C. Summer Simmons
Southern Methodist University, B.A., Political Science, Phi Beta Kappa, 2008
SMU Dedman School of Law, J.D., cum laude, 2013
Summer Simmons specializes in complex commercial litigation, with a focus on insurance and financial services litigation. Summer has represented financial service companies in matters involving welfare benefit and defined benefit pension plans, coverage disputes, beneficiary disputes, bad faith insurance claims, breach of contract, and actions relating to the secondary market of life and annuity products.
While in law school, Summer served as the Associate Managing Editor of the SMU International Law Review Association, served as co-director of the mentor program, and chaired the Public Service Committee. Prior to joining EMH, Summer gained litigation experience at a Dallas commercial litigation firm focusing on breach of contract cases.
Outside of the office, Summer can most often be found learning and experimenting with new cooking techniques and recipes, soaking up the sun in her hometown on Lake LBJ, and exploring the outdoors with her husband and two dogs.
Obtained dismissal with prejudice through demurrer of claims against annuity issuer alleging negligence, negligent misrepresentation, and rescission based on the issuance of a life-benefits-only annuity as part of a personal injury settlement package.
Obtained dismissal on special appearance of all claims against foreign insurance entities alleged to have voluntarily participated in fraudulent investment scheme.
Obtained dismissal through summary judgment against insurer client on breach of contract claim based on a reinsurance agreement with another insurer.