Marissa L. Simmons is the owner and managing attorney of the Law Office of Marissa L. Simmons.
Ms. Simmons began her practice immediately after passing the California Bar in June 2016. Prior to opening her firm, Ms. Simmons has clerked for various solo practitioners and small firms, engaging in various practice areas from family, entertainment, employment, and personal injury.
After working as a mediator in both Georgia and California courts, aiding hundreds of landlords and tenants in negotiating disputes, Ms. Simmons expanded her practice to include assisting both landlords and tenants with the eviction process. Due to her passion for justice and addressing the gentrification and homelessness epidemics in the City of Los Angeles, Ms. Simmons seeks to ensure that the eviction process is fair and just for both landlords and tenants, alike.
Ms. Simmons also believes that every employee should have the ability to provide for themselves and their families, without fear of discrimination, harassment, or retaliation. As a result, Ms. Simmons expanded her practice to include employment law related cases, where she fights for employees who have experienced discrimination, retaliation, and harassment, have not received proper wages and rest breaks, or who have endured illegal labor practices by their employer.
Ms. Simmons is a graduate of Georgia State University College of Law, where she also worked as a graduate research assistant, planning educational events for non-profit members of the Atlanta Compliance and Ethics Resource Center.
Ms. Simmons believes in serving her community and seeks out every opportunity to do so. She has served on the board for the Langston Bar Association for the past two years, both as the chair of the Young Adult Committee and Outreach and Community Action Committee. Believing that it's hard for one to believe they can become something that they've never seen, Ms. Simmons also regularly speaks at elementary, middle, and high schools, believing in the importance of giving minority children the ability to see that anything is possible.
2018 Langston Board Members at the 2018 Installation Gala in Los Angeles
Speaking to High School Students at the Barack Obama Global Prep Academy in 2017