|AL||Authorized to practice law||1999||08/07/2017|
|Award name||Grantor||Date granted|
|Top 100 Lawyers||National Advocacy for DUI Defense||2015|
|Top 100 Lawyers||National Advocacy for DUI Defense||2014|
|Top 100 Lawyers||National Advocacy for DUI Defense||2013|
|Dean's List||Samford University, Cumberland School of Law||1994|
|Dean's List||Samford University-Cumberland School of Law||1993|
|Senior Claims Adjuster||The Infinity Group||1995 - 1996|
|Committee Intern||Arizona State Senate||1993 - 1993|
|Association name||Position name||Duration|
|National College of DUI Defense||Member||2015 - Present|
|Birmingham Bar Association||Member||2000 - Present|
|National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers||Member||1999 - Present|
|Alabama State Bar||Member||1999 - Present|
|American Journal of Trial Advocacy||Contributor||1994|
|Birmingham School of Law (Birmingham, AL)||Law||JD - Juris Doctor||1997|
|Northern Arizona University||Environmental Science||BS - Bachelor of Science||1993|
|Samford University, Cumberland School of Law||Law||JD - Juris Doctor||N/A|
|WVTM Channel 13||Alabama's New (2013) Firearms Law||2013|
Posted by Robert
When I was arrested for alleged DUI Derek Simms was the first person I called. Not only did he instruct and inform me but he did it in a way that I could understand. The legal world is very confusing and I know he is someone who I can trust to take the reigns and get the best possible outcome for me. I would not recommend any other attorney besides Derek. He is the best at what he does and if you get the chance to work with him you will find out why he is the best.
Posted by Mitch
Mr. Simms has represented me on at least 5 different occasions and has worked miracles every single time. He has achieved results that other good lawyers told me were not possible. I keep his cell phone number on my speed dial. Thank you, Mr. Simms!
Posted by anonymous
I first spoke with Mr. Simms after spending countless hours on the web searching for a competent attorney (there is apparently no shortage of attorneys in Alabama). Within minutes of conversing with Derek, I felt a great sense of relief. He seemed very knowledgable on traffic law ( I am a commercial truck driver) and though he said the bar prohibited him from promising an outcome, he virtually assured me that he could keep this violation off my record.
I had a lot riding on this verdict, as another driving infraction would have resulted in me losing my CDL and thus my livelihood. Well, let me say that Derek completely changed my outlook on attorneys. Not only did the ticket "disappear" but I only had to pay court costs!!
Though I am sure he won't take me up on it, my wife and I invited his family down to Mobile for Thanksgiving. Do yourself a favor and call this man if you get pulled over in Alabama. Thank you Derek and I'll save a drumstick for you! (ha, ha!)
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