Simmons Honored with Annual Distinguished Leader in Diversity and Inclusion Award

Cranfill Sumner LLP presented its 2023 Distinguished Leader in Diversity and Inclusion Award to Jerri Simmons.

The Cranfill Sumner Distinguished Leader in Diversity and Inclusion Award is presented to an individual who embodies the firm’s commitment to expanding diversity and inclusion within the firm’s offices and the surrounding communities.

“We are proud to recognize Jerri Simmons with the 2023 Distinguished Leader in Diversity and Inclusion Award,” said Marshall Wall, Managing Partner of Cranfill Sumner. “Jerri is well known in our firm for her kindness and professionalism, and she is well respected among her peers. She embodies the firm’s core values of teamwork, client service, and reputation and sets the standard for inclusivity.”

Simmons is a Partner in the Charlotte office of Cranfill Sumner and focuses her practice in Risk Management and Workers’ Compensation. She has experience handling all types of injury by accident and specific traumatic incident claims, death claims and occupational disease claims, such as claims involving asbestosis, mesothelioma, silicosis, or chemical exposures.

She is also a Certified Mediator with the North Carolina Dispute Resolution Commission.

Simmons received her law degree from Wake Forest University School of Law and her bachelor’s degree from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.