Christopher J. Simmons

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Civil Litigation Attorney in Dallas, TX

Deans & Lyons, LLP
 | 325 N. Saint Paul Street, Suite 1500
Dallas, TX 75201
Phone: 214-965-8500
Selected to Rising Stars: 2014 - 2018
Licensed Since: 2008
Practice Areas:
  • Civil Litigation: Plaintiff (70%),
  • Business Litigation (30%)
Attorney Profile

Securing justice for clients is at the top of Christopher J. Simmons' priority list. As a partner at Deans & Lyons, LLP, he works with plaintiffs and defendants in Dallas, Texas, who are facing issues including products liability, commercial litigation and complex tort litigation. No matter which side of the courtroom he is on, he remains focused on protecting his client's rights.

Over the course of his career, Mr. Simmons has secured millions of dollars for victims of negligence in cases such as personal injury matters. Additionally, he has effectively handled cases in which his client, whether the employer or the employee, was battling over discrimination claims or facing a dispute regarding a non-competition agreement. For his successes, Mr. Simmons has been listed in The National Trial Lawyers: Top 40 under 40.

In addition to his litigation practice, Mr. Simmons devotes time to counseling clients. He advises business owners on strategy, formation, corporate governance and negotiating contracts.

His education played a crucial role in shaping the attorney that Mr. Simmons is today. Graduating magna cum laude with a Bachelor of Arts in English literature from Texas A&M University in 2004, he then earned a Juris Doctor in 2008, from the Southern Methodist University Dedman School of Law, where he was invited to join the Order of Barristers.

Admitted to practice in Texas in 2008, Mr. Simmons also is admitted to practice before the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 5th Circuit, the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Texas and the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Texas.

A published author, Mr. Simmons is a member of the Dallas Bar Association.

Practice Areas
Lawyer Practice Area Pie Chart

Civil Litigation (70%)

Business Litigation (30%): Trade Secret, Non-Compete Agreements

Focus Areas

Business Litigation: Trade Secret, Non-Compete Agreements


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Rising Stars: 2014 - 2018

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About Christopher Simmons

Admitted: 2008, Texas

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Honors and Awards:

  • Honored in 2012 Top Texas Verdicts List
  • Dallas Association of Young Lawyers "Outstanding Committee Chair Award", 2013
  • Thomson Reuters’ Super Lawyers: Texas Rising Stars, 2014 - 2015
  • Dean's List, Southern Methodist University School of Law
  • Order of Barristers, Southern Methodist University School of Law
  • National Trial Lawyers: Top 40 Under 40 Trial Lawyers, 2015

Bar/Professional Activity:

  • Dallas Association of Young Lawyers, Member, Committee Co-Chair, 2008 - 2014
  • Dallas Bar Association, Member, 2008 - 2014
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 5th Circuit, 2012
  • U.S. District Court Eastern District of Texas, 2009
  • U.S. District Court Northern District of Texas, 2012
  • Texas, 2008

Scholarly Lectures and Writings:

  • Five Things Associations Must Know to Prepare Clients for Depositions, Dallas Association of Young Lawyers Dicta, April, 2011

Educational Background:

  • Texas A&M University, College Station, Texas, B.A. in English Literature with magna cum laude and With Honors, 2004
Office Location for Christopher J. Simmons

325 N. Saint Paul Street
Suite 1500
Dallas, TX 75201

Phone: 214-965-8500


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Last Updated: 11/8/2016

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