Attorney Chris Guinn is a shareholder at Simmons Hanly Conroy. Since he joined the firm in 2004, Chris has dedicated his practice to representing mesothelioma and asbestos-related disease victims and has recovered millions of dollars on their behalf.
Chris has worked with victims and their families in over 300 cases and has a successful track record prosecuting negligent asbestos corporations who have harmed his clients. He has traveled around the country to meet with asbestos-related disease patients and their families and creates a custom legal strategy for each individual case.
“It’s truly a David versus Goliath situation. They’re fighting to hold multinational corporations accountable and secure compensation. I consider it a privilege to represent them.”
Representing the Workforce
Chris grew up surrounded by union members, so he understands the increased risk of asbestos exposure that workers have faced. Both his mother and father worked for unions in the St. Louis area.
“A lot of my clients are union members. My background allows me to relate to the issues they face and the importance of providing for their families, especially if they have been diagnosed with mesothelioma as a result of occupational exposure.”
Chris aims to help union members understand their risk of asbestos exposure. He often presents about the dangers of asbestos to current and retired union workers. Chris has spoken about asbestos safety at the St. Louis Building and Construction Trades Council, during St. Louis Labor Council meetings, and more.
Background and Experience
Chris served in the U.S. Air Force as a Spanish linguist from 1995 to 1999. He was stationed at multiple bases in Puerto Rico and Panama.
After his service, Chris earned his undergraduate degree in criminal justice from Park University in Park, MO. He then went on to graduate from Saint Louis University School of Law in 2002.
Chris gained courtroom experience when he previously worked as an assistant prosecuting attorney for St. Louis County handling misdemeanor dockets.
Chris believes becoming a trial attorney was the best career choice for him because of his passion for helping others.