Christopher J. Simmons

Top rated Personal Injury attorney in Dallas, Texas

Lyons & Simmons, LLP
Christopher J. Simmons
Lyons & Simmons, LLP

Practice Areas: Personal Injury, Products Liability; view more

Licensed in Texas since: 2008

Education: Southern Methodist University Dedman School of Law

Selected to Super Lawyers: 2022 - 2023 Selected to Rising Stars: 2014 - 2021

Lyons & Simmons, LLP

2101 Cedar Springs Road
Suite 1900
Dallas, TX 75201 Visit website


A highly regarded plaintiff's trial attorney, Christopher J. Simmons is a founding partner at Lyons & Simmons, LLP. He represents people in cases involving catastrophic injury and wrongful death across the country. Held in high regard by his fellow attorneys and peers for both his successful track record and high degree of ethics, Mr. Simmons has received a great deal of recognition from his colleagues. His honors and awards include: National Law Journal's “Trailblazer” Award (given to the top lawyers in the country), Lawdragon 500 Leading Plaintiff Consumer Lawyers (2020-2023), Best Lawyers in America (2021-2023), D Magazine Best Lawyers in Dallas (2019, 2021-2023), and Thompson Reuters Super Lawyers (2022). Simmons is also a Life Member of the Multi-Million Dollar Advocates Forum. 

Mr. Simmons focusses his practice on catastrophic personal injury and wrongful death cases. He represents people who have been harmed by the negligence of corporations. Simmons has successfully handled cases arising from oil and gas disasters, aviation crashes, product defects, worksite explosions, worksite electrocutions, factory and industrial site disasters, commercial motor vehicle crashes, and a host of other disasters that have altered the lives of people. Over the course of his career, Mr. Simmons has obtained record-breaking verdicts and settlements for his clients.

Practice areas

Personal Injury - General: Plaintiff, Personal Injury - Products: Plaintiff

Focus areas

Brain Injury, Construction Accident, Personal Injury - Plaintiff, Trucking Accidents, Wrongful Death

  • 70% Personal Injury - General: Plaintiff
  • 30% Personal Injury - Products: Plaintiff

First Admitted: 2008, Texas

Professional Webpage:

  • Best Lawyers in America, 2021-2022, BL Rankings
  • , Texas Super Lawyers, Thomson Reuters, 2022
  • 500 Leading Plaintiff Consumer Lawyers in America, 2020-2021, Lawdragon
  • Best Lawyers in Dallas, 2019, 2021, D Magazine
  • Texas Super Lawyers Rising Stars, Up-and-Coming Top 100, 2017-2021, Thomson Reuters
  • Super Lawyers Rising Stars, Texas, 2014-2021, Thomson Reuters
  • Best Lawyers Under 40 in Dallas, D Magazine, 2018-2020
  • On the Rise, Texas Lawyer Professional Excellence Awards, 2018
  • National Trial Lawyers: Top 40 Under 40 Trial Lawyers, 2015
  • Dallas Association of Young Lawyers "Outstanding Committee Chair Award", 2013
  • Honored in 2012 Top Texas Verdicts List
  • Order of Barristers, Southern Methodist University School of Law
  • Dean's List, Southern Methodist University School of Law
Bar/Professional Activity:
  • Dallas Trial Lawyers Association, Member
  • U.S. District Court, Southern District of Texas
  • State Bar of New Mexico, Member
  • State Bar of Texas, Member
  • U.S. District Court, Western District of Texas
  • U.S. District Court Northern District of Texas, 2012
  • New Mexico
  • Dallas Bar Association, Member, 2008 - 2014
  • Texas, 2008
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 5th Circuit, 2012
  • U.S. District Court Eastern District of Texas, 2009
  • Dallas Association of Young Lawyers, Member, Committee Co-Chair, 2008 - 2017
Scholarly Lectures/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

2101 Cedar Springs Road
Suite 1900
Dallas, TX 75201

Phone: 214-665-6900


2 Years Super Lawyers
8 Years Rising Stars
  • Super Lawyers: 2022 - 2023
  • Rising Stars: 2014 - 2021

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Up-and-Coming 100: Texas Rising Stars: 2017 - 2021

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