Doug Fitz-Simmons is an associate attorney with Chain | Cohn | Stiles where he focuses on accident and injury cases.

Doug graduated from Westmont College, and attended law school at Pepperdine University. He’s originally from Phoenix, AZ.

He has more than 25 years of experience working in insurance defense as a trial lawyer, and has tried more than 100 cases in front of jury. He worked for 17 years with Allstate Insurance and another 8 years at State Farm Insurance. This experience and deep understanding of the inner workings of insurance companies gives our injured clients an upper hand. And for his work, Doug has been awarded a “attorney of the year” honor for trial excellence out of 40 trial attorneys in a previous law firm. Today, he is a member of the American Board of Trial Advocates.

Out of the office, Doug is involved with a human needs group that feeds the homeless community.


John H. -
"From start to finish, I was impressed with their work. Go and see them if you have any elder neglect or abuse issue. I was looking for an attorney to help me hold people accountable. They’ll take your case, and they’ll do a great job."
Mark G. -
"I don’t want to say that it a pleasure doing business with the law firm, because it was more than just business. It was a life-changing experience. I’m not the same as I was before the accident, but I’m alive, and doing better than I would have without the care and attention provided by the firm ... It truly has been a blessing. They did a wonderful job. "
Paula M. -
"The experience was like a roller coaster, with lots of ups and downs emotionally. But everyone in the law firm helped me get through it. Everyone that I had contact with were all good people. I felt like I was with my family. I appreciate you all so much."
Gordon H., -
"I can't say enough good things about everyone in the office. This law firm has always made me feel like part of the family, in and out of the office. I came in during frightening circumstances, but I didn't feel scared because everyone made me feel at ease. I couldn't have asked for a better team to represent us."
Ronald S., -
"The legal world is a different world. I trusted the staff and attorneys to do a great job, and they did a great job."


  • Westmont College, B.A. 1983
  • Pepperdine University School of Law, J.D. 1986


  • California


  • Kern County Bar Association
  • American Board of Trial Advocates
  • Consumer Attorneys of California