Joe Simmer, Lommen Abdo Law Firm

Joseph M. Simmer

Areas of Practice: Insurance Defense, Civil Litigation, Professional Liability, General Litigation

Office Location: Minneapolis, Minnesota / Hudson, Wisconsin

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Joseph M. Simmer / Biography

Joe Simmer is a civil litigator handling matters involving insurance defense, civil litigation, professional liability and general litigation.

Joe has years of litigation experience in the Minneapolis office of a national firm as a trial attorney handling civil litigation and professional liability matters, including first-chair jury trial experience in complex medical-legal litigation. He also previously worked in the Office of the Minnesota Attorney General handling civil matters and advising government boards.

Joe is a qualified neutral under Rule 114 of the Minnesota General Rules of Practice.

Joe graduated from the University of Minnesota Duluth in 2007 with a B.S. in Biochemistry/Molecular Biology, a B.A. in Chemistry, and a B.A. in Criminology.

Away from the office, Joe enjoys being outside and enjoying Minnesota’s four seasons. He resides in the Twin Cities with his wife and two young children.

Leadership + Activities

  • Minnesota State Bar Association 


  • University of Minnesota Duluth, B.A., B.S., 2007 
  • William Mitchell College of Law, J.D., 2010 

Bar Admissions

  • Minnesota, 2010
  • Wisconsin, 2022
  • U.S. District Court, District of Minnesota, 2016 
  • U.S. District Court, Central District of North Dakota, 2017 

News + Articles

List of Lommen Abdo’s Best Lawyers Unmasked

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Lommen Abdo is proud to have increased the number of its lawyers included in the latest edition of The Best Lawyers in America© – especially in the midst of a pandemic.  One additional Lommen Abdo attorney has been included in the 2021 edition of Best Lawyers: One to...

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Barry O'Neil and Michelle Kuhl presented a webinar on June 12, 2020 through the Hennepin County Bar Association's Professionalism and Ethics Section on "When CAN You Speak to a Represented Party?"   Overview: Rule 4.2 of the Minnesota Professional Rules of...

Civil Litigation Q&A with Barry O’Neil:

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