Simmons Hanly Conroy has announced that firm shareholders Andrew S. Murrie and Holly Nighbert are among the winners of Missouri Lawyers Media’s 2022 Up & Coming Awards.
“We congratulate Andrew and Holly on their recognition from Missouri Lawyers Media as among the top young attorneys in the state of Missouri,” said Larry Nassif, managing shareholder of Simmons Hanly Conroy.
From the publisher of Missouri Lawyers Weekly magazine, the Up & Coming Awards recognize early-career lawyers from throughout Missouri who demonstrate professional excellence while making a positive impact on their profession and communities.
Honorees – who are age 40 or younger or are within their first 10 years of practice – have demonstrated professional accomplishment, skill, and leadership beyond their years, as well as an extraordinary commitment to their communities through volunteer service and leadership.
Murrie focuses his practice on helping individuals and families impacted by asbestos-related diseases including mesothelioma. He is experienced in all aspects of litigation and has helped recover millions of dollars in settlements and verdicts on behalf of his clients.
Murrie and his wife volunteer for the St. Louis chapter of the ALS Association, which works to find a cure and better treatment options for Lou Gehrig’s disease.
Murrie received his J.D. from St. Louis University School of Law and his Bachelor of Arts from the University of Illinois at Champaign-Urbana.
Nighbert on mass tort litigation and is a key member of the firm’s opioid litigation team, which represents local governments across the country in state and federal courts. The nationwide multidistrict litigation alleges drug companies contributed to the opioid crisis by carelessly promoting painkillers and downplaying addiction risks. The litigation seeks to secure meaningful funds for communities that incurred millions in costs dealing with the estimated 400,000 opioid-related deaths since 1996.
Nighbert received the Pro Bono Commitment to Community award for her work helping Hurricane Katrina victims get needed relief from the U.S. government.
Nighbert received her J.D. from the University of Dayton School of Law and her Bachelor of Arts from Purdue University.
Simmons Hanly Conroy is one of the nation’s largest mass tort law firms, dedicated to helping victims of mesothelioma and asbestos-related cancers. Other primary areas of litigation include prescription opioids, sexual abuse, pharmaceutical, consumer protection, environmental, and personal injury.
Firm attorneys have been appointed to leadership in numerous national multidistrict litigations, including prescription opioids, Vioxx, Yaz, and Toyota Unintended Acceleration. The firm also represents small and mid-size corporations, inventors and entrepreneurs in matters involving business litigation. Firm attorneys’ passion for improving the lives of asbestos victims and their families extends to the firm’s contributions to mesothelioma cancer research and ongoing support through initiatives including the firm’s annual Miles for Meso 5K race and fun run/walk.
Firm offices are located in New York City, San Francisco, Los Angeles, St. Louis, and Alton, Illinois. Read more at www.simmonsfirm.com.