Heber Simmons, III

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Medical Malpractice Attorney in Ridgeland, MS

Simmons Smith Mercier & Harris, P.A.
 | 240 Trace Colony Park Dr., Suite 200
Ridgeland, MS 39157-8810
Phone: 601-914-2882
Fax: 601-914-2887
Selected To Super Lawyers: 2011 - 2019
Licensed Since: 1989
Practice Areas:
  • Personal Injury - Medical Malpractice: Defense (50%),
  • Personal Injury - Medical Malpractice: Plaintiff (40%),
  • General Litigation (10%)
Attorney Profile

The founder of Simmons Smith Mercier & Harris, Heber Simmons, III, handles a variety of civil trial matters for his clients throughout the state of Mississippi. Located in Ridgeland, the types of cases that he has had experience in have included personal injury and wrongful death litigation, in which he has represented people who have been harmed by the negligence of other parties in incidents involving motor vehicle accidents, medical malpractice, defective products, toxic exposure and premises liability. Mr. Simmons’ trial background has also included breach of contract and other business litigation, partnership disputes, and noncompete agreement violations.

In addition, Mr. Simmons provides representation to health care professionals in licensure hearings. In that regard, he has appeared before the Mississippi Board of Nursing, the Mississippi State Board of Dental Examiners and the Mississippi State Board of Medical Licensure. Mr. Simmons also has experience in employment law, assisting both companies as well as employees in cases involving workplace discrimination, wage and hour issues, sexual harassment, and wrongful termination and other acts of retaliation.

Mr. Simmons is admitted to practice before all Mississippi and Tennessee state courts. He is also admitted to practice before the U.S. District Courts for the Northern and Southern Districts of Mississippi, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 5th Circuit and the Supreme Court of the United States. Majoring in business, Mr. Simmons attended The University of Mississippi and received a Bachelor of Business Administration in 1984. Remaining in Oxford, he pursued his legal studies at The University of Mississippi School of Law, where he served on the Mississippi Law Journal, first as case editor and then as editor-in-chief. He is an active participant in the Health Law Section of The Mississippi Bar and several other professional groups.

Practice Areas
Lawyer Practice Area Pie Chart

Personal Injury - Medical Malpractice (50%): Medical Malpractice

Personal Injury - Medical Malpractice (40%): Medical Malpractice

General Litigation (10%)

Focus Areas

Medical Malpractice


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Super Lawyers: 2011 - 2019

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About Heber Simmons, III

Admitted: 1989, Mississippi

Professional Webpage: https://www.simmonslawgroup.com/Attorneys/Heber-S-Simmons-Ii...


  • Super Lawyer, Top Lawyers of Mid-South, 2012-2014

Bar/Professional Activity:

  • Chairman, Medicine and Law Committee, American Bar Association
  • Vice-Chair, Medicine and Law Committee, American Bar Association,2004-2005
  • Member, Health Law and Alternative Dispute Resolution, Mississippi Bar Committee
  • Member, American Bar Association
  • Member, Tennessee Bar Association
  • Member, Mississippi Bar Association
  • Board Member, National Health Lawyers Association
  • Member, Mississippi Defense Lawyers Association
  • Tort Reform Task Force, American Bar Association,1994
  • Chairman, Health Law Education Committee, The Mississippi Bar, 1991-1993
  • Member, ADR Committee, The Mississippi Bar
  • Member, Health Law Section, The Mississippi Bar
  • U.S. Supreme Court, 2004 
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 5th Circuit, 1989
  • U.S. District Court Southern District of Mississippi, 1989
  • U.S. District Court Northern District of Mississippi, 1989
  • Tennessee, 1996
  • Mississippi, 1989

Pro bono/Community Service:

  • Member, Board of Directors, Rotary Club of Jackson
  • Vice President, Rotary Club of Jackson, 2010-2011
  • President, Jackson Rotary Club, 2011-2012

Scholarly Lectures/Writings:

  • Adjunct Professor, Health Law, Millsaps College, Else School of Management
  • Lecturer, "Litigation Issues", Mississippi Medical Law Seminar, 1992-1993
  • Editor-in-Chief, Mississippi Law Journal, University of Mississippi School of Law, 1988-1989
  • Mississippi Case Editor, Mississippi Law Journal, University of Mississippi School of Law, 1987-1988
  • Co-Author, "Product Liability in 50 States Handbook", Chapter 26, West, 1994-1995
  • Dental Malpractice Risk Management, 2011
  • Dental Malpractice Risk Management, 2009
  • Lecturer, "Mississippi Nursing Law Update, 2004
  • Lecturer, "Informed Consent Objectives", 2000
  • Lecturer, "Discovery of Confidential Records", 2000
  • Lecturer, "Role of Medical Records and Personnel in Civil Litigation, 2000
  • Lecturer, "Strategic Medicare and Medicaid Issues in Mississippi", 2000
  • Lecturer, "Medical Records: Privileges, Production and Safekeeping", Mississippi Medical Records Custodians Association, 1992-1996
  • Lecturer, "The Federalization of Medicine", Mississippi Medical Malpractice Law Seminar, 1994
  • Author, "Contract and Commercial Law: 1988 Mississippi Supreme Court Review", 58 Miss. L.J. 539, 1988
  • Author, "Physician Liability in the Managed Care Market", Miss. Medical News, 1994

Educational Background:

  • University of Mississippi, B.B.A., Major: B.B.H. Business, 1984

Industry Groups

  • Litigation
  • Mediation
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Office Location for Heber Simmons, III

240 Trace Colony Park Dr.
Suite 200
Ridgeland, MS 39157-8810

Phone: 601-914-2882

Fax: 601-914-2887

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Last Updated: 7/31/2019

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