Maryssa Simpson Pittman is a trial lawyer and partner in The Potts Law Firm’s Dallas office. Maryssa grew up in the small town of Bridgeport, Texas and is from a family of trial lawyers. Her background gave her a passion for trial work, and she carries that forward in her practice. Maryssa’s favorite part of being a lawyer is the “counselor” aspect. She works hard to serve her clients by gaining their trust, and then maintaining professional relationships with integrity, honesty, and compassion.
Maryssa graduated from Baylor University and received her law degree from the University of Texas School of Law. Prior to joining The Potts Law Firm, Maryssa worked at a prominent Texas defense firm and represented clients in commercial disputes, insurance litigation, transportation litigation and catastrophic personal injury matters. Maryssa’s experience on the defense side gave her a comprehensive understanding of the various issues in litigation, particularly insurance. Her defense perspective helps her better serve the needs of her clients.
Maryssa is a trial lawyer focused on business and employment litigation as well as a wide range of personal injury matters. Maryssa is results-oriented, but concentrates her practice on creating strong relationships with her clients. The trust relationship is particularly important in her practice areas of personal injury, sexual assault, and sexual harassment Maryssa handles all facets of sexual assault and sexual harassment litigation, including in the employment context. She strongly believes that every client deserves their day in Court, and that survivors of sexual harassment and violence should be afforded every opportunity for justice that the law can provide.
Maryssa also represents clients in complex business litigation, with significant expertise in the banking and credit card processing industries. Maryssa has achieved significant successes for Receivers and Trustees in ancillary cases to receiverships and bankruptcies. Maryssa’s business litigation practice includes breach of contract, non-competition, non-payment, and employment-related claims, and even extends to advising and assisting small businesses with their litigation needs.
During law school, Maryssa served as a legal intern for the Honorable Martin Hoffman, 68th District Court, Dallas County, Texas, and as a legal intern for Dallas County Judge Clay Jenkins. Dallas is home, but Maryssa has practiced in hundreds of counties across the great State of Texas. She loves each and every historic county courthouse the State has to offer, with her personal favorite being Wise County, where she was born and raised.
Despite being a tried and true Texan, Maryssa represents her clients before state and federal courts throughout the United States. She is licensed in Texas and Illinois, and admitted to practice in every Court in Texas. She has also litigated substantially in New York, New Jersey, Utah, Colorado, and California.
Maryssa often advises that no one calls a lawyer because they are having a good time. She is dedicated to providing solutions to her personal injury and business clients so that they can move forward with their lives.
Outside work, Maryssa spends as much time as she can with her family. She enjoys being with her husband Matt, her two sisters, and her nieces and nephew in her spare time. She also plays guitar and sings if she can find a microphone.
- J.D., The University of Texas School of Law, 2013
- B.A., summa cum laude, Baylor University, 2010
- Texas, 2013
- U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Texas
- U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Texas
- U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Texas
- U.S. District Court for the Western District of Texas
- Best Lawyers: Ones to Watch in America, 2022
- Top 40 Under 40-Civil Plaintiffs by the National Trial Lawyers, 2018
- Order of the Barristers, 2013
- The International Academy of Trial Lawyers Student Advocacy Award, 2013
- Best Advocate, Strasburger and Price Endowed Senior Honors Mock Trial Competition, 2013
- Champion, John L. Costello National Criminal Law Trial Advocacy Competition, 2013
- Dallas Bar Association
- Dallas Association of Young Lawyers
- 2018 Northern District of Texas Bench Bar Committee
- Texas Law School Dallas Young Alumni Steering Committee
- Should Jerry Be Worried?, July 2018, Texas Lawyer
- Women in the Law, 2018 Northern District of Texas Bench Bar Conference
- Use of Metadata in Litigation, 24th Annual Insurance Symposium, March 2017
- Litigation Issues in Surplus Lines Coverage Actions, 22nd Annual Insurance Symposium, March 2015