Posted by a client
I was in need of Separation and Divorce and Mr. Sims was very easy to talk to regarding the matter and was able to assist me. His retainer fee was reasonable! I gets what needs to be done without and BS like other attorneys. I appreciated his straightforwardness and honesty about my situation.
Posted by a Child Custody client
Mr Sims is professional, seems to be well versed in the law, and is well known in Jacksonville. If you are a mom with an open and shut case, this could be the guy for you. If you are a dad, or have a case that needs to actually be litigated, you might want to look somewhere else. He charged us a flat fee, like most do in Jacksonville, but didn't seem obliged to earn it. We found that he follows client requests when he likes, but uses his own "judgement" and you may find that he doesn't tell you things about the case, or makes decisions on your behalf, that don't always promote your interests. He seems to be more interested in keeping the peace than winning the case, and definitely has a "you win some, you lose some" attitude that is inappropriate, especially when you walk away feeling like he didn't raise a flag in your defense. We questioned several times during our case whether or not he was working for opposing counsel, and we're still not sure that he didn't bend us over the fence. I don't question his moral compass, just his work ethic.
Do your research, get everything in writing, and make sure that you approve every move that's made.