“A lawyer’s either a social engineer or . . . a parasite on society . . . A social engineer [is] a highly skilled, perceptive, sensitive lawyer who [understands] the Constitution of the United States and [knows] how to explore its uses in the solving of problems of local communities and in bettering conditions of the underprivileged citizens.”

– Charles Hamilton Houston

Former Dean of Howard University School of Law and Pioneer of the Legal Strategy of Brown v. Board of Education, 347 U.S. 483 (1954)

Firm Overview

Simmons & Simmons, PLLC provides legal services in the Mississippi Delta, throughout the State of Mississippi, and Washington, D.C. concentrating in personal injury and criminal defense.

The lawyers at Simmons & Simmons, PLLC treat every client like he or she is our only client.

We strongly believe in protecting consumers from corporations and others who treat them unfairly and protecting citizens from being stripped of their constitutional liberties. Our strong representation and preparation in and outside the courtroom have produced a highly-respected brand of “the commitment you need…the justice you deserve.”

Personal Injury 

Simmons & Simmons, PLLC is committed to recovering damages and compensation for those who have suffered injuries or death at the hands of another.

Our attorneys are prepared to put their knowledge and experience to work in a wide variety of personal injury cases, including but not limited to, automobile and truck accidentsmedical malpracticewrongful deathproduct and premises liabilitycivil rightsdefamationinsurance and consumer fraudbad faith, and toxic torts.

Criminal Defense

The lawyers of Simmons & Simmons, PLLC are proud that our firm has been able to help those accused of a crime to achieve acquittals, dismissals, limited penalties, and/or reduced charges.

The lawyers of Simmons & Simmons, PLLC provide strong representation in criminal defense in juvenile, state, and federal courts. Our real-time accessibility, thorough preparation, and investigative approach enable us to do what is best for our clients. Through accusationchargearrestinitial appearancepreliminary hearingindictment, and trial, our attorneys have built our reputation and earned recognition for aggressively advocating and representing ordinary people facing extraordinary circumstances.

Attorneys

Meet our Attorneys and other team members

Derrick T. Simmons

Derrick T. Simmons

Partner
Phone: 662-334-1666
Fax: 662-334-1665

*Practice Areas: Criminal Defense, Automobile and Truck Accidents, Wrongful Death, Product and Premises Liability, Insurance and Consumer Fraud, Bad Faith, and Toxic Torts
 
Education
J.D., Howard University School of Law, 2005
M.B.A., Accounting and Finance, Howard University Business School, 2002
B.A., Business Administration (Accounting), Jackson State University, 2000
 
Bar Admissions
Mississippi
District of Columbia
 
Professional Associations
Mississippi Bar Association
Magnolia Bar Association
American Bar Association
National Bar Association
American Association of Justice
Mississippi Association of Justice
District of Columbia Bar Association
 
Public Office
State Senator (District 12), State of Mississippi, March 2011-present
Errick D. Simmons

Errick D. Simmons

Partner
Phone: 662-334-1666
Fax: 662-334-1665

*Practice Areas: Automobile and Truck Accidents, Medical Malpractice, Wrongful Death, Product and Premises Liability, Civil Rights, Defamation, Insurance and Consumer Fraud, Bad Faith, and Toxic Torts
 
Education
J.D., Howard University School of Law, 2005
M.A., Urban Economics and Economic Development, Howard University, 2002
B.A., Business Administration (Economics), Jackson State University, 2000
 
Bar Admissions
Mississippi
 
Professional Associations
Mississippi Bar Association
Magnolia Bar Association
American Bar Association
National Bar Association
American Association of Justice
Mississippi Association of Justice
 
Public Office
Mayor, City of Greenville, MS, January 2016-present
City Councilman (Ward 6), City of Greenville, MS, January 2008-2016
Darnell Pratt, II

Darnell Pratt, II

Associate
Phone: 662-334-1666
Fax: 662-334-1665

*Practice Areas: Automobile and Truck Accidents, Product and Premises Liability, Defamation, Insurance and Consumer Fraud
 
Education
J.D., University of Mississippi, 2014
B.A., Political Science, Alcorn State University, 2007
 
Bar Admissions
Mississippi
 
Professional Associations
Mississippi Bar Association
Magnolia Bar Association
Mississippi Association of Justice
Rose Minor

Rose Minor

Office Manager
Phone: 662-334-1666
Fax: 662-334-1665
Rose brings over 30 years of combined office management and administration experience and skills.  Her responsibilities include, but are not limited to, public relations with clients and vendors; client intakes and interviews; manages office staff; maintains firm’s master calendar; develops and organizes trial notebooks; orders office supplies and coordinates office clerical needs.
Vicki Cork

Vicki Cork

Executive Legal Assistant
Phone: 662-334-1666
Fax: 662-334-1665
Vicki brings over 10 years of deputy court clerk experience.  Her responsibilities include, but are not limited to, public relations with clients; client intake and interviews; drafts initial legal documents and pleadings; maintains attorneys’ trial calendar and court schedule; specializes in electronic case filing; assists in developing and organizing trial notebooks; assists in office clerical needs.

Practice Areas

Criminal Defense

Criminal Defense

When you or a loved one has made a mistake or been accused of breaking the law, your constitutional rights must be protected through aggressive and real-time representation. Read more

Toxic Torts

Toxic Torts

When you or a loved one is exposed to toxic chemicals in the air, water, in the workplace, or any other public or private place, serious injury or death is likely to occur. Read more

Bad Faith

Bad Faith

When an insurance company denies payment of a valid claim, delays investigation, and/or partially pays benefits for a claim, serious injury is likely to occur. Read more

Insurance and Consumer Fraud

Insurance and Consumer Fraud

When an insurance company, financial institution, or other business engages in misconduct that misleads, misrepresents, and/or defrauds a consumer, serious injury is likely to occur. Read more

Automobile and Truck Accidents

Automobile and Truck Accidents

When an automobile and/or 18-wheeler truck collides with a passenger vehicle, another truck, and/or pedestrian, serious injury or death is likely to occur. Read more

Medical Malpractice

Medical Malpractice

When a doctor, hospital, or other health care provider provides treatment that deviates from the standard of care, serious injury or death is likely to occur. Read more

Wrongful Death

Wrongful Death

When your loved one is killed due to the misconduct of another, wrongful death occurs. Read more

Product and Premises Liability

Product and Premises Liability

When a manufacturer, distributor, retailer, supplier, or other business makes a defective product for consumer use or fails to correct a dangerous or hazardous condition on its premises, serious injury or death is likely to occur. Read more

Civil Rights

Civil Rights

When individuals are stripped of their constitutional liberties and their civil rights are violated, serious injury or death is likely to occur. Read more

Defamation

Defamation

When a false statement is communicated which harms the reputation of an individual, serious injury is likely to occur. Read more

Results

Simmons & Simmons, PLLC has a reputation of achieving results in and outside of the courtroom for their clients. Notable successes include:

 

7.2 Million Toxic Tort Settlement
for individuals receiving property damages and personal injuries from exposure to toxic chemicals that was allowed to migrate off-site from a chemical plant.
 
1.2 Million Civil Rights Settlement
for past and current employees subjected to hostile work environment where they suffered adverse employment actions because of their race exposing them to offensive, racially derogatory writings, depictions, and graffiti.
 
$400,000 Medical Malpractice Settlement
for a mother and her child during traumatic labor where the child suffered an Erb’s proximal brachial plexus palsy injury, left clavicle was fractured, and left arm was left immobile.
 
MAXIMUM DAMAGES RECOVERED
for an elderly lady against a company and its driver for personal injuries and property damages caused by the driver when he ran off the road into her living room.
 
$250,000 Wrongful Death Settlement
for widow whose husband died suddenly of a cardiac arrhythmia due to doctor’s failure to timely or properly diagnose, monitor, assess and/or treat the decedent’s systematic uncontrolled and chronic hypertension.
 
MAXIMUM DAMAGES RECOVERED
for a woman who was severely injured and hospitalized when improperly secured objects fell off a motorist’s vehicle.
 

$50,000 SLIP AND FALL PREMISES LIABILITY SETTLEMENT

MAXIMUM DAMAGES RECOVERED IN A DUI CAR ACCIDENT

UNDISCLOSED PREMISES LIABILITY SETTLEMENT
against a hospital.
 
MAXIMUM DAMAGES RECOVERED
in a consumer fraud case against a car dealership.
 
UNDISCLOSED CIVIL RIGHTS SETTLEMENT
where victims suffered abuse, assault, and eventual rape at the hands of individual after he allegedly paid a municipal court official money to assure that the city did not prosecute criminal abuse affidavits repeatedly filed against him by the victims.
 
Six Figure Malicious Prosecution Settlement
for a female store manager who was terminated and wrongfully accused of embezzlement.
 
$100,000 SETTLEMENT
for a lady who was struck by a DUI motorist.
 
MAXIMUM DAMAGES RECOVERED
for a man who was hit by the driver of an 18-wheeler due to sleep deprivation.
 
$100,000 RECOVERED
against a commercial transportation company for an elderly disabled woman who suffered lacerations to her head when the driver failed to properly secure her wheelchair in the company vehicle.
 
UNDISCLOSED SETTLEMENT
against two casinos and a DUI motorist for a man who was struck by the DUI motorist after he was served intoxicating beverages at the casinos while visibly intoxicated.
 
UNDISCLOSED PRODUCT LIABILITY SETTLEMENT
for a woman who consumed maggots in a box of cereal produced by a food manufacturer.
 
UNDISCLOSED SETTLEMENT
for a man who was hit by a commercial vehicle that ran the red light.
 
UNDISCLOSED SETTLEMENT
for minors who were displayed in a false light by a news station.
 
COUNTLESS $25,000 AUTOMOBILE ACCIDENT SETTLEMENTS
for policy limits.

Professional Associations


Contact Us

  • 662-334-1666
  • info@simmonspllc.com
  • www.simmonspllc.com
  • 207 Main Street
    Post Office Box 1854
    Greenville, MS 38702-1854

  • Facsimile: 662-334-1665