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Decorated Trial Attorney Conard Metcalf Joins Simmons Firm as 'Of Counsel'
Date:8/24/2009

and are preventable, life-ending illnesses," Metcalf said. "I'm pleased to join the firm as it celebrates its 10th anniversary. The Simmons firm has accomplished much for thousands of clients and has been a champion in fundraising and research. But much work remains."

The Simmons firm also is a leading national advocate in raising public awareness and funds for research to find better care, and, ultimately, a cure, for mesothelioma. The firm has pledged more than $20 million to charitable causes, including $15 million to cancer research, $10 million of which helped build the SimmonsCooper Cancer Institute at Southern Illinois University in Springfield.

"We will continue to fight for the rights of victims of asbestos-related diseases and their families," said Managing Partner Michael Angelides. "And we're happy to call Mr. Metcalf our colleague in this endeavor."

Metcalf has published articles about occupational diseases in several legal journals and belongs to a number of organizations, including the International Society of Barristers, which invites lawyers with demonstrated expertise as trial lawyers to be members. He is a founding member of Trial Lawyers for Public Justice, a national organization of trial lawyers representing people whose causes involve important issues of justice and fairness. Metcalf also wrote the brief on behalf of the Association of Trial Lawyers of America that was filed in the United States Supreme Court in the important asbestos case of Edwards v. Celotex.

About Simmons Browder Gianaris Angelides & Barnerd LLC

The Simmons firm is a leading national law firm in the fight against mesothelioma. With offices in Illinois and California, the firm has represented thousands of patients and families affected by mesothelioma from all across the country. The Simmons firm is passionate about improving the lives of victims of mesoth
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