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As one of the nation’s leading mesothelioma law firms, Simmons Hanly Conroy has a proven track record. Since 1999, our asbestos attorneys have represented thousands of families across the country and recovered more than $8 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.

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How to Choose a Mesothelioma Lawyer

Choosing a mesothelioma lawyer is one of the most important decisions you and your family will make. You need to find a good lawyer who will be deeply committed to your case and willing to fight on your behalf to get the compensation you may deserve. Your mesothelioma lawyer should be someone who has in-depth knowledge and expertise in asbestos litigation.

When choosing a lawyer, look no further than Simmons Hanly Conroy. Here are some of the ways that our mesothelioma attorneys stand out.

Decades of Experience Nationwide

Over the last 20 years, the mesothelioma attorneys at Simmons Hanly Conroy have secured billions of dollars in verdicts and settlements for thousands of families across the country.

The experience of our mesothelioma attorneys has put us in touch 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 access both to top-notch legal representation and to expert witnesses.

A Proven Track Record

At Simmons Hanly Conroy, our mesothelioma lawyers get results. Since 1999, we’ve secured over $8 billion for thousands of asbestos exposure and mesothelioma clients across the nation.

In fact, firm Shareholder 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 some of the largest mesothelioma verdicts and settlements in the country, including the following:

$250 Million

On Behalf of an Indiana Steel Worker

$34.1 Million

On Behalf of a Missouri Roofer

$60 Million

On Behalf of a California Laborer

$40 Million

On Behalf of a Washington Navy Veteran

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 corporate documentation and physical industrial parts and materials
  • 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 Medical Department

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.

At Simmons Hanly Conroy, our medical team can:

  • Explain your diagnosis and doctor-recommended medical treatment plans
  • Prepare your asbestos-related medical documents for court
  • Interpret medical records and charts for your legal team
  • Keep your legal team up to date on your health conditions
  • Book travel arrangements and lodging when seeing any medical specialists
  • Find nearby support groups for you or your family

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 case.

Sue & Joe together

“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.”

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

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Find a Mesothelioma Lawyer Near You

The experienced mesothelioma attorneys at Simmons Hanly Conroy are dedicated to giving personal attention to families affected by asbestos-related diseases. We are here to help no matter where you live.

The lawyers for mesothelioma at our national law firm regularly work with patients and families in every state. We can travel to you if needed.

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What Do the Top Mesothelioma Lawyers Do?

At Simmons Hanly Conroy, your integrated team of mesothelioma attorneys will handle your case on all levels, investigating all possible sources of recovery and taking legal action when possible. Our team handles all aspects of filing a mesothelioma lawsuit, taking the burden off of you and your family.

Your mesothelioma attorneys will research any companies that may have manufactured asbestos-containing products you used on the job or may have been exposed to at home. When appropriate, we will file legal claims for you with the trusts of those asbestos companies that filed bankruptcy.

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

Personal Injury Lawsuits

If you’ve been diagnosed with mesothelioma or another asbestos-related disease (like asbestosis or lung cancer), you may be eligible to file a personal injury lawsuit against the company that manufactured the product that exposed you to asbestos.

Wrongful Death Lawsuits

If your family member was diagnosed with mesothelioma or another asbestos-related illness and has since passed away, you may be eligible to file a wrongful death lawsuit on their behalf against the manufacturer of the asbestos-containing product your loved one was exposed to.

Asbestos Trust Fund Claims

If a company that manufactured asbestos products tried to declare bankruptcy in the past, they may have been ordered by the courts to set aside money in a trust fund to compensate current and future victims of asbestos exposure to their products.

According to estimations, asbestos trust funds are currently believed to contain $30 billion.

A mesothelioma attorney can help you file a claim to receive compensation from an asbestos trust fund established by one of these bankrupt companies.

VA Claims

If you’re a veteran of any branch of the U.S. military and diagnosed 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 to which you may be entitled.

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Jill and Nancy Waite

“In the most difficult of times emotionally, Simmons Hanly Conroy stood steadfastly beside my family. … Initially, we were not sure if we should pursue the matter legally, but representatives from the firm answered our very pointed questions and helped us see clearly the path we should take.”

– Jill Waite, Daughter of Mesothelioma Warrior Bruce A. Waite

Mesothelioma Compensation

In an asbestos case, attorneys work to secure mesothelioma financial compensation from the manufacturers of the asbestos-containing products that caused your disease. These funds can often help to cover the high costs of medical care and account for other lost income.

Depending on the details of your case, your mesothelioma lawyer may be able to secure compensation in the following forms.

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.

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

$13 Million

Union HVAC Worker Pleural Mesothelioma

$6.8 Million

Laborer Peritoneal Mesothelioma

$12 Million

U.S. Navy Veteran Pleural Mesothelioma

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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
  • $4.7 million for a laborer with mesothelioma
  • $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
  • $8 million for a pipefitter and plumber with pleural mesothelioma in Texas
  • $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

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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 an asbestos case goes to court, your 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

Los AngelesFormer Mechanic

$250 Million

Indiana Steel Worker

$10.3 Million

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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What Can Mesothelioma Compensation Be Used For?

Although asbestos compensation can be used for anything you want, many of our mesothelioma 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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Questions to Ask Your Mesothelioma Lawyers

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 worked with thousands of mesothelioma patients and their loved ones, helping them to get justice and compensation.

Chairman John Simmons founded the firm in 1999 with the mission of helping individuals and families reeling from the devastation caused by asbestos-related diseases.


Do you focus primarily on asbestos litigation?

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

Our mesothelioma lawyers are familiar with the unethical attempts by corporations to keep information about the dangers of asbestos hidden from workers and their families. These cases are quite different from other toxic tort cases. This makes our level of experience a critical component in our ability to get you the compensation you deserve.


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.


What resources do you have to help gather information about my exposure to asbestos?

As a leading mesothelioma law firm, we’ve been doing this for decades and have accumulated a great amount of resources to support our clients’ cases.

Your legal team will have access to our 20,000-square-foot warehouse of evidence on corporate documentation and physical industrial parts and materials.

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.


What support staff will be involved in my asbestos case?

Working with Simmons Hanly Conroy ensures you get an entire legal team on your side. Your dedicated trial team will handle all aspects of your case, so you’re working with the same people throughout the legal process.

Each asbestos legal team consists of:

  • A senior shareholder who is the team lead
  • Mesothelioma attorneys with experience related to your case
  • Case investigators, including former police officers
  • Paralegals and legal assistants
  • Additional support staff as needed


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.

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.

Asbestos & Mesothelioma Lawyer FAQs

What is a mesothelioma lawyer?

A good mesothelioma lawyer handles the legal process for victims of asbestos exposure and their families, working to get them money from the companies that injured them as quickly as possible.

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.

Contact us today to learn more about your legal options and see if one of our mesothelioma lawyers may be able to help you.

When should I contact a mesothelioma lawyer?

It’s often in your best interest to file an asbestos lawsuit sooner rather than later. Mesothelioma can spread rapidly, meaning your medical expenses to treat the disease can increase quickly.

There are also state laws called statutes of limitations that prevent you from filing a lawsuit after a certain period of time. Our mesothelioma lawyers can help you file the lawsuit within your state’s statute of limitations.

How much does an asbestos cancer lawyer cost?

Typically, there are no upfront or out-of-pocket costs required to work with an asbestos cancer attorney. This is standard practice for asbestos exposure cases and is referred to as “working on a contingency basis.” This means that your lawyer is not paid unless you receive compensation from your case.

Instead, our lawyers for mesothelioma cases will take a percentage of whatever they can recover money on your behalf. This means there’s no financial risk for our clients to take legal action.

How much compensation do you get for mesothelioma?

The amount of compensation awarded 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 on your behalf for as much compensation as possible.

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 bankruptcy claims.

How long will it take to receive mesothelioma compensation?

There are multiple factors that influence how long a mesothelioma case may take to resolve, like whether a case results in a settlement or goes to trial in court.

With that being said, our mesothelioma lawyers understand the importance of speed in these cases and strive to secure meaningful results for our clients as quickly as possible.

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

Potentially — you may be able to file a mesothelioma wrongful death lawsuit if your relative or loved one was diagnosed with mesothelioma before passing away. Get a free consultation today to see if you may have a wrongful death case.

I worked for the military but don't want to sue them — can that be avoided?

Absolutely — veterans with mesothelioma can pursue legal action against the company that made the asbestos-containing products that harmed them. Mesothelioma lawsuits are not filed against the government or U.S. military.

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

When you work with Simmons Hanly Conroy, we’ll travel to you wherever and whenever it’s convenient for you.

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

Yes, you can still meet with your Simmons Hanly Conroy mesothelioma lawyers, even with coronavirus restrictions. We will most likely set up digital or over-the-phone meetings to keep you safe.

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

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Chairman of Simmons Hanly Conroy

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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.