History & Timeline

Cooney & Conway has been representing victims of asbestos-related injuries for decades. We first began representing victims of asbestos-related injuries in 1973, when we represented 2 separate victims of mesothelioma who had previously worked as asbestos insulators at the Amoco Refinery in Whiting, Indiana. Some of our other early successes involved representation of Johns Manville Plant workers, union insulators, union electricians, and oil refinery workers suffering illness or disease as a result of dangerous exposure at work. Cooney & Conway continues to represent mesothelioma victims today.

Notable Verdicts

As a leader in asbestos litigation since the early 1970s, we have secured many notable verdicts and settlements on behalf of our clients. Some of our accomplishments include:

  • $875,000,000 settlement after 5 years of litigation with Pfizer, Inc.
  • $35,100,000 verdict against the Shell Oil Company
  • $12,300,000 verdict against Owens Corning Fiberglas
  • $4,000,000 verdict against the Johns Manville Trust
  • $3,600,000 verdict against Owens Corning Fiberglas.

Partner John Cooney was also the chairman of the Asbestos Claimant’s Committee in the bankruptcy proceedings against Armstrong World Industries, Dresser/Halliburton, Owens Corning, and Fibreboard, and he served as chairman in more asbestos bankruptcy proceedings than any other attorney in the United States. Cooney & Conway’s work on these bankruptcy committees was instrumental in obtaining more than $20 Billion for victims of asbestos-related injuries.

Current Clients

Today, Cooney & Conway continues to represent victims of mesothelioma and other serious injuries from all around the United States. We consistently achieve the maximum value for our clients, and strive to provide the representation they deserve. While our practice areas have expanded over the years, we have always remained faithful to our core principals. We only represent individual people, not corporations or big businesses, and we only represent people who were injured by the conduct of others.

The attorneys at Cooney & Conway have been in the practice of law and representing victims of serious injuries for over 60 years, and we bring our wealth of experience into every case we have. If you or a loved one has been injured by the actions of another, please contact the experts at Cooney & Conway.