Roe Simmons was born in Galveston, Texas, and raised in Edmond, Oklahoma. He graduated from Woodberry Forest School, in Woodberry Forest, Virginia, and attended college at Southern Methodist University in Dallas, Texas, where he studied, Economics, History, and English.
Upon graduation from SMU, Roe attended Oklahoma City University School of Law, graduating in 2002. Roe was on the Oklahoma City University School of Law Review and served on the Editorial Board during his third year of law school.
Roe was admitted to the Oklahoma Bar in September 2002. He has practiced law in Oklahoma City and Edmond since that time.
Roe’s practice focuses on civil litigation including family law, commercial litigation, construction litigation, and personal injury. He also handles probate matters, guardianships, and general corporate/business matters.
Roe is a married father of three active children. When not in the office, or courtroom, he enjoys spending time with his family, and watching their various activities. He also is an avid golfer and sports fan.
Reported Cases in Which Roe Has Been Involved Include:
The Estate Of Ilar Hicks, 2004 OK 36, 92 P.3d 88.
In which the plaintiff sued the defendant for the wrongful death of their decedent. The plaintiff alleged the defendant's negligent acts, conduct, and/or omission to act resulted in the decedent's death.
Attorney Simmons worked with the defendant to secure a favorable outcome in the case. The judge ruled that the defendant's motion dismiss the plaintiff's breach of contract claim/cause of action would be sustained, and the plaintiff would receive no remedy.
Ward v. Ward, 2010 OK CIV APP 13, 231 P.3d 733
In which the plaintiff contacted the Oklahoma Department of Human Services, Child Support Division, to request assistance obtaining child support funds the defendant had neglected to pay following the graduation of two children from high school. The defendant contested that the child support payments should be reduced since the children had reached majority (become an adult), among other requests.
The trial court found that the child support order made no exceptions for when the children reached majority, and that the defendant owed $55,142 in past due support.
The defendant's motion to sustain the child support payments was modified. However, the defendant was also found guilty of contempt of court because he failed to pay the total arrearage of $55,142, as well as medical bills costing $373.52 and health insurance premiums totaling $1, 997.50. The court granted the plaintiff, represented by Attorney Simmons, an arrearage judgment against the defendant of $57,513.42.
- Oklahoma City University, J.D., 2002
- Southern Methodist University, 1999
- All Oklahoma State Courts
- Western District of Oklahoma
Professional Associations and Memberships
- Oklahoma Bar Association
- President of The Board for Anna’s House Foundation
- Member Oklahoma County Bar Association Community Service Committee
- Oklahoma Lawyers For Children Volunteer
- Past member of the Board of Directors for the Oklahoma County Bar Association Young Lawyers Division
- Past Co- Chair Oklahoma Bar Association Member Services Committee
- Leadership Edmond Class 32, 2016-2017
- Litigation, Family Law, Business Law
Roe Simmons was named an Oklahoma Rising Star by Super Lawyers, a Thomson Reuters service, in 2014.