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

Simmons Hanly Conroy Shareholder Amy Garrett to Co-Host Annual Asbestos Conference


Simmons Hanly Conroy LLC, a nationwide leader in asbestos and mesothelioma litigation, will sponsor and co-host HarrisMartin’s Midwest Asbestos Litigation Conference. The event will take place Friday, Sept. 27, at the Four Seasons Hotel in St. Louis. This is the fourth consecutive year Simmons has co-hosted and sponsored the event.

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

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

Other Simmons Hanly Conroy attorneys joining the conference as presenters are Conard Metcalf, Of Counsel, and Nick Angelides, Shareholder. Metcalf and his co-presenter, Dwayne Stanley, of Husch Blackwell LLC, are scheduled to present in the afternoon session “Concepts in Causation: Lung Cancer Cases, Part I.”

Angelides will appear as a panel member in the session “Local Court Procedures in Asbestos Cases.” He and other panel members, Judge Clarence Harrison, Judge Steve Ohmer and Rebecca Nickelson of HelplerBroom, will address Pro Hoc rules, motions to accelerate participation in depositions and jury selection.

Other conference topics on the agenda include Medicare and case settlements, deposition practice, Minnesota Asbestos Litigation Update and professionalism and ethics.  For more information about the conference or to register, visit www.Harrismartin.com.