Richard A. Simmons

Richard A. Simmons is a litigation partner at Waldron & Schneider and was admitted to practice law in May, 2000. Since starting his practice, Mr. Simmons has focused on civil litigation and trial, regularly taking lawsuits to trial.

Mr. Simmons’ cases cover a broad spectrum of civil litigation including such areas as commercial litigation, bankruptcy litigation, construction and surety law, personal injury, wrongful death, breach of contract, and first party bad faith insurance claims. Since starting his practice, Mr. Simmons has directly resolved hundreds of cases through trial, summary judgment, arbitration and settlement, with more than 30 trials as first chair. He has worked on numerous complex business disputes, complex bankruptcies, multi-party construction cases, and defended several wrongful death and significant personal injury cases.

Mr. Simmons assists in training younger associates in litigation skills and tactics, and he oversees a wide variety of litigation cases, managing associates’ activities on those cases. Mr. Simmons also routinely participates in speaking engagements for continuing legal education courses.

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Louisiana Tech University (B.A. 1996   Magna Cum Laude)
University of Houston Law Center (J.D. 1999)



State Bar of Texas
United States District Court, Southern District of Texas
United States District Court, Northern District of Texas
United States District Court, Eastern District of Texas
United States District Court, Western District of Texas
Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals
Unites States Tax Court




Houston Bar Association (member of Bankruptcy Section, Construction Law Section and Litigation Section)



Texas Collections Manual (Editorial Board Member for the 2017 Edition)
Panel Speaker on Prejudgment Remedies of Temporary Restraining Orders and Temporary Injunctions (State Bar of Texas Collections & Creditors’ Rights Course, 2014, 2015 and 2016)
Beating The Clever Debtor – Attacking Asset Protection Planning (State Bar of Texas Collections & Creditors’ Rights Course, 2015)
Breaking Through – Are Assets Really Shielded by Existence of a Corporation or Other Legal Entity? (State Bar of Texas Collections & Creditors’ Rights Course, 2013)
Recognizing, Pleading & Proving Fraudulent Transfers (Collecting Debts & Judgments, University of Texas CLE, 2010)
Beyond Actual Costs B Is There a Limit to What Can be Recovered Under a Payment Bond? (ABA Fidelity & Surety Law Committee Newsletter, Fall 2006)
11/08/2005   Subrogation and Liens (TDI Approved CE 10/24/2005   Insurer’s Duty   First Party Coverage (TDI Approved CE)
10/24/2005   Insurers’ Duty – Third Party Coverage (TDI Approved CE)
06/01/2004   Information for Adjusters (TDI Approved CE)
02/14/2002   What to Do When a Party on a Construction Project Goes Bankrupt

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