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As one of the nation’s leading mesothelioma law firms, Simmons Hanly Conroy has a proven track record. Every mesothelioma lawyer at the firm is committed to helping families affected by mesothelioma and asbestos-related illnesses. Learn more about working with our mesothelioma law firm.

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About Simmons Hanly Conroy

Simmons Hanly Conroy is a leading national law firm founded to help people affected by mesothelioma and asbestos-related illnesses. With more than 80 attorneys in offices across the United States, our mesothelioma law firm brings centuries of experience to bear against companies who harmed American workers and families through asbestos exposure.

Since our founding in 1999, Simmons Hanly Conroy has successfully recovered more than $7 billion in verdicts and settlements for thousands of people affected by this rare cancer.

Our firm can help clients:

  • File personal injury mesothelioma lawsuits or wrongful death lawsuits
  • Access military benefits and asbestos trust funds
  • Pursue compensation for other asbestos-related diseases like lung cancer

Get a free consultation to see if our mesothelioma firm can help you.

Why Work With Our Mesothelioma Law Firm?

When you choose Simmons Hanly Conroy to represent you and your family, we leverage our full experience, knowledge, resources and commitment on your behalf.

Jill Waite

“[Simmons Hanly Conroy] fought for us, and beside us, during the darkest time in our lives. They brought hope to my dad, who found peace in the knowledge that after he left us, Mom and I would not be truly alone…I cannot imagine this journey without their encouragement and patience.”

Jill Waite, daughter of mesothelioma patient Bruce A. Waite

Asbestos Litigation Experience, Knowledge and Resources on Your Side

As an experienced mesothelioma law firm, we have learned that one of the most powerful weapons we can offer clients and prospective clients is information.

Our law firm and team of lawyers are extremely knowledgeable about asbestos and, in particular, mesothelioma.

The legal teams at our mesothelioma law firm have access to a warehouse of evidence about the asbestos industry, including corporate documentation and physical parts and materials. We use these resources to help build a strong legal case on your behalf.

What Our Mesothelioma Law Firm Does for You

With our resources, Simmons Hanly Conroy can:

See when, where and how your asbestos exposure occurred

Identify who made the asbestos products you were exposed to

File your mesothelioma lawsuit within set deadlines

Negotiate strong legal settlements or go to trial if needed

A member of our team is available to answer any questions you may have about the legal process. Contact us today to learn more.

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Our Mesothelioma Attorneys

Experienced mesothelioma lawyers know that while each client is unique, they have one thing in common: Each is a person whose life was destroyed by the negligence of asbestos companies.

Our mesothelioma lawyers have been working with people diagnosed with mesothelioma since 1999 and have represented thousands of individuals from all areas of the United States.

We have seen firsthand the pain a mesothelioma diagnosis can cause. After losing both sets of his grandparents before he was born, firm founder John Simmons formed a close bond with his wife’s grandmother, Ivy. In fact, the first thing Ivy said to him when they met was that he could call her grandma.

When she passed away due to mesothelioma decades later, John felt the shock and devastation so many of our clients also know firsthand.

And he’s not the only member of our team to have lost close friends or loved ones to asbestos-related diseases. Each Simmons Hanly Conroy employee is passionate about helping victims and families affected by this deadly cancer.

Meet Our Attorneys

Michael Angelides

“That constant caring about the clients and what they’re going through has essentially been absorbed by all of the other lawyers and staff that’s here, and that really is a credit to [Simmons Hanly Conroy founder John Simmons] and the leadership that he showed from the beginning.”

Michael J. Angelides, SHC Managing Shareholder

The Personal Attention You Deserve

Our mesothelioma law firm focuses on providing clients like you with the personal attention they deserve. We are well-equipped to help those affected by mesothelioma — including patients, family members and loved ones — take legal action and find peace of mind.

Our mesothelioma attorneys work within a small group called a trial team. This way, you’ll work with the same small group of people on your case.

Every trial team is led by an attorney from Simmons Hanly Conroy who has years of mesothelioma case experience. The other members of your trial include:

  • Medical experts
  • Investigators
  • Paralegals
  • Support staff

Because each trial team handles only a few cases at a time, our asbestos attorneys are able to take the time to get to know you and ensure your case gets the dedicated attention it deserves.

No Upfront Fees

You won’t have to pay anything up front to work with Simmons Hanly Conroy to file an asbestos lawsuit.

Our firm works with clients on a contingency fee basis. This means the lawyers at our asbestos law firm will only get paid if and when compensation is secured for your case.

On-staff Nurses

Simmons Hanly Conroy knows navigating both the legal and medical worlds at such a difficult time can be overwhelming. Our on-staff nurses are available to provide medical support and caring guidance.

Our medical team can help clients:

  • Get answers to questions about diagnosis and treatment
  • Navigate researching mesothelioma specialists
  • Understand recommended treatment plans
  • Manage nutrition and side effects from chemotherapy
  • Secure lodging and travel arrangements when seeing specialists
  • Prepare all asbestos-related medical documents and charts to help strengthen your case
  • Communicate medical updates and developments to your attorneys
  • Find non-skilled medical care, like sitting services
  • Locate support groups nearby
Video Summary: Amy Fair, a registered nurse and the director of medical relations at Simmons Hanly Conroy, helps those diagnosed with mesothelioma get the medical information and resources they need during their mesothelioma journey. View Transcript.

Meso is like no other. It's overwhelming. It's confusing. It makes someone angry, and the whys and the hows are overwhelming. My name is Amy Fair. I'm a registered nurse and Director of Medical Relations here at Simmons Hanly Conroy.

To help clients navigate through the mesothelioma journey, I help them with their medical questions. That involves treatment, that involves maybe questions about nutrition and general questions that they should be asking their oncologist and their surgeon.

The best advice I would give someone diagnosed with mesothelioma is to educate yourself. It's important to ask your doctor how many patients have they treated. We have developed relationships with top specialists. So it's something that we can help navigate through that world of finding the best doctor to treat their disease.

The other bit of advice I would give them is to understand that it is a holistic disease. So decisions need to be made not only by yourself, but with your family.

The standard treatment options for mesothelioma are radiation, chemotherapy, surgery, and sometimes a combination of those treatments. The health professionals that should be on your team for diagnosis, it normally does start with your primary medical doctor. That goes into a pulmonologist or a gastroenterologist, depending on what type of mesothelioma you have, and to a surgeon, and then lead into an oncology or radiology component. And also, it's very important that you have a nutritionist on this team.

After your surgeon looks at your complete health history, looks at your pathology, and looks at your CT or PET scan, they'll be able to tell you if you are a surgical candidate.

The goal of chemotherapy is to keep the cancer cells from replicating. But with that toxin, you're also damaging good cells. It's important that the oncologist is giving you good recommendation on what type of chemotherapy your body can take and the types of surveillance that's going to go along with your chemotherapy.

I give them a general questions list of things that you should be asking your oncologist, things you should be asking your surgeon. It's natural to have a lot of questions about your treatment modality that you choose. So it's important that you get your list of questions, which is something I tell folks a lot. Get a piece of paper, get a pencil, keep it on your nightstand, even if it's in the middle of the night, if you've got a question, write it down.

Every person in this firm from the mailroom to the receptionist, to the attorneys, to the paralegals, to our media folks, everybody here is invested in this disease. They're invested in helping these folks navigate through this and people ask me why I've been here 20 years. That's my answer. Because I don't want to be anywhere else, because I want to be around people that care. And I want to be around people who treat people like patients and not clients, and who want to make a difference — and I feel like I am.

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Understanding of Asbestos Trust Funds

In addition to filing a mesothelioma legal claim, you may be able to get compensation from asbestos trust funds.

These trusts were established by companies that filed for bankruptcy to avoid asbestos litigation. Bankrupt companies can no longer be sued, but they were forced by the court system to set aside money in trusts to pay those who were harmed.

An estimated $30 billion is currently available in asbestos trust funds today. Attorneys with our mesothelioma law firm can help you pursue compensation from these trust funds. Accessing trust fund compensation does not affect your other legal options.

Our Past Mesothelioma Compensation Results

Since 1999, the lawyers at Simmons Hanly Conroy have recovered over $7 billion in verdicts and settlements for thousands of clients impacted by mesothelioma.*

Compensation from mesothelioma legal claims has helped past clients afford medical bills, mortgages or rent payments, utilities and countless other expenses. It has also kept beloved family members financially sound if someone passes away from mesothelioma.

If you need an asbestos lawyer who understands your case and can help you get the compensation you deserve, turn to our experienced team.

*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.

Past settlements and verdicts our asbestos law firm has recovered include:

  • $250 million for a retired Indiana steel worker
  • $5.6 million for an airline industry worker from California
  • $30 million for a California construction supervisor
  • $4.7 million for a laborer from New York
  • $40.1 million for a U.S. Navy veteran from Washington
  • $3.9 million for a U.S. Army veteran from Maryland
  • $10 million for a longshoreman from Louisiana

6,000+ Families

Number of Families Helped Since 1999

$7 Billion

Recovered in Mesothelioma Cases

$20 Million+

Donated to Cancer Research & Support

Our Nationwide Mesothelioma Law Firm

The mesothelioma lawyers at our firm regularly work with patients and families across the United States. If you or a loved one has mesothelioma, our attorneys will travel to you — no matter your location. During the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, virtual meetings are available.

Choose your state from the drop-down menu to learn more about our mesothelioma experience by state.

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Questions About Our Mesothelioma Law Firm

What are the benefits of working with Simmons Hanly Conroy?

Simmons Hanly Conroy offers our clients a wide range of benefits and a proven track record with mesothelioma cases. With our decades of legal experience and vast resources, we are well prepared to help clients today.

Our mesothelioma law firm has secured some of the highest amounts of asbestos compensation in the history of asbestos litigation. Every client also receives personalized attention from our legal teams and has access to our on-staff nurses.

How much does it cost to work with Simmons Hanly Conroy?

You will not have to pay any money up front when working with Simmons Hanly Conroy since we work on a contingency basis. We don’t get paid unless we successfully secure financial compensation in your case.

What are common asbestos settlement and verdict results for the firm?

While every case is different, some of our past clients with mesothelioma have received millions of dollars in compensation. The amount you may receive depends on the facts of your unique situation. Our asbestos attorneys will pursue the highest amount of compensation available in your mesothelioma case.

Are there deadlines on working with mesothelioma law firms?

Yes. Laws known as statutes of limitations prevent you from filing a mesothelioma lawsuit after a certain span of time. These laws vary with each state.

If the statute of limitations passes in your case, no mesothelioma law firm will be able to help you. Don’t wait — contact our team today to learn about your legal rights.

Does Simmons Hanly Conroy file mesothelioma class-action lawsuits?

No. Our mesothelioma law firm handles all asbestos lawsuits on an individual basis. This helps ensure that each of our clients gets the personalized results they deserve.

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Legal Reviewer Perry BrowderReviewed by:Perry J. Browder

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Shareholder Perry Browder is head of the Asbestos Department at Simmons Hanly Conroy. He has worked for more than 30 years helping numerous families resolve hundreds of million dollar-plus cases. He started at the firm in 2001 and played a key role in helping the firm develop a national reputation. Within a few years, he had successfully secured one of the largest asbestos verdicts in the country, a $250 million verdict against U.S. Steel.