LEGAL SERVICES FOR EVERYDAY PEOPLEI am a Florida Bar Board Certified Elder Law Attorney.I can set up a guardianship to protect your incapacitated or disabled loved ones.Losing a loved one can throw you into despair and confusion. I can help with the probate process.
|FL||Member in Good Standing||1997||01/30/2017|
|Award name||Grantor||Date granted|
|Elder Law Certification||Florida Bar||2014|
|Board Certified - Elder Law||Florida Bar||2014|
|Preventative Law||National Preventative Law Institute||N/A|
|First Amendment Rights and Responsibilites||Am Jur||N/A|
|President||Debra G. Simms, P.A.||2007 - Present|
|Attorney||Pearson-Wise & Simms||1997 - 2006|
|Attorney||Ross, Britain & Schoenberg||1992 - 1996|
|President||Law Office of Debra G. Simms||1988 - 1992|
|Association name||Position name||Duration|
|Daytona Beach Symphony Board of Directors||Board of Directors||2015 - Present|
|ARC, Volusia||Board of Directors||2015 - Present|
|Florida Bar||Certified Elder Law Attorney||2014 - Present|
|Volusia County Bar Association||Member, Elder Law Chair||2014 - Present|
|Met Life Hyatt Legal Plan||Panel Attorney||2007 - Present|
|National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys (Florida chapter)||Member||N/A|
|DCF v. Sorokin||Case Dismissed, Ward and daughter prevailed|
|In re Shirley Tousignant||Debra G. Simms, on behalf of the son, Ricky Triplett|
|Estate Planning||Avoidance of probate and incapacity planning|
|See all legal cases|
|Website||Florida Academy of Elder Law Attoneys||2015|
|City Magazine of Altamonte Springs||Our Digital Afterlife||2013|
|Cleveland State Law Review||Succession Planning: The Daughter Option||1988|
|Cleveland State University - Cleveland-Marshall College of Law||Law||JD - Juris Doctor||1987|
|Case Western Reserve University||Social Administration||MA - Masters||1978|
|Ohio State University||N/A||BS - Bachelor of Science||1974|
|Healthy Decisions||Medical Directives and Living Wills||2016|
|Healing Path||Medicaid Planning||2016|
|Stroke Victim Support Group||Medical Directives and Living Wills||2015|
|Kiwanis of New Smyrna Beach||Elder Abuse/Fraud||2015|
|Elder Care Matters||Medicaid for Assisted Living and Skilled Nursing Facilites||2015|
|Solosez Mid-Florida Lunch||Solo practice||2014|
|4th of July bash||Estate Planning and Long Term Nursing Care||2014|
|Real Estate Update||Foreclosure Process in Florida Today||2012|
|Pershing Moms Day Out||Basic Estate Planning for Moms||2012|
|MetLife Legal Plan||Estate Planning Basics||2012|
|Educational Meeting||Adoption for Same-sex Couples in Florida||2012|
|Educational Event||Choosing the Right Attorney for You||2012|
|Continuing Legal Education||Florida Estate Planning Basics||2012|
|Charles Schwab Employee Benefits Plan||Four Corners of Estate Planning||2012|
|Seminole Public Library||Bankruptcy for Beginners - Your debt: Budge It!||2011|
|POA's and Advanced Directives||Powers of Attorney & Advanced Directives||2011|
|Estate Planning: Wills and Trusts||Estate Planning: Wills and Trusts||2011|
|Estate Planning||Basic Estate Planning||2011|
|Employee Benefits for Hyatt Legal Plan||Estate Planning for You and Your Family||2011|
|Senior Lunch and Learn||Elder Law Issues||2010|
|Jewish Pavillion Health Fair||Estate Planning||2010|
|FAMU Law School||Being a Sole Practitioner||2010|
|COS Seniors||Estate Planning||2008|
Posted by Kimberly
Debra Simms explained, advised, and completed our elderly mothers Estate Plan. I appriciated her friendly and caring attitude.
We will be using this attorney for all our legal needs. We highly recommend Debra Simms to our friends who need an excellent attorney at a fair price.
Posted by Karen
Debra recently handled a probate case for me. It was complicated and I was worried that I would have to spend a lot of money. She did a terrific job for me and my family and her fees were very reasonable.
Posted by evan
This lawyer handled my probate matter when my lovely wife of 55 years passed away. She not only handled my case efficiently and affordably,but she was so compassionate with my feelings and emotional state. She really understoood my family concerns and readily explained the proccess to me and my family members.
Posted by anonymous
Ms. Simms was very thorough, efficient and kind. She made sure I truly understood everything I was doing. Very pleased.
Posted by anonymous
Debra recently handled a very difficult, and hard fought guardian case for my family. She displayed empathy and Professionalism throughout the entire process. Her staff was always very courteous, and kept me informed and up to date about the case. Debra and her staff always showed attention to detail, and I strongly recommend her Law firm, for any client going through similar circumstances.
Christopher Sprysenski, Litigation Attorney
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
Debra is a caring, thoughtful attorney who approaches your estate planning needs with an eye towards her clients' true goals. Her passion for assisting clients plan for their future at any stage shines through in her communication and quality of work she performs. I would highly recommend Debra for your estate planning needs.
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