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Diane Lynn Paull

About me

Lawyer for small Beaches law firm focused on family law, small business representation, estates and wills and miscellaneous legal matters.  First licensed in Michigan in 1982, then came to Florida in 1995.  After sale of corporation I worked for, I worked with my Senior Partner while taking Florida Bar examination and completing admission process; voted Managing Partner in July, 2003; developed computer-based legal training programs, providing legislative commentary to business clients, corporate formation.  In 2003, moved focus of my practice to family law, custody, paternity and related matters after discovering the positive impact we can have on a family in one of its most difficult times. 


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Practice areas


  1. Family: 90%
    15 years
  2. Wills: 10%
    25 years



Hourly ($285-300/hour), Retainer (sometimes)

Payment types:

Cash, Check, Credit card

Attorney endorsements

11 total 

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    Having recently resolved a family law case with Attorney Paull, I can personally attest to the fact that she is someone who is not only a pleasure to work with, but who advocates tenaciously on behalf of her clients. A decision to retain Diane as counsel is a wise decision indeed.


    Zachary Alfant Family Attorney
    Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter

  • Ian Christopher Hurley

    I endorse this lawyer.


    Ian Hurley Alimony Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

Contact info

Simpson & Paull, P.L.

1326 3rd Street South
Suite 2
Jacksonville Beach, FL, 32250-6377


FLMember in Good Standing200306/20/2016
MIActive And In Good Standing198205/14/2016
We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
Preeminent 5.0 out of 5Martindale-Hubbell2016
Marquis™ Whos™ Who in American LawMarquis1983
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
Managing AttorneySimpson & Paull, P.L.2001 - Present
Vice PresidentMerrill Lynch1998 - 2000
Adjunct ProfessorFlorida Community College At Jacksonville1996 - 1998
2nd Vice PresidentBarnett Banks1995 - 1998
2nd Vice PresidentNational Bank of Detroit1990 - 1995
Association namePosition nameDuration
American Family Law Inns of CourtBarrister2015 - Present
Jacksonville Bar AssociationMember2003 - Present
Jacksonville Beach Bar AssociationMember2003 - Present
Florida BarMember2003 - Present
Florida Women Lawyers AssociationMember2003 - Present
Michigan State Bar AssociationMember1982 - Present
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
Trissler v TrisslerWon reversal on Appeal
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Publication nameTitleDate
University of Detroit Law ReviewCoverture1983
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
University of Detroit Mercy School of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor1982
Oakland UniversityEnglish and Political ScienceBA - Bachelor of Arts1979
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
Florida Community College at JacksonvilleBusiness Law1997