Simmons Hanly Conroy Named ‘Best Law Firm’ in Mass Tort Litigation in 2019 Edition of U.S. News & World Report

Firm Also Earns Top Rankings in St. Louis, New York, San Francisco and Houston Metro Areas.


ALTON, Illinois – Simmons Hanly Conroy, Simmons Hanly Conroy LLC, a nationwide complex litigation firm headquartered in Alton, Ill., has been highly ranked for the sixth consecutive year in the “Best Law Firms” list by U.S. News & World Report and Best Lawyers.

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The firm received the following awards for 2019:

  • National Tier 1 – mass tort litigation
  • Metropolitan New York City Tier 1 – mass tort litigation
  • Metropolitan San Francisco Tier 1 – mass tort litigation, personal injury litigation
  • Metropolitan St. Louis Tier 1 – personal injury litigation, product liability litigation
  • Metropolitan Houston Tier 3 – appellate practice, personal injury litigation
  • Metropolitan St. Louis Tier 3 – mass tort litigation

Firms included in the 2019 edition of “Best Law Firms” are recognized for professional excellence with consistently impressive ratings from clients and peers. Achieving a tiered ranking signals a unique combination of quality law practice and breadth of legal expertise.

“We are honored to receive this recognition from U.S. News & World Report,” said Simmons Hanly Conroy Chairman John Simmons. “Our top national and metro rankings are a testament to the knowledge and skills of our attorneys and the tremendous dedication from our entire legal and support teams to protecting the rights of individuals and families harmed by asbestos exposure, dangerous drugs and corporate wrongdoing.”

The 2019 rankings are based on the highest number of participating firms and highest number of client votes received on record. To be eligible for a ranking, a firm must have a lawyer recognized first in The Best Lawyers in America, which recognizes the top five percent of practicing attorneys in the U.S. Over 16,000 lawyers provided more than 1,125,000 law firm assessments, and almost 12,000 clients provided more than 107,000 evaluations.

Ranked firms, presented in three tiers, are listed on a national and regional-based scale. Firms that received a tier designation reflect the highest level of respect a firm can earn among other leading lawyers and clients in the same communities and practice areas.

“For the 2019 ‘Best Law Firms’ publication, the evaluation process has remained just as rigorous and discerning as it did when we first started almost 10 years ago,” said Phil Greer, CEO of Best Lawyers. “We are proud that the ‘Best Law Firms’ rankings continue to act as an indicator of excellence throughout the legal industry.”

The 2019 Tier 1 national and metropolitan rankings will be featured in the “Best Law Firms” General Counsel Publication, which will be distributed in November to more than 30,000 in-house counsel, and in digital format to more than 60,000 private practice lawyers worldwide.

The 2019 “Best Law Firms” rankings are published on the U.S. News & World Report website at