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Year founded: 1958
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Overview

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Nationally ranked at the highest levels of professional excellence, the attorneys of Chicago‑based Cooney & Conway have been providing exceptional legal services to injured people and their families for more than 50 years. In addition to its acclaimed asbestos litigation practice, the law firm also handles complex personal injury matters including, medical malpractice, products liability, premises liability, transportation accidents, construction accidents, and professional negligence. Fighting for those who have suffered catastrophic injuries or wrongful death, Cooney & Conway is known for aggressive, yet compassionate representation and for committed, responsive relationships with its clients. Understanding the devastation to clients brought by injury, illness, and death, the firm’s primary focus is ensuring that matters are resolved justly and expeditiously, so that future financial burdens can be relieved.

The attorneys of Cooney & Conway have mastered the complexities of mesothelioma and personal injury litigation, consistently and successfully helping thousands of injured clients and their families obtain fair compensation for injuries resulting from the negligence of others, including:

  • $5.2 billion settlement agreement with the Owens Corning Asbestos Case
  • $3.95 billion settlement agreement with USG Asbestos Personal Injury Trust
  • $1.43 billion settlement agreement with the Combustion Engineering/ABB Asbestos Personal Injury Trust
  • $1.2 billion settlement agreement with the Kaiser Aluminum Personal Injury Trust
  • $35 million-dollar verdict against a major oil company in an asbestos death case
  • $19.9 million-dollar verdict in a trucking accident death case
  • $12.3 million verdict against an insulator who died of mesothelioma, whose case was tried to jury verdict in the Circuit Court of Cook County by Cooney and Conway attorneys John Cooney, William Fahey, and Jim Hopkinson. The verdict of compensatory damages of $12.3 million was reported as the largest single mesothelioma verdict nationwide ·
  • $4.5 million settlement agreement in a wrongful death case resulting from drowning in a barge collision

The continued success of Cooney & Conway is a testament to its expertise, diligence, and dedication to its clients. This expertise and diligence has also earned Cooney & Conway the respect of judges, colleagues, and adversaries, alike. Serving the community with the highest standards of professionalism and ethics is what sets Cooney & Conway apart from other personal injury firms, and why it remains one of the most distinguished law firms in the nation.

Rankings

Cooney & Conway, LLP is nationally ranked in 1 practice areas and metro ranked in 3 practice areas. Best Law Firms rankings are based on a rigorous evaluation process.

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National Rankings

Tier 1
Tier 1 for Mass Tort Litigation / Class Actions - Plaintiffs

Metro Rankings

Chicago, IL
Tier 1 for Mass Tort Litigation / Class Actions - Plaintiffs
Tier 1 for Personal Injury Litigation - Plaintiffs
Tier 1 for Product Liability Litigation - Plaintiffs

Rankings

National Rankings

Tier 1
Tier 1 for Mass Tort Litigation / Class Actions - Plaintiffs

Metro Rankings

Chicago, IL
Tier 1 for Mass Tort Litigation / Class Actions - Plaintiffs
Tier 1 for Personal Injury Litigation - Plaintiffs
Tier 1 for Product Liability Litigation - Plaintiffs

Practice Areas

The below are areas of legal specialty volunteered by the firm and do not designate a specialty in which a Best Law Firms ranking is held.
  • Mass Tort Litigation / Class Actions - Plaintiffs
  • Medical Malpractice Law - Plaintiffs
  • Personal Injury Litigation - Plaintiffs
  • Product Liability Litigation - Plaintiffs

Individuals Recognized in The Best Lawyers in America®

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Main Location

Chicago, IL
120 North LaSalle Street, Suite 3000
Chicago, IL 60602-2415
United States
800-322-5573 Call our Chicago, IL location at 800-322-5573 Get Directions Get directions to our Chicago, IL location

Management and Personnel

Contacts

Administrative Director
Maribeth White
New Case Manager
Deborah Wolley
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