ALTON – Simmons Hanly Conroy shareholders Perry J. Browder and James Kramer participated in Perrin Conferences’ Asbestos Litigation Conference: A National Overview & Outlook.

browder perry2017Browder (top) served as co-chair, and James “Jim” M. Kramer participated in a mock trial at the event held Sept. 25-27 in San Francisco.

The conference, which attracted hundreds of attendees, featured numerous panels, presentations and demonstrations involving leaders in asbestos litigation from throughout the United States.

kramer james simmonsKramer (below) participated in the conference event, “Mock Trial Presentations Before Live Jurors by Plaintiff and Defense Counsel,” during which plaintiffs and defense counsel presented summary arguments on liability and damages in a hypothetical California case involving a female plaintiff with take-home exposure and peritoneal mesothelioma.

Based in the firm’s Alton office, Browder leads the firm’s Asbestos Group and has played a key role in helping Simmons Hanly Conroy develop a national reputation in asbestos litigation. He is a veteran of more than 200 asbestos cases including one of the largest asbestos verdicts in the country.

Based in the firm’s New York office, Kramer focuses his practice on litigating asbestos/mesothelioma personal injury claims and has secured more than $30 million in verdicts and settlements. His successes have included two of New York’s only verdicts in favor of clients whose cases involved asbestos contamination of cosmetic talcum powder. Previously, Kramer was the leader of the Cosmetic Talc Litigation Department at another New York law firm.

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