Jo Anna Pollock

Jo Anna Pollock

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Environmental Litigation Attorney in Alton, IL

Simmons Hanly Conroy LLC
 | One Court Street, Alton, IL 62002
Phone: 877-219-6109
Fax: 618-259-2251
Selected To Rising Stars: 2012 - 2015
Licensed Since: 2000
Practice Areas:
  • Environmental Litigation (30%),
  • Class Action/Mass Torts: Plaintiff (50%),
  • Personal Injury - General: Plaintiff (20%)
    Attorney Profile

    Jo Anna Pollock is a shareholder at Simmons Hanly Conroy practicing in the firm’s Complex Litigation Department, where she focuses on litigating international child sex abuse, environmental contamination and class action cases.  She has been appointed by the court as class counsel on multiple occasions leading to the recovery of millions of dollars on behalf of victims.  In sex abuse cases, she works with a team of attorneys that successfully recovered $12 million dollars on behalf of 24 Haitian victims of a pedophile operating in Haiti.   Jo Anna devotes significant time to pro bono work and founded a program to mentor high school students from diverse backgrounds interested in the legal profession.  She earned her law degree from St. Louis University School of Law and her bachelor of arts degree from Lindenwood University magna cum laude.

    About Jo Pollock

    Admitted: 2000, Illinois

    Professional Webpage:


    • This award recognizes women lawyers practicing in Missouri who have had success in the courtroom on behalf of plaintiffs or defendants., Missouri Lawyers Weekly Women Justice Award- Litigation, Missouri Lawyers Weekly, 2018
    • Illinois Rising Star, Super Lawyers , 2014
    • This award recognizes attorneys age 40 or younger or those with less than 10 years of experience for demonstrating excellence and for their potential to make a difference in the legal profession and community., Up and Coming Lawyer, Missouri Lawyers Weekly, 2015
    • Illinois Rising Star, Super Lawyers , 2015
    • Illinois Rising Star, Super Lawyers, 2012
    • Illinois Rising Star, Super Lawyers , 2013

    Bar/Professional Activity:

    • Founder and Chair of Madison County Internship Program, which is an internship program serving high school students from a variety of backgrounds who are interested in the legal profession., 2012
    • Chair, Federal Civil Practice Section Council, Illinois State Bar Association, 2017

    Pro bono/Community Service:

    • pro bono attorney- offered free legal representation to children

    Scholarly Lectures/Writings:

    • [see resume for a complete list, which is submitted]


    • 2014- $4.8 million settlement in environmental class action brought on behalf of residents against the owners and operators of the Bridgeton Landfill arising out of odors, gases and contamination emenating from the landfill located in Hazelwood, Missouri. (Buck et. al v. Republic Services Inc. et. al, Case No. 13-cv-00801-TCM, E.D. Missouri).
    • 2018- $4.26 million settlement in environmental class action on behalf of 4000 residents (Kelter et. al v. Suncoke Energy Inc. et. al, Case No. 14-L-1540, Third Judicial Circuit Court of Illinois) 2017- $6 million global settlement of 3 cases brought on behalf of the Village of Roxana, Illinois and its residents arising out of groundwater contamination emenating from the Wood River Refinery located in Roxana, Illinois. (Parko v. Shell Oil Co. et. al, Case No. 12-cv-336, S.D. Illinois; Village of Roxana v. Shell Oil Co., et. al, Case Nos. 12-cv-334 and 12-cv-557, S.D. Illinois)

    Educational Background:

    • Lindenwood University, 1997, B.A.; Honors: Magna Cum Laude
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    Office Location for Jo Anna Pollock

    One Court Street
    Alton, IL 62002

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