Michael A. Simpson

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Personal Injury Attorney in Bridgeport, TX

Simpson Simpson & Penepacker
 | 1119 Halsell St, Bridgeport, TX 76426
Phone: 940-683-4098
Selected To Super Lawyers: 2003 - 2020
Licensed Since: 1977
Education: Baylor Law School
Practice Areas:
  • Personal Injury - General: Plaintiff (70%),
  • Business Litigation (20%),
  • Intellectual Property Litigation (10%)
    Attorney Profile

    Attorney Michael A. Simpson of Simpson & Simpson in Bridgeport, Texas, focuses his practice in the areas of personal injury, business and intellectual property law. With several decades of litigation experience, he represents a wide variety of clients in Bridgeport and surrounding areas.

    Mr. Simpson is a graduate of University of North Texas and earned his law degree from Baylor Law School. He is board certified in personal injury trial law by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization and certified as a civil trial specialist by the National Board of Trial Advocacy.

    Throughout his career, Mr. Simpson has been involved in many significant cases that have resulted in substantial verdicts and settlements. Because of their magnitude, many of these cases have been featured in national outlets such as the National Law Journal and the Wall Street Journal. He has also authored articles and given presentations for a variety of publications and seminars and belongs to several professional organizations including the Wise County Bar Foundation, the Texas Trial Lawyers Association, the American Board of Trial Advocates and the American Association for Justice.

    Mr. Simpson has achieved significant recognition within the legal realm. He is rated AV Preeminent, the highest possible, by the attorney peer review organization Martindale-Hubbell*. He is also a fellow of the Texas Bar Foundation and was named one of the top 100 trial lawyers by The National Trial Lawyers in 2011.

    In addition to his passion for law, Mr. Simpson is active in his local community. He serves in various organizations including Habitat for Humanity and the Bridgeport Lions Club, a group of which he was previously an officer.

    *AV®, AV Preeminent®, Martindale-Hubbell Distinguished and Martindale-Hubbell Notable are certification marks used under license in accordance with the Martindale-Hubbell certification procedures, standards and policies. Martindale-Hubbell® is the facilitator of a peer review rating process. Ratings reflect the anonymous opinions of members of the bar and the judiciary. Martindale-Hubbell® Peer Review Rating™ fall into two categories – legal ability and general ethical standards.

    Practice Areas
    • 70%Personal Injury - General
    • 20%Business Litigation
    • 10%Intellectual Property Litigation
    Focus Areas

    Personal Injury - Plaintiff


    Selected to Super Lawyers for 18 yearsbottom-image

    Super Lawyers: 2003 - 2020

    Certificates and Credentials

    • National Board of Trial Advocacy

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    About Michael Simpson

    Admitted: 1977, Texas

    Professional Webpage: http://www.ssptrial.com/team/michael-a-simpson/


    • Named as a Top 100 Trial Lawyer by The National Trial Lawyers, 2011
    • Noted in "Top 100 Jury Verdicts in the Nation"
    • AV Preeminent rated by Martindale Hubbell
    • Texas Lawyer's "Top Ten Jury Verdicts of the Year" in 1995, 1996, 1998, 2005, 2006 and 2010
    • Recognized as a "Super Lawyer" by Texas Super Lawyers, a Thomson Reuters service, 2003-2013
    • Named "Jaworski Fellow" Distinguished Instructor in Trial Advocacy, Baylor University, School of Law, 2012 to present

    Special Licenses/Certifications:

    • Civil Trial Specialist, National Board of Trial Advocacy, 1989
    • Personal Injury Trial Law, Texas Board of Legal Specialization, 1985

    Bar/Professional Activity:

    • Assistant Wise County Attorney, 1977-1979
    • Chairman, State Bar of Texas, Grievance Committee, District 14-B 1990-1995
    • Chairman, Texas Trial Lawyers, Insurance Reform Committee, 1989-1991
    • U.S. District Court, Northern District of Texas
    • Supreme Court of the United States of America
    • American Board of Trial Advocates
    • Board of Directors, Texas Trial Lawyers, 1986-1991  
    • Texas, 1977
    • U.S. District Court, Western District of Texas
    • American Association for Justice
    • Chairman, State Bar of Texas, 1993-1995
    • U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Texas

    Pro bono/Community Service:

    • Member and Former Officer of the Bridgeport Lions Club
    • Fellow, Texas Bar Foundation
    • Habitat for Humanity, North Texas Steering Committee
    • Secretary, Wise County Bar Foundation, 1980-1991
    • Member, Bridgeport Chamber of Commerce

    Scholarly Lectures/Writings:

    • "Nursing Services Under the Worker's Compensation Act", Trial Lawyers Forum, 1986
    • "A New Age of Voir Dire in Texas", Tri-County Bar Association, Wichita Falls, 2007
    • "Premises Liability", 27th Advanced Personal Injury Law Court, State Bar of Texas, 2011
    • "Focus Group on a Budge", 28th Advanced Personal Injury Law Course, State Bar of Texas, 2012
    • "The Fault with No-Fault", Texas Trial Lawyers Association's Advanced Practice Pointers and Trial Tips Seminar, 1990
    • "L-Tryptophan Litigation", Texas Trial Lawyers Association's Advanced Practice Pointers and Trial Tips Seminar, 1991
    • "21st Century Venue Rule for Texas Courts in the New Age of Complex Litigation", Baylor Law Review, 1994
    • "Civil Litigation, Injuries, Insurance Companies, Product Liability", Wise County Bar Association, 1995
    • "Automobile Insurance Your Rights, Benefits, Claims & the Other Motorist", Wise County Bar Association, 1995
    • "Mock Trials and Focus Groups on a Budget", Tri-County Bar Association, Wichita Falls, 2005
    • "Nursing Services Under the Worker's Compensation Act", Texas Trial Lawyers Association Basic Trial/Nuts and Bolts Seminar, 1985
    • "Nursing Services Under the Worker's Compensation Act", Texas Trial Lawyers Association Basic Trial/Nuts and Bolts Seminar, 1986

    Educational Background:

    • North Texas University, B.B.A., 1974
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    Office Location for Michael A. Simpson

    1119 Halsell St
    Bridgeport, TX 76426

    Phone: 940-683-4098

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    Last Updated: 5/12/2020

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