General Information

Year founded: 1999
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Overview

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At Simmons Hanly Conroy, the fundamental principle that drives our national law practice is an absolute commitment to our clients and their right to a voice in the legal system.

With more than 100 attorneys in offices across the United States, the firm brings centuries of experience to bare against those who have harmed American families and businesses through asbestos exposure, dangerous drugs and other cases of corporate wrongdoing. Firm attorneys have helped thousands of clients across the country secure justice and recover billions in verdicts and settlements.

Through their work, Simmons Hanly Conroy attorneys strive to provide forward-thinking legal solutions for individuals and businesses in a number of complex litigation areas, including:

    We stand for our clients.

Rankings

Simmons Hanly Conroy LLP is nationally ranked in 1 practice areas and metro ranked in 6 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

Houston
Tier 1 for Personal Injury Litigation - Plaintiffs
Tier 2 for Appellate Practice
New York City
Tier 1 for Mass Tort Litigation / Class Actions - Plaintiffs
Tier 1 for Product Liability Litigation - Plaintiffs
Tier 2 for Personal Injury Litigation - Plaintiffs

Highlighted Client Comments

All client comments represent the opinions of the people who provided them. All potential clients are urged to remember that no two cases are ever completely alike and that the result in one case does not guarantee a similar result in another case.
Personal Injury Litigation - Plaintiffs
In the most difficult of times, emotionally, The Simmons Firm stood steadfastly beside my family. They offered not only sound legal advice, but a level of caring that was of utmost importance to us. Initially, we were not sure if we should pursue the matter legally, but representatives from The Simmons Firm answered our very pointed questions and helped us see clearly the path we should take. And even after the case was settled, they continue to be a positive force in our lives. Three years ago, I decided I wanted to hold a 5k in my city in Ohio to both honor the memory of my father, and raise money for mesothelioma research. I could not have succeeded at such an undertaking without their assistance. It has been 11 years since my Dad died of mesothelioma, and they still are in relationship with us. To me, that speaks to the integrity of the people who comprise Simmons Hanly Conroy.
Jill Waite, Program Director – Broken Arrow, Inc.
Product Liability Litigation - Plaintiffs
The level of professionalism that Simmons Browder Gianaris Angelides & Barnerd showed during our time in litigation is unmatched. It was evident, with the lawyer assigned to us, as well as the rest of the staff, that there was a complete knowledge of the products in question, which was reassuring to all of us as we waded through years of memories and work environments.
Jill Waite, Program Director – Broken Arrow, Inc.
Personal Injury Litigation - Plaintiffs
The competence and character of the lawyers in the Simmons firm are beyond reproach. They are held in high esteem by the lawyers with whom they practice and by the courts in which they appear. The clients of the Simmons firm are treated courteously, with respect and dignity, and the legal service they receive is the highest quality.
Ed Burns – O'Connell, Tivin, Miller & Burns LLC
Product Liability Litigation - Plaintiffs
The competence and character of the lawyers in the Simmons firm are beyond reproach. They are held in high esteem by the lawyers with whom they practice and by the courts in which they appear. The clients of the Simmons firm are treated courteously, with respect and dignity, and the legal service they receive is the highest quality.
Ed Burns – O'Connell, Tivin, Miller & Burns LLC
Product Liability Litigation - Plaintiffs
Simmons Hanly Conroy is an excellent plaintiffs' law firm. They deliver outstanding work by very experienced attorneys. From top to bottom, Simmons Hanly Conroy zealously represent their clients and uphold the highest ethical standards.
Product Liability Litigation - Plaintiffs
Simmons Hanly Conroy handled everything on my behalf with professionalism and courtesy, and I would recommend them to individuals or corporate businesses. In particular, I would like to acknowledge Paralegal April Tucker who always responded to my inquiries promptly; I always felt my concerns mattered.
Mariann Ross-Chappel
Product Liability Litigation - Plaintiffs
Ken Danzinger of Simmons Hanly Conroy worked with my husband and supported my husband during the deposition process. He was excellent in his sensitivity, empathy, and guidance for my husband throughout the difficult deposition process. He continued to follow-up with Corley regarding the progress of the litigation up until his death. As I had questions for him, he was quick to follow-up with me.
Carmen Benson
Personal Injury Litigation - Plaintiffs
Simmons Hanly Conroy is the best for dealing with victims of mesothelioma. They were extremely knowledgeable about the disease and the causes.
Faith Leonard
Personal Injury Litigation - Plaintiffs
Our attorney Ken Danzinger at Simmons Hanly Conroy treated us like family. He was very protective and considerate of my husband during his illness, to the point my husband said he felt as if Ken were his "fourth son." Had it not been for the guidance and information given us by Ken I am not sure my family would have made it through this terrible ordeal. His support, professionalism and expertise during depositions made what could have been a torturous time more bearable. I would recommend this law firm to anyone.
Susan DeGhelder
Mass Tort Litigation / Class Actions - Plaintiffs
Simmons Hanly Conroy has a well-deserved national reputation in Mass Tort Litigation. They are well prepared, diligent and talented advocates.
Personal Injury Litigation - Plaintiffs
When my father was diagnosed with Mesothelioma, our family was devastated and not sure where to turn. I researched quite a few law firms and ended up selecting Simmons Hanly Conroy. Rob Woodward was assigned my father's case, and I couldn't have been more pleased. If ever there was a question, all I needed to do was pick up the phone or send an email and Rob was right there. Besides being an expert in this field, he was kind, compassionate and patient with my father.
Pamela French
Product Liability Litigation - Plaintiffs
Simmons Hanly Conroy attorney Rob Woodward was very thorough when discussing my father's past work history. Once he acquired product information from my father, he worked hard to ensure appropriate liability. Every day I give thanks that Rob was the lawyer representing my dad. Dad has since passed on, but Rob is still representing the family. Thank You Rob Woodward!
Pamela French
Personal Injury Litigation - Plaintiffs
Simmons Hanly Conroy attorneys are aggressive and tenacious. They know their cases and the applicable law. Simmons Hanly Conroy are formidable opponents.
Personal Injury Litigation - Plaintiffs
Simmons Hanly Conroy took on my father's case when he was at his lowest, most vulnerable and sickest point. He truly thought there was no where to turn and that no one would help him. They gave him a gift many times over in his final years. We cannot thank them enough for their ongoing dedication.
Courtney Davis
Personal Injury Litigation - Plaintiffs
I was more than happy with the service we received from Simmons Hanly Conroy, we did much better than I expected, I would recommend this firm to others that need help.
Richard/Dianne Knell
Personal Injury Litigation - Plaintiffs
They are the best, most professional and ethic and personal attorneys available. Todd Gampp is the best!!!! Stay calm keep moving forward! Todd has personally mentored our family for a few years now.
Truda Kruger
Product Liability Litigation - Plaintiffs
Exceptional organization and human beings; they really know their stuff and the proper way to treat people. Their belief in their mission carries everyone through a tough process and difficult time.
Lori Morgan
Personal Injury Litigation - Plaintiffs
Not only did this firm help my father & his family, but after his death, the team at Simmons Hanly Conroy continues to contribute to my family and other families all over the US in meaningful, heartfelt ways. I will be forever grateful for their wisdom and the peace of mind they gave all of us.
Courtney Davis
Personal Injury Litigation - Plaintiffs
I don't know how we would have made it through this process without such an amazing team of people. The support and understanding from everyone we dealt with was truly exceptional. Our main contact, Rob Woodward, was a godsend, and his guidance was immeasurable.
Lori Morgan
Personal Injury Litigation - Plaintiffs
I have worked against the attorneys of Simmons Hanly Conroy and its predecessor firms for more than 25 years. The firm is the cream of the crop of asbestos plaintiffs' attorneys nationwide as well as in the St. Louis/Madison County, IL area. They are exceptional attorneys. They know their stuff and represent their clients exceptionally well. They are ethical, and you can operate on a handshake with them. I have referred clients to them.

Rankings

National Rankings

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

Metro Rankings

Houston
Tier 1 for Personal Injury Litigation - Plaintiffs
Tier 2 for Appellate Practice
New York City
Tier 1 for Mass Tort Litigation / Class Actions - Plaintiffs
Tier 1 for Product Liability Litigation - Plaintiffs
Tier 2 for Personal Injury Litigation - Plaintiffs
San Francisco
Tier 1 for Mass Tort Litigation / Class Actions - Plaintiffs
Tier 1 for Personal Injury Litigation - Plaintiffs
Tier 1 for Product Liability Litigation - Plaintiffs
St. Louis
Tier 1 for Mass Tort Litigation / Class Actions - Plaintiffs
Tier 1 for Personal Injury Litigation - Defendants
Tier 1 for Personal Injury Litigation - Plaintiffs
Tier 1 for Product Liability Litigation - Plaintiffs
Tier 3 for Medical Malpractice Law - 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.
  • Commercial Litigation
  • Consumer Protection Law
  • Litigation - Environmental
  • Mass Tort Litigation / Class Actions - Plaintiffs
  • Personal Injury Litigation - Plaintiffs
  • Product Liability Litigation - Plaintiffs

Individuals Recognized in The Best Lawyers in America®

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Client Comments

All client comments represent the opinions of the people who provided them. All potential clients are urged to remember that no two cases are ever completely alike and that the result in one case does not guarantee a similar result in another case.
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Awards

Awards are self-reported by firms and are not verified by the Best Law Firms rankings.
  • Healthiest Employer Finalist, St. Louis Business Journal
  • LEED certification, US Green Building Council
  • Top Workplace, St. Louis Post-Dispatch
  • Bruce Vento Hope Builder Award, Mesothelioma Applied Research Foundation
  • Healthiest Employer Finalist, St. Louis Business Journal
  • Honorary Chairperson, 100 Black Men of Alton
  • Best Places to Work Finalist, St. Louis Business Journal
  • John Bartylak Pro Bono Service Award, Madison County Bar Association
  • Mary Alyce Beardslee Distinguished Service Award, Catholic Charities
  • John C. McAndrews Award, ISBA
  • Outstanding Citizen Award, PRIDE Inc.
  • 'Best in Business' Law Firm, St. Louis Small Business Monthly

Office Locations

El Segundo, CA
100 North Pacific Coast Highway, Suite 1350
El Segundo, CA 90245
United States
310-322-3555 Call our El Segundo, CA location at 310-322-3555 Get Directions Get directions to our El Segundo, CA location
St. Louis, MO
231 South Bemiston Avenue, Suite 525
St. Louis, MO 63105
United States
314-644-6222 Call our St. Louis, MO location at 314-644-6222 Get Directions Get directions to our St. Louis, MO location
New York, NY
112 Madison Avenue, Seventh Floor
New York, NY 10016-7416
United States
212-257-8482 Call our New York, NY location at 212-257-8482 Get Directions Get directions to our New York, NY location

Management and Personnel

Special Counsel for Access to Justice
Ted Gianaris
Shareholder
Trent Miracle
Shareholder
Perry Browder
Shareholder
Paul Hanly
Shareholder
Michael Stewart
Shareholder
John Barnerd
Shareholder
Jayne Conroy
Assitant Managing Partner
Laurence Valere Nassif
Assistant Managing Partner
Amy Garrett
Managing Shareholder
Michael Angelides
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