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Jan 13, 2023

In this episode, Kathryn welcomes Jayne Conroy, a plaintiff’s attorney at Simmons Hanly Conroy LLC, to talk about the risks and rewards of being a plaintiff’s attorney, and how MDLs work, and offers advice to younger lawyers interested in similar cases. She stresses the importance of being curious and open to learning new things, recognizing the workload, and having patience.

Who’s The Guest?
Jayne Conroy is a plaintiff’s attorney at Simmons Hanly Conroy and oversees practice areas in the Complex Litigation Department. With more than 30 years of experience in her legal career, Jayne has earned a superb national reputation as an elite trial lawyer, skilled strategist, and decisive negotiator. She helped secure billions of dollars in verdicts and settlements for individuals, families, and courtrooms around the world.

Episode Resources


    Episode Highlights
  • From Pre-Med to Law: Why Jayne decided to switch to law school
  • What it looks like being a plaintiff lawyer before
  • How she used her medical background in her law career
  • What it looks like to be a plaintiff lawyer
  • The risks of being a plaintiff lawyer
  • Balancing the competing sides and the risks of being a plaintiff lawyer
  • Getting involved in hard-to-resolve cases
    Multidistrict litigation: How it works
  • Highs and lows of the plaintiff's side work

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