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Anderson Mclay Simmons

Anderson Mclay Simmons

also known as Andy Simmons

Practice areas:

Lawsuits & Disputes, Contracts & Agreements, Business, Trademark Application, Real Estate

About Me

My niche as a lawyer is representing the little guy against the big guy, on a tight budget, and getting results.  I am a defense lawyer by training, but over the years I have always learned to think like a plaintiff's lawyer, too.


I have worked on legal defense teams representing Fortune 500 corporations, and I've represented ordinary hard working individual families and consumers.  The mainstay of my practice is representing local small businesses in a wide varieity of litigation, transactions and general counsel matters.


Austin, Texas has been my home base since 1977.  I have moved away a few times for school or career, but have been back since 1997.


My business interests outside of law are property management.  I own and operate a duplex and co-own a small bed & breakfast


I am a PADI divemaster.  I am an avid cyclist, enjoying bicycle commuting and touring.


Practice Areas

Licensed since 1995

  1. Lawsuits & Disputes: 70%
    20 years, 600 cases
  2. Business: 10%
    15 years, 25 cases
  3. Contracts & Agreements: 10%
    15 years, 200 cases
  4. Real Estate: 5%
    15 years, 30 cases
  5. Trademark Application: 5%
    15 years, 15 cases



Hourly ($200-275/hour), Fixed (Sometimes), Free Consultation (30 minutes)

Payment Types:

Cash, Check, Credit Card

Attorney Endorsements

2 total

  • Amy Elizabeth Clark Kleinpeter

    I would not hesitate to recommend anyone sued by a debt buyer to hire Mr. Simmons. I also represent consumers and had the good fortune to be in court recently where Mr. Simmons was arguing on his client's behalf against a debt buyer. He was articulate and had strong arguments and in the end, after well-argued points on both sides, Mr. Simmons got the case against his client completely dismissed. While some attorneys encourage settlement or charge fees through the roof, I believe Mr. Simmons is a fair and strong advocate for consumers.


    Amy Kleinpeter Lemon Law Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

  • Tom Max Thomas II

    I endorse this lawyer 100%. Andy is an excellent lawyer who does a fantastic job for all of his clients.


    Tom Thomas Debt Settlement Attorney
    Relationship: Worked together on matter

Contact Info

702 Rio Grande
Austin, TX, 78701

702 Rio Grande St
Austin, TX, 78701



TXEligible To Practice In Texas 199705/24/2015

Professional Misconduct

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo Contributions
Legal Answers
Award NameGrantorDate Granted
Joseph Bernfeld Writing CompetitionCalifornia Bankruptcy Journal1995
Am Jur AwardWest Thompson1994

Work Experience
TitleCompany NameDuration
PresidentLaw Office of Anderson M. Simmons PC2003 - Present
General CounselSouthwest Recreational Industries, Inc.2002 - 2003
AssociateClark, Thomas & Winters1997 - 2002
AssociateSims, Morrow & Manning1996 - 1997

Association NamePosition NameDuration
Texas Bar FoundationFellow2012 - Present
Austin Bar AssociationMember1997 - Present

Legal Cases
Case NameOutcome
Securities fraud lawsuit, In the United States District Court, Southern District, Texasconfidential monetary settlement for plaintiffs
Bagdonas v. Janjigian, Travis County Court at Lawarbitration award in our favor
American Express v. D.W., Travis County District CourtAmerican Express voluntarily dismissed the case and recovered nothing.

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School NameMajorDegreeGraduated
Case Western Reserve University School of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor1995
University of TexasGovernment and International AffairsBA - Bachelor of Arts1989
Institute of Electronic Science, Texas A&M Engineering Extension ServiceElectrical EngineeringCertificate in Electronic Technology1983

Speaking Engagements
Conference NameTitleDate
Litigation Nuts and BoltsEverything You Ever Wanted to Know About Drafting Affidavits in Texas2015