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Partner
Phone: (631) 873-4888
fax: (631) 873-4889
email: ksimmons@sjdfirm.com

Kevin Simmons' practice includes general liability, commercial litigation, labor and employment and product liability defense. He began his legal career at Davis Polk & Wardwell. He served as an Assistant U.S. Attorney in the Eastern District of New York. Mr. Simmons litigates extensively in the federal courts. Kevin has achieved an "AV" Martindale-Hubbell Peer Review Rating, which is assigned to lawyers who have reached the height of professional excellence and who are recognized for the highest levels of skill and integrity.

Mr. Simmons successfully defended an international pharmaceutical company in a trial involving the "whistle blower" statute. He also won one of the largest judgments ever awarded by a National Association of Securities Dealers Arbitration Panel. Mr. Simmons has lectured on "Bad Faith Insurance Litigation."

Kevin Simmons graduated from Boston College (B.S. cum laude, 1973) and Fordham University (J.D. 1979) where he was Commentary Editor of The Fordham Law Review. Publications: "The Foreign Sovereign Immunities Act of 1976: Giving the Plaintiff His Day in Court," 46 Fordham L.R. 543; "Admiralty Practice Under the Foreign Sovereign Immunities Act: A Trap for the Unwary," 12 Journal of Maritime Law and Commerce 1091. Kevin has been selected as a 2013 & 2014 New York Metro Super Lawyer.

Areas Of Practice
General Liability Defense
Commercial Litigation
Labor and Employment
Product Liability Defense
Bar Admissions
New York, 1980
U.S. District Court Eastern District of New York, 1980
U.S. District Court, CT.
Education
Fordham University School of Law, New York, New York, 1979 J.D.Law Review: Commentary Editor, The Fordham Law ReviewBoston College, 1973 B.S.
Honors: Cum Laude
Law Review: Commentary Editor, The Fordham Law Review Boston College, 1973 B.S. Honors: Cum Laude
Published Works
The Foreign Sovereign Immunities Act of 1976: Giving the Plaintiff His Day in Court, 46 Fordham L.R. 543Admiralty Practice Under the Foreign Sovereign Immunities Act: A Trap for the Unwary, 12 Journal of Maritime Law and Commerce 1091

Classes/Seminars Taught
Bad Faith Insurance Litigation Ethical
Issues Arising Under Sarbanes Oxley

Past Employment Positions
Davis Polk & WardwellEastern
District of New York, Assistant U.S. Attorney

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