SimmonsCooper Names Seven New Partners
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Illinois’ SimmonsCooper today announced the addition of seven new partners to the firm.

The new partners are Nicholas Angelides, Brian Cooke, Amy Garrett, Christopher Guinn, Shane Hampton, Robert Phillips, and Shelby Reed. Each has extensive experience in asbestos litigation.

SimmonsCooper is a national law firm with more than 50 attorneys, including 17 partners, and offices in Illinois and California. The firm has represented more than 2,000 patients and families affected by mesothelioma in nearly every state in the country. The firm also has pledged more than $10 million to cancer research, and works with top mesothelioma medical experts throughout the country, supporting their work toward a cure.


Nicholas Angelides has worked with mesothelioma victims since 2003 and is currently part of the mesothelioma and asbestos litigation team that prepares the scientifically and legally complex cases for trial. He graduated magna cum laude from Saint Louis University School of Law in 1999.

Brian Cooke is a member of the firm’s mesothelioma and asbestos litigation team. Cooke graduated from the University of Missouri School of Law in 1999.

Amy Garrett is not only an important part of the firm’s mesothelioma and asbestos litigation team, but she also spearheads the firm’s pro bono efforts. She graduated from Washington University School of Law in 1998.

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Christopher Guinn is part of the firm’s mesothelioma and asbestos litigation team. He graduated from Saint Louis University School of Law in 2002.

Shane Hampton’s extensive courtroom experience and civil litigation background of medical liability, environmental and toxic torts, business litigation, and insurance law have made him a great asset. He graduated from Southern Illinois University School of Law and received several awards, including the SIU Law Journal Best Editor Award.

Robert Phillips’ experience as a bankruptcy lawyer has brought value to the SimmonsCooper practice. He graduated summa cum laude from University of Arkansas’ Leflar Law Center.

Shelby Reed practiced public school law and governmental law in Texas where he represented some of the fastest growing school districts in the state before joining SimmonsCooper. He is a graduate of Southern Methodist University School of Law in Dallas.


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