Meet Joseph Simmons

  • Martindale-Hubbell preeminent 5.0 award recipient
  • Graduate of Roanoke College
  • Graduate of University of Baltimore School of Law
  • Graduate of University of Virginia's National Trial Advocacy College
  • Member of the Supreme Court of the United States Bar
  • Member of the Board of Directors at The Lyric Theater
  • Member of the Virginia Trial Lawyer's Association
  • Member of the Virginia Bar Association
  • Member of The American Association for Justice
  • Graduate of the Deposition College at the National Institute for Trial Advocacy
  • Member of the National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys
  • Member of the Board of Directors for Lyric Theatre (2013-2019)
  • Chairman of the Board of Directors for the Lyric Theatre (2017-2019)

Joseph Simmons is a lifelong resident of the New River Valley. He grew up in Christiansburg and graduated from Christiansburg High School. Joey has always been and continues to be a big part of the community. He enjoys playing soccer and golf in his free time. Joey is also a frequent volunteer at the Lyric Theater in Blacksburg and serves on the Board of Directors for the theater.

After being admitted to the Virginia State Bar Association, Joseph excitedly opened the doors to The Simmons Law Firm, PC. The offices are conveniently located across the Street from the Montgomery County Courthouse at 16 East Main Street, Suite 100, in Christiansburg. The Simmons Law Firm is a full service firm providing comprehensive legal services to Southwest Virginia.

Joseph decided to practice and study the Law while attending Roanoke College. This desire arose out of a keen interest in the role policy plays in our daily lives and a sincere desire to help others untangle the confusion that arises when legal challenges are present. Joseph Simmons understands the power of the Justice System to have a meaningful impact on the lives of others and on society when there are men and women of integrity leading the way to make the law work for everyone. In pursuit of these ideals, Joseph Simmons opened The Simmons Law Firm, PC in 2010.


Joseph graduated with honors from Christiansburg High School. After high school, Joseph attended Roanoke College and earned his Bachelor's Degree in Business Administration. It was at Roanoke College that Joseph learned the essential element of success that drives his dedication and care to his clients to this day. Success is the result of producing the finest quality work. The finest quality work is the product of time, effort, skill, and dedication. It does not matter whether it is writing a book, playing football, or the outcome of a trial, success is always a result of the motivation to produce the finest product. To these ends The Simmons Law Firm guarantees its best efforts in serving its client.

Roanoke College was also the place where Joseph decided to go to Law School. This decision was the product of a number of factors, but foremost among them was his desire to help those in need. Joseph started helping by actively volunteering with different charity groups and nonprofit organizations, which he still continues to this day. At Roanoke College Joseph volunteered building houses with Habitat for Humanity and participating in the "Potato Drop" which provides food to different homeless shelters and food-banks through Southwest Virginia. By participating in these organizations, Joseph learned the importance of serving the community that serves you.

After Roanoke College, Joseph Graduated from the University of Baltimore School of Law, in the heart of Baltimore City. Although he missed the Blue Ridge skyline, the fierce competition of Baltimore City and law school prepared Joey to fight for his clients with confidence and conviction. At Law School Joseph participated in Moot Court and with the Constitution Society. Outside of law school, Joseph continued to give back to his community by volunteering in a number of organizations including the famous Walters Art Museum and with Sigma Delta Kappa, a Legal Community Service Organization serving Baltimore city residents. After graduation, Joseph moved back home to the New River Valley to open his doors at The Simmons Law Firm, PC.

Professional Experience

Joseph has worked extensively in the justice system as well as in law policy since joining the legal profession. He has researched and studied under the Honorable Judge Frederic N. Smalkin, an Article III judge from Maryland. Under whose guidance, Joseph wrote extensively on the development of the common law of England and its impact on American Law. In 2009 Joey clerked for the Honorable Judge, and Chief Justice, Josiah T. Showalter of the twenty-seventh judicial circuit in Virginia. As a clerk, Joseph honed in his legal research skills whereby sharpening his legal acumen. Most recently, Joseph worked with Jeff Krasnow at The Krasnow Law Firm in serious personal injury and complex medical malpractice litigation. Through this experience, Joey has the knowledge, skill, and motivation to resolve your legal issue.

Community Activities

Joseph is an active member of a number of organizations within the New River Valley, among them the Virginia Bar Association, and the local Bar Association. Furthering his commitment to support local art and theater in Blacksburg, Joseph Simmons also serves on the Board of Directors at the Lyric Theater. Joseph also participates in a number of adult leagues, including soccer and volleyball, and volunteers regularly at the Lyric Theatre in Blacksburg, Virginia.

Areas of Practice

The Simmons Law Firm specializes in elder and family law: