ALTON, Ill., Sept. 27, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Simmons Browder Gianaris Angelides & Barnerd LLC, a nationwide leader in asbestos and mesothelioma litigation, will sponsor and co-host HarrisMartin's Midwest Asbestos Litigation Conference. The event will take place Friday, Sept. 27, at the Four Seasons Hotel in St. Louis. This is the fourth consecutive year Simmons has co-hosted and sponsored the event.
The one-day conference will bring together attorneys — plaintiff and defendant — from around the Midwest to learn about ongoing trends in asbestos litigation. Firm shareholder Amy Garrett will serve as the conference's co-chair.
"The Midwest Asbestos Conference is an opportunity for attorneys, doctors, and judges to exchange information and ideas about this unique area of litigation," said Garrett.
Other Simmons Firm attorneys joining the conference as presenters are Conard Metcalf, Of Counsel, and Nick Angelides, Shareholder. Metcalf and his co-presenter, Dwayne Stanley, of Husch Blackwell LLC, are scheduled to present in the afternoon session "Concepts in Causation: Lung Cancer Cases, Part I."
Angelides will appear as a panel member in the session "Local Court Procedures in Asbestos Cases." He and other panel members, Judge Clarence Harrison, Judge Steve Ohmer and Rebecca Nickelson of HelplerBroom, will address Pro Hoc rules, motions to accelerate participation in depositions and jury selection.
Other conference topics on the agenda include Medicare and case settlements, deposition practice, Minnesota Asbestos Litigation Update and professionalism and ethics. For more information about the conference or to register, visit www.Harrismartin.com.
About Simmons Browder Gianaris Angelides & Barnerd LLC:
The Simmons Firm is a national leader in mesothelioma and asbestos litigation. Headquartered in Alton, Ill., with offices in Illinois, Missouri and California, the firm has represented thousands of patients and families affected by mesothelioma throughout the country. The Simmons Firm has pledged nearly $20 million to cancer research and proudly supports mesothelioma research throughout the country. For more information about the Simmons Firm, visit http://www.simmonsfirm.com.
Contact: Mark Motley
Simmons Browder Gianaris Angelides & Barnerd LLC
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