advocate for Artistic Advocates for Healing, and Board Member for Fort Osage Church of the Nazarene.