By | July 21, 2010

BBC’s “Dangers in the Dust” asbestos investigation highlights “take home” asbestos exposure

At long last, we’re seeing some meaningful, in-depth media coverage surrounding asbestos exposure and the horrible diseases it causes, like mesothelioma. This is all courtesy of a collaboration between the BBC’s International… Read More

By | June 15, 2010

Meso Foundation Symposium reminds me why I am a trial attorney

It never gets any easier. Every year I make my way to the Mesothelioma Applied Research Foundation‘s annual symposium, and every year I’m reminded of why I do what I do. Each year,… Read More

By | June 10, 2010

Simmons employee Amy Bourland honored as Woman of Distinction by YWCA

A longtime Simmons Hanly Conroy employee, Amy Bourland, was recently selected as one of the YWCA of Alton’s 2010 Distinguished Women. To be selected, a woman must demonstrate exemplary community service and advance… Read More

By | May 27, 2010

4th Annual SEF Dinner Auction Raises over $200k for Local Charities

Last Thursday night was a very special night for the Simmons Employee Foundation. We were able to help two local charities whose work improves the quality of life for so many children and… Read More

By | February 8, 2010

In Memory of Our Friend and Colleague, Peggie Castruita

Today our hearts go out to the family of Peggie Castruita, our friend and colleague, who passed away on Friday. Peggie joined the firm on June 27, 2001 and spent her years… Read More

By | December 7, 2009

ADAO Announces 6th Annual Asbestos Awareness Day Conference

Next spring our friends at the Asbestos Disease Awareness Organization will host their sixth annual conference in Chicago. We spoke with Linda Reinstein, Executive Director for ADAO, and she told us this… Read More

By | November 23, 2009

Simmons Employee Foundation Gives 50,000 Pounds of Food Goes to Madison County Food Pantries

On Friday Simmons Hanly Conroy, through the efforts of the Simmons Employee Foundation, completed its annual food drive, raising over 50,000 pounds of food for Madison County food pantries. Today we’re delivering that… Read More

By | November 20, 2009

Remembering Ernie Conry

We lost one hell of a fighter and good man this week. Ernest Conry, a husband, father and friend to many, lost his battle with mesothelioma on September 18, 2009. He passed… Read More

By | September 28, 2009

Kansas City Family Affected by Mesothelioma Makes Headlines, Fights On

Earlier this year the family of Wendell Mason, who died of mesothelioma, was featured on the local NBC station in Kansas City about mesothelioma and the dangers of asbestos exposure in the home. … Read More

By | September 16, 2009

Fighting Mesothelioma One Step at a Time

I’m pleased to announce that the Simmons law firm will sponsor the inaugural Miles for Meso, a 5K run/walk, in historic Alton, Ill., on September 26, 2009, beginning at 9 a.m. Money raised… Read More