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Keith graduated Magna Cum Laude from Houston Baptist University in 1977, having completed his Bachelor of Science degree in Economics and Business in just 27 months. He earned his law degree at Baylor, graduating in 1979, and became Board Certified in personal injury trial law in 1984. He is a member of the Texas Bar Association, the Texas Trial Lawyers Association, the American Association for Justice, and the Houston Trial Lawyers Association. Keith is licensed to practice in the state of Texas, as well as in the Southern, Western, and Eastern Federal District Courts.


He has been a partner at Simmons and Fletcher since 1974.


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Practice areas


  1. Personal Injury: 29%
    36 years
  2. Trucking Accident: 19%
    36 years
  3. Wrongful Death: 19%
    36 years
  4. Car Accident: 19%
    36 years
  5. Other: 14%
  6. More 



Contingent (33-45%)

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TXEligible To Practice In Texas 197908/17/2016
We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
Texas Super LawyerTexas Super Lawyers Magazine2014
Top LawyerHoustonia Magazine2014
Top LawyerHouston Magazine2013
Top 100 Trial LawyersNational Trial Lawyers2013
Texas Super LawyerTexas Super Lawyers Magazine2013
Life MemberMillion Dollar Advocates Forum2012
AV Preeminent 5.0 out of 5 Peer Review RatedMartindale-Hubbell2010
Board Certified - Personal Injury Trial LawTexas Board of Legal Specialization1984
Admitted to PracticeUnited States District Courts for the Southern, Western and Eastern Districts of Texas1979
Admitted to PracticeU.S. Bankrptcy Courts for the Southern, Western and Eastern Districts of Texas1979
Fully Endowed Academic ScholarHouston Baptist University1977
Magna Cum LaudeHouston Baptist University1977
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
PartnerSimmons and Fletcher, P.C.1990 - Present
PartnerSimmons and Zwernemann1984 - 1990
AssociateSimmons and Zwernemann1979 - 1984
Association namePosition nameDuration
Texas Trial Lawyers AssociationMember2003 - Present
American Association for JusticeMember2003 - Present
Houston Trial Lawyers AssociationMember2003 - Present
Houston Bar AssociationMember1995 - Present
State Bar of TexasMember1979 - Present
Baylor Law Alumni AssociationLifetime Member1979 - Present
College of the State Bar of TexasMember2004 - 2005
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
Work Injury SettlementSettled for 11.9 Million (Per Texas Bar disclosure requirements, the attorney fees on the case were $3,966,666.27 and case expenses were $213,253.55.)
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Publication nameTitleDate
Texas Advanced Paralegal SeminarChurch and Religious Liability2009
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
Baylor University School of LawN/AN/A1979
Houston Baptist UniversityEconomicsBS - Bachelor of Science1977
Houston Baptist UniversityBusiness ManagementBS - Bachelor of Science1977
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
Texas Advanced Paralegal SeminarChurch and Religions Liability2009