Atlanta, GA (PRWEB) February 01, 2014
Morgan & Morgan would like to congratulate Madeleine Simmons on her selection by Attorney At Law Magazine as one of their “Attorneys to Watch in 2014,” an annual feature that details some of the most prominent lawyers by region.
“It is an honor to be featured in Attorney at Law magazine alongside so many esteemed attorneys from our state,” said Simmons, who practices out of Morgan & Morgan’s Atlanta office.
As a young attorney, Simmons understands how important it is to keep improving within the legal field. Without this drive, Simmons says, it is the clients who will ultimately feel the repercussions.
“Each year it is my goal to improve in every part of my practice,” Simmons said. “I believe that the best way to achieve results my clients deserve is to give 100 percent every day I walk into the office or courtroom. I hope to continue that pattern in 2014.”
Simmons joined Morgan & Morgan straight out of law school, an opportunity typically not afforded to an unproven attorney. The firm’s willingness to take a chance, according to Simmons, is part of what drives her to excel in her field.
“I am thankful they took a chance on a young lawyer and it is my goal to continue to make them proud,” Simmons said. “They gave me the opportunity to try several jury trials my first year.”
Simmons acknowledges, however, that it’s always helpful to work alongside talented colleagues who are available to show a developing attorney the fruits of their professional experience.
“There have been so many wonderful lawyers who have helped me and continue to support me as I develop my career,” Simmons said in her interview with Attorney at Law. “My fellow lawyers at Morgan & Morgan have truly supported me.”
A graduate of the University of Oklahoma and Georgia State University College of Law, Simmons knew from a young age that she would end up in a career field where her passion for helping others could be combined with skills that other trial attorneys sometimes take for granted.
“I was a journalism major in college because I am passionate about writing, interviewing and conveying stories to an audience—much like we do as trial lawyers,” Simmons told Attorney at Law. “I knew developing these skills would be vital if I wanted a career in trial work.”
For 2014, Simmons remains dedicated to growing both professionally and within the realm of her civic duties, something she holds very dear. As evident in her continued work with the Georgia Trial Lawyers Association and Georgia State University’s mock trial team, as well as several charitable groups in the Atlanta area, she feels every attorney should be involved in some form of community service.
“We can all write a check, but giving out time back to the community that supports us is vital,” Simmons said. “Community service and volunteerism are important aspects of my life and I knew I wanted to practice law in a field that would allow me to help others. I am grateful I get to do that every day.”
According to its website, Attorney at Law Magazine is a trade publication with the goal of “providing targeted information to key decision-makers in the local legal community.” Its content is geared toward highlighting the accomplishments of local attorneys, law firms, and expert witnesses, as well as keeping the magazine’s readers current on the latest industry trends. Furthermore, Attorney at Law Magazine uses a “controlled circulation” model, meaning subscribers will always be presented with features, news, and marketing opportunities within a specific metropolitan area.
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