J. Stephen Simms | Principal


Admissions

State Courts:

  • Illinois
  • Maryland
  • District of Columbia

United States District Courts:

  • Northern District of Illinois
  • District of Maryland
  • District of Columbia

United States Courts of Appeal:

  • Third Circuit
  • Fourth Circuit
  • Fifth Circuit
  • Seventh Circuit
  • Ninth Circuit
  • Eleventh Circuit

United States Court of International Trade

United States Supreme Court


Education & Experience

Johns Hopkins University (B.A., International Studies)
Johns Hopkins University School of Advanced International Studies (M.A.)
Northwestern University School of Law (J.D.)
Journal of International Law and Business, Editor-in-Chief, Outstanding Editor
Trial Attorney, Attorney General’s Program for Honor Law Graduates, United States Department of Justice, Washington, D.C. and Chicago, Illinois


Bar Leadership

Mr. Simms served as Chair of the Emerging Issues Committee of the Tort and Insurance Practice Section (“TIPS”) of the American Bar Association (one of the leadership committees of TIPS), and the ABA-TIPS Professional, Officers and Directors Liability Law Committee, the Maryland State Bar Association, Section on International Commercial Law, and the Admiralty Committee of the Bar Association of Baltimore City. He serves as Editor of the Maritime Law Reporter.


Community Leadership

Mr. Simms is a member of the Maryland Department of Transportation Private Sector Port Committee, lectures for the Maryland World Trade Center Institute, and serves as an Elder of Central Presbyterian Church, Baltimore.