John Simmons

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Products Liability Attorney in Alton, IL

Simmons Hanly Conroy LLC
 | One Court Street, Alton, IL 62002
Phone: 855-220-0603
Fax: 618-259-2251
Selected To Super Lawyers: 2012 - 2020
Licensed Since: 1996
Practice Areas:
  • Personal Injury - Products: Plaintiff (90%),
  • Class Action/Mass Torts: Plaintiff (10%)
Attorney Profile

John Simmons founded the firm in 1999 with seven employees and a focus on asbestos litigation. Under his leadership, the firm has expanded to more than 200 employees, including nearly 70 attorneys, spread between six offices in Alton, St. Louis, Chicago, New York, San Francisco and Los Angeles.

John has overseen some of the biggest verdicts and settlements in the history of asbestos litigation. The firm’s first trial involved a roofer and former Shell Oil employee diagnosed with mesothelioma. John helped secure a $34.1 million jury verdict, then considered one of the largest jury verdicts in the history of the litigation. That record stood for only a short while before the firm obtained a $250 million verdict on behalf of an Indiana steelworker.

Practice Areas
Lawyer Practice Area Pie Chart

Personal Injury - Products (90%): Motor Vehicle Defects, Medical Devices, Products Liability

Class Action/Mass Torts (10%): Class Actions, Asbestos, Toxic Torts

Focus Areas

Motor Vehicle Defects, Medical Devices, Products Liability, Class Actions, Asbestos, Toxic Torts


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Super Lawyers: 2012 - 2020

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About John Simmons

Admitted: 1996, Illinois

Professional Webpage:


  • Chosen One of 40 Illinois Attorneys Under the Age of 40 to Watch
  • Best Lawyers: “Best Lawyers in America” in 2018 in the area of Plaintiffs’ Personal Injury Litigation

    , Best Lawyers in America in the area of Plaintiffs’ Personal Injury Litigation, Best Lawyers, 2018
  • Illinois Super Lawyer 2012-2016
  • St. Louis Business Journal 40 Under 40, 2006
  • Top 100 Trial Lawyers
  • AV Rating from Martindale-Hubbell

Bar/Professional Activity:

  • Illinois, 1994
  • American Bar Association
  • American Association for Justice
  • Board of Trustees, Southern Illinois University
  • Georgia, 1994
  • Illinois Trial Lawyers Association

Pro bono/Community Service:

  • Previously, U.S. Army, Combat Engineer
  • Executive Board, United Way Partnership


Educational Background:

  • Southern Illinois University at Edwardsville, Edwardsville, IL; Honors: Student Body President; Position in the Dean's College
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Office Location for John Simmons

One Court Street
Alton, IL 62002

Phone: 855-220-0603

Fax: 618-259-2251

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Last Updated: 9/27/2019

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