Attorney Suvir Dhar is a Shareholder at Simmons Hanly Conroy and works on mesothelioma litigation. He has helped recover millions of dollars on behalf of individuals and their families suffering from asbestos-related diseases through no fault of their own.
Suvir is dedicated to enforcing the legal rights of his clients and their families through the mesothelioma legal process. He believes that companies must be held accountable for knowingly putting hard-working people in danger. He handles all aspects of asbestos litigation, including the initial meeting with clients, investigation, depositions and preparing for trial.
Working Closely With Clients
Suvir, to be an effective legal advocate, works closely with his clients and their families. He considers it the best part of his job. While advocating for clients and protecting their rights, he helps them through legal process, especially depositions and trials. Many of his clients keep in touch with him even after the case is over.
“I try to put myself in my clients’ position the best I can,” Suvir said. “When a client tells me of their concern for their wife and family, I imagine what my concerns would be for my own family. How would they feel? What would they be worrying about? How would they cope moving forward? I see clients in the most vulnerable state. It is important to just be myself and to be a friend when I need to be.”
Suvir and his asbestos team of attorneys explore every angle of each case. Clients can expect a hands-on approach. One recent case Suvir handled involved an Iranian refugee named Walice. He lived in California, was married, and the father of two children. In 2014, Walice received a diagnosis of pleural mesothelioma.
Before the Iranian Revolution and his escape to the United States in 1979, Walice worked as a pipefitter in oil refineries in Iran and South Africa where he was exposed to asbestos. One of the refineries had headquarters in California and was a defendant in Walice’s case. After 39 days of trial, Suvir helped secure a settlement for Walice and the justice he and his family deserved.
“There are so many people who have worked hard, done the right things, and played by the rules but are still given a really unfair and painful ending,” Suvir said. “My job is to give them a voice.”
Suvir volunteers with the Legal Services of Eastern Missouri, where he represents clients in special education and housing law. He also cooks and serves food at an area soup kitchen. He is on the St. Louis Wyman Young Leaders Board and works pro bono for the Children’s Advocacy Project. He helps with fundraising for the organization, World Pediatric Project (WPP). Since 2001, WPP partners with hospitals and physicians around the country to provide treatment to children needing medical attention in developing countries. He participates in the Simmons Employee Foundation’s Adopt a Family program, also.
“I have been very fortunate in my life to be able to travel the world, meet a lot of interesting people and see many great places,” Suvir said. “My work as an asbestos attorney comes with a great responsibility. I have a duty to help other people in need beyond the courtroom.”
Background and Experience
Suvir graduated in 2007 from William Jewell College with honors and a B.A. in communication studies and history. He earned his J.D. from Oklahoma City University School of Law.
Before joining the firm in 2010, Suvir represented clients in the areas of personal injury, commercial litigation and medical malpractice. In 2009, he completed the Ironman Triathlon.
Both of Suvir’s parents were immigrants and he was born and raised in the Midwest. He believes this helps him relate to his clients and understand their struggles and priorities.