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

Legal & Firm News

What Are the Elements of Negligence in a Personal Injury Claim?

A lot of personal injury claims can become quite complex early on in the process and one of the main reasons for this is the need to prove negligence. Proving negligence caused an accident can be the deciding factor in the success of some cases, such as in a wrongful death claim, or if the […]

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How Are Noneconomic Damages for Mental Anguish Calculated?

Two assessments occur with any severe accident: Who is at fault, and what will the remedy be for the victim? That reward is where the concept of pain and suffering comes into play. Compensation for an injury encompasses physical and emotional trauma. It is easy to assess the medical expenses, but how are noneconomic damages […]

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The Importance of Safely Restraining Your Pet While Driving

When it comes time to travel on the road, you might want to bring along your pet. While having your dog, cat, or other animals roaming around the vehicle may seem fun, it can pose a great safety risk. Sometimes, animals behave unexpectedly when exposed to other vehicles, the noise of the car, or other […]

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