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John Simmons - Alton, IL

One Court St Alton, IL 62002

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Updated: 09/20/2023

Alton Personal Injury Lawyer


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 250 employees, including more than 80 attorneys, spread between five offices in Alton, St. Louis, 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...

About John Simmons

Practice Areas

  • Personal Injury
  • Mesothelioma & Asbestos

Current Employment Position(s)

  • Chairman

Year Joined Firm

  • 1999


Bar Admissions

  • Illinois, 1996
  • Georgia, 1994
  • Florida, 1994

Other Affiliations

  • American Association for Justice (Member)
  • American Bar Association
  • Illinois Trial Lawyers Association (Member)
  • Executive Board, United Way Partnership
  • Southern Illinois University (Board of Trustees)
  • United Way Partnership (Executive Board)
  • Illinois Trial Lawyers Association


  • Southern Methodist University School of Law, Dallas, Texas
  • Southern Illinois University, Edwardsville, Illinois
    Honors: Student Body President
    Honors: Position in the Dean's College

Past Positions

  • U.S. Army, Combat Engineer


Other Sources of Feedback About John Simmons

Included on the 2024 Illinois list

Past Lists

  • 2023 Illinois Super Lawyers list
  • 2022 Illinois Super Lawyers list
  • 2021 Illinois Super Lawyers list
  • 2020 Illinois Super Lawyers list
  • 2019 Illinois Super Lawyers list
  • 2018 Illinois Super Lawyers list
  • 2017 Illinois Super Lawyers list
  • 2016 Illinois Super Lawyers list
  • 2015 Illinois Super Lawyers list
  • 2014 Illinois Super Lawyers list
  • 2013 Illinois Super Lawyers list
  • 2012 Illinois Super Lawyers list

View the profile for John Simmons on Super Lawyers


  • Chosen One of 40 Illinois Attorneys Under the Age of 40 to Watch
  • Top 100 Trial Lawyers
  • Illinois Super Lawyer, 2012 - 2020
  • St. Louis Business Journal 40 Under 40, - 2006
  • Martin Luther King Humanitarian Award, - 2019
  • Key to the City of Venice, Illinois, - 2019
  • Best Lawyers: "Best Lawyers in America", in the area of Plaintiffs' Personal Injury Litigation, 2018 - 2020


Office Information


One Court St Alton, IL 62002


  • 618-259-2251


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