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Simmons Hanly Conroy

Jan 4, 2023

Mesothelioma lawyer earns shareholder position at Simmons Hanly Conroy

Jared Hausmann has been promoted to shareholder at Simmons Hanly Conroy’s Alton, Illinois office.

Apr 16, 2020

Utility worker’s children settle for $791,291 under mesothelioma-benefit law

The estate of a longtime power company worker who died of mesothelioma reached a settlement of more than $791,000, according to the family’s attorney. Randall Barnes of Barnes & Associates in Jefferson City said the decedent, August Dudenhoeffer, worked for Central Electric Power Cooperative in Chamois, Missouri, for 17 years ending in 1982. His job […]

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Feb 3, 2020

Top Verdicts & Settlements 2019: Significant wins from beyond Missouri courts

Missouri Lawyers Media’s Verdicts & Settlements database welcomes submissions from Missouri attorneys who won cases in other states’ courts. Although they aren’t included in our annual rankings, here are some of the cases we tracked from outside the state: Norman Siegel of Kansas City-based Steuve Siegel Hanson played a leading role in securing a historic […]

Taylor Kerns
Oct 24, 2019

Taylor Kerns, 38

Location: Alton, Illinois Practice area(s): Mass tort litigation, product liability, mesothelioma and asbestos Law school: Saint Louis University One look at his results and rise through the ranks at his firm makes it clear Taylor Kerns’ career has been a success. In the past two years alone, cases Kerns has spearheaded from start to end […]

Sep 18, 2019

L.A. jury awards $34M verdict to mechanic in asbestos suit represented by Alton-based firm

Simmons Hanly Conroy won a $34 million verdict against Ford Motor Company in an asbestos case in California. Following a four-week trial, a Los Angeles jury on Aug. 29 awarded Arthur and Janet Putt $8.5 million in compensatory damages and $25.5 million in punitive damages, the Alton, Illinois-based firm said in a news release. The […]

Aug 28, 2019

Amy Garrett named to Simmons Hanly Conroy management

Amy E. Garrett has been named as an assistant managing partner for Simmons Hanly Conroy. Garrett joined the firm’s asbestos team in 2003 and became its first female shareholder in 2009. She is based in the firm’s Alton, Illinois office and oversees the Madison County and St. Louis dockets. Garrett earned her law degree from […]

May 1, 2018

Litigation Practitioner: Jo Anna Pollock

hroughout Missouri and Illinois, residents who have faced environmental hazards are familiar with her name or reputation. Jo Anna Pollock was a critical component of the Simmons Hanly Conroy legal team that filed suit for more than 600 residents around the Bridgeton, Missouri, landfill and secured a $6.9 million settlement. She helped the firm to […]

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