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Michael D. Simms was born and raised in a small town just south of Parkersburg, West Virginia. The son of a school teacher and an attorney, he quickly learned the value of hard work, education and achievement, graduating from Wirt County High School early at the age of sixteen.

Simms then attended West Virginia University, graduating with a Bachelor’s Degree in Political Science and Pre-law in 2000. Upon graduation, he traveled to San Diego, California for his legal education. Michael graduated from California Western School of Law in 2005 as a three time Dean’s List recipient.

After law school, Michael remained in the greater San Diego area and worked with the San Diego Volunteer Lawyer Program, providing free legal services to underprivileged residents. Simms received the Wiley E. Manual Pro-Bono Award for his provision of legal services to the poor.

In 2006, Michael returned to his native home and began focusing on West Virginia DUI law and personal injury law with his father Alan at his office in Elizabeth, West Virginia. After apprenticing with his father, Michael relocated to Morgantown, West Virginia and opened Simms Law Office – a boutique practice focusing on DUI defense, criminal defense, personal injury, car accidents, wrongful death and student disciplinary defense.

Attorney Simms prides himself on hard work, communication with his clients and his ability to successfully resolve complex legal problems. He offers free initial consultations, and is available to speak with his current and prospective clients seven days a week. This client-centered practice, coupled with Michael’s strong work ethic, has helped make Simms Law Office one of West Virginia’s premier small law practices.


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Practice areas


  1. DUI & DWI: 50%
    9 years
  2. Personal Injury: 30%
    9 years
  3. Criminal Defense: 20%
    9 years



Contingent (33%), Fixed (always)

Payment types:

Cash, Check, Credit card

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Contact info

68 High Street.
Morgantown, WV, 26505


WVAuthorized to practice law200510/30/2015
We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
Pro Bono Legal ServicesWiley Manuel Law Foundation2006
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
OwnerMichael Simms, Attorney at Law2006 - Present
Association namePosition nameDuration
West Virginia Association for JusticeMember2006 - Present
National College of DUI DefenseMember2006 - Present
National Association of Criminal Defense LawyersMember2006 - Present
West Virginia DUI Defense Lawyers AssociationSecretary2006 - Present
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
California Western School of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor2005
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
Private Investigators and Security Professionals of West VirginiaInvestigation and Preparation of a Case Involving a Foreign CitizenN/A