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Hurman R. Sims

Family Attorney at Jacksonville, NC

4.0   3 reviews
  • State Years
    North Carolina - NC 36 years
    Texas - TX 55 years
  • Licensed for 36 years
    State NC
    Acquired 1988
    Active No misconduct found
  • Licensed for 55 years
    State TX
    Acquired 1968
    Inactive No misconduct found

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.

About Hurman

Learn Hurman’s areas of practice.

Practice areas
  1. Family
    Divorce Separation Agreements/Property Settlements Child custody Child support Adoption Alimony Equitable Distribution Name Changes Family financial mediation

  2. Criminal defense
    DWI's/traffic citations Felonies Assault cases Misdemeanors Drug related charges

  3. Bankruptcy and debt
    Chapter 7 (liquidation) Chapter 13 (debt consolidation)

Hurman Sims received his B.A. and J.D. from the University of Texas at Austin in 1966 and 1969.  He served in the U.S. Marine Corps from 1969 to 1989 and retired as a Lieutenant Colonel while serving as a general court-martial judge at Camp Lejeune, N.C.  His military awards include the Meritorious Service Medal.  He was admitted to the Texas Bar in 1968 and the North Carolina Bar in 1988 and has been in private practice in Jacksonville, North Carolina since 1989.  He is a member of the North Carolina Bar Association with section memberships in Family Law, Criminal Law, and Bankruptcy.  He is a member of the Onslow County Bar Association and served as President in 2010.  He has been peer rated since 2012 and has received the highest possible rating in legal ability and ethical standards.  He is also a family financial mediator certified by the North Carolina Dispute Resolution Commission.  The law office is a federally defined debt relief agency helping people file for bankruptcy relief.




Mr. Sims has strong personal and professional ties to the community of Jacksonville and is committed to the quality representation of all our clients.  With over 25 years of experience we provide skilled, effective legal services for the problems that affect the lives of our clients.  We know that all families and the legal issues they may be facing are not the same and Mr. Sims will listen and use his years of experience to evaluate your case and your goals in seeking representation.  At the initial consultation, you will receive an honest and frank evaluation of your case and your goals.  You may or may not hear what you want to hear but you will always get straight talk and an honest evaluation of your case.  When you retain the services of Hurman R. Sims you will have the experienced legal hand you are seeking during your most difficult times.  

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Hurman R. Sims, Attorney at Law
Ashley Sims, Legal Assistant


Law Office of Hurman R. Sims
222 New Bridge Street.
Jacksonville, NC, 28540


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Posted by anonymous | August 11, 2015
a Divorce Client
Mr. Sims handled an uncontested divorce that went smoothly and painlessly. Even though my now ex was hard to get a hold of (he would not let me know where he lived or even his phone number), he still agreed to come to the office to sign what ever documents were needing to be signed per Mr. Sims request. He is well versed in the law and straightforward in his work ethic. He does not sugar coated anything, he tells you like it is. He works hard for his client to get what is best for them. I recommend him not only for Divorce but for the other areas of practice he is involved in.
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Posted by anonymous | November 21, 2014
Very Knowledgeable and Great at his Job!
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 anonymous | April 10, 2013
Not a fighter...
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.
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AVVO RATING 8.7 (Excellent)

Work Experience

  • Attorney
  • Law Office of Hurman R. Sims
  • 1989 - Present


  • University of Texas School of Law
  • Doctor of Jurisprudence/Juris Doctor (J.D.)
  • 1969


  • North Carolina Bar Association
  • Attorney Member
  • 1989 - Present
  • Onslow County Bar Association
  • Attorney Member
  • 1989 - Present
  • Onslow County Bar Association
  • President
  • 2010 - 2010

Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • AV Preeminent 5.0 out of 5 Peer Review Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2014
  • AV Preeminent 5.0 out of 5 Peer Review Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2013
  • AV Preeminent 5.0 out of 5 Peer Review Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2012

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Family Attorney | Aug 17
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Bankruptcy and debt Attorney | Jun 02
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Mr. Sims is a professional in every way. Mr. Sims is an honest, ethical and straight talking attorney who runs an efficient law practice."
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