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|FL||Member in Good Standing||1985||01/30/2017|
|Award name||Grantor||Date granted|
|Orlando's Top Lawyers||Orlando Home & Leisure Magazine||2012|
|Orlando's Top Lawyers||Orlando Home & Leisure Magazine||2011|
|Orlando's Top Lawyers||Orlando Home & Leisure Magazine||2010|
|Joseph W. DuRocher Foot Soldier of the Constitution||Central Florida Criminal Defense Attorneys||N/A|
|Outstanding Personal Commitment||Victim Services Coaliton||N/A|
|Board Certified Criminal Trial Expert||The Florida Bar||N/A|
|AV Preeminent 5.0 out of 5 Peer Review Rated||Martindale-Hubbell||N/A|
|National Criminal Defense College Graduate||Mercer College of Law||N/A|
|President||Law Office of Kelly B. Sims, P.A.||1994 - Present|
|Capital Litigator/Training Supervisor||Office Of The Public Defender Ninth Judicial Circuit||1985 - 1993|
|Association name||Position name||Duration|
|Florida Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers||Life Member||N/A|
|Florida Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers||Director at Large||1999 - 2008|
|State v. J. L.||Not Guilty|
|State v, H, T,||Not Guilty all counts|
|State v, N. B.||Not Guilty both counts|
|See all legal cases|
|The Defender||The Story in my Briefs: Putting More Emotions in your Motions||2007|
|The Defender||Communicating with Your Opponent or The Subtle Art of Plea Negotiation or At Least Talk to Me||2006|
|University of Florida, Fredric G. Levin College of Law||Doctor of Jurisprudence/Juris Doctor||N/A||1984|
|University of Florida||Broadcasting||Bachelor of Science||1981|
|Trial with Style||Finding, Presenting and Reaping the Rewards of Effective Mitigation||N/A|
|Defender College XII||Voir Dire and the Law of Jury Selection||N/A|
|Death is Different IX||Preparing Yourself to Save Your Client's Life||N/A|
|Continuing Legal Education||Take the Ethical Challenge: "Are you a Survivor?"||N/A|
Posted by anonymous
After receiving 3 attorney referrals and talking to all of them, I chose Kelly to represent me and I am so glad I did. When you're going through the intimidating legal system it's equally important to have someone on your side who is not only a terrifically skilled attorney but also an amazing human being. Kelly was truly my advocate every step of the way and I would recommend him to anyone without reservation. Thank You, Kelly.
Posted by anonymous
I've been dealing with Kelly since 94-13;And I have had positive results every time.I had a murder trial back in 96.Had everyone against me feeling I was guilty.I told Kelly I was innocent. AND he put on the best case scenario that I ever witnessed. I was facing life in prison and thanks to a very intelligent Mr.Sims.Im free today;I was found Not Guilty on 5-6 charges and walked out the court house a free man....If you are ever looking for a excellent lawyer don't hesitate to contact Mr . Kelly B. Sims for the best ethics and devotion to what u put in front of him.And satisfaction guarantee!!!!!##
Posted by Protective Mom
He helped me protect my daughter from predator father. He was skilled at handling every aspect and untangled a mess from 3 other attys and used the good that each one did do for my case. Ultimately my daughter is safe and almost grown now and instead of her father making her life better this stranger to her did.... thank you Kelly your kindness in every way was appreciated!
Amanda Wright, Personal injury Attorney
Relationship: Worked together on matter
I worked for Kelly years ago and have continued to refer him criminal cases throughout my career. Very few attorneys in town have the experience and credentials that Kelly does, and those same qualities are what allow him to represent each client zealously and aggressively while obtaining the best possible result.
David Varet, Criminal defense Attorney
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
I endorse this lawyer. From the day I met Mr. Simms, he has been an excellent mentor and true role model. He has always been there to assist me and answer my questions. Moreover, watching him in court is a true treat. Not only is he amazingly professional, he is also impressively persuasive, diligent, and pugnacious. It is an honor to know him, and I would highly recommend him for any criminal matter.