About Damario Solomon Simmons
Damario Solomon Simmons is an attorney, professor and professional speaker and commentator. He is a proud member of Oklahoma’s premier full-service law firm, Riggs Abney and a legislative liasion for Oklahoma’s Premier think tank, the Oklahoma Policy Institute. He is a sought-after public speaker and educator with prolific knowledge of the rights of African-Americans.
He has successfully represented clients in federal, state, tribal, and administrative courts, including litigating for Black Creek “Freedmen” tribal citizenship rights. He also served as an integral member of the legal team who fought to obtain human rights and reparations for the survivors of the 1921 Tulsa Race Riot which included famed attorneys Johnnie Cochrane and Charles J. Ogletree. Solomon-Simmons’ work on the 1921 case earned him an invitation to testify before the Congressional Black Caucus.
He has overseen the negotiation of millions of dollars of professional athlete player and endorsement contracts, organized and managed athletes’ business, branding, and legal structures, and represented dozens of players regarding NFLPA, NCAA, and local high school rules and regulations, including five NFL or NBA first-round draft picks. Currently, Damario serves as lead counsel for the family of unarmed Terence Crutcher, Sr., 7 Rape Victims of convicted Oklahoma City Police Officer Daniel Holtzclaw, and thousands of Black Creek Indians suing the United States Government. Damario is an adjunct professor at the University of Oklahoma African & African-American Studies Program and a professional speaker and commentator.
Damario is married to his high school sweetheart, Mia, and resides in Tulsa, Oklahoma.