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  • Excellent attorney

    5.0 stars

    Anonymous review posted on

    My dealings with Ms. Simms have been terrific. She is pleasant to deal with, she is very personable and is very knowledgeable. Thank you for all you have done!

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  • Folks, beware

    1.0 star

    Anonymous review posted on

    This woman is not a good attorney. For starters she shows up uprepared and her verbal skills are weak at best. Furthermore, she doesn't listen to pertinent information you provide her that is essential to the case. I also suggest caution to be exercised in signing any billing agreements - she has a way of springing extra fees on you in short order. We won our case, but I and another attorney in a completely different specialty were really the ones who won the case for her. In spite of this, she still had the unmitigated gall to charge additional money. She also speaks down to you if your status in her eyes warrants it. Like the titile warns - beware.

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    Debra G Simms’s response: “It saddens me to read this review. I know who this is because I was warned that she does this to other professionals who try to help her. I took the case despite being warned by the mental professionals involved in the case. I won her very very complicated contested guardianship case and never asked for any money other than the original retainer. She wanted me to continue working with her after the case was over and when I told her that it was not included in the original retainer she became belligerent and abusive and harassed me and my paralegal. To any potential client, I invite you to meet me, assess my verbal skills, see if I am prepared, and decide for yourself. In over 27 years, I have never had this said about me.”
  • Terrific!

    5.0 stars

    Posted by John S.

    I returned to Ms Simms for an update on my estate planning and also to discuss asset protection in case I ever need nursing home care. She really is terrific- smart, thorough, and very kind. Her new office located in Port Orange is welcoming, warm, and she wisely served plenty of water and snacks! My wife feels the same and we recommend her highly!

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  • Absolutely the Best!

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    Posted by Pam

    “My financial advisor found some problem areas in the trust I had and highly recommended Debra to me. She immediately saw that the old trust would have made available to me only the net income and I wouldn’t have been able to touch the principal when I needed it later in life. She fixed this and I had her rewrite my will, power of attorney and designation of health care surrogate.

    Debra is extremely knowledgeable, friendly, fun and wonderful to work for. She is dedicated, efficient and personable. On top of all this, her fees were quite reasonable.”

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  • Caring,attentive, and competent lawyer

    5.0 stars

    Posted by Kimberly

    Debra was always available for advice and creating new documents for my family. She made a very hard time a lot easier for me and my dad. Forever thankful!!

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  • Bankruptcy Lawyer

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    Anonymous review posted on

    I hired Debra Simms for a Bankruptcy. I met her one time. I was not satisfied with her services. I paid a $1500.00 retainer for her and was subbed to a rude paralegal that hung up the phone on me. I went to another attorney where I learned that she lacked knowledge of bankruptcy law. I requested a refund and she refused.

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    Debra G Simms’s response: “I performed all services requested. I am sorry that my clients were not satisfied, but the work they paid for was competently performed. They have used and some other review services to put pressure on me to get their money back. I have practiced law for 27 years and I always try to provide excellent service.”
  • An Excellent Elder Law Attorney

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    Posted by Pat

    Attorney Debra Simms handled an Elder Law Medicaid case for my mother. She told us she is Board Certified in this area and her expertise really showed. She answered all our questions and the application process went smoothly. Her office is located in The Villages and she was also helpful when we were selecting a nursing home. I recommend her.

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  • Trust, wills, medical directives.

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    Posted by Joy

    After us explaining our concerns she knew exactly what all we needed to make life easier for our family after we die. She is very easy to talk to. She talks in terms that the average person will understand.

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  • Planning Experience

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    Posted by Richard

    Gave us an informative review of what needed to be done on our wills to bring them up-to-date and then made the corrections in a timely manner. Treated us with respect and courtesy.

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  • Debra is an excellent lawyer who gives great legal advice and representation.

    5.0 stars

    Posted by Melissa

    Debra has been extremely helpful handling my case. She gives clear and concise recommendations, and is extremely knowledgeable on all types of legal services. I would highly recommend her to anyone seeking attorney representation. She makes you feel comfortable throughout the entire process., unlike some of the larger law firms that make you feel as if you are part of a mill service. She gives dedicated time and effort in every case to ensure that her clients receive the best possible outcome.

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