Illinois Mesothelioma Lawyers

Simmons Hanly Conroy is a national mesothelioma law firm headquartered in Alton, Illinois. Our experienced Illinois mesothelioma lawyers regularly travel to clients throughout the state and the rest of the United States.

Simmons Hanly Conroy has recovered over $8.8 billion in mesothelioma settlements and verdicts for thousands of clients across the United States, including over $1 billion on behalf of Illinois families affected by mesothelioma.

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Alton Office
1 Court St
Alton, IL 62002
(618) 693-3104

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Working with Mesothelioma Clients in Illinois 

Our Illinois mesothelioma lawyers will handle every step of the legal process on your behalf, so you can focus on your family and health. We only get paid if your case results in compensation, and contacting us is free.

We know that traveling during this time might be difficult, so our mesothelioma lawyers in Illinois will come to you, wherever you may be.

Over the past decade, we’ve represented many clients throughout Illinois, including families from the following locations:

  • Chicago
  • Arlington Heights
  • Belleville
  • Beloit
  • Chicago Heights
  • Decatur
  • East Alton
  • Hanover Park
  • Joliet
  • Lyons
  • Peoria
  • Plano
  • Springfield
  • Urbana
  • Wheeling
  • Wilmington
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Our Illinois Mesothelioma Settlements & Verdicts

Simmons Hanly Conroy has recovered over $8.8 billion in verdicts and settlements on behalf of thousands of clients affected by mesothelioma, helping them pay for medical bills and hold the people who harmed them accountable.

Our Illinois asbestos attorneys have recovered over $1 billion on behalf of those impacted by mesothelioma in Illinois alone, including the following settlements and verdicts listed below.

Recent Settlements

$3.7 Million

Awarded to an Illinois Truck Driver

$3.2 Million

Awarded to an Illinois Laborer

$3 Million

Awarded to an Illinois Millworker

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  • $4 million to the heirs of a 42-year-old woman exposed to asbestos through home remodeling in Illinois
  • $1.1 million secured for the family of a laborer/pipefitter from Illinois diagnosed with pleural mesothelioma
  • $2.9 million in mesothelioma settlements awarded to the spouse of an Illinois factory worker
  • $1.6 million granted to a 63-year-old insulator from Illinois who died of mesothelioma
  • $3.8 million awarded to an Illinois construction worker with mesothelioma
  • Just over $1 million to an Illinois man diagnosed with pleural mesothelioma who worked as a pipefitter
  • $1.3 million awarded to an Illinois food industry worker with mesothelioma
  • $4 million to an Illinois bricklayer who died from mesothelioma
  • $1.4 million to a 48-year-old mechanic from Illinois diagnosed with peritoneal mesothelioma
  • $2.3 million to the family of an Illinois sheet metal worker who died of mesothelioma
  • $3.4 million awarded to an Illinois salesman who died of mesothelioma
  • $2.8 million secured for the family of an Illinois heavy equipment operator with mesothelioma
  • $1.3 million granted to an Illinois steel worker who died from lung cancer
  • $3.5 million to an auto mechanic from Illinois diagnosed with mesothelioma
  • $3.1 million in mesothelioma settlements secured for a United Mine Workers of America Member from Illinois
  • $4 million in mesothelioma settlements to an Illinois electrician with mesothelioma
  • $800,000 awarded to the family of a 51-year-old boilermaker from Illinois affected by lung cancer
  • $4.4 million secured in mesothelioma settlements for the family of an Illinois woman who died from secondary asbestos exposure
  • $1.1 million granted to an Illinois laborer with mesothelioma
  • $3.4 million to an Illinois U.S. Navy veteran who served on the USS General Hershey
  • $3.8 million to an Illinois laborer with peritoneal mesothelioma
  • $3.8 million awarded to the family of a factory worker with peritoneal mesothelioma
  • $1.6 million secured in Illinois for a 79-year-old retail salesperson with pleural mesothelioma
  • $1.3 million in mesothelioma settlements to an Illinois construction worker who died of mesothelioma
  • $4 million to a 70-year-old Illinois union laborer diagnosed with mesothelioma
  • $1.8 million granted to the family of an Illinois U.S. Army veteran with pleural mesothelioma
  • $1.5 million to an Illinois bricklayer after being diagnosed with pleural mesothelioma
  • $3.8 million awarded to a 72-year-old sheet metal worker in Illinois affected by pleural mesothelioma
  • $1.5 million secured for the family of a 69-year-old Illinois laborer diagnosed with mesothelioma

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.

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See What Our Clients Say

At Simmons Hanly Conroy, we are dedicated to giving our clients a powerful voice in the legal system and committed to fighting on behalf of our clients affected by asbestos exposure. But you don’t have to take our word for it — see what some of our past clients have to say about their experience working with us below.

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Filing a Mesothelioma Lawsuit in Illinois

Our Illinois mesothelioma attorneys are prepared to help you understand the process and guide you through the legal system. We have 60 attorneys in our mesothelioma practice who solely focus on helping people like you.

Each attorney operates within a small legal team of experienced legal staff members, which ensures you’ll receive personalized attention while your case works its way through this complex legal process.

Team members include:

  • A senior attorney
  • Several associate attorneys
  • Paralegals
  • Medical staff
  • Investigators

Together, your team can handle every step of the legal process for you, from collecting the evidence in your case to filing your lawsuit in time.

Statute of Limitation: A Deadline to Taking Action

You should know that Illinois has a unique set of laws known as statutes of limitations that restrict how much time mesothelioma patients and their family members have to file a lawsuit. Once this deadline passes, you won’t have the opportunity to hold asbestos companies accountable for their negligence and your illness again.

If you’d like to talk to an Illinois mesothelioma lawyer about a potential case, we’re available to meet with you in your home or a location of your choosing.

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Asbestos Exposure and Mesothelioma in Illinois

Our previous experience representing mesothelioma victims in Illinois is important because it means we’re familiar with Illinois job sites where asbestos exposure occurred.

Asbestos is a deadly mineral that has been used in thousands of products in multiple industries including manufacturing, steel working, shipbuilding and more. When asbestos fibers are inhaled or ingested, they increase a person’s risk of contracting an asbestos-related disease like mesothelioma.

Our experienced mesothelioma lawyers have helped our past clients identify their asbestos exposures and they are ready to help you and your family as well.


Illinois Work Sites Linked to Asbestos Exposure

  • Alton
  • Alton Box Board Plant/Jefferson Smurfit
  • Laclede Steel Plant
  • Olin
  • Owens-Illinois Plant
  • Chicago
  • General Electric Appliance Plant
  • Commonwealth Edison
  • Continental Can Plant
  • International Truck & Engine Corp.
  • Republic Steel
  • Crawford Station Power Plant
  • Container Paper Mill
  • U.S. Steel Mill
  • Carnegie Steel
  • Calumet Shipyard
  • Armour Manufacturing Plant
  • Mobil Oil Refinery
  • Campbell’s Soup Plant
  • Great Lakes Naval Training Center
  • Inland Steel Mill
  • General Motors Plant
  • Sears, Roebuck Tower
  • Pure Oil Refinery
  • Reynolds Metals Plant
  • Republic Steel Mill
  • E J Brach & Sons
  • Ward Bakery
  • Procter & Gamble Plant
  • B&O Railroad
  • Thomas A. Edison Nuclear Power Plant
  • Montgomery Ward Building
  • Decatur
  • Mueller Foundry
  • Archer Daniels Midland (ADM)
  • Baldwin Power Plant
  • Staley Corn Products Corn Refining Plant
  • A.E. Staley
  • Joliet
  • Joliet Powerhouse
  • General Motors
  • Mobil Oil Refinery
  • Amoco Chemical
  • Standard Oil
  • Joliet Arsenal
  • U.S. Steel Mill
  • Commonwealth Edison
  • Petro Chemical Plant
  • Marion
  • Southern Illinois Power Co-Op
  • Marion Powerhouse
  • Lake Of Egypt Powerhouse aka REA Powerhouse
  • Peoria
  • Duck Creek Power Plant
  • Peoria Power Plant
  • Caterpillar Manufacturing Plant
  • Powerton Powerhouse
  • Springfield
  • State of Illinois Power Plant
  • Lakeside Powerhouse
  • Edison Powerhouse
  • Springfield Powerhouse
  • Allis-Chalmers Assembly Plant

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These are not the only Illinois companies linked to asbestos exposure.

If you believe your occupational asbestos exposure may have caused a mesothelioma diagnosis for you or someone you love, contact one of our Illinois mesothelioma attorneys today for a free legal consultation.

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Meet Our Award-Winning Mesothelioma Lawyers in Illinois

When you work with the asbestos attorneys at Simmons Hanly Conroy, you get the focused attention of a local legal team with the resources and reach of a national law firm. Meet some of our Illinois mesothelioma lawyers below.

Our Mesothelioma Clients in Illinois

Every person diagnosed with mesothelioma or another asbestos-related disease has a unique story. Here at Simmons Hanly Conroy, we believe there is power in sharing those stories. Our lawyers have helped many people over the decades secure mesothelioma compensation. We are honored to have been able to make a significant difference in their lives and the lives of their loved ones.

As you learn about our clients’ stories, please understand that recovery results vary. No two stories and no two cases are exactly alike. Each mesothelioma case reflects the unique parts of each person’s story.

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George’s Story

Raised in Alton, IL, George grew up in a working-class family and was exposed to asbestos when his parents and relatives unknowingly carried the toxic substance home on their clothing. At times, George was also exposed to asbestos firsthand during his career. As a result, decades later, he was diagnosed with mesothelioma, a rare cancer caused by asbestos exposure.

Following his mesothelioma diagnosis, George dedicated his time to his loved ones and to raising awareness about the dangers of asbestos exposure. During his treatment, George participated in the Alton Miles for Meso, a 5K run/walk sponsored by Simmons Hanly Conroy. The race raises funds for mesothelioma research and brings together a community of those affected by asbestos.

By working with our mesothelioma lawyers, George and his family learned how he was exposed to asbestos and how they could hold those companies accountable for their actions.

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Giving Back to the Local Illinois Community

At Simmons Hanly Conroy, we don’t just talk the talk — we walk the walk. We passionately stand up for clients in the courtroom and in local Illinois communities by giving back to a variety of different cancer research and mesothelioma support organizations.

Simmons Cancer Institute at Southern Illinois University

Simmons Hanly Conroy pledged $10.2 million to fund the cancer institute at Southern Illinois University (SIU), which focuses on enhancing current cancer treatment options and searching for a cure.

“The firm has been at the forefront in fighting for justice for cancer victims. We will continue to show that commitment with our hearts and with our pocketbook,” said firm founder and Chairman John Simmons.

Miles for Meso

Miles for Meso is a 5K race to raise awareness about the dangers of asbestos exposure and bring together a community of those affected by asbestos-related diseases like mesothelioma. Simmons Hanly Conroy hosted the first Miles for Meso race in 2009 at the firm’s headquarters in Alton, IL.

“Miles for Meso means hope. It means hope that, at some point, all the fundraising and all the awareness is going to result in effective treatments of the disease and hopefully someday a cure,” said Joyce Larson, wife of a mesothelioma victim and Simmons Hanly Conroy client.

Today, Simmons Hanly Conroy is the national presenting sponsor of Miles for Meso, which has taken place in 11 different states, including Illinois. Miles for Meso has raised over $890,000 and counting for mesothelioma research and awareness.

Illinois Community Service

Beyond donating funds, Simmons Hanly Conroy is committed to being a good corporate citizen, sponsoring local events and programs in our communities.

Since 2004, the firm has donated more than 10,000 volunteer hours to nonprofits and other organizations focused on helping those in need.

Providing Pro Bono Legal Services

Both individually and on behalf of the firm, Simmons Hanly Conroy attorneys volunteer their legal services free of charge with a number of organizations, serving:

  • U.S. military veterans
  • Children and foster children
  • Homeless people
  • Domestic abuse victims
  • Immigrants
  • Those seeking a second chance through expungement

“Our attorneys and staff have donated countless pro bono hours dedicated to ensuring people from every walk of life have access to equitable justice,” said Assistant Managing Partner Amy Garrett.

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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.