Who We Are

Simmons Hanly Conroy was started in 1999 by attorney John Simmons to help individuals and families grappling with the devastation caused by an asbestos-related diagnosis. Working on folding tables with rented computers, client stories of perseverance and bravery are what motivated John and the seven original employees to take on some of the biggest companies in the country. They were a small, dedicated group who had experience in asbestos litigation and a mission to provide clients with the respect, attention and care they needed and deserved.

It wasn’t long before Simmons achieved success by winning a record-breaking $34 million asbestos verdict for a refinery worker. It was the highest verdict for a single asbestos plaintiff in the history of Madison County, Illinois. Yet the firm would go on to smash that record in 2003 and set a national record with a monumental $250 million verdict for a U.S. Steel worker. It’s a record that still stands today – as does John’s original mission to put clients first.

Our Experience

Simmons Hanly Conroy has recovered more than $10.8 billion in verdicts and settlements on behalf of thousands of individuals and families harmed by corporate wrongdoing. Our firm, now consisting of over 275 employees, strives to provide first-class, sophisticated counsel to our clients in the following practice areas:

We have over 90 attorneys who work out of offices in the following cities:

In addition to attorneys, our firm has extensive team depth to cover various areas of expertise associated with the litigation process. Our track record of success would not be possible without the hard work and contributions of these teams: Medical Team, Discovery Team, and Bankruptcy Team.

Learn more about our attorneys, how we give back, or call (855) 264-6270 with any questions regarding how we can help you in the areas of litigation we represent.

Our Results

Our dedication to client service, our national resources and our centuries of legal experience are what drive our results.

In 2003, our asbestos attorneys secured a $250 million verdict on behalf of a U.S. steel worker who was diagnosed with mesothelioma as a result of his asbestos exposure at an Indiana factory. The verdict remains the largest result for a single plaintiff against a single defendant in the history of asbestos litigation.

Learn more about our experience in the above areas of litigation by viewing our previous verdicts and settlements.

* Please note that recovery results vary per client. The recovery amounts in each case reflect the specific facts of that case. Further, recovery amounts in past cases are not a guarantee of future results.

Our Approach

Simmons Hanly Conroy is proud to stand on a strong foundation of values that has allowed us to establish a steady track record of success. The features of our unique approach to litigation include:

We put you first.
With centuries of cumulative litigation experience in service to our clients, we have a dedicated staff of over 275 people ready to give you the attention and respect you deserve.

We treat our clients as our number one priority. Through no fault of your own, you are facing a life-changing situation and deserve to have your voice heard in the American legal system. We are deeply committed to giving you that strong, powerful voice to stand up for your rights. No matter the issue, Simmons Hanly Conroy is ready to help you at every stage of the legal process. We strive to provide you with the information and tools you need to make informed, confident decisions.

We come to you.
You do not need to live near one of our office locations to file a lawsuit with us. Whenever necessary, our investigators will travel to your location to speak with you further on the details regarding your case.

We do the work.
Not only is it highly unlikely that you will have to travel out of the area you live, but also we do our best to require as little from you as possible. We strive to settle lawsuits out of court if possible, and should the need for a trial arise, we will make the process as easy as possible for you and your loved ones. We will make the preparations for trial, and work with you to complete any paperwork needed.

What Our Clients Say

"The firm makes you feel like you’re somebody, and like you do matter. Sometimes you get the wrong interpretation of lawyers and attorneys – they’re good people. They’re humans too, they’re just trying to help. They become good friends, even family."

- Bob

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