Frank E. “Trey” Simmerman, III graduated as the salutatorian from Notre Dame High School in 2004 and from the College of Wooster, located in Wooster, Ohio, in 2008 with a Bachelors of Arts degree in Philosophy with a focus in Classical Studies.
Trey obtained his Doctor of Jurisprudence from the West Virginia University College of Law in 2011. Currently, Trey is enrolled in Florida State University’s Masters of Science in Risk Management and Insurance (MS-RMI) program, with an anticipated graduation date in 2017.
Trey's practice includes many aspects of civil litigation, ranging from complex personal injury matters to expansive oil and gas litigation and, additionally, public sector litigation and insurance litigation. Trey has handled cases from inception to resolution and tailors his approach to the demands of each case.
Beyond civil litigation, Trey represents various municipalities and public bodies in and throughout North Central West Virginia, and also practices before various other forums including the Public Service Commission and the National Labor Relations Board.
In addition to being admitted to practice before the West Virginia Supreme Court of Appeals, Trey is admitted to practice before the United States District Courts for the Northern and Southern District of West Virginia.
While at the College of Wooster, Trey was a three-year letter winner for the Wooster Fighting Scots Football Team. Additionally, Trey was a member of a select group of Wooster student-athletes who volunteered at Every Woman’s House (a shelter providing comprehensive services to the victims of domestic violence).
During the course of his studies, Trey also attended the University of Aberdeen, in Aberdeen, Scotland, focusing his studies in International Philosophy and Law. Outside of his academic commitments, Trey also worked as a construction hand in Mooresville, North Carolina and for the College of Wooster in student recruitment.
While in law school, Trey was awarded the CALI award in Constitutional Law and served as a legal research assistant for Westlaw/Thomson Reuters at the College of Law. Further, Trey had the privilege of clerking for the Honorable Irene M. Keeley in the Northern District of West Virginia.
Upon his admission to the West Virginia Bar, Trey returned to his roots and joined Simmerman Law Office, PLLC.
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