Richard A. Simmons

Richard A. Simmons is a litigation partner in the Waldron & Schneider Law Firm and was admitted to practice 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. 

EDUCATION

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

BAR ADMISSIONS

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

 

MEMBERSHIPS &

AFFILIATIONS

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

PUBLICATIONS &

PRESENTATIONS

Changes to Discovery Procedures Based on the 2020 Amendments to the Texas Rules of Civil Procedure (State Bar of Texas Collections & Creditors’ Rights Course 2021)

Collectability of Damages: Post-Judgment Concerns that Should be Pre-Suit Considerations A Look at Fraudulent Transfers (State Bar of Texas Damages in Civil Litigation Course 2020)

Panel Speaker on Prejudgment Remedies of Temporary Restraining Orders and Temporary Injunctions (State Bar of Texas Collections & Creditors’ Rights Course 2014, 2015, 2016 and 2018)

Injunctive Relief: How To Get It, How To Beat It (State Bar of Texas Collections & Creditors’ Rights Course 2017)

Texas Collections Manual (Editorial Board Member for the 2017 Edition)

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 (2010 Collecting Debts & Judgments, University of Texas CLE)

Fall 2006 ‑ Beyond Actual Costs B Is There a Limit to What Can be Recovered Under a Payment Bond? (ABA Fidelity & Surety Law Committee Newsletter)

11/08/2005 ‑ Subrogation and Liens (TDI Approved CE 10/24/2005 ‑ Insurer=s Duty ‑ First Party Coverage (TDI Approved CE)

10/24/2005 ‑ Insurer=s Duty ‑ Third Party Coverage (TDI Approved CE)

6/1/2004 ‑ Information for Adjusters (TDI Approved CE)

2/14/2002   What to Do When a Party on a Construction Project Goes Bankrupt 

 

rsimmons@ws-law.com | 281-488-4437

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