St. Louis Post-Dispatch Names Simmons Hanly Conroy as 2014 Top Workplace

TWP_StLouisPost-Dispatch_2014_AWST LOUIS (June 30, 2014) – Simmons Hanly Conroy LLC, a national plaintiff’s law firm focused on complex litigation, has been named for the second year to the Top Workplaces in St. Louis list, published today in the St. Louis Post-Dispatch. The firm ranked 7 out of 30 companies in the medium-sized employer category of the publication’s 2014 Top Workplaces List.

“We are thrilled to have made the Post-Dispatch’s Top Workplaces list for the second year in a row,” said CEO Gregg Kirkland. “Simmons Hanly Conroy is proud to provide its employees top-tier benefits and a superb working environment. However, it is thanks to our employees’ hard work and dedication that makes our office such a great place to be day in and day out.”

Top Workplaces were determined based on employee feedback. Earlier this year, surveys were sent to 1,000 companies in the St. Louis area. Less than 10 percent of participating companies are selected to the final list that was published Sunday in a special section of the Post-Dispatch.

Firm employees answered a variety of questions about the law firm. All feedback was anonymous. According to the results, the firm received good marks in salary and benefits, wellness initiatives and employee confidence.

Simmons Hanly Conroy was one of two law firms to be included in the mid-sized category and the only plaintiff’s firm. It ranked along with companies like NextStep for Life Inc., RE/MAX LLC and First Community Credit Union to name a few.

The firm was founded by Chairman John Simmons in 1999 and is headquartered in Alton, Illinois, with additional offices in St. Louis, Chicago, Los Angeles and San Francisco. The firm employs approximately 200 people in the St. Louis area and is the largest plaintiff’s law firm in the St. Louis area.

On July 1, the firm merged with Hanly Conroy Bierstein Sheridan Fisher & Hayes LLP, of New York, and became Simmons Hanly Conroy. Over the past ten years, the two firms have successfully resolved, as co-counsel, a variety of complex litigation actions including Bextra, Chantix, Toyota unintended accelerated litigation and more.

The new firm’s practice focuses on representing individuals and businesses in cases of corporate wrongdoing, including asbestos litigation, pharmaceutical injury cases, environmental litigation, consumer protection, intellectual property litigation and personal injury cases. The national headquarters will remain in Alton.

The employee survey was conducted by WorkplaceDynamics, LLP, a leading research firm on organizational health and employee engagement. WorkplaceDynamics conducts regional Top Workplace programs with 37 major publishing partners and recognizes a list of 150 National Top Workplaces.