ST. LOUIS – Simmons Hanly Conroy LLC, a national litigation firm known for handling complex litigation cases, has been ranked the 13th largest law firm in the St. Louis area by the St. Louis Business Journal. The Largest Law Firms List positions the firm as the largest personal injury firm representing plaintiffs in the St. Louis metro area. The list was released in the Feb. 24-March 1 edition of the publication.
The Firm employs 55 attorneys in the St. Louis area, which includes St. Louis, St Charles, Lincoln, Warren, Frank, Jefferson and Washington Counties in Missouri and Calhoun, Jersey, Macoupin, Madison, Bond, Clinton, St. Clair and Monroe counties in Illinois. Nationwide the firm employs 62 attorneys, including 17 partners and 40 associates.
Founded in 1999 by John Simmons, the firm quickly developed a national reputation for handling toxic exposure cases by securing a $250 million verdict against U.S. Steel, the largest single verdict in the history of asbestos litigation.
Today, the area’s largest personal injury firm continues to be a leader in asbestos and mesothelioma litigation. The firm has also widened its focus to include a range of litigation areas, including serious personal injury cases, product liability, pharmaceutical litigation, and complex commercial and consumer protection litigation.
The Firm represents business and individuals on a contingency basis throughout the country. Instead of charging excessive hourly rates, the firm’s approach ensures clients have access to quality legal services at an affordable rate.
“Today, we’re proud to represent small businesses, entrepreneurs and municipalities in need of legal help who, without a contingency fee option, might not have been able to access the court system,” Simmons said.
Last year, the firm was tied for the 13th ranking. Surveys were sent to the largest firms in the area, according to the publication. The top 75 firms were listed this year.
The List is a weekly feature released by the St. Louis Business Journal intended to deliver a detailed picture of the corporate, professional and industrial segments of St. Louis. All lists are later reprinted and combined in the publication’s annual “Book of Lists.”