Simmons Hanly Conroy Partner Jennifer Alesio Named To Daily Journal’s ‘Top Plaintiff Lawyers 2023’

Simmons Hanly Conroy, one of the nation’s largest mass torts firms and a national leader in the legal representation of mesothelioma patients and their families, is pleased to announce that firm partner Jennifer Alesio has been named to the Daily Journal’s “Top Plaintiff Lawyers 2023” list.

The Daily Journal’s “Top Plaintiff Lawyers” list recognizes lawyers with notable accomplishments representing plaintiffs in significant cases. The Daily Journal publishes news and information for attorneys, judges and other professionals involved in the Los Angeles and San Francisco legal communities.

“We congratulate Jennifer on her recognition among the Daily Journal’s ‘Top Plaintiff Lawyers’ honorees,” said Laurence V. Nassif, managing shareholder of Simmons Hanly Conroy. “Jennifer is an important member of our accomplished team of trial lawyers and a true champion for her clients, who have been harmed by asbestos.”

The “Top Plaintiff Lawyer” award acknowledges Alesio’s recent work in two major cases:

  • Jessica Rose v. J-M Manufacturing Co. Inc. Alameda County – Alesio received an exceptionally favorable settlement in the case involving a client who developed mesothelioma and whose father exposed her as a child to asbestos from his work involving asbestos cement pipes.
  • Putt v. Ford Motor Co. (In re LAOSD Asbestos Cases) – Alesio represented Arthur Putt, a career auto mechanic who was exposed to asbestos dust from brakes in the 1960s and 1970s, in a game-changing legal battle in Los Angeles against the Ford Motor Company. The case culminated in a jury verdict, holding Ford accountable by awarding Arthur $8.5 million in compensation and sending a strong message with an additional $24 million in punitive damages.

Based in the firm’s San Francisco office, Alesio focuses her practice on mesothelioma and asbestos-related cases, helping injured workers and their families secure the justice they deserve. During her more than 15 years of practicing law, she has served as trial attorney in several jury trials and secured more than $100 million in mesothelioma verdicts on behalf of individuals and families harmed by asbestos. Her successes have been recognized as a “Top Plaintiffs’ Verdict” by The Daily Journal, a “Top 100 Verdict” by The National Law Journal, and The Recorder’s “Largest Products Liability Verdict of 2014” and “Largest Products Liability Verdict of 2019.”

Previously, Alesio was the Los Angeles managing attorney and senior trial counsel for a large California-based plaintiffs’ asbestos firm. She earned her J.D. from Santa Clara University School of Law and her Bachelor of Arts from Vassar College.

About Simmons Hanly Conroy 

Simmons Hanly Conroy is one of the nation’s largest mass tort law firms, dedicated to helping victims of mesothelioma and asbestos-related cancers. Other primary areas of litigation include prescription opioids, sexual abuse, pharmaceutical, consumer protection, environmental, and personal injury. Firm attorneys have been appointed to leadership in numerous national multidistrict litigations, including prescription opioids, Vioxx, Yaz, and Toyota Unintended Acceleration. The firm also represents small and mid-size corporations, inventors and entrepreneurs in matters involving business litigation. Firm attorneys’ passion for improving the lives of asbestos victims and their families extends to the firm’s contributions to mesothelioma cancer research and ongoing support through initiatives including the firm’s annual Miles for Meso 5K race and fun run/walk. Firm offices are located in New York City, San Francisco, Los Angeles, St. Louis, and Alton, Illinois. Read more at