Jerri J. Simmons is a Partner in the Charlotte Office of Cranfill Sumner, where she has been practicing defense litigation since joining the firm in 2010. She is a sound strategic partner and passionate advocate for her clients. She is a problem solver and enjoys working closely with her clients to develop defense strategies for favorable claim resolutions.
Jerri has experience handling claims in many areas of workers’ compensation. Specifically, she has handled all types of injury by accident and specific traumatic incident claims. She has handled death claims as well. Jerri has significant experience handling occupational disease claims, such as claims involving asbestosis, mesothelioma, silicosis, chemical exposures, etc… Ultimately, she enjoys handling all types of workers’ compensation cases. Interestingly enough, she has become well-versed in handling lightning strike and electrical injury claims, too.
Over the years, Jerri has worked with her clients to achieve results at mediations and in litigation before the N.C. Industrial Commission and the N.C. Court of Appeals. Jerri is also now a Certified Mediator with the North Carolina Dispute Resolution Commission. When Jerri is not working, she enjoys spending time with her family. She has three children that keep her and her husband on their toes. She also enjoys traveling.
Articles, Presentations, and Publications
- “Six Months In . . . Forecasting the Future of N.C.G.S. Section 97-29(c),” Workers’ Compensation Section Annual Meeting, Panel Speaker, February 2020.
- “Navigating Attendant Care Issues,” Course & Scope – Workers’ Compensation Section of the NC Bar Association, April 2014
Most Recent Posts
On Oct. 6, Jerri Simmons participated in a panel discussion at the 26th Annual NC Workers’ Compensation Educational Conference from the North Carolina Industrial Commission. The conference was held virtually Oct. 5-8.… Read More
Today Cranfill Sumner proudly announced that 14 of its attorneys have been selected for inclusion in the 2021 North Carolina Super Lawyers and 2021 North Carolina Rising Stars lists.… Read More
On Oct. 2, Jerri Simmons participated in a CLE panel discussion entitled “Alternative Modalities for Medical Treatment Following the Opioid Crisis in Workers’ Compensation Claims.”… Read More
Jerri Simmons was recently elected to serve on the North Carolina Association of Defense Attorneys (NCADA) Board of Directors. Jerri was sworn in during the NCADA Annual Meeting which was held June 13-16 in Asheville.… Read More