Practice Areas

Medical Malpractice

Offutt Simmons Simonton represents doctors, nurses, physician groups, hospitals, and clinics in various areas of litigation. The firm has defended its health care clients in high stakes cases involving the complete gamut of medical negligence allegations. Our exceptionally strong and sophisticated medical malpractice team has successfully defended such matters as failure to diagnose, misdiagnosis, medication errors, surgical errors, post-operative complications, labor and delivery, interpretation of diagnostic studies, and pathological interpretation. Our firm also defends all types of malpractice claims involving state and federal agencies, as well as boards, licensing, staff privileges, and other aspects of the healthcare industry.

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Legal Malpractice

At Offutt Simmons Simonton, we know that even the best lawyers can face malpractice complaints or ethics accusations that raise serious concern and carry significant consequences. Our team has successfully defended lawyers through serious cases when their reputations were on the line. We understand the impact such a claim can have on a lawyer’s practice, so we work hard to bring you peace of mind with a solid defense strategy and the experience to implement it.

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Product Liability

We are experienced in representing manufacturers, distributors, retailers, and premises defendants against all types of product liability claims. Our team aggressively litigates complex and highly technical matters with an extensive collaboration with our clients. Our attorneys are experts in defending allegations of improper design, manufacture, negligence, strict liability, breach of warranty and related actions. Contact us for more information.

Toxic Torts

Our in depth knowledge of the toxic tort field and of our clients’ businesses, give us the ability to offer advice on the best practical solutions to protect our clients’ interests and operations. Not only are we well versed in toxic tort litigation, but mass tort cases as well.

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Insurance Coverage

Offutt Simmons Simonton represents some of the largest insurance companies and carriers in the United States. We have defended insureds in complex matters such defective construction and design claims, automobile claims, commercial business, and professional negligence. We are familiar with all aspects of insurance defense, no matter the issue or the type of claim. We are committed to vigorously representing our clients in an ethical, efficient and cost effective manner

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Insurance Bad Faith

Offutt Simmons Simonton protects insurers from bad faith claims through sound advice, based on our experience and extensive knowledge of state laws and regulations. Our attorneys are well-versed in the most efficient means of addressing your bad faith allegations

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Premises Liability

If someone has brought a claim against you for injury sustained on your premises, the attorneys at Offutt Simmons Simonton can help. We have represented property owners, employers, businesses, government bodies, and their insurance companies in a wide array of premises liability claims. Contact us for more information.

Motor Carrier Liability

Offutt Simmons Simonton has extensive experience representing motor carriers, ranging from large operations to companies with a single truck in matters involving catastrophic injury, wrongful death and property damage. No matter the size of your company, we have the team to represent you and the company that insures you.

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Commercial Litigation

Our commercial litigation attorneys advise clients regarding defense strategies through all stages of the litigation process. With a practice focused on high-stakes defense, we handle a broad range of cases. Whether your company is being sued for an alleged breach of contract or you personally are facing legal action as a company executive, we can use our extensive experience to help you make informed decisions.

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Employment Law

Our employment law team serves as counsel to clients in diverse industries, on matters such as employment contracts, handbooks, policies, procedures, best practices, and strategic advice to ensure future success. Offutt Simmons Simonton not only advises clients, but is also prepared to litigate all types of claims under state and federal laws, from sexual harassment to wrongful discharge.

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Workers Compensation

Our attorneys at Offutt Simmons Simonton have years of experience representing employers in all aspects of workers’ compensation claims. Our team works with our client from the beginning of a workers’ compensation claim to ensure that an extensive investigation is completed. We thoroughly review and analyze all relevant medical records and conduct the essential factual investigation and legal research to provide advice with a solid defense strategy.

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Appellate Practice

Our appellate attorneys showcase what makes Offutt Simmons Simonton different. Our appellate attorneys are partners from the initial stages of litigation, bringing their unique skill set, trial assistance, formidable writing capacities, and a unique perspective to every matter. From inception to conclusion, our appellate attorneys support all aspects of litigation and are well versed in the issues so often involved in appellate litigation.

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Correctional Systems Litigation

Our attorneys employ a deep knowledge of the corrections industry with trial-tested experience and defense strategies that ensure correctional systems are empowered to do their jobs. With legal representation from experts who understand the intricacies of how correction facilities operate we have experience in medical and mental health, safety and security, transport, housing, among other intricate issues that face the correctional systems in today’s ever-evolving system.

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Personal Injury

We handle a wide range of personal injury and wrongful death cases, including motor vehicle accidents, slip-and-fall accidents, product liability, medical malpractice, and more. Our team assists clients throughout the area, including West Virginia, Kentucky and Virginia.

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