Charles L. Simmons, Jr., Of Counsel

Co-Chair of Whiteford’s Litigation Department and the Tort & Insurance Litigation Section, Mr. Simmons is a seasoned litigator with significant trial experience. He has led litigation teams in personal injury and other tort cases, complex commercial cases, and insurance defense and coverage cases for over 25 years.  His experience also includes business, commercial, intellectual property, maritime, and construction law.

Mr. Simmons has substantial in-court experience representing individuals who have suffered serious injury. He handles personal injury cases of all types, including automobile accidents, products liability, medical malpractice, boating accidents, wrongful death actions, animal attacks, pedestrian incidents and construction accidents.

He is recognized by The Best Lawyers in America®, for commercial litigation, insurance law and admiralty & maritime law.


  • University of Baltimore School of Law, 1996, J.D., magna cum laude
  • Towson University, 1992, B.A.

Bar Admission

  • Maryland
  • District of Columbia
  • U.S. Court of Appeals: Fourth Circuit
  • U.S. District Court: District of Maryland
  • U.S. District Court: District of Columbia

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