Simi Denson represents intended parents, gestational carriers (sometimes called gestational surrogates or surrogate mothers), traditional surrogates, and egg, sperm, and embryo donors as they negotiate the contracts that will govern their relationship and establish legal parentage. She also represents parties seeking pre-birth orders validating Texas gestational agreements and establishing parentage.
Simi was admitted to the Texas Bar in 2003 (license 24038860) and represents clients in every area of Texas and around the world out of her office in Austin, Texas. Her clients’ experiences are diverse— some work with agencies, some work independently, and others have preexisting friend or family relationships. Her practice has focused on assisted reproduction since 2009. In-person consultation is not required; most work is done by email and phone. She is also admitted to the federal courts for the Western, Eastern, Northern, and Southern Districts of Texas.
Simi is an Assisted Reproduction Fellow and past Vice President of the Academy of Adoption and Assisted Reproduction Attorneys. She is also a member of the American Bar Association Assisted Reproductive Technologies Committee, and a member of the American Society for Reproductive Medicine, as well as its Legal Professional Group. She is a member of the Austin Bar Association, where she volunteers for the Adoption Day Committee, the Cancer Law Clinic, and Bar & Grill.
Simi is a graduate of Rice University and The University of Texas School of Law. She has completed two journeys as a gestational carrier, delivering a baby boy in 2010 and triplets in 2013.