Jonathan A. Simms

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Criminal Defense Attorney in Fairfax, VA

The Simms Firm, PLC
 | 10560 Main Street, Suite 510
Fairfax, VA 22030
Phone: 703-383-0636
Selected to Rising Stars: 2015 - 2017
Licensed Since: 2007
Practice Areas:
  • Criminal Defense (70%),
  • Criminal Defense: White Collar (30%),
  • Family Law (0%)
Attorney Profile

As managing partner at The Simms Firm, PLC, Jonathan A. Simms is dedicated to representing clients in Fairfax, Virginia, and Fairfax County, as well as in the Washington, D.C., area and throughout the state of Virginia. He focuses his practice on criminal defense and divorce.

Over the course of his career, Mr. Simms has represented clients facing a range of criminal charges, including the following: drugs, firearms, unlawful possession of a firearm, assault and battery, theft, embezzlement, larceny, reckless driving and other traffic offenses, driving on a suspended license, DWI and DUI, and white collar crimes. He has experience handling cases at both the state and federal court levels.

Mr. Simms received a Bachelor of Science in political science and government from Radford University in 2001. He then went on to earn a Juris Doctor from Howard University School of Law in 2004.

In his private practice, Mr. Simms draws on the valuable experience he gained serving as a prosecutor for the Office of the District Attorney of Philadelphia and for the Office of the Attorney General of the District of Columbia. He uses his knowledge and understanding of both sides of the courtroom to help him aggressively advocate for his clients' rights. Mr. Simms has represented clients in cases that have been covered by a number of major media outlets, including The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal and The Washington Post. Known for his tenacity and preparedness, Mr. Simms has an Avvo "Superb" rating.

Staying active in the legal community is a priority for Mr. Simms. He is a member of numerous associations, including the Alexandria Bar Association, the Fairfax Bar Association, The Virginia Bar Association and the District of Columbia Bar.

Practice Areas
Lawyer Practice Area Pie Chart

Criminal Defense (70%)

Criminal Defense: White Collar (30%)

Family Law (0%)


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Rising Stars: 2015 - 2017

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About Jonathan Simms

Admitted: 2007, Virginia

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Honors and Awards:

  • Award for excellence in the field of Criminal Defense, Top Attorney, Northern Virginia Magazine, 2014
  • 'Top criminal defense attorney,' The National Trial Lawyers and American Society of Legal Advocates

Bar/Professional Activity:

  • Office of the Attorney General for the District of Columbia
  • District Attorney's Office in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, Prosecutor
  • U.S. District Court for Washington D.C.
  • U.S. District Court for Eastern District of Virginia
  • Virginia State Bar Association
  • Alexandria Bar Association
  • Washington D.C. Bar Association
  • Fairfax Bar Association
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Office Location for Jonathan A. Simms

10560 Main Street
Suite 510
Fairfax, VA 22030

Phone: 703-383-0636


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Last Updated: 1/25/2017

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