Christopher J. Simmons

Christopher J. Simmons

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Chris Simmons has significant trial and litigation experience having tried cases to verdict throughout the state of Texas as well as having presented oral argument before Texas appellate courts. Mr. Simmons has represented plaintiffs and defendants in complex tort litigation, product liability litigation, and commercial litigation throughout Texas and nationally. Mr. Simmons has recovered millions of dollars in verdicts and settlements in complex civil lawsuits involving fraud, significant personal injury, and breach of various legal duties. Mr. Simmons is also experienced in representing clients (employers and departing employees) in various employment matters including enforcement of non-competition/non-solicitation agreements, discrimination claims before the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, and unemployment claims before the Texas Workforce Commission.

In addition to his litigation experience, Mr. Simmons has advised clients concerning corporate governance, contract negotiations, regulatory compliance, business strategy, entity formation, and has conducted corporate investigations.

Areas of Practice

  • Business Litigation
  • Personal Injury
  • Product Liability
  • Securities Litigation
  • Wrongful Death

Bar Admissions

  • Texas, 2008
  • U.S. District Court, Northern District of Texas
  • U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Texas
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, 5th Circuit
  • USDC Southern and Western Districts

Education

  • Southern Methodist University School of Law
    • J.D. - 2008
    • Honors: Order of Barristers
    • Honors: Dean's List
  • Texas A&M University
    • B.A. magna cum laude - 2004
    • Honors: With Honors
    • Major: English Literature

Published Works

  • Five Things Associations Must Know to Prepare Clients for Depositions, Dallas Association of Young Lawyers Dicta, April, 2011

Honors and Awards

  • National Trial Lawyers: Top 40 Under 40 Trial Lawyers, 2015
  • Super Lawyers, Texas, Rising Star 2014 - 2016
  • Dallas Association of Young Lawyers, "Outstanding Committee Chair Award", 2013
  • Honored in 2012 Top Texas Verdicts List

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • Dallas Bar Association, Member, 2008 - 2014
  • Dallas Association of Young Lawyers, Member, Committee Co-Chair, 2008 - 2014

Diffuse Tensor Imaging & Advanced Imaging Techniques

One of the biggest hurdles brain injury victims have in personal injury and products liability cases is quantifying the degree of injury to the jury. If a jury can’t feel or discern the extent of a person’s injuries, they are less inclined to award damages. We have effectively utilized cutting-edge advanced imaging techniques such and diffuse tensor imaging or DTI in cases involving brain injuries. With this technology, a jury can confirm that an individual has no injury and should not be awarded damages for a significant brain injury or, alternatively, such as in the case of the example provided, that the individual has suffered injuries throughout the brain. When paired with a history of trauma and an absence of some other explanation, this evidence has become the gold standard for confirming brain injuries. You can click on the player to see a 3-D rendering of the brain made by DTI.

Trial Animations

Trial animations can be incredibly impactful if used properly. Sometimes a concept or complex scenario is described, but only a picture can shed light on what really happened. Having the ability to show and explain a client’s position using trial animations is a compelling way to get the point across. Understanding the proper way to create and utilize these tools is just as important as putting together the evidence that supports them. Often times, a creative animation can be the difference in having a successful outcome at trial.

Trial Illustrations

Presenting information that a jury can see and understand is so critical to a good outcome at trial. Whether it's understanding the gravity of a particular injury or ascertaining how an accident sequence occurred, proper illustrations that call the jury, judge or arbitrator's attention to what's important in a way that is impactful is a critical component to our trial teams. Here are some examples of our trial illustrations.

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