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Heber Simmons, III

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Medical Malpractice Attorney in Ridgeland, MS

Simmons Dallas, PLLC
240 Trace Colony Park Dr., Suite 200
Ridgeland, MS 39157-8810
Phone: 601-933-2040
Fax: 601-933-2050
Selected to Super Lawyers: 2011 - 2021
Licensed in Mississippi Since: 1989
Practice Areas: Personal Injury - Medical Malpractice: Defense, Personal Injury - Medical Malpractice: Plaintiff, General Litigation
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
  • 50%Personal Injury - Medical Malpractice: Defense
  • 40%Personal Injury - Medical Malpractice: Plaintiff
  • 10%General Litigation
Focus Areas

Medical Malpractice


11 Years Super Lawyers
  • Super Lawyers: 2011 - 2021

About Heber Simmons, III

First Admitted: 1989, Mississippi

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Educational Background

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


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

Bar/Professional Activity

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

Pro bono/Community Service

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

Scholarly Lectures/Writings

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

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: 601-933-2040

Fax: 601-933-2050

Last Updated: 5/15/2022

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