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Attorneys

At Simms & Associates, we have defended those accused of a crime, providing attentive service to our clients to allow them to benefit from our experience. Legal experience is matched by a unique background in the auto insurance industry. Point-of-view has benefited many clients in the past and can benefit you.
For more information on our experience and achievements, please call us at 205-453-9700.  We are available 24 hours a day/7 days a week.
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Derek B. Simms

Derek B. Simms

  • 18 year Civil and Criminal Litigation Experience.
  • Former Insurance Claims Adjuster
  • Former Accident Scene Investigator
  • Former State Senate Insurance Committee Intern
Erik D. Fine

Erik D. Fine

Education
Erik D. Fine, Senior Associate Attorney at Simms & Associates, is a graduate of Kansas City Kansas Community College where he received an Associate of Arts degree in Law Enforcement in 1989 while on  scholarship.  He received a Bachelor of Science degree from the University of Alabama at Birmingham in Criminal Justice in 1991.  He was admitted to the Birmingham School of Law in 2008 where he became a member of the prestigious Sigma Delta Kappa Academic Honor Fraternity.
Law Enforcement Insight
Mr. Fine has served both as a police officer and a corrections officer for a total of 19 years.  As part of his law enforcement training, he was certified as a traffic accident re-constructionist by the Institute of Police Technology and Management and is experienced in car, motorcycle, commercial vehicle and train crashes. As a police officer, he made over 100 DUI arrests, and is well-versed in DUI detection, investigation and field sobriety testing.
Military Experience
Mr. Fine served honorably in the United States Navy as a hospital corpsman aboard the aircraft carrier, USS Enterprise (CVN-65).  He is also a certified paramedic, having successfully passed his National Registry Exam in 2007.