Simmons Hanly Conroy is a national law firm headquartered in Alton, Illinois, with an additional office in Chicago, Illinois.

The firm’s mesothelioma lawyers regularly travel to clients throughout Illinois and the rest of the United States. Call our Alton office at (618) 693-3104 or our Chicago office at (312) 625-9815 for driving directions or to speak with one of our experienced mesothelioma lawyers.

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When you or a family member is diagnosed with mesothelioma, everything changes. We understand that this is an incredibly difficult time for you and your family. While no amount of compensation can buy you a medical miracle, filing a mesothelioma lawsuit can help lift financial burdens so you can focus on what’s important.

There is no cost to file a claim and contacting us with your questions is free.

Our Illinois mesothelioma lawyers are dedicated to giving clients the respect and attention they deserve, no matter where they live. 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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Illinois Mesothelioma Settlements

Simmons Hanly Conroy has recovered $7 billion in verdicts and settlements on behalf of thousands of clients affected by mesothelioma.

Our Illinois asbestos attorneys have recovered nearly $1 billion in verdicts and settlements for families and patients impacted by mesothelioma from Illinois, helping them pay for medical bills and hold the people who harmed them accountable.


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  • $4 million in 2011 to the heirs of a 42-year-old woman exposed to asbestos through Home Remodeling in Illinois
  • $1.1 million secured in 2015 for the family of a Laborer/Pipefitter from Illinois diagnosed with pleural mesothelioma
  • $2.9 million in mesothelioma settlements awarded in 2003 to the spouse of an Illinois Factory Worker
  • $1.6 million granted to a 63-year-old Insulator from Illinois who died of mesothelioma in 1997
  • $3.8 million awarded in 2006 to an Illinois Construction Worker who suffered from 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 diagnosed with mesothelioma in 2014
  • $820,000 granted in 2012 to the family of an Illinois Fire Fighter who died from mesothelioma
  • $1.4 million to a 48-year-old Mechanic from Illinois diagnosed with peritoneal mesothelioma in 2011
  • $800,000 in mesothelioma settlements to the family of an Illinois Cab Driver who died in 2012
  • $3.4 million awarded to an Illinois Salesman in 2001 who died of mesothelioma
  • $2.8 million secured for the family of an Illinois Heavy Equipment Operator diagnosed with mesothelioma in 2002
  • $1.3 million granted to an Illinois Steel Worker who died in 2002 from lung cancer
  • $3.5 million to an Auto Mechanic from Illinois diagnosed in 2003 with mesothelioma
  • $4 million in mesothelioma settlements to an Illinois Electrician who suffered from mesothelioma in 2002
  • $800,000 awarded to the family of a 51-year-old Boilermaker from Illinois affected by lung cancer in 2002
  • $4.4 million secured in mesothelioma settlements for the family of an Illinois woman who died from Secondary Asbestos Exposure in 2003
  • $1.1 million granted in 1999 to an Illinois Laborer affected by mesothelioma
  • $3.4 million to an Illinois Navy Veteran who served on the USS General Hershey and lost his battle with mesothelioma in 2002
  • $3.8 million to an Illinois Laborer diagnosed with peritoneal mesothelioma in 2007
  • $3.8 million awarded in 2010 to the family of a Factory Worker who suffered with peritoneal mesothelioma
  • $1.6 million secured in Illinois for a 79-year-old Retail Salesperson diagnosed with pleural mesothelioma
  • $1.3 million in mesothelioma settlements to an Illinois Construction Worker who died in 2006
  • $970,000 to a 74-year-old Illinois Union Member affected by lung cancer in 2008
  • $1.8 million granted to the family of an Illinois Army Veteran in 2010 diagnosed with pleural mesothelioma
  • $1.5 million to an Illinois Bricklayer in 2009 after being diagnosed with pleural mesothelioma
  • $3.1 million in mesothelioma settlements secured in 2010 to a United Mine Workers of America Member from Illinois
  • $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 in 2015


You should know that Illinois has a unique set of laws that could impact your ability to file a claim. For example, Illinois has statute of limitation laws that restrict the time frame in which mesothelioma patients and family members can file a lawsuit.

Rest assured our Illinois mesothelioma lawyers 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 comprised of experienced legal staff. Team members include a senior attorney, several associate attorneys, paralegals, medical staff and investigators. This structure ensures you will receive personalized attention while your case works its way through this complex legal process.

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

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Our previous experience representing mesothelioma victims in Illinois is important because it means we are 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 attorneys have helped our past clients identify their asbestos exposures and they are ready to help you and your family as well.


  • 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
  • Proctor & 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

These are not the only Illinois companies that have been 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.

Learn More About Filing A Mesothelioma Lawsuit

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Asbestos Litigation, Your Guide to the Legal Process.

Filing a mesothelioma lawsuit can help you cover medical expenses and secure your family’s future well-being for years to come. Our mesothelioma lawyers will make the process as easy as possible for you and guide you through the legal system. Learn more about what to expect when filing a mesothelioma lawsuit by downloading our free introductory guide.

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Our Mesothelioma Clients

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 are exactly alike and the mesothelioma recovery reflects the unique parts of each person’s story. No two cases are exactly alike, and recovery amounts in past cases are not a guarantee of future results.

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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.