Matthew L. Simmons focuses his practice on high-stakes employment litigation matters, including:

  • Trade secrets and non-competes
  • Discrimination and harassment
  • The Family and Medical Leave Act
  • The Americans with Disabilities Act
  • Retaliation
  • Wage and hour collective action issues

He is adept at learning and understanding his clients’ businesses, needs, and goals, as well as developing and communicating innovative, successful legal strategies and advice. He is skilled at crafting persuasive arguments and delivering results.

His representations span a wide range of industries, including energy, financial, accounting, automotive, engineering, manufacturing, and restaurants. Matthew has significant experience in trial, arbitration, alternative dispute resolution, and administrative matters. His litigation and arbitration experience includes significant representations and victories before federal district courts, Texas trial courts, and arbitration panels.

Professional & Community Affiliations


Houston Bar Association

Speaking Engagements

Whistleblowers and Retaliation: Avoiding These Claims

2017 Littler Houston Employer Conference

August 10, 2017

2016 Houston Employer Conference

Houston, TX

August 11, 2016


  • J.D., Texas Tech University School of Law, 2010
  • B.B.A., Texas A&M University, 2007

Bar Admission



  • U.S. District Court, Southern District of Texas