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Simmons Hanly Conroy has a proven track record and some of the nation’s leading mesothelioma lawyers. Since 1999, our asbestos attorneys have represented thousands of families across the country and recovered more than $9.3 billion in verdicts and settlements.

We have over 300 employees, including more than 60 experienced mesothelioma lawyers, who are deeply committed to helping our clients at every stage of their case.

We’re passionate about helping asbestos victims and their families get the compensation they deserve. Call (800) 326-8900 now to learn more about your options.

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Why Work with Our Asbestos & Mesothelioma Lawyers?

At Simmons Hanly Conroy, our experienced asbestos attorneys are committed to giving our clients a voice in the legal system while standing up to the companies that have caused them harm.

Our mesothelioma lawyers are uniquely equipped to help patients and their families get the justice and results they deserve.

  • 20+ Years of Experience
  • $9.3 Billion Recovered Nationwide
  • Over 6,000 Families Helped
  • Connections with Medical Experts
  • We Only Get Paid If You Do

When you work with us, our mesothelioma lawyers can handle every step of the legal process on your behalf, from finding the evidence to filing the claim — at no upfront or out-of-pocket costs to you or your family.

Let us help you get the compensation you deserve. Contact us today for a free legal consultation.

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“Companies who sold asbestos products or used asbestos in their facilities often did so at a time when it was known to be a deadly carcinogen. We can’t change what has happened, but we can hopefully alleviate financial stress going forward and provide some measure of peace of mind.”

Partner Paul Dix

How to Choose a Mesothelioma Lawyer

Choosing a mesothelioma and asbestos lawyer is one of the most important decisions you and your family will make. At Simmons Hanly Conroy, our experienced lawyers will be deeply committed to your case as we fight for compensation on your behalf.

Throughout the legal process, we provide each client with the individualized attention they deserve — and our team is available 24/7 to discuss your questions and concerns.

Here are five ways our mesothelioma attorneys stand out.

A Proven Track Record of Results

Since 1999, we’ve secured over $9.3 billion for thousands of clients across the nation affected by mesothelioma and other asbestos-related diseases.

In fact, Partner Perry Browder secured a $250 million verdict for a previous client, the largest result against a single defendant for a single plaintiff in the history of asbestos litigation.

Our combination of experience and service is what has helped us recover record-breaking mesothelioma verdicts and settlements in the country, including the following:

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$60 Million Verdict

Occupation: New York Laborer
Diagnosis: Pleural Mesothelioma

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$40 Million Verdict

Occupation: U.S. Navy Veteran
Diagnosis: Pleural Mesothelioma

Construction worker

$34.1 Million Verdict

Occupation: Missouri Roofer
Diagnosis: Pleural Mesothelioma

Bulldozer in front of a house

$30 Million Verdict

Occupation: California Supervisor
Diagnosis: Pleural Mesothelioma

Mesothelioma Litigation Resources

Our mesothelioma attorneys have unrivaled access to the resources needed to successfully hold larger corporations and businesses accountable for their wrongdoings.

These resources include:

  • 16 full-time case investigators, including former police officers
  • Professional technical support for document management and trial preparation
  • Research and Discovery Department comprised of veteran attorneys and Ph.D. researchers
  • Robust national network of medical and safety experts
  • Warehouse of evidence, including documentation of job sites and products that used asbestos
  • In-house medical department led by registered nurses

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When a victim of mesothelioma engages Simmons Hanly Conroy, they have an absolute army of people working on their case. We really have the resources to represent our clients essentially anywhere.

We've developed the greatest expert witnesses in the country, a team of medical staff, thousands of warehouses full of documents, and a legal team that has hundreds of years of experience — all of these resources marshaled together to help their case.

In-House Registered Nurses & Medical Team

When you work with Simmons Hanly Conroy, you won’t just gain access to our skilled mesothelioma lawyers. You’ll also gain access to our in-house medical department, led by registered nurses.

Our nurses and medical team can:

  • Explain your diagnosis and treatment plans
  • Book arrangements and lodging when traveling to see specialists
  • Find nearby support groups for you or your family
  • Prepare and interpret medical documents for court
  • Keep your legal team up to date on your health

Our on-staff nurses are here to answer any questions that arise for patients navigating a mesothelioma diagnosis and their family members.

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Accessible Legal Process

At Simmons Hanly Conroy, we strive to make the legal process as accessible as possible. Once you agree to work with us, your dedicated legal team will begin building your case and collecting evidence.

This way, you can focus on your health and your loved ones while we focus on your asbestos claim.

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Decades of Experience

Over the last 20 years, our mesothelioma attorneys have built relationships with the nation’s leading experts, industrial hygienists, physicians and specialists.

These key contacts can help give you the best possible chance at a positive outcome, since you’ll have both top-notch legal representation and expert witnesses taking part in your case.

We’ve secured billions of dollars in verdicts and settlements for thousands of families across the country. Call (800) 326-8900 now to see if we can help with your case.

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“Our attorney Ken Danzinger at Simmons Hanly Conroy treated us like family. His support, professionalism and expertise during depositions made what could have been a torturous time bearable. I would recommend this law firm to anyone.”

– Susan, Wife of Joe, Simmons Hanly Conroy Mesothelioma Client

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  • Many clients get results in as few as 90 days
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Find a Mesothelioma Lawyer Near You

At Simmons Hanly Conroy, our experienced mesothelioma attorneys are dedicated to building relationships with families affected by asbestos exposure. We are here to help no matter where you live.

Our lawyers for mesothelioma regularly work with patients and families in every state. We can travel to a location that’s convenient for you.

Choose your state to find a mesothelioma lawyer near you.

What Do the Top Mesothelioma Lawyers Do?

At Simmons Hanly Conroy, your team of mesothelioma attorneys will investigate all possible sources of compensation in your case in order to maximize the amount of money you may recover.

If you have a case, our asbestos lawyers will: 

  • Determine the asbestos companies that made the products you were exposed to
  • Identify all avenues of compensation available to you
  • File a mesothelioma lawsuit or asbestos trust fund claim on your behalf

Our team handles all aspects of the legal process for you, taking the burden off of you and your family.

Depending on the unique details of your asbestos case, your lawyer may take the following route(s) to financial compensation.

Personal Injury Lawsuits

Personal injury lawsuits can be filed by a person with mesothelioma against the company that made the asbestos product they were exposed to.

Our mesothelioma personal injury lawyers can help victims pursue compensation for medical treatments and other expenses.

Wrongful Death Lawsuits

If your family member passed away of mesothelioma, you may be eligible to file a wrongful death lawsuit on their behalf.

A mesothelioma wrongful death lawsuit is filed against the manufacturer of the product that exposed your loved one to asbestos, and it may provide your family with financial security following a tragic loss.

Asbestos Trust Fund Claims

When the dangers of asbestos became known to the public, some asbestos companies declared bankruptcy in an effort to avoid lawsuits. However, courts ordered these companies to create asbestos trust funds to pay current and future victims of asbestos exposure.

A mesothelioma attorney can help you file a claim to receive compensation from an asbestos trust fund. Currently, there’s an estimated $30 billion remaining in these trusts.

VA Claims for Benefits

If you’re a military veteran with mesothelioma, you may be eligible to receive VA benefits. Our VA-accredited attorneys can help you navigate the VA claims process and access any benefits you may be entitled to.

Veterans often also qualify for compensation from a legal claim, which won’t prevent them from receiving benefits. We don’t file lawsuits against the U.S. military or government — but against the maker of the asbestos products.

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“It truly made such a difference for my husband to know that good guys can actually win and bad guys can actually lose — and there’s somebody out there that wants to help you make that happen.”

– Lori, Wife of Norris, Simmons Hanly Conroy Mesothelioma Client

Lawyers for Mesothelioma Can Secure Compensation

Unfortunately, a mesothelioma diagnosis can wreak havoc on a family’s finances. Treatments alone can cost an average of over $400,000 per year, and insurance may not cover all expenses associated with your care.

At Simmons Hanly Conroy, we believe money is the last thing you should be worrying about after a diagnosis. Our attorneys can help you pursue mesothelioma compensation, so you can remain focused on your health and your loved ones.

Although compensation can be used for anything, many clients use it for:

  • Medical bills like medications or treatments
  • Travel fees to medical specialists
  • Lost income
  • Household expenses
  • Financial security for your family
  • Physical therapy
  • Funeral costs

Our asbestos exposure lawyers have a history of securing settlements and trial verdicts from mesothelioma legal claims.

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  • We fight to maximize your results
  • Many clients get results in as few as 90 days
  • No out-of-pocket costs for you or your family

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Our Past Mesothelioma Settlements

Depending on the specific factors of your case, the defendant might make a settlement offer to resolve the case outside of court and away from public scrutiny.

In fact, most of our cases end in mesothelioma settlements, which means many of our clients never have to step foot in a courtroom. 

Below are a few of the settlements our mesothelioma attorneys have secured:

$13 Million

for a Washington Carpenter

$6.8 Million

for a Mechanic in Florida

$12 Million

for a Laborer in Illinois

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  • $4.3 million for a U.S. Army veteran and boilermaker in Florida
  • $10 million for a Missouri boil tender with pleural mesothelioma
  • $8 million for a pipefitter and plumber with pleural mesothelioma in Texas
  • $5.6 million for an engineer in Missouri with mesothelioma
  • $7 million for a wire installer with pleural mesothelioma in California
  • $4 million for an electrician in Illinois
  • $3.75 million for the heirs of a 78-year-old laborer in Pennsylvania
  • $2.2 million for a U.S. Navy veteran and farmer
  • $4.7 million for a laborer with mesothelioma

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“I strive to achieve the best possible outcome for the people I represent because they deserve justice for the harm done to them and their loved ones.”

Partner Crystal Foley

Securing Mesothelioma Verdicts in Court

Though most of our cases end in asbestos settlements, our mesothelioma trial lawyers have experience securing results in court trials as well.

When a case goes to court, your asbestos attorneys argue your case before a judge and jury, who ultimately decide on a compensation amount in the form of a verdict.

Here are just a few of the verdicts our mesothelioma trial attorneys have been awarded:

$34 Million

to a Mechanic in Los Angeles

$250 Million

to a Steel Worker in Indiana

$10.3 Million

to a New Orleans Longshoreman

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  • $60 million to a laborer in New York
  • $20 million to a St. Louis auto mechanic with mesothelioma
  • $5.1 million to the family of a Missouri woman exposed to asbestos secondhand
  • $30 million to a supervisor in California with mesothelioma
  • $7 million to a welder in Pennsylvania
  • $2.86 million to the family of a mesothelioma victim in Delaware
  • $40 million to a U.S. Navy veteran in Washington
  • $8 million to a mechanic in Louisiana
  • $3 million to the family of a pipefitter who died of mesothelioma

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“Being a mesothelioma trial lawyer allows me to help others in need. I truly consider myself a zealous advocate, one who genuinely enjoys fighting for those who need a voice in their most difficult times.”

Partner Jim Kramer

See What Our Clients Say

At Simmons Hanly Conroy, we stand for our clients and fight for justice on their behalf, aiming to minimize any stress during the legal process and maximize the results in each case. See what some of our past mesothelioma clients have to say about their experience working with us below.

6 Questions to Ask Your Mesothelioma Attorneys

In order to find the best mesothelioma lawyer for your case, you need to ask them the right questions. Here are just a few key questions to ask your asbestos attorney before agreeing to work with them — as well as what mesothelioma lawyers at our firm might say in response.


How long have you been trying asbestos-related cases?

For more than 20 years, Simmons Hanly Conroy has helped thousands of mesothelioma patients and their loved ones get justice and compensation when they need it most.

John Simmons founded the firm in 1999 with the mission of helping families devastated by mesothelioma.


Do you focus primarily on asbestos litigation?

Our attorneys are deeply experienced in asbestos and mesothelioma litigation. Their focused practices have given them a keen understanding of the complex issues surrounding asbestos exposure.

The unethical attempts by corporations to keep information about the dangers of asbestos hidden from workers and their families make these cases quite different from other toxic tort cases.

As a result, our level of experience is a critical component in our ability to get you the compensation you deserve.


What support staff, in addition to my mesothelioma attorney, will work on my case?

Working with Simmons Hanly Conroy ensures you get an entire legal team on your side, which includes a senior partner, mesothelioma attorneys with experience related to your case, paralegals, case investigators, registered nurses and more.

Your dedicated legal team will handle all aspects of your case, so you can develop a strong bond with the lawyers fighting on your behalf.


Can you help gather information about my exposure to asbestos?

We’ve spent decades accumulating resources to support our clients’ cases. Your legal team will have access to our 20,000-square-foot warehouse of evidence on asbestos products, job sites and companies.

We also maintain a proprietary database that can determine if we’ve represented clients from the same job site as yours or from a similar one.


Does your firm donate to mesothelioma advocacy and research organizations?

We stand by our clients — both in and out of the courtroom. Simmons Hanly Conroy has donated over $20 million to cancer research, including mesothelioma research and support, more than any other plaintiff law firm in the United States.


Have you been recognized by any national organizations for your work?

Since 2014, Simmons Hanly Conroy has been ranked one of the “Best Law Firms” in the country by U.S. News & World Report and Best Lawyers. Firm mesothelioma lawyers have also been represented on the Super Lawyers and Rising Stars lists since 2006.

In addition, our verdicts have been included on the National Law Journal’s annual Top 100 Verdicts List, which ranks the top 100 verdicts annually in the country, since 2016.

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Let Our Asbestos Attorneys Fight for You

As a leading mesothelioma law firm, Simmons Hanly Conroy knows how to get results. Our asbestos exposure lawyers are committed to fighting on behalf of our clients while treating you and your family with the compassion and respect you deserve.

We’ll build a strong case on your behalf and fight to get the most compensation possible as quickly as we can — and there are no upfront costs or hourly fees to work with us.

See how our mesothelioma lawyers can help you. Call (800) 326-8900 now for your free legal consultation.

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Asbestos & Mesothelioma Attorney FAQs

What is a mesothelioma lawyer?

A mesothelioma lawyer fights for compensation on behalf of asbestos exposure victims and their families by filing legal claims against the companies that injured them.

At Simmons Hanly Conroy, our experienced mesothelioma attorneys don’t just know the law — they know the hardship mesothelioma brings on generations of families like yours. It’s what drives us to fight for the justice you deserve.

Fill out our contact form to learn more about your legal options and see if one of our mesothelioma lawyers may be able to help you.

Who can an asbestos mesothelioma lawyer help?

Our asbestos lawyers may be able to help:

  • Patients diagnosed with mesothelioma
  • A victim’s spouse or children
  • The representative of a victim’s estate

Even if your loved one has already passed away, you may still be eligible to take legal action and secure compensation on their behalf.

Call (800) 326-8900 now to see if our mesothelioma personal injury lawyers can help with your case.

When should I contact a mesothelioma cancer lawyer?

It’s important to contact a mesothelioma lawyer as soon as possible due to deadlines known as statutes of limitations.

Every state has its own unique set of laws that limit how much time you have to file a mesothelioma lawsuit.

Once this deadline passes, you will not be able to take legal action against the companies that caused you harm.

How much does an asbestos cancer lawyer cost?

At Simmons Hanly Conroy, there are no upfront costs or hourly fees to work with our mesothelioma cancer lawyers.

We work on a contingency fee basis, which means we only get paid if we recover compensation for you.

How much compensation do you get for mesothelioma?

The amount of compensation awarded for a mesothelioma claim varies according to a number of specific details in each case, like the severity of your illness, the cost of your medical expenses, any lost wages and more.

While there’s no guarantee of compensation in any case, our asbestos exposure attorneys will fight to secure as much compensation as possible on your behalf.

In fact, Simmons Hanly Conroy holds the record for the largest mesothelioma verdict against a single defendant at $250 million.

How do mesothelioma lawyers help maximize my compensation?

At Simmons Hanly Conroy, our mesothelioma attorneys work to secure results from all of the different avenues available in each case to help our clients receive as much compensation for their illness as possible.

We’ll work to develop a legal strategy that targets all possible sources of recovery, including asbestos trust fund claims, lawsuits and VA benefits.

How long does an asbestos claim take?

Multiple factors influence how long a mesothelioma claim may take to resolve, like whether a case results in a settlement or goes to trial in court.

That said, our mesothelioma personal injury lawyers understand the importance of accessing compensation quickly in these cases and strive to secure meaningful results for our clients as fast as possible.

Why do people sue for mesothelioma?

People sue for mesothelioma to hold negligent asbestos companies accountable and pursue compensation for their injuries. 

Many companies that used asbestos knew it was dangerous to human health. However, they chose to hide this information and prioritize their profits over the well-being of their employees and consumers.

Compensation from a claim can help victims afford treatment and other costs that may arise after a mesothelioma diagnosis.

Can I file a claim for a family member who has passed away from mesothelioma?

In many cases, yes. Immediate family members or estate representatives may be able to file a wrongful death lawsuit on behalf of a loved one who passed away after being diagnosed with mesothelioma.

See if we can help you pursue justice and compensation from the companies responsible for your loved one’s illness. Call (800) 326-8900 now.

Will my asbestos attorneys sue the military if I file a claim?

No. Our asbestos attorneys won’t file mesothelioma lawsuits against the government or U.S. military.

Instead, we help veterans with mesothelioma take legal action against the companies that made or sold the asbestos products they were exposed to.

Do I have to travel to meet with my mesothelioma attorneys?

No. If you have a case, our mesothelioma attorneys will travel to meet you at a time and location of your choosing. We also have virtual meeting options available.

Can I still meet with my mesothelioma attorney during COVID-19 restrictions?

Yes. Your mesothelioma attorney can offer phone and video appointments that can be done from the comfort of your home, keeping all parties safe in the midst of coronavirus restrictions.

If an in-person meeting is preferred, your mesothelioma attorneys will make sure to follow all of the safety guidelines recommended by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).


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John Simmons is a founder and Chairman of Simmons Hanly Conroy. After serving in the U.S. Army, he went on to earn his Doctor of Law degree from Southern Methodist University School of Law. He has helped recover some of the biggest verdicts and settlements in asbestos litigation history and is rated as one of the Top 100 Trial Lawyers.