Annual Midwest Asbestos Litigation Conference Provides Forum for Judges, Attorneys, Doctors


ST LOUIS – Simmons Hanly Conroy LLC, a nationwide leader in asbestos and mesothelioma litigation, will sponsor and co-host HarrisMartin’s Midwest Asbestos Litigation Conference for the fifth consecutive year. It will be held on Sept. 18 at the Four Seasons Hotel in St. Louis, MO.

The one-day conference will bring together attorneys, both plaintiff and defendant, judges and physicians from around the Midwest to learn about ongoing trends in asbestos litigation. Firm Shareholder Amy Garrett will serve as co-conference chair.

“The Midwest Asbestos Litigation Conference is a wonderful opportunity for attorneys, doctors, and judges to exchange information about this unique area of litigation,” Garrett said.

The event agenda includes a range of asbestos experts, including attorneys from Simmons Hanly Conroy LLC, who will discuss trends in litigation.

Randy Cohn

Shareholder Randy Cohn will address asbestos issues in Navy cases. His presentation will include using military records and the government contractor defense. Cohn will co-present with Michael W. Newport from Foley & Mansfield in St. Louis

Shareholder Melissa Schopfer will also be co-presenting with Lindsay A. Dibler, from Kurowski Shultz LLC in St. Louis. They will speak about the asbestos injury jurisdiction in St. Louis, including current filings and verdicts.

Melissa Schopfer

Other conference topics include settlements in asbestos cases, recent decisions in Illinois and Missouri, Bostic causation, ethics and the Illinois Rules of Professional Conduct and more. For more information about the conference or to register, please see