Simmons Hanly Conroy Recognized by Legal 500 as Among Nation’s Top Toxic Tort Plaintiffs’ Law Firms

Simmons Hanly Conroy, one of the nation’s largest mass torts firms, is pleased to announce that the firm has been recognized by the Legal 500 directory as one of the top plaintiffs’ firms in the country for product liability, mass tort and class action: toxic tort. In addition, four of the firm’s attorneys were recommended in the guide’s editorial commentary.


Simmons Hanly Conroy is one of only seven law firms ranked in its category in the 2016 edition of the U.S. Legal 500 referral guide that surveys corporate counsel for their law firm and lawyer recommendations.

Legal 500 also spotlights Firm Shareholders John Simmons, Paul Hanly, Jayne Conroy and Michael J. Angelides as “recommended” attorneys. The directory describes Conroy as “highly experienced” and references her role as co-chair of the Environmental Testing Committee in the MDL arising from the Deepwater Horizon oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico, which recently concluded with a total national settlement of $20.9 billion. Legal 500 also reports that John Simmons “has an impressive track record of obtaining significant verdicts and settlements for plaintiffs in asbestos litigation.”

With approximately 250 employees, Simmons Hanly Conroy is one of the country’s leading mesothelioma law firms, helping those affected by asbestos-related diseases, such as mesothelioma.

“We are grateful to be recognized by Legal 500 as a leader among the nation’s plaintiffs’ law firms that help people injured by exposure to asbestos and other dangerous substances,” said Angelides, Managing Shareholder of Simmons Hanly Conroy. “We give credit to our dedicated attorneys and staff who are committed to serving our clients and providing them with a voice to seek justice from corporate wrongdoers.”

Now in its 10th year, Legal 500 USA is part of the Legal 500 series of guides. Legal 500 is independent and recommends law firms and attorneys based solely on merit. Each year, recommendations are based on surveys and interviews with more than 250,000 clients worldwide, as well as qualitative and quantitative research and analysis performed by Legal 500 staff. The rankings take into account both a firm’s transactional and litigation work. Law firm recommendations are based on national capabilities, regardless of location, and emphasize practice teams rather than individuals.