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Joseph Zachary Simmons

Elder law Attorney at Christiansburg, VA

5.0   6 reviews
  • Licensed for 13 years
    State VA
    Acquired 2011
    Status
    Active No misconduct found

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About Joseph

Learn Joseph’s areas of practice.

2
Practice areas
  1. Elder law
    85%
    Planning for all aspects of aging including (1) complex wills, trusts, and estate planning, (2) business succession planning, (3) Special Needs Planning, (4) Medicaid Eligibility & Asset Protection, (5) Probate Administration, and (6) Guardianships

  2. Family
    15%
    Adoption, Divorce, & Child Custody

Joseph Zachary Simmons is a lifelong resident of the New River Valley. He grew up in Christiansburg and graduated from Christiansburg High School. Joey has always been and continues to be a big part of the community. He enjoys playing soccer and golf in his free time. Joey is also a frequent volunteer at the Lyric Theater in Blacksburg and serves on the Board of Directors for the theater.

After being admitted to the Virginia State Bar Association, Joseph excitedly opened the doors to The Simmons Law Firm, PC. The offices are conveniently located across the Street from the Montgomery County Courthouse at 16 East Main Street, Suite 100, in Christiansburg. The Simmons Law Firm is a full service firm providing comprehensive legal services to Southwest Virginia.

Joseph decided to practice and study the Law while attending Roanoke College. This desire arose out of a keen interest in the role policy plays in our daily lives and a sincere desire to help others untangle the confusion that arises when legal challenges are present. Joseph Simmons understands the power of the Justice System to have a meaningful impact on the lives of others and on society when there are men and women of integrity leading the way to make the law work for everyone. In pursuit of these ideals, Joseph Simmons opened The Simmons Law Firm, PC in 2010.

Location

The Simmons Law Firm, PC
16 E Main St Ste 100
Christiansburg, VA, 24073-3046

Reviews

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Posted by Guy | March 2, 2021
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Excellent Attorney
It was a pleasure working with Joseph Simmons and staff. He was extremely knowledgeable, answered all questions thoroughly and in an understanding manner. He was patient and answered emails promptly. I highly recommend The Simmons Law Firm.
Posted by Roger | October 22, 2019
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
The Simmons Law Firm
While working with Mr Simmons, I found that he and his staff were very attentive and prompt with their services. Not only was Mr Simmons knowledgeable about the law and VA codes, he had a good insight on how to achieve our goals. I would recommend anyone to retain the services from The Simmons Law Firm.
Posted by Caitlyn | July 17, 2015
Great lawyer!
This lawyer was fantastic. I will definitely go to him for all other matters. Not only was he awesome, he went out of his way to set up a payment plan for me to help me cover legal fees. He detailed every invoice so I knew what I was paying for and the services that were provided.
Posted by Andy | July 13, 2015
Best attorney in town!
Mr. Simmons was able to help me out in a very complex and sensitive estate planning situation. When you're in a complex legal situation you need an attorney who specializes in that area. Mr. Simmons was very knowledgeable and saved the family a lot of money in the long run.
Posted by Kirsten | July 3, 2015
A Courteous and Fair Attorney
Joseph has an expansive knowledge of the law and was able to clearly and accurately explain my legal situation. He was honest and up front and was fair in his billing. He was one of the only attorneys I could find specializing in Elder Care and Special Needs Law which was a godsend.
Posted by Kurt | July 3, 2015
The best Lawyer!
Joseph Simmons is an attorney who is always willing to go the extra mile for his clients. He went above and beyond for me when handling my parent's estate work in Virginia. He very clearly explained the situation and helped us resolve the issue with out a hitch. He was very articulate and honest with his billing practices and invoices and provided detailed accounts of his time and expenses!
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Resume

AVVO RATING 9.8 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Founder & President
  • The Simmons Law Firm, PC
  • 2011 - Present
  • Assistant
  • The Krasnow Law Firm
  • 2010 - 2011
  • Circuit Court Law Clerk
  • Commonwealth of Virginia 27th Judicial Circuit
  • 2008 - 2009

Education

  • University of Virginia School of Law
  • National Trial Advocacy College
  • 2012
  • University of Baltimore School of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 2010
  • Roanoke College
  • BBA
  • 2007

Sample of Legal Cases

  • Divorce across international boundaries.
  • Trial
  • Hospital Acquired Infection
  • Settlement
  • Slip & Fall at Retailer
  • Settlement.

Associations

  • National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys
  • Member
  • 2015 - Present
  • Virginia Academy of Elder Law Attorneys
  • Member
  • 2015 - Present
  • United States Supreme Court Bar
  • Member
  • 2015 - Present
  • National Institute for Trial Advocacy
  • Member
  • 2012 - Present
  • Virginia Trial Lawyers Association
  • Member
  • 2011 - Present
  • Virginia Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2011 - Present
  • The Lyric Council Board of Directors
  • Board Chairman
  • 2017 - 2019
  • The Lyric Council Board of Directors Executive Committee
  • Secretary
  • 2015 - 2019
  • The Lyric Council Board of Directors
  • Boardmember
  • 2013 - 2019
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • AV Preeminent 5.0 out of 5 Peer Review Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2018
  • Guardian ad litem of the year
  • Court Appointed Special Advocates
  • 2017
  • Top 10 under 40 Award
  • National Academy of Personal Injury Attorneys
  • 2016
  • AV Preeminent 5 out of 5 Peer Review Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2015
  • 10 Best Under 40
  • American Institute of Family Law Attorneys
  • 2015
  • Legal Elite
  • Virginis Business Magazine
  • 2015
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Publications

  • The Simmons Law Firm, PC
  • Special Education Law in Virginia
  • 2019
  • The Simmons Law Firm, PC
  • Approaching Problems: An Introductory Guide to The Case Law of the United States
  • 2015

Speaking Engagements

  • Estate Planning Seminar
  • Estate Planning
  • 2020
  • Introduction to Medicaid and Medicare
  • Introduction to Medicaid and Medicare
  • 2015
  • Trusts 101
  • Trusts 101
  • 2014
  • Estate Planning 101
  • Estate Planning 101
  • 2014
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Attorney endorsements

Received (11)
Given (14)
Endorse Joseph
Elder law Attorney | Sep 23
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Elder law Attorney | Apr 19
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Mr. Simmons is very well respected in our legal community. I endorse this lawyer."
Personal injury Attorney | Mar 20
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Joseph is an excellent and intelligent advocate. He is part of our close network of attorneys we work with on various matters. I fully endorse this attorney."
Family Attorney | Mar 18
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I have known Joseph for many years. He is a knowledgeable, honest, and caring advocate. Using his experience and technical skill sets he is an asset and resource to his clients. I fully endorse this lawyer."
Personal injury Attorney | Mar 16
Relationship: Friend
"I endorse this lawyer. Mr. Simmons is a strong advocate for his clients. His experience in the personal injury field is extensive so clients should feel very comfortable entrusting their cases to him."
Family Attorney | Jan 07
Relationship: Other
"Mr. Simmons is a highly skilled, professional and knowledgeable attorney. A true asset to the legal community. Potential clients would be in good hands with Mr. Simmons representing them."
Personal injury Attorney | Sep 09
Relationship: Other
"I endorse this lawyer. Attorney Simmons provides professional and knowledgeable assistance to his clients and the Avvo community."
Family Attorney | Jul 13
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Joseph's contributions to the online legal community demonstrate his substantial skill and dedication to his clients' rights."
Personal injury Attorney | Jul 06
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Personal injury Attorney | Jul 01
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I endorse this lawyer. Mr. Simmons has been an invaluable resource."
Family Attorney | Jul 01
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Attorney Simmons has a demonstrated commitment to excellence in the areas of Family Law and Personal Injury. His insights and knowledge in these areas have proven invaluable. Simmons would easily be a first pick for anyone in the Christianburg area."
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Christiansburg Elder law Lawyer Joseph Zachary Simmons
Joseph Zachary Simmons
Elder law Attorney
Christiansburg, VA
Licensed for 13 years