Featured Sponsor: Simmons Hanly Conroy

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 220 professional and legal staff members in six offices across the United States.
  • Since its founding in 1999, the firm has recovered more than $8 billion in verdicts and settlements for its asbestos clients.
  • 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.

“The firm makes you feel like you’re somebody, and like you do matter. Sometimes you get the wrong interpretation of lawyers and attorneys – they’re good people. They’re humans too, they’re just trying to help. They become good friends, even family.”

– Bob, Simmons Hanly Conroy client

A Proven Track Record

The firm has secured over $8 billion for their asbestos clients across the country. Past asbestos settlements and verdicts secured for Simmons Hanly Conroy clients include:

  • $12 million to an Illinois laborer
  • $8 million to a Texas pipefitter
  • $7 million to a California wire installer
  • $6.8 million to a Florida mechanic

A Passion for Fighting Back Against Mesothelioma

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.

The Simmons Cancer Institute at Southern Illinois University

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, races have taken place in more than 11 states and the races have raised more than $890,000 for mesothelioma research and awareness.

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 both the 2018 and 2020 editions of the U.S. News & World Report – Best Lawyers® and holds an A+ rating from the Better Business Bureau.