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The Simmons Law Firm

Personal Injury
EmploymentLaw

San Francisco Bay Area

 

  Personal Injury

The Simmons Law Firm has over 30 years of experience in catastrophic injury and wrongful death cases resulting from

 

  • Fires & Explosions

  • Automobile, Bus, Limousine Accidents

  • Hot Air Balloon Crashes

  • Trip and Falls

  • Construction Accidents

  • Pedestrian Accidents

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Employment Law

 

    The Simmons Law Firm also provides
     legal representation concerning

 

  •     Employment Discrimination

  •     Wrongful Termination 

  •     Sexual Harassment Training 

  •     Severance Agreements / 
             Employment Contracts

  •     Wage & Hour Claims

  •     Employer Policies & Procedures 

  •     EEOC and DFEH Investigations

  •     Family Medical Leave Act (FMLA)
        

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Sample Cases

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Personal Injury

Wrongful Death -

  • Five year old boy killed when industrial security gate fell on him. 

 

Trip & Fall –

  • Case against City of Oakland and other parties involving negligently maintained sidewalk causing a fall and broken femur.
     

Pedestrian -

  • College student struck in a crosswalk in Concord suffering multiple fractures.
     

Motorcycle –

  • Client was disabled from collision due to misleading City signage causing dangerous condition of public property.
     

Automobile –

  • Automobile collision caused by a drunk driver causing client to suffer severe injuries and permanent scarring.


Uninsured Motorist –

  • Large truck tire on Highway 37 crashed through the windshield of client's car resulting in lengthy hospitalization.
     

Hot Air Balloon -

  • Negligent maintenance and operation of a hot air balloon caused balloon to rapidly descend causing injuries to European tourists. 


 

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Employment Law

Discrimination –

  • A school administrator was exposed to age and gender discrimination at the hands of a newly hired Superintendent of Schools.
     

Sexual Harassment/Retaliation –

  •  A female computer engineer in Silicon Valley was subjected to sexual harassment and demoted in retaliation by a new Regional Manager despite 17 years of employment.
     

Age Discrimination –

  •  A newly hired Academic Dean demoted a college professor without cause in violation of the professor’s employment contract. 

Severance Agreements –

  • Countless severance pay agreements negotiated for middle and upper level managers, despite “at-will” disclaimers in employee handbooks. 

Wage & Hour Hearings - 

  • Defended small companies in Labor Commissioner hearings against unfounded claims of unpaid meal and rest breaks and overtime. 

Employment Agreements –

  • Numerous employment agreements prepared on behalf of small companies for their executive employees.  

 

About Me

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I am an attorney in private practice and I manage  a small boutique firm concentrating on Personal Injury and Employment Law. I have achieved a reputation for building productive relationships with my clients and negotiating skillfully  on their behalf. I set high expectations for myself to obtain the best results possible in
every case regardless of the obstacles. Diligent preparation,
early recognition of my client’s key concerns, and the ability
to think "outside the box" are my guiding principles.

 

You work directly with me from start to finish unlike many large firms where many aspects of your case are relegated to inexperienced staff. My representation is built on trust, impeccable ethics, meticulous attention to detail, and explaining complex legal issues in an understandable manner.

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I am licensed to practice law in the State of California where I have represented clients in over 30 counties ranging from San Diego to Eureka in jury trials, mediations, arbitrations, and administrative hearings.  I have also practiced extensively in Federal Court and I am licensed to practice law in the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals and the United States District Court (Northern, Central, and Southern District). 

Dennis E. Simmons
 
Contact Me Today

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dsimmons@simmons-lawfirm.com

101 Lucas Valley Rd., Suite 269

San Rafael, CA 94903

(415) 479 1704