Perry Browder

Experienced Leadership in Legal Service

Attorney Perry Browder is a shareholder at Simmons Hanly Conroy, where he manages the firm’s Asbestos Litigation Group. During his 32-year legal career, Browder has represented thousands of people diagnosed with mesothelioma and asbestos-related diseases and helped recover millions of dollars on their behalf. He has played a key role in some of the largest asbestos verdicts in the country, including a $250 million verdict against U.S. Steel.

During his career, Perry has been actively involved in multiple legal organizations that seek to support and improve the practice of law in Illinois. He currently serves as a board member for ISBA and the Public Interest Law Initiative. He has previously served as president for both the Illinois Trial Lawyers Association and the Illinois Bar Foundation. He has the experience needed to lead the ISBA through whatever challenges it faces beyond 2020.

Current:

  • Simmons Hanly Conroy, Alton, IL - Shareholder
    • Managing Partner – Asbestos Department
    • Concentration Area – Plaintiff – Mesothelioma
  • Bar Admissions:
    • Licensed Illinois – 1988
    • Licensed Missouri – 2011
  • Memberships and Associations:
    • Illinois State Bar Association
    • Public Interest Law Initiative (PILI) Board of Directors
    • Illinois Trial Lawyers Association (ITLA) Board of Managers
    • American Association for Justice
  • Awards and Recognition:
    • Martindale-Hubbell AV Rating
    • Illinois Super Lawyers
    • Best Lawyers in America – Personal Injury and Mass Torts

Past

  • President - Illinois Trial Lawyers Association
  • Illinois Trial Lawyers Association Executive Committee
  • Law Office of William Koziel, Long Grove, IL
    • Area of Concentration – Defense work
  • McHenry County State’s Attorney’s Office – Traffic, Misdemeanor, Felony
    • Chief of Narcotics, Woodstock, IL
  • Livingston County State’s Attorney’s Office, Pontiac, IL – Intern for Don Bernardi
  • Indiana Legal Aid Services, Gary, IN – Intern for Barb Schmidt
  • Valparaiso University, Valparaiso, IN – JD, 1988
    • President - Phil Alpha Delta
    • President – Christian Legal Society
    • Mock Trial Team
    • Volunteer Judge - Illinois Mock trial
  • Bradley University, Peoria, IL – BS, 1985
    • Phi Kappa Phi Honorary Society
    • Mortar Board Honorary Society
    • President – Sigma Phi Epsilon
    • Intern – Senator Prescott Bloom (R)
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