Madeleine Simmons is an equity partner with Stewart Miller Simmons Trial Attorneys and a City Councilwoman in the City of Brookhaven. She is dedicated to representing individuals who have been injured due to the negligence of others and holding wrongdoers accountable for their actions. She believes the most important thing a lawyer can do is fight injustice. Mrs. Simmons has tried over 30 personal injury jury trials as lead counsel in 11 different counties within the State of Georgia. She focuses her trial practice on motor vehicle, trucking, premises liability, sexual assault and civil rights cases. She has recovered over $50 million in combined settlements and verdicts for her clients and their families. In 2020, she was selected to the Georgia Rising Stars list, an honor reserved for only 2.5% of attorneys in Georgia.
Mrs. Simmons assists in the management, training, and mentorship of lawyers within her office and early in her career, at Georgia State University College of law, by coaching mock trial for the law school. Currently, she is an executive officer for the Georgia Trial Lawyers Association and board member of Georgia’s Civil Justice Political Action Committee. Through her involvement with the trial bar and the State Bar, she often speaks at and is featured in statewide broadcasts, educational seminars and conferences on topics ranging from leadership and management to trial strategy and complex motions and evidentiary practice.
Mrs. Simmons is from Southern California and graduated with a Journalism degree from the University of Oklahoma. While in college, she was a news anchor for the University of Oklahoma’s daily newscast and an intern for the Oklahoma State Senate. Mrs. Simmons received her Juris Doctorate from Georgia State University College of Law with High Pro Bono distinction, where she was Vice President of the Student Trial Lawyers Association and Pro Bono Editor for GSU Law’s student newspaper.
- Former Equity Partner and Managing Partner at Morgan & Morgan
- Former Editorial Chair of Verdict magazine
- Clerked at the US Department of Labor, Office of the Solicitor
- Former New Lawyers Division Education Chair
- Former New Lawyers Division Community Outreach Chair
Equally important as Mrs. Simmons’ dedication to trial work is her passion for giving back to the community. After serving as a Brookhaven Planning Commissioner, she was elected to City Council by the residents of Brookhaven in 2019, with one of her first actions on council championing and co-sponsoring the passage of Brookhaven’s Non-Discrimination Ordinance. She is currently sponsoring Brookhaven’s initiative to promote and empower minority owned businesses and hosts monthly town halls for community involvement and engagement. Mrs. Simmons truly believes that helping others is her professional and spiritual calling, and she is proud to call herself a trial lawyer on the side of justice.