Attorney Rebecca Hausman is an associate at Simmons Hanly Conroy where she focuses her practice on helping individuals and families impacted by mesothelioma and other asbestos-related diseases.

As a member of the SHC team, Rebecca identifies products that exposed clients to asbestos. She works closely with clients, including their families and co-workers, to determine where the asbestos exposure occurred. This often entails visiting clients in their homes and getting to know them on a personal level. Rebecca considers building these kinds of personal relationships imperative to her practice.

“My clients are often experiencing the worst situation of their lives,” Rebecca said. “To add to this, many families have no prior experience in the legal system. I not only serve as their guide through this system, but also their advocate in securing the justice they deserve. They have my attention to detail, along with consistent communication and my utmost respect and empathy as we navigate this together. I never want a client to feel alone or confused during this process.”

This passion for representing others in their fight for justice stems from her background. Growing up in a family of union carpenters and pipefitters, Rebecca personally understands her clients’ backgrounds and work history. Her grandfather, a career union carpenter, passed away after fighting bravely through an asbestos-related disease.

Before joining SHC, Rebecca worked as an assistant state’s attorney with the Madison County State’s Attorney’s Office. She prosecuted criminal cases involving minors and handled requests for expungement and the sealing of criminal records.

“My experience as a prosecutor allowed me to see many different sides of the legal process,” she said. “This allows me to see things from several different angles and prepare the most comprehensive case possible for my clients.”

Rebecca graduated with her J.D. degree from Southern Illinois University (SIU) School of Law in 2016 after receiving a B.S. in marketing in 2013 from SIU.

Rebecca holds several leadership roles and volunteer positions within her community. She is president of the Alton-Wood River Bar Association, co-chair of the Young Lawyers’ Division for the Third Judicial Circuit Pro Bono Committee, chair of the Young Lawyers’ Division for the Madison County Bar Association, and Advisory Board Member of Sigma Kappa sorority, Gamma Kappa chapter. She is also a member of the Junior League of Greater Alton.

Practice Areas:

  • Mesothelioma & Asbestos

Bar and Court Admissions:

  • Illinois, 2016


  • CALI Excellence for the Future Award in Medical Malpractice
  • CALI Excellence for the Future Award in Bioethics

Speaking Engagements or Classes:

  • “The Dangers of Sexting” presented at Law Day at Triad High School, March 2018 and at Collinsville Middle School, March 2018
  • “Updates to Child Support Income Shares” presented at CLE for the Third Judicial Circuit Pro Bono Committee, February 2018
  • “Great Expectations—Implementing the New Child Support Income Shares Law” presented at the April 2017 Brown Bag CLE sponsored by the Third Judicial Circuit Pro Bono Committee, the Public Interest Law Initiative and the Madison County Bar Association

Representative Experience:


  • American Bar Association
  • Illinois State Bar Association
  • Illinois Trial Lawyers’ Association
  • American Association for Justice
  • Alton-Wood River Bar Association
  • Madison County Bar Association
  • Third Judicial Circuit Pro Bono Committee


  • Junior League of Alton
  • Advisory Board Member, Sigma Kappa Sorority, Gamma Kappa Chapter


  • Southern Illinois University School of Law, Juris Doctorate, 2016
  • Southern Illinois University, BS in Marketing, 2013