ALTON, Ill. – Simmons Hanly Conroy, a national leader in the legal representation of mesothelioma patients and their families, is pleased to announce that firm attorneys Jacqueline G. Badders and Christine A. Renken have been elevated to partner, effective Jan. 1.
“We are thrilled to announce the elevation of Jacqueline and Christine as partners at our firm,” said Laurence V. Nassif, managing partner of Simmons Hanly Conroy. “Both are exceptional lawyers and tireless supporters of our firm’s mission of helping families affected by mesothelioma and asbestos-related illnesses.”
Badders focuses her practice on protecting the rights of mesothelioma victims in toxic tort, premises liability and product liability cases. A member of the firm’s Asbestos Department, she has more than 15 years of experience in asbestos litigation.
She has a deep working knowledge of the factual and legal issues presented by asbestos cases through her extensive briefing and presentations in oral argument before courts at trial and appellate levels. She has also served as trial counsel in both federal and state court and is passionate about ensuring that corporations are held accountable for their actions that have impacted the firm’s clients.
Based out of the Los Angeles office, Renken focuses her practice on helping victims of mesothelioma and other asbestos-related diseases. She has represented asbestos victims for more than 15 years, helping give clients a voice against individuals and corporations who knew or should have known about the hazards of asbestos.
Using her extensive experience in law and motion and appellate matters, Renken has successfully maintained and defeated hundreds of motions, writs, and appeals against and by corporations seeking to obstruct evidence or stop trials from happening.
Renken earned her J.D. from Loyola Law School, Los Angeles, achieving First Honors in Trial Advocacy, and her Bachelor of Arts from the University of Southern California, Los Angeles.