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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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Practice areas


  1. Family: 60%
  2. Criminal Defense: 25%
  3. Bankruptcy: 15%


Payment types:

Cash, Check, Credit card

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    Ana-Cristina Jimenez Family Attorney
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  • Andrew M Snow

    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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Contact info

Law Office of Hurman R. Sims

222 New Bridge Street.
Jacksonville, NC, 28540


TXInactive 196808/17/2016
We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
AV Preeminent 5.0 out of 5 Peer Review RatedMartindale-Hubbell2014
AV Preeminent 5.0 out of 5 Peer Review RatedMartindale-Hubbell2013
AV Preeminent 5.0 out of 5 Peer Review RatedMartindale-Hubbell2012
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
AttorneyLaw Office of Hurman R. Sims1989 - Present
Association namePosition nameDuration
North Carolina Bar AssociationAttorney Member1989 - Present
Onslow County Bar AssociationAttorney Member1989 - Present
Onslow County Bar AssociationPresident2010 - 2010
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
University of Texas School of LawN/ADoctor of Jurisprudence/Juris Doctor (J.D.)1969