PRACTICE AREAS

Domestic Law
Criminal Law

EDUCATION

North Carolina Central University School of Law (J.D. magna cum laude 2015)
James Madison University (B.A. 2012)

Peyton Alston Simmons

ASSOCIATE ATTORNEY

Peyton found her passion in domestic relations after being exposed to a myriad of legal issues during two judicial clerkships.

Ms. Simmons is an Associate with Nichols Zauzig and concentrates on domestic and criminal law.

Prior to joining the firm, Ms. Simmons served as Judicial Law Clerk to The Honorable Lon E. Farris in Prince William County Circuit Court for two years, acting as the Chief Law Clerk for her second year.

Ms. Simmons graduated magna cum laude from North Carolina Central University School of Law, which she attended on full scholarship. She served as the Notes and Comments Editor for the Law Review and was a member of the law fraternity Phi Alpha Delta.

During the summer, she interned at the North Carolina Court of Appeals for The Honorable Wanda G. Bryant, preparing legal memos and assisting with the drafting of legal opinions. Ms. Simmons also interned with multiple law firms in Northern Virginia to gain legal practice experience.

Her undergraduate degree is from James Madison University in Harrisonburg, Virginia and she attended Osbourn Park High School in Prince William County.

Ms. Simmons is a member of the Prince William County Bar Association, the Virginia Trial Lawyers Association and Virginia Women Attorneys Association.

  • Virginia Trial Lawyers Association
  • Virginia Women Attorneys Association
  • Prince William County Bar Association

“Mrs. Simmons helped me with a custody case for my son. I am extremely pleased on how she handled everything, she greatly advised and defended the best interest of my son. I would like to thank Mrs. Simmons for our recent case and also thank Mr. Hollingsworth, Mrs. Zimmerman and Mr. Nichols for all their help and advise during all this rough time for me. Great firm of professionals, highly ethical  thank you all for your work again!” – C.M.

“You kept what could have been a horrible outcome to one I can live with. I fully endorse Ms. Simmons. I was a burn victim and not only did she do her due-diligence to mitigate the traps, she covered for my other attorney that lacked her care and skill. Thank you Ms. Simmons!” – P.

Peyton Alston Simmons

ASSOCIATE ATTORNEY

PRACTICE AREAS

Domestic Law
Criminal Law

EDUCATION

North Carolina Central University School of Law (J.D. magna cum laude 2015)
James Madison University (B.A. 2012)

Overview

Ms. Simmons is an Associate with Nichols Zauzig and concentrates on domestic and criminal law.

Prior to joining the firm, Ms. Simmons served as Judicial Law Clerk to The Honorable Lon E. Farris in Prince William County Circuit Court for two years, acting as the Chief Law Clerk for her second year.

Ms. Simmons graduated magna cum laude from North Carolina Central University School of Law, which she attended on full scholarship. She served as the Notes and Comments Editor for the Law Review and was a member of the law fraternity Phi Alpha Delta.

During the summer, she interned at the North Carolina Court of Appeals for The Honorable Wanda G. Bryant, preparing legal memos and assisting with the drafting of legal opinions. Ms. Simmons also interned with multiple law firms in Northern Virginia to gain legal practice experience.

Her undergraduate degree is from James Madison University in Harrisonburg, Virginia and she attended Osbourn Park High School in Prince William County.

Ms. Simmons is a member of the Prince William County Bar Association, the Virginia Trial Lawyers Association and Virginia Women Attorneys Association.

Leadership

  • Virginia Trial Lawyers Association
  • Virginia Women Attorneys Association
  • Prince William County Bar Association

Testimonials

“Mrs. Simmons helped me with a custody case for my son. I am extremely pleased on how she handled everything, she greatly advised and defended the best interest of my son. I would like to thank Mrs. Simmons for our recent case and also thank Mr. Hollingsworth, Mrs. Zimmerman and Mr. Nichols for all their help and advise during all this rough time for me. Great firm of professionals, highly ethical  thank you all for your work again!” – C.M.

“You kept what could have been a horrible outcome to one I can live with. I fully endorse Ms. Simmons. I was a burn victim and not only did she do her due-diligence to mitigate the traps, she covered for my other attorney that lacked her care and skill. Thank you Ms. Simmons!” – P.

Peyton found her passion in domestic relations after being exposed to a myriad of legal issues during two judicial clerkships.