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 a significant amount 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

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

Bar Admissions

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

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

  • "Best Lawyers Under 40 in Dallas", D Magazine (2018)
  • Super Lawyers Rising Star, Texas, Up-and-Coming 100 (2017)
  • National Trial Lawyers: Top 40 Under 40 Trial Lawyers (2015)
  • Super Lawyers Rising Star, Texas (2014-2017)
  • Top Verdicts Top Texas Verdicts List (2012)
  • Dallas Association of Young Lawyers, "Outstanding Committee Chair Award" (2013)

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • Dallas Bar Association, Member, 2008 - Present
  • Dallas Association of Young Lawyers, Member, Committee Co-Chair, 2008 - 2017