Derek B. Simms

Derek B. Simms

  • Owner
(205) 251-9940
Derek B. Simms is a former insurance claims adjuster and accident scene investigator. He has tried dozens of civil and criminal trials throughout the state of Alabama in municipal, state and federal court. His background in the insurance industry is extensive, including work with the Arizona State Senate Banking and Insurance Committee, as well as work as a senior level claims adjuster with a well-known, non-standard Alabama auto insurer. Mr. Simms has obtained numerous criminal acquittals and handled hundreds of personal injury cases since he founded the firm of Simms and Associates.

Year Joined Firm

  • 1994

Areas Of Practice

  • Personal Injury
  • Criminal Defense


  • Cumberland School of Law, Samford University, Birmingham, Alabama
    • 1994
  • Northern Arizona University
    • Honors: with honors

Honors and Awards

  • Top Attorneys, Birmingham Metro Magazine, since 2016
  • Top 100 Attorneys, National Advocacy for DUI Defense

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers, Member
  • National College of DUI Defense, Member

Past Employment Positions

  • Former State Senate Insurance Committee Intern
  • Former Accident Scene Investigator
  • Former Insurance Claims Adjuster

Criminal Defense

Personal Injury