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William A Simmons

Criminal defense Attorney at Silver Spring, MD

5.0   4 reviews
  • State Years
    Dist. of Columbia - DC 40 years
    Maryland - MD 41 years
  • Licensed for 40 years
    State DC
    Acquired 1983
    Good Standing No misconduct found
  • Licensed for 41 years
    State MD
    Acquired 1982
    Active No misconduct found

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.

About William

Learn William’s areas of practice.

Practice areas
  1. Car accident
    Successful recoveries in auto accidents in Maryland and District of Columbia with other forms of personal injury such as slip and fall cases, Numerous judge and jury trials.

    42 years

  2. Criminal defense
    All Felonies and Misdemeanors in Maryland and District of Columbia including drugs, sex offenses and other criminal acts. Numerous judge and jury trials.

    42 years

  3. DUI and DWI
    DUI, DWI, and OWI for Alcohol and Drugs and other serious traffic offenses such as driving while revoked, suspended or without a license, and serious speeding tickets for commercial drivers in Maryland and District of Columbia. Numerous judge and jury trials.

    42 years

  4. Juvenile law
    All types of delinquent acts such as drugs, theft, sex offenses, robbery and other major delinquent acts, Numerous judge trials.

    42 years

  5. Animal and dog bites

My partner, Theresa M. Butler, is an experienced litigator with over 31 years of experience in family law, divorce, seperation agreements, guardianships, wills, estates, probate and other types of civil litigation including car accidents and other personal injury cases.  Both Mr. Simmons and Ms. Butler have had success in numerous judge and jury trials.


Butler & Simmons PA
12932 Georgia Avenue
Silver Spring, MD, 20906

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5.0 / 5.0
  4 customer reviews
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Posted by Minna | June 7, 2018
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Mr Simmons
He is very nice to me and try to be funny on my court date and that really help me to feel relax and secured of his service. im satisfied. The trial went the best and the results exceed my expectation. I highly recommend mr. Simmons and he has a clean and near office like the way he is.. godbless you always atty. .
Posted by anonymous | April 7, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Mr. Simmons provided excellent representation in my case. He accurately set my expectations and instructed me in how to prepare before the court date, appearing before the judge, and how to deal with the outcome. Thanks to all this we were able to achieve a success and my case was resolved to my satisfaction. In addition Mr. Simmons charged a fair rate for his work. I recommend Mr. Simmons and the firm of Butler & Simmons, P.A.
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Posted by William | September 14, 2013
He earned the 5 star rating I gave him.
Mr. Simmons really helped my son with his burglary case. My son has been in special needs education from kindergarden thru high school and is easily misled by supposed "friends". Mr. Simmons explained to our son what to expect in court and how to behave. He also let us (as parents) know what to expect and how to address our concerns to the judge. The trial went the best that could be expected and the results exceeded our expectations -- due in a large part to Mr. Simmons' experience and working relationships with the prosecuting attorney and the judge. The judge incorporated our suggests into our son's probation plan and we couldn't have asked for a better response! We were very pleased with how Mr. Simmons worked with our son and how he did not allow our son to mislead himself as to what was really going to happen. My wife and I agree that we could not have picked a better attorney.
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Posted by Christy | March 20, 2013
Helped me stay out of jail
Mr. Simmons represented me in a case that could have sent me to jail and placed a felony on my record. Throughout the process he made me perfectly aware of what my options were and was very clear on the possibilities. He doesn't sugar coat anything. As a result of his representation, I not only avoided incarceration but I was able to expunge my record after probation. If you need a lawyer, call Butler and Simmons. I'm glad I did
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  • Retainer Always
Payment methods
Cash, Check


AVVO RATING 7.8 (Very Good)

Work Experience

  • Vice President
  • Butler & Simmons, P. A.
  • 1998 - Present
  • Attorney
  • Butler & Butler, P. A.
  • 1986 - 1988
  • Attorney
  • Barry H. Helfand, Esquire
  • 1982 - 1986


  • George Mason University School of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 1982
  • Randolph-Macon College
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 1978


  • Bar Association of the District of Columbia
  • Member
  • 1983 - Present
  • Maryland State Bar Association
  • Member
  • 1982 - Present

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Spanish

Honors and Awards

  • BV Rated 2001-2015
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2015

Attorney endorsements

Received (4)
Given (2)
Endorse William
Car accident Attorney | Nov 01
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I endorse this lawyer."
Car accident Attorney | Jun 25
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Criminal defense Attorney | Feb 01
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Bill is a highly experienced trial attorney in Maryland. He is has a number of jury trials recently that resulted in "not guilty" verdicts. He gives his clients knowledgeable and prudent advice."
Unknown Attorney | Mar 13
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse William A. Simmons and highly recommend him to potential clients. He is an excellent lawyer and an incredibly experienced and competent trial attorney. I have had the privilege of watching him handle both criminal and civil cases with the expertise, dedication, and vigor that every client deserves. His compassion for the law and for his clients comes through in the thorough way that he handles his cases."
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Silver Spring Criminal defense Lawyer William A Simmons
William A Simmons
Criminal defense Attorney
Silver Spring, MD
Licensed for 41 years