also known as Andy Simmons
My niche as a lawyer is representing the little guy against the big guy, on a tight budget, and getting results. I am a defense lawyer by training, but over the years I have always learned to think like a plaintiff's lawyer, too.
I have worked on legal defense teams representing Fortune 500 corporations, and I've represented ordinary hard working individual families and consumers. The mainstay of my practice is representing local small businesses in a wide varieity of litigation, transactions and general counsel matters.
Austin, Texas has been my home base since 1977. I have moved away a few times for school or career, but have been back since 1997.
My business interests outside of law are property management. I own and operate a duplex and co-own a small bed & breakfast
I am a PADI divemaster. I am an avid cyclist, enjoying bicycle commuting and touring.
Hourly ($200-275/hour), Fixed (sometimes), Free consultation (30 minutes)
Cash, Check, Credit card
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Amy Clark, Lemon law Attorney
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I would not hesitate to recommend anyone sued by a debt buyer to hire Mr. Simmons. I also represent consumers and had the good fortune to be in court recently where Mr. Simmons was arguing on his client's behalf against a debt buyer. He was articulate and had strong arguments and in the end, after well-argued points on both sides, Mr. Simmons got the case against his client completely dismissed. While some attorneys encourage settlement or charge fees through the roof, I believe Mr. Simmons is a fair and strong advocate for consumers.
|TX||Eligible To Practice In Texas||1997||01/19/2017|
|Award name||Grantor||Date granted|
|Joseph Bernfeld Writing Competition||California Bankruptcy Journal||1995|
|Am Jur Award||West Thompson||1994|
|President||Law Office of Anderson M. Simmons PC||2003 - Present|
|General Counsel||Southwest Recreational Industries, Inc.||2002 - 2003|
|Associate||Clark, Thomas & Winters||1997 - 2002|
|Associate||Sims, Morrow & Manning||1996 - 1997|
|Association name||Position name||Duration|
|Texas Bar Foundation||Fellow||2012 - Present|
|Austin Bar Association||Member||1997 - Present|
|U.S. Food Services v. B.B.||Directed verdict in our favor plus attorney's fees|
|Bagdonas v. Janjigian, Travis County Court at Law||arbitration award in our favor|
|American Express v. D.W., Travis County District Court||American Express voluntarily dismissed the case and recovered nothing.|
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|Case Western Reserve University School of Law||Law||JD - Juris Doctor||1995|
|University of Texas||Government and International Affairs||BA - Bachelor of Arts||1989|
|Institute of Electronic Science, Texas A&M Engineering Extension Service||Electrical Engineering||Certificate in Electronic Technology||1983|
|Litigation Nuts and Bolts||Everything You Ever Wanted to Know About Drafting Affidavits in Texas||2015|