Firm News & Updates

Bridges Over Troubled Waters: Volunteers Aid Evacuees With Bureaucracy, Finding Loved Ones

Computer whizzes from two area law firms are helping evacuees from Hurricane Katrina wade through the muddy waters of the federal bureaucracy to find lost loved ones and fill out the forms… Read More

Next Vioxx Suit Could Set Tone For Future Cases

The second Vioxx-related lawsuit to reach trial begins next week in Atlantic City, in a case that may have far-reaching implications for thousands of similar suits filed in New Jersey. Merck &… Read More

Youth May Play Vital Role in Vioxx Case / Attorneys for Both Sides Say a Young Jury Will Help Them Win

Two of the jurors who will decide if Merck & Co. Inc. caused the death of 59-year-old Robert Ernst are only 20 years old. They’re old enough to help decide the outcome… Read More

Five Cancer Victims Share Multimillion Settlement

Lawyers in an asbestos case involving five victims of a deadly disease settled a case Friday in which the plaintiffs were asking for a reported $100 million. The victims all suffer from… Read More

Verdict Rocks Shell Company to Appeal $34.1 Million Judgment in Asbestos Case

Shell Oil Co. says it will appeal what is believed to be the largest verdict ever in Madison County, a $34.1 million judgment on behalf of a roofing worker who contracted an… Read More

Simmons Hanly Conroy Announces Joint Venture with Hanly Conroy Bierstein & Sheridan LLP

Two of the nation’s leading plaintiff law firms, Simmons Hanly Conroy, and Hanly Conroy Bierstein & Sheridan LLP announced today a new joint venture in which they are sharing resources to represent… Read More

Alumni Association Honors Simmons

More 500 Southern Illinois University Edwardsville students participated in the graduation ceremonies at the university on Saturday. The graduate and baccalaureate candidates were from the College of Arts and Sciences, School of… Read More

The FAIR Act – Too Little, Too Late in Helping Asbestos Victims

Asbestos is the most lethal substance ever widely used in the workplace. Between 1940 and 1979 over 27.5 million Americans were occupationally exposed. Millions more were exposed when these workers’ brought this… Read More

$250 Million Awarded in Asbestos Case Against U.S. Steel

A Madison County, Illinois jury awarded a $250 million dollar verdict on Friday in favor of 70-year-old Roby Whittington, a retired U.S. Steel worker from Gary, Indiana. Whittington was diagnosed in 2001… Read More

$34.1 Million Verdict For Roofer

In May 2000, Simmons Hanly Conroy won the largest asbestos verdict in U.S. history, according to Mealey’s Litigation Reporter. Our client, a 64-year-old Missouri resident, was exposed to asbestos when he worked… Read More