About

Passion. Experience. Diligence.

History

Jeremy Pratt and Ellen Simmons met in law school & formed their law firm a couple years after graduation. Jeremy focused on trial practice and Ellen specialized in appeals & legal research. We found that their individual fields complemented each other’s in surprising, and what turned out to be inseparable, ways. This made them eager to create a firm, one that would effectively connect their expertise. Choosing to specialize in a field means that you are completely devoted to it; that you will be up to date and informed on all developments. That is the knowledge that sets them apart.

Pratt & Simmons opened its doors in 2008. Since then, they've represented more than a thousand individuals. They handle cases through in Maine in all state and federal courts at both the trial and appellate levels.

 

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We at Pratt & Simmons know that finding the right attorney to represent you is a choice not to be taken lightly. That’s why we offer free consultations to walk you through your needs, the scope of your goals, and your budget.

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Attorneys

 
 

Partner

Jeremy Pratt

From being a solo practitioner in 2004 to founding Pratt & Simmons in 2006, Jeremy has represented defendants charge with every type of criminal charge that exists in Maine. Jeremy hasn’t just represented individuals charged with crimes but has actually gone to trial on many of them, from operating an unregistered motor vehicle to murder and many types of cases in-between. Jeremy’s practice is not limited to criminal defense but also includes personal injury. If you are injured in any type of accident Jeremy will help get you any money that you are entitled to. Jeremy has hands-on experience.

Jeremy accepts court appointed cases on a limited basis.

 

Education

Vermont Law School
Juris Doctor, 2004

St. John’s College
B.A., Philosophy, 2001

Activities & Affiliations

• Maine Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers, Member; past board member.
• Knox County Bar Association, Member

Bar Admissions

• Maine, 1st Circuit; District of Maine, 1st Circuit Court of Appeals, United States Supreme Court.

 
 

 
 
 

Partner

Ellen Simmons

Ellen focuses on the various facets of law revolving around research and appeals. Prior to co-founding Pratt & Simmons, Ellen had her own solo practice. Staying ahead of the law’s frequent changes is Ellen’s top priority. She has a near encyclopedic knowledge of the law and research skills that are second to none. Ellen loves to research and write and is never happier then being in the library and finding that hidden gem that will change a case. In her free time Ellen enjoys spending time with her family and running marathons and half marathons.

Ellen is fluent in spanish.

 

Education

Vermont Law School
Juris Doctor, 2005

Wheaton College
B.A., Spanish, Political Science, 2002

Activities & Affiliations

• Knox County Bar Association, Member
• Maine State Bar Association, Member

Bar Admissions

• Maine