Attorney Kortney D. Simmons
Born and raised in Memphis, Tennessee, Kortney D. Simmons received her J.D. with a Certificate in Criminal Law from the University of Mississippi School of Law in 2011. Ms. Simmons also received a B.S. in International Relations from Middle Tennessee State University upon graduating cum laude in 2007.
The Tennessee Bar admitted Ms. Simmons in 2011, after which she joined Divorce Incorporated as an Associate Attorney. In 2015, Ms. Simmons partnered with G. Michael Casey and Daniel P. Bryant to form Casey, Simmons and Bryant, PLLC. Currently, Ms. Simmons provides juvenile law, family law, and criminal defense services to clients across Tennessee, primarily operating in West Tennessee.
An experienced lawyer, Ms. Simmons is affiliated with several professional organizations. She currently acts or has acted as:
- A member of The Tennessee Bar Association;
- The President and a board member of the Young Lawyers Division;
- A District 13 Representative;
- A member of the Federal Bar for the United States District Court for the Western District of Tennessee;
- A member of the Jackson-Madison County Bar Association, Tennessee Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers, and Ballard-Taylor Bar Association;
- A member of the Lawyers’ Association for Women;
- A member of the Jackson Chamber of Commerce.
Ms. Simmons is dedicated to serving her community in West Tennessee. From 2012-2014, she acted as a guest lecturer for the Black Executive's Exchange Program hosted at Lane College. She has also served as a Special Judge on the Jackson City Court and completed work with the Jackson Service League and West Tennessee Legal Services Board of Directors.
Ms. Simmons is invested in helping the next generation of legal professionals. She acts as a Madison County Teen Court Attorney Volunteer, was a mock trial coach for Home Life Academy from 2014-2015, and is on the Board of Directors for the Keep My Hood Good group.
Continuing Legal Education Presentations
Ms. Simmons also helps lawyers continue to expand their skillsets. In 2012, she worked with the Tennessee Bar Association and fellow attorney G. Michael Casey to present the class "How to Introduce Different Types of Evidence: Introducing Facebook Posts and Texts." She also offered the same presentation at the Equal Justice Conference in 2013.
Awards & Recognition
A decorated criminal defense, juvenile, and family law attorney, Ms. Simmons has received the following awards in recognition of her work:
- 10 Best American Institute of Criminal Law Attorneys, 10 Best Female Attorneys, 2016;
- Top 10 Attorneys Under 40, National Academy Of Family Law Attorneys, 2016;
- Top 10 Best Law Firm Client Satisfaction Award, American Institute of Family Law Attorneys, 2016;
- Top 10 Best Law Firm Client Satisfaction Award, American Institute of Criminal Law Attorneys, 2016;
- 10 Best for Client Satisfaction, American Institute of Criminal Law Attorneys, 2016;
- Top 40 Under 40 for the State of Tennessee, Criminal Defense, National Trial Lawyers, 2016;
- Top 40 Under 40 for the State of Tennessee, National Black Lawyers, 2016;
- Star of the Quarter, Tennessee Bar Association, Young Lawyers Division, 2015;
- Top 10 Under 40 for the State of Tennessee, National Academy of Criminal Defense Attorneys, 2015.