Zack Simmons

Zack Simmons

Associate
Location:
Norman, Oklahoma
Phone:
405-701-0764
Email:

Zack was born and raised in Goldsby, Oklahoma where he attended Washington Public Schools. Zack received his undergraduate degree from Wichita State University where he played on the Men's Basketball Team. He then received his law degree from the University of Oklahoma. While at OU, Zack interned at the City of Norman Municipal Court and the Cleveland County District Attorney's Office. In 2009 Zack was hired as an Assistant District Attorney in Cleveland County, where he remained until June of 2016. In his time as an Assistant District Attorney, Zack prosecuted virtually every type of criminal case ranging from the misdemeanor DUI to First Degree Murder. During this time, Zack was the prosecutor in over 20 jury trials and countless preliminary hearings and non-jury trials. In addition, he authored and argued numerous successful motions to the Court.

From 2015-2016, Zack was assigned the Major Crimes Drug Docket in Cleveland County. In this position he routinely handled both Drug Trafficking and Possession with Intent charges. From 2011-2016, Zack was also the Assistant District Attorney assigned to Cleveland County Drug Court. In his time in Drug Court, Zack more than doubled the size of the program.

Zack also taught the subjects of Weapons Law, The Laws of Arrest and Legal Research & Writing to cadets at the Oklahoma City Police Department Academy and the Norman Police Academy. In 2015, Zack received the 2014-2015 Crime Stoppers Assistant District Attorney of the Year Award.

Areas of Practice

  • Criminal Defense
  • DUI/DWI
  • Personal Injury

Litigation Percentage

  • 100% of Practice Devoted to Litigation

Bar Admissions

  • Oklahoma, 2009

Education

  • University of Oklahoma College of Law, Norman, Oklahoma
    • J.D. - 2009
    • Honors: Dean's Honor Roll - Fall 2006, 2007 & 2008
  • Wichita State University
    • B.S. magna cum laude - 2006
    • Honors: Men's Basketball Team
    • Major: Criminal Justice
  • Washington Public Schools

Classes/Seminars

  • Weapons Law, Oklahoma City Police Department Academy and the Norman Police Academy, 2013 - 2016
  • The Laws of Arrest, Oklahoma City Police Department Academy and the Norman Police Academy, 2013 - 2016
  • Legal Research & Writing to cadets, Oklahoma City Police Department Academy and the Norman Police Academy
  • Guest Attorney Speaker, U.S. Law Shield regarding The Castle Doctrine

Honors and Awards

  • Crime Stoppers Assistant District Attorney of the Year Award, 2014 - 2015

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • National Association of Drug Court Professionals, Member, 2011 - 2016
  • Association of Oklahoma Narcotic Enforcers, Member, 2013 - 2016

Past Employment Positions

  • Cleveland County, Assistant District Attorney, 2009 - 2016
  • Cleveland County Drug Court, Assistant District Attorney , 2011 - 2016
  • City of Norman Municipal Court, Intern
  • Cleveland County District Attorney's Office, Intern

Languages

  • English