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 $100 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 the vice president 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.