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John A. Barnerd - Alton, IL

One Court St Alton, IL 62002

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Updated: 02/18/2024

Alton Mesothelioma and Asbestos Lawyer


John Barnerd is a partner at Simmons Hanly Conroy. He joined the firm in 2002 as mesothelioma and asbestos attorney, and today is a member of the firm’s management committee. He previously served for two years as an Assistant State’s Attorney for Madison County, Ill.

John earned his bachelor’s degree in accounting from Illinois College and graduated with his J.D. from Saint Louis University School of Law. In 2010, Chicago Lawyers Magazine recognized him as a top 40 Under 40 Illinois Attorney...

About John A. Barnerd

Practice Areas

  • Mesothelioma and Asbestos


  • 100%

Current Employment Position(s)

  • Leadership

Representative Clients

  • Mesothelioma Clients


Bar Admissions

  • Illinois, 1999

Other Affiliations

  • American Association for Justice
  • American Bar Association
  • Illinois Trial Lawyers Association


  • Saint Louis University School of Law, St. Louis, Missouri
  • Illinois College, Jacksonville, Illinois
    Major: Accounting

Fraternities and Sororities

  • Sigma Pi

Past Positions

  • Madison County, Illinois, Assistant State's Attorney


Other Sources of Feedback About John A. Barnerd

Included on the 2024 Illinois list

Past Lists

  • 2012 Illinois Super Lawyers list
  • 2011 Illinois Super Lawyers list
  • 2010 Illinois Super Lawyers list
  • 2009 Illinois Super Lawyers list
  • 2008 Illinois Super Lawyers list

View the profile for John A. Barnerd on Super Lawyers


  • Recognized by Super Lawyers magazine as a “Rising Star”, 2008 - 2012
  • Best Lawyers: "Best Lawyers in America" in the area of Plantiffs' Mass Tort Litigation/Class Actions, - 2020



Representative Cases

  • Mesothelioma and Asbestos Litigation
  • Assistant State’s Attorney for Madison County, Ill.

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