Paul M. Simmons

Paul M. Simmons: Attorney with Dewsnup King Olsen Worel Havas Mortensen AV stamp icon
Attorney Awards


Member, Utah Law Review, 1983-1984. Order of the Coif. Law Clerk to Hon. Bruce S. Jenkins, U.S. District Court, District of Utah, 1985-1988 and 1994-1995. Co-recipient, Pro Bono Lawyer of the Year, Utah State Bar, 2008. Member, Board of Editors, Voir Dire, 1995-1996. Author & Editor, Utah Trial Journal, 2002—, ABA Litigation Section Products Liability Newsletter, 2008—. Member, Advisory Committee on the Local Rules of Practice, U.S. District Court for the District of Utah, 1989-2002. Member, Utah Supreme Court's Advisory Committee on Model Civil Jury Instructions, 2003—.

Areas of Practice (4)

  • Appellate Practice
  • Personal Injury Law
  • Products Liability
  • Insurance Law

Education & Credentials

Contact Information:
801-533-0400  Phone
801-363-4218  Fax
University Attended:
Brigham Young University, B.A., English, magna cum laude, 1977
Law School Attended:
University of Utah, J.D., 1985
Year of First Admission:
1989, U.S. Court of Appeals, Tenth Circuit and U.S. Supreme Court; 2009, U.S. District Court Eastern and Western District of Arkansas; 1985, Utah; 1985, U.S. District Court, District of Utah; 2003, U.S. District Court, District of Colorado; 2011, U.S. District Court, Western District of Michigan
Utah State Bar; American Bar Association (Member, Sections on: Litigation; Tort, Trial and Insurance Practice); American Association for Justice; Utah Association for Justice.
Birth Information:
California, 1951
Reported Cases:
West Am. Ins. Co. v. AV&S, 145 F.3d 1224 (10th Cir. 1998); Misener v. General Motors, 924 F. Supp. 130 (D. Utah 1996); Judd v. Drezga, 2004 UT 91, 103 P.3d 135; Parks v. Utah Transit Auth., 2002 UT 55, 53 P.3d 473; McCoy v. Blue Cross & Blue Shield of Utah, 2001 UT 31, 20 P.3d 901; Normandeau v. Hanson Equip., Inc., 2010 UT App 121; Sanns v. Butterfield Ford, 2004 UT App 203, 94 P.3d 301; Nunez v. Albo, 2002 UT App 247, 53 P.3d 2; House v. Armour of Am., 886 P2d 542 (Utah Ct. App. 1994); Kleinert v. Kimball Elevator Co., 854 P.2d 1025 (Utah Ct. App. 1993).

Peer Reviews

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Salt Lake City, Utah

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