Simmons Hanly Conroy Appoints New Shareholder, Strengthens Committment to Helping Asbestos Victims

ALTON, Ill., Jan. 9, 2012 – Simmons Hanly Conroy LLC, a leading national law firm in complex litigation, announced today the appointment of attorney Randy Cohn as a new shareholder. Cohn joined the Firm in 2004 and has recovered millions on behalf of families throughout the country injured by mesothelioma and asbestos-related diseases.


“Randy is an integral part of our firm,” said firm Chairman John Simmons. “As one of the leaders of our asbestos department, he is both a skilled litigator and compassionate advocate for victims of mesothelioma.”

Cohn oversees a team of attorneys and investigators at the firm and has developed a unique focus on helping victims of Navy-related asbestos exposure. He recently represented World War II veteran Frank Curre, a survivor of the attack on Pearl Harbor, until he succumbed to mesothelioma this past December.

“It’s a privilege to serve our clients,” said Cohn, “and I’m honored to become a shareholder at one of the nation’s premier plaintiff’s firms.”

Cohn earned his JD from Chicago-Kent College of Law in 2001. Super Lawyers magazine recently recognized him as a 2012 Illinois Rising Star. He is licensed to practice in Missouri, before the Supreme Court of Illinois, as well as before the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Illinois.