Attorney Brian Cooke is a partner at Simmons Hanly Conroy and a proud U.S. Marine Corps veteran. With over 20 years of experience fighting for justice on behalf of his clients, Brian has successfully secured millions in compensation for mesothelioma patients and their families.
Brian first joined Simmons Hanly Conroy in 2004, after completing two tours of duty as a prosecutor and company commander in the U.S. Marine Corps.
As an asbestos attorney, Brian is committed to supporting mesothelioma patients and their families through the legal process. He strives to make himself accessible to his clients, so he can answer any questions or concerns they may have.
“Every client gets my card and I make sure to run a pen right underneath my cell phone number before I hand it to them. They are not just allowed to call me; they are encouraged.”
Brian and his experienced team have handled many complex mesothelioma lawsuits, including cases involving secondhand asbestos exposure and claims against companies that were acquired by other companies years prior.
“There’s no dollar value that can replace what victims of mesothelioma have lost. I can’t give them their health back, but I have the tools to hold those responsible accountable for their decisions and give my clients some type of peace that their families will be provided for.”
Brian’s promotion to partner in 2009 is a testament to his exceptional skill set and dedication to his clients. He has helped many hardworking Americans, including veterans, secure the mesothelioma compensation they rightfully deserve from negligent asbestos companies.
In recognition of Brian’s unwavering commitment to veterans and his military service, the St. Louis Bar Association recognized Brian with the Spirit of Justice Award. This honor celebrates those who have demonstrated integrity and leadership through their administration of justice.
Brian has also been named a “Super Lawyer” for eight consecutive years, a title given to top attorneys across the country.
Brian is a native of St. Louis, Missouri. He comes from a family of military veterans, which influenced his decision to join the U.S. Marine Corps after graduating from the University of Missouri School of Law in 1999.
While in the military, Brian served as a legal advisor to the Iraqi Minister of Justice in Baghdad. He was the first Western attorney to argue a case before the Central Criminal Court of Iraq.
Brian has always advocated for the underdog, including citizens of Iraq who experienced years of tyranny. After joining Simmons Hanly Conroy, Brian began handling mesothelioma cases and providing pro bono legal services to veterans suffering from service-related injuries.
Today, Brian remains committed to seeking justice for mesothelioma clients. He is currently a member of the American Trial Lawyer Association and the American Association for Justice.