Simmons Browder Gianaris Angelides & Barnerd LLC
Mike Angelides is the managing shareholder of Simmons Browder Gianaris Angelides & Barnerd LLC, overseeing the firm’s asbestos, toxic tort, pharmaceutical injury, intellectual property infringement and contingent-fee commercial litigation practices.
Since joining the Simmons Firm, Mike has continued to grow the Simmons Firm’s reputation as a national leader in asbestos litigation, representing victims of mesothelioma against some of the largest companies in the nation.
As a leader in asbestos litigation, Mike has presented at both of the profession’s leading asbestos litigation conferences, Mealey’s and PALS. He has seen the firm expand from 7 to more than 50 attorneys and grown to accept more asbestos cases on an annual basis than any other firm in the country. Yet, through a proven business method, those cases receive dedicated individual attention unavailable at most firms.
He has also been instrumental in the growth of the firm’s pharmaceutical injury, intellectual property and commercial litigation practices. The firm now holds national litigation leadership positions related to the Yaz/Yasmine birth control recall, the popular smoking cessation drug Chantix and the DePuy ASR hip implant recalls. The firm’s pharmaceutical attorneys have recovered millions of dollars on behalf of consumers throughout the country who were injured due to dangerous drugs and defective medical devices.
Bar and Court Admissions
Saint Louis University School of Law, St. Louis, MO, 1995, J.D.
COMMITMENT TO CLIENTS
The firm recently donated $2 million to the Simmons Mesothelioma Foundation, a charity dedicated to working with mesothelioma medical experts, researchers, hospitals and universities with the hope of hastening a cure.
Supporting the Simmons Mesothelioma Foundation was a new idea that made substantial contributions to mesothelioma research and has set an example that is matched by no one in the (law) industry,î Mike said.
BACKGROUND & EXPERIENCE
I always liked representing the underdog, Mike said. And this kind of work, fighting against people who had wronged someone else in some way, seemed the most satisfying and enjoyable.
In 2001, Mike left his private practice to become the firm’s seventh asbestos attorney, and in 2009, his name was added to the letterhead when the firm changed its name to Simmons Browder Gianaris Angelides & Barnerd LLC.
St. Louis Business Journal 40 Under 40, 2006
News & Publications
Professional & Community Affiliations
American Association for Justice