Mr. Simpkins joined Shamoun & Norman, LLP in August 2015 as its Litigation and E-Discovery Counsel.
Mr. Simpkins graduated from Southern Methodist University with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Political Science. After graduating SMU, Mr. Simpkins attended and received his Juris Doctor from Baylor University School of Law in 1997.
After passing the Texas State Bar,Mr. Simpkins went to work for the Dallas County District Attorney’s Office as an Assistant District Attorney. As a prosecutor, Mr. Simpkins began perfecting his trial skills by prosecuting over 70 jury trials, conducting the voir dire (jury selection), or as the lead prosecutor on various matters. Through his experience Mr. Simpkins has gained a unique insight into the dynamics of the art of jury trials and prosecution.
After his stint with the Dallas County District Attorney’s Office, Mr. Simpkins went on to practice insurance defense handling various complex matters before the court. Soon thereafter, his experience took him on to gain valuable first-hand experience in all facets of the litigation process. Throughout the years, he has taken and defended hundreds of depositions and written and argued complex motions throughout Texas and accumulated extensive jury trial, litigation and prosecutor experience.
Mr. Simpkins’ diverse background has led him to practice primarily in commercial litigation.