ROBERT S. SIMMONS
Robert S. Simmons (1941-2020)
Robert S. Simmons went to be with the Lord on July 22, 2020. But the legacy he built and left behind lives on in the law firm of Simmons and Fletcher, P.C. and his niece, Sharon Simmons-Cantrell.
Robert lived a life as a follower of Christ, always making clear to those who worked with and around him, that putting God first was of utmost importance to him.
“I do what I say. I do it consistently. I’ve done it all my life. This is the way I was raised. It just seems right. I have a conscience. I’ve got to answer to God. I may be able to fool you, but I can’t fool God.” – Robert S. Simmons
Christian Trial Lawyers was never just a slogan to Bob, but a reminder of whom we are called to represent and must be prepared to answer to at all times.
Robert Simmons became a Christian when he was 12, but in his own words, he never understood how God could really become a part of his life until he began really studying His word in 1976. That changed his life.
Robert Simmons, the firm founder, graduated from the University of Houston in 1964 with a Bachelor of Business Administration degree and from the University of Houston Law Center in 1966 with a Doctorate of Juris Prudence degree. After practicing law for about 8 years, he felt led by the Lord to form Brothers’ Brother Attorneys, a professional corporation, which continues today as Simmons and Fletcher, P.C., Attorneys at Law.
Robert and Marilyn married in 1961 and had four children (a son and three daughters). As of the date of his passing, he had nine grandchildren. A native Houstonian, during his life he served a member of the Board of Trustees at the College of Biblical Studies from 1981 until his passing and served as a Deacon and Sunday School teacher at Fairfield Baptist Church in Cypress Texas. He still attends the Bible Study Fellowship class that transformed his life so many years ago.
Professional Associations and Memberships:
- Houston Trial Lawyers Association 2017
- Christian Trial Lawyers Association 2014-2020
- Houston Bar Association 1966- 2020
- Galveston Bar Association 2014-2020
- Fort Bend County Bar Association 2017-2020
- Board of Advisors, In The Word Ministries 2006-2020
- Board of Trustees, College of Biblical Studies 1981-2020
- ‘Top Lawyer’ H Texas Magazine, 2020
- ‘Top 10 Lawyer in Houston’ Attorney.com, 2019
- ‘Ten Best Lawyer’ American Institute of Legal Counsel, 2018
- ‘Top Lawyer’ H Texas Magazine, 2015
- ‘Top Lawyer’ H Texas Magazine, 2014
- 9.6/10 Avvo.com Rating
- University of Houston Law Center, Houston, Texas, 1966
Doctorate of Juris Prudence
- University of Houston, 1964
Bachelor of Business Administration