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Zack Simmons


Norman, OK



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
  • Personal Injury

Bar Admissions

  • Oklahoma, 2009


  • 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. - 2006
    • Honors: magna cum laude
    • Honors: Men's Basketball Team
    • Major: Criminal Justice
  • Washington Public Schools


  • Weapons Law, Oklahoma City Police Department Academy and the Norman Police Academy, 2013 to 2016
  • The Laws of Arrest, Oklahoma City Police Department Academy and the Norman Police Academy, 2013 to 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
  • Super Lawyers Rising Star 2019

Professional Associations and Memberships

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

Past Employment Positions

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


  • English

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