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Simmons Hanly Conroy renews $100,000 pledge to support Asbestos Disease Awareness Organization


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    ALTON – Simmons Hanly Conroy, one of the nation’s largest mass torts firms, is pleased to announce the firm has renewed its annual $100,000 sponsorship of the Asbestos Disease Awareness Organization, also supporting the ADAO’s 14th Annual International Asbestos Awareness and Prevention Conference. The firm is the longest consecutive sponsor of the conference and has been a platinum sponsor for the past seven years.

ADAO 7    “Simmons Hanly Conroy is proud to support the Asbestos Disease Awareness Organization and its mission to ban asbestos, mitigate asbestos exposure, and serve as an advocate for those whose lives have been devastated by asbestos-related diseases,” said Chairman John Simmons.
    “The partnership that exists between ADAO and Simmons Hanly Conroy is an important one,” said ADAO Co-founder, President and CEO Linda Reinstein. “They are well known for their dedication to those fighting asbestos-related diseases. We are grateful for their continued generosity, which allows us to further our mission.”
    Founded in 2004, the ADAO is a nonprofit organization dedicated to preventing asbestos exposure, eliminating asbestos-related diseases, and protecting asbestos victims’ civil rights through education, advocacy and community initiatives. The ADAO’s 2018 conference will take place April 13-15 at the Renaissance Arlington Capital View Hotel in Arlington, Va.
    Titled “Where Knowledge and Action Unite,” the 2018 conference is expected to draw more than 40 speakers including experts, victims, union representatives and lawmakers to discuss joint efforts in education, advocacy and awareness. The ADAO is the only U.S. nonprofit that organizes annual conferences dedicated to preventing and eliminating asbestos-caused diseases.
    This year’s conference will feature the following discussion sessions on April 14:

  •     Session I: Progress and Challenges from the Frontline
  •     Session II: Medical Advancements: Diagnosing and Treating Mesothelioma and Other Asbestos-Related Diseases
  •     Session III: Prevention: What Is It? Where Is It? What Do I Do?
  •     Session IV: Advocacy: Global Ban Asbestos Action

    Simmons Hanly Conroy is a leading voice for victims of mesothelioma and asbestos exposure and has a long-standing commitment to supporting those impacted by asbestos-related diseases. Since 1999, the firm has donated more than $20 million to cancer research, including millions of dollars to mesothelioma research institutions. The firm’s support for the cause also includes its annual Alton Miles for Meso 5K Race & 3K Fun Run/Walk and other Miles for Meso races that have raised more than $650,000 dollars nationwide since 2009.

About Simmons Hanly Conroy, LLC

    Simmons Hanly Conroy LLC is one of the nation’s largest mass tort law firms. Primary areas of litigation include asbestos and mesothelioma, pharmaceutical, consumer protection, environmental, sexual abuse litigation and personal injury. The firm’s attorneys have been appointed to leadership in numerous national multidistrict litigations, including Vioxx, Yaz, Toyota Unintended Acceleration and DePuy Pinnacle. The firm also represents small and mid-size corporations, inventors and entrepreneurs in matters involving business litigation. Offices are located in Alton, Ill., Chicago, Los Angeles, New York City, San Francisco and St. Louis. Read more at

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