Christopher J. Simmons

Top rated personal injury attorney in Dallas, Texas

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

Practice Areas: Personal injury, Business litigation, Civil litigation; 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 civil trial attorney, Christopher J. Simmons is a founding partner at Lyons Simmons, LLP. Working out of the firm’s main office in Dallas, Texas, he represents people and businesses throughout the greater metropolitan area and across the country. Held in high regard by his fellow attorneys for both his successful track record and high degree of ethics, Mr. Simmons has received a great deal of favorable recognition from his colleagues, including a 10.0 peer review rating through Avvo. He also has been named to the list of Best Lawyers in America, The National Trial Lawyers Top 40 Under 40, and among the 500 Leading Plaintiff Consumer Lawyers nationally by Lawdragon.

A significant portion of Mr. Simmons’s practice involves personal injury and wrongful death litigation, and he represents people who have been harmed by the negligence of other parties. His cases in this regard have included motor vehicle crashes, construction site accidents, premises liability, professional malpractice and defective products. Over the course of his career, Mr. Simmons has been able to obtain millions of dollars in compensation for his clients through both jury awards and settlements that he has negotiated with defendants and their liability insurance providers.

Mr. Simmons has a business litigation practice as well, and he has represented both plaintiffs and defendants in a variety of such matters, including contract disputes, fiduciary duty breaches, tortious interference, partner and shareholder disputes, and fraud. He majored in English language and literature at Texas A&M University and received a Bachelor of Arts magna cum laude in 2004. He then went on to attend Southern Methodist University Dedman School of Law and was awarded his Juris Doctor in 2008. Mr. Simmons is admitted to practice in Texas and New Mexico and before several federal trial and appellate courts.

Practice areas

Personal injury - general: plaintiff, Business litigation, Civil litigation: plaintiff

Focus areas

Personal injury - plaintiff, Wrongful death, Brain injury

  • 60% Personal injury - general: plaintiff
  • 20% Business litigation
  • 20% Civil litigation: 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

Top Lists

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

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