Eight Attorneys Named Best Lawyers® ‘Ones to Watch’

Eight Attorneys Named Best Lawyers® ‘Ones to Watch’

Eight Attorneys Named Best Lawyers® ‘Ones to Watch’

Alton, Illinois – Simmons Hanly Conroy, one of the nation’s leading mass tort and product liability law firms, is pleased to announce that eight of its attorneys have been recognized with Best Lawyers® “Ones to Watch” awards.

“These eight attorneys are quickly establishing themselves as some of the country’s toughest, most effective litigators,” said Chairman John Simmons. “The fact that this award is based entirely on peer review makes it all the more special. Our firm can’t wait to see what these extraordinary people accomplish over thpe course of their careers.”

Brett F. Fuller (Personal Injury Litigation – Plaintiffs; Product Liability Litigation – Plaintiffs): Fuller, an associate in the firm’s New York City office, focuses his practice on helping victims of mesothelioma and other asbestos–related diseases. Brett previously worked as an associate at a New York City law firm, where he managed more than 400 cases and defended more than 100 depositions. It is Fuller’s second consecutive year being recognized with the award. 

Jared Hausmann (Personal Injury Litigation – Plaintiffs; Product Liability Litigation – Plaintiffs): Hausmann, an associate in the firm’s Alton office, focuses his practice on helping individuals and their families who have been affected by mesothelioma. Before joining the firm, Jared spent two years as a law clerk in the Staff Attorney’s Office of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eight Circuit. It is his first year being recognized with the award.

Olivia Kelly (Personal Injury Litigation – Plaintiffs): Kelly, an associate in the firm’s New York office, focuses her practice on helping individuals and families impacted by mesothelioma and other asbestos-related diseases. Kelly served as a Senior Appellate Court Attorney for the New York Supreme Court, Appellate Division, Second Judicial Department in Brooklyn, New York. It is her first year being recognized with the award.

Patricia Llanos (Personal Injury Litigation – Plaintiffs; Product Liability Litigation – Plaintiffs): Llanos, an associate at the firm’s Alton office, is a member of the firm’s asbestos department. Before joining the firm, she earned her master’s degree in Public Health and worked in that industry. It is her first year being recognized with the award.

Luke Pfeifer (Personal Injury Litigation – Plaintiffs; Product Liability Litigation – Plaintiffs): An associate at the firm’s Alton office, Pfeifer works directly with clients at all stages of the litigation process, from conducting multiple in-person meetings to discover how they were exposed to asbestos, to taking party and witness depositions and seeing his clients’ cases through resolution.

Philip E. Proud (Personal Injury Litigation – Plaintiffs; Product Liability Litigation – Plaintiffs): Proud, an associate at the firm’s Alton office, focuses his practice on helping those affected by asbestos-related diseases, such as mesothelioma. Before joining the firm, he represented clients in the areas of personal injury, Federal Employers’ Liability Act (FELA), product liability, mass torts and class actions. It is Proud’s first year being recognized with the award. 

Arthur Prystowsky (Mass Tort Litigation / Class Actions – Plaintiffs. Personal Injury Litigation – Plaintiffs): An attorney at the firm’s New York City office, Prystowsky focuses his practice on helping individuals with asbestos-related diseases. He has represented a wide variety of occupationally exposed individuals, including U.S. Navy and Army veterans and homemakers. It is Prystowsky’s second consecutive year being recognized with the award. 

John B. Wetmore (Personal Injury Litigation – Plaintiffs): Wetmore, an associate in the asbestos litigation department, is based in the firm’s New York City office. Before joining Simmons Hanly Conroy, he worked as an associate attorney specializing in trust, estate and fiduciary litigation. It is Wetmore’s first year being recognized with the award.

Best Lawyers®: Ones to Watch awards recognize extraordinary lawyers who have been in private practice for less than 10 years in the United States. Like traditional Best Lawyers awards, a Best Lawyers®: Ones to Watch recognition is based entirely on peer review.

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