Attorney Nick Angelides is a shareholder at Simmons Hanly Conroy. He joined the firm in 2003, and currently helps direct the legal strategy for all of the firm’s asbestos and mesothelioma cases.
Nick has nearly 15 years of litigation experience and has handled asbestos cases throughout the country, recovering hundreds of millions of dollars on behalf of individuals and families impacted by asbestos-related diseases.
A veteran of more than 300 asbestos cases, Nick has extensive experience representing individuals exposed to asbestos through their work as pipefitters, sheet metal workers, ship yard workers, HVAC workers and more.
Nick has helped the firm grow one of the largest complex litigation firms nationwide. He also oversees the firm’s Los Angeles office.
“We have resolved thousands of cases, and we have experience filing in different jurisdictions,” Nick said. “We can give clients an educated analysis of their specific circumstances because we are a national firm with a national reach.”
Putting the Pieces Together
Nick knows how to uncover answers to help his clients hold companies accountable for exposing them to asbestos on the job decades ago
“We have conducted extensive research on asbestos-related illnesses. When we have a new client, we can hit the ground running,” Nick said. “We don’t have to reinvent the wheel.”
He approaches his clients’ cases like a detective. He investigates all aspects of a client’s asbestos exposure by piecing together where they worked, what they knew, their job duties and other possible exposures.
“You’re a detective that has to go back and recreate events from decades ago,” Nick said. “Chances are we’ve represented a client with a similar job and similar asbestos exposure. It reassures my clients to know I have prior experience handling cases with the same product that caused their illness.”
Nick graduated magna cum laude from Saint Louis University School of Law in 1999 and is a member of the Order of the Woolsack, an honor bestowed on those law students graduating in the top 10 percent. He received his undergraduate degree from Kenyon College in Gambier, Ohio.
Nick is licensed to practice in Missouri, Illinois and California, as well as before the United States District Court for the Southern and Eastern Districts of Illinois
“I became a lawyer in the asbestos field to hold companies accountable for their decision to poison workers,” Nick said.
Before joining the firm, Nick worked for the Missouri Court of Appeals for the Honorable Paul J. Simon, conducting legal research and drafting opinions. He also worked as an associate for two years at a St. Louis law firm, representing clients in matters of personal injury, product liability, medical malpractice and commercial litigation.