Robert L. Barrow joined Simmons Hanly Conroy in 2013. He focuses his practice on helping people harmed by asbestos and other toxic tort exposures.

Robert has nearly 15 years of experience in litigating complex toxic tort cases and has recovered millions of dollars in verdicts and settlements on behalf of his clients. His work covers all phases of litigation involving major national and multi-national corporations.

Background and Experience

Born in Tulsa, Oklahoma, Robert received his bachelor of arts degree from Brigham Young University. There he played varsity football and served as a graduate assistant football coach and a teaching fellow in expository writing and research. He also pursued graduate studies in English, social science and linguistics. After graduation, he became a world class professional martial arts expert and appeared in movies and television with his teacher and coach, karate star Chuck Norris.

Robert earned his law degree from Thomas Jefferson School of Law in San Diego. While in law school, he earned American Jurisprudence Awards, scholarships and honors for academic excellence and mentored first year law students in legal writing. He served as executive editor of the Law Review and as a research-writing extern to Judge Patricia M. Benke of the California Court of Appeals in San Diego. He was also a full-time high school teacher of English, speech and debate. During this time, he was selected to “Who’s Who Among America’s Teachers.”

After graduation, he served as a law clerk pro tem to U.S. Congressman Ronald C. Packard. He went on to develop a successful asbestos litigation practice at two asbestos litigation firms in San Francisco area.

Practice Areas:

  • Mesothelioma & Asbestos

Bar and Court Admissions:

  • California, 2000
  • U.S. District Court, Central District of California
  • U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Pennsylvania


  • Who’s Who Among America’s Teachers, 1997


Liberty vrs Life: A Societal Dilemma, Thomas Jefferson Law Review, Spring 1997 p 149 [or legal citation 19 T. Jefferson L. Rev. 149]

Women With Attitude: Self Protection, Policy and the Law, Thomas Jefferson Law Review September 1999 p 59. [or legal citation 21 T. Jefferson L. Rev. 59.

“Dangerous Women”: Feminism, Self-Defense, and Civil Rights, Co-Author with Garry Mauser online at

Representative Experience:

Mesothelioma & Asbestos


  • State Bar of California
  • J. Ruben Clark Law Society
  • Consumer Attorneys of California


  • Brigham Young University, B.A.
  • Brigham Young University, Graduate Work
  • Thomas Jefferson School of Law, J.D., cum laude, San Diego, Calif.