Mr. Simmons has represented plaintiffs and defendants in complex commercial litigation throughout Texas and across the nation. His experience includes securing favorable verdicts and settlements in a wide array of cases ranging from breach of contract, fraud, deceptive trade practices, and breach of fiduciary duties to products liability, catastrophic personal injury, and wrongful death cases. He also has represented clients in various employment matters, including enforcement of non-competition/non-solicitation agreements, as well as discrimination and employment claims before both federal and state regulatory commissions.
In addition to his litigation experience, Mr. Simmons has advised clients on corporate governance matters, contract negotiations, regulatory compliance, business strategies, and entity formation. He also has conducted corporate investigations.
"Chris is an extremely talented, accomplished and focused young lawyer who has earned the trust of his clients and respect from fellow attorneys," says firm co-founder Michael Lyons. "His promotion to Partner is well-deserved."
Mr. Simmons earned his law degree from Southern Methodist University's Dedman School of Law in 2008 and his undergraduate degree, with honors, from Texas A&M University in 2004.
He has been recognized on The National Trial Lawyers: Top 40 Under 40 list for 2015 and has been selected to the Texas Rising Stars list of the state's top young lawyers for the past two years. Mr. Simmons is an active member of the Dallas Bar Association and Dallas Association of Young Lawyers, receiving the group's Outstanding Committee Chair Award in 2013.
Lyons & Simmons, LLP, has offices in Dallas and Houston and maintains a reputation as one of the state's premier litigation boutique firms. Its lawyers routinely handle high-stakes cases of all kinds for plaintiffs and defendants, including business disputes, products liability, personal injury, wrongful death, real estate, intellectual property, securities, and construction cases. To learn more, visit www.deanslyons.com.