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About Simmons Hanly Conroy

As one of the nation’s largest mass tort law firms, Simmons Hanly Conroy is dedicated to helping victims of mesothelioma and other personal injuries get a sense of justice and hope.

Fast facts about Simmons Hanly Conroy:

  • It’s led by Chairman John Simmons and named shareholder Jayne Conroy, with more than 80 attorneys supported by 250 professional and legal staff members in five offices across the United States.
  • Since its founding in 1999, the firm has recovered more than $10 billion in total compensation for its clients across case types.
  • In 2003, the firm secured a $250 million verdict for a retired steelworker in Indiana – the largest asbestos verdict against a single defendant in history.

With centuries of cumulative experience and resources, Simmons Hanly Conroy strives to provide first-class, sophisticated counsel to clients. Above all, the firm has proudly served as a voice for those impacted by corporate wrongdoing for over 20 years.

“My attorney’s family, as far as we’re concerned. There’s not enough time to talk about the difference that he made in our lives. Simmons Hanly Conroy treated us like family, and they cared about us like family.”
—Arthur Putt, Simmons Hanly Conroy client and mesothelioma survivor

A Proven Track Record

The firm has secured $9.3 billion for mesothelioma patients across the country. Past mesothelioma settlements and verdicts secured for Simmons Hanly Conroy clients include:

  • $60 million verdict for a laborer with pleural mesothelioma
  • $13.1 million settlement for a carpenter with pleural mesothelioma
  • $40 million verdict for a U.S. Navy boiler tender and fireman with pleural mesothelioma
  • $4.93 million settlement for a woman with peritoneal mesothelioma
  • $34 million verdict for a mechanic with pleural mesothelioma
  • $3.8 million settlement for a laborer with peritoneal mesothelioma

Fighting on Behalf of Mesothelioma Victims

After he lost both sets of grandparents at a young age, John Simmons formed a close bond with his wife’s grandmother, Ivy. The first thing that Ivy ever said to John was that he could call her “Grandma.”

Ivy passed away from mesothelioma decades after being exposed to asbestos. John was devastated, shocked, and hurt – like many of the families that Simmons Hanly Conroy works with.

Everyone that works at Simmons Hanly Conroy is dedicated to and passionate about helping victims and their families get justice for this deadly and preventable cancer.

How Simmons Hanly Conroy Gives Back

In addition to supporting clients, Simmons Hanly Conroy is dedicated to giving back to the community and helping to find a cure for mesothelioma. See how the firm supports mesothelioma cancer research, awareness, and advocacy.

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Simmons Cancer Institute

The Simmons Cancer Institute at Southern Illinois University (SIU) provides patients and families with improved cancer care resources. Simmons Hanly Conroy has donated over $10 million to the institute and funded numerous research, education, and outreach efforts.

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SHC Foundation

Simmons Hanly Conroy aims to give back to their clients and local communities through their non-profit group called the SHC Foundation. The firm’s foundation has donated over $10 million. Two committees oversee the foundation’s contributions. The Meso Committee supports medical research for advances in mesothelioma treatment and the search for a cure. The SHC Employee Committee collects clothes, food, and money for those in need.

A crowd of runners at the 2020 Miles for Meso, presented by Simmons Hanly Conroy

Miles for Meso

Simmons Hanly Conroy hosted the first Miles for Meso 5K race in 2009. As the national presenting sponsor for Miles for Meso, Simmons Hanly Conroy has helped raise more than $890,000 for mesothelioma research and awareness through annual races in over 11 states.

Simmons Hanly Conroy Awards and Honors

Simmons Hanly Conroy received the prestigious title of “Law Firm of the Year” in Mass Torts/Class Actions – Plaintiffs in the 2023 edition of U.S. News & World Report – Best Lawyers® and holds an A+ rating from the Better Business Bureau.

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