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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|WV||Authorized to practice law||2005||10/16/2016|
|Award name||Grantor||Date granted|
|Pro Bono Legal Services||Wiley Manuel Law Foundation||2006|
|Owner||Simms Law Office||2006 - Present|
|Association name||Position name||Duration|
|West Virginia Association for Justice||Member||2006 - Present|
|National College of DUI Defense||Member||2006 - Present|
|National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers||Member||2006 - Present|
|West Virginia DUI Defense Lawyers Association||Secretary||2006 - Present|
|California Western School of Law||Law||JD - Juris Doctor||2005|
|Private Investigators and Security Professionals of West Virginia||Investigation and Preparation of a Case Involving a Foreign Citizen||N/A|