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Jeremy Allan Simon

Criminal defense Attorney at Clearwater, FL

5.0   48 reviews

also known as Jerry Simon

  • Licensed for 12 years
    State FL
    Acquired 2011
    Status
    Member in Good Standing No misconduct found

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About Jeremy

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Since my college years at Florida State University I have always been interested in the law. Majoring in Criminology, I developed a passion for understanding and defending the rights of American citizens against unwarranted governmental intrusion. This passion extended to law school and Stetson University College of Law, where I honed my advocacy skills with the intention of becoming a trial lawyer. During my years at Stetson, I was dedicated to helping others, and received the William F. Blews Pro Bono Service Award in recognition of my efforts. 

 

I began to test my advocacy skills while still in law school as a Certified Legal Intern for the 6th Judicial Circuit's juvenile prosecution unit. I prepared for and conducted numerous bench trials prior to graduation. After passing the bar, I served as an Assitant State Attorney for the Twelfth Judicial Circuit in Sarasota, where I learned the ins and outs of seeing a case from a prosecutor's perspective. I then joined a private defense firm who concentrated their practice on DUI defense. During my years preparing for DUI trials, I learned just how complicated DUI defense could be. 

 

I have now brought these skills to my partnership in Fowler Law Group, where I intend to vigriously defend the rights of my clients to place them in the best possible position when their case is resolved. 

Location

Simon & Schinella, Attorneys at Law
607 N. Myrtle Ave
Clearwater, FL, 33755

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Posted by Daniel | March 5, 2020
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
5 STARS IS NOT ENOUGH !!!
Jeremy Simon is a class act. What a true gentleman and amazing attorney! I was referred to Mr. Simon by a colleague of his and mutual friend of ours. I was in a state of fear, worry & doubt when I initially called Jeremy's office. His assistant answered, super friendly and professional, and we played phone tag for a day or two due to conflicting schedules. I felt so comfortable after speaking to Jeremy on the phone for less than 5 minutes. I could feel the passion in his voice that he truly enjoys what he does and is AMAZING at his job! We spoke for about 18 minutes and he gave me the best advice money could buy - except he didn't even charge me!! He explained his fees and told me if I needed him, he would be there for me, but his honesty really blew me away! He instructed me what to do and sure enough when I went to court, representing myself for a misdemeanor, the DA looked at me and asked where my lawyer was or if I wanted a public defender. I smiled and confidently said, "I'm innocent. I would like to take care of this matter today and not waste any of the court's time." Fast forward 5 minutes later - charge dropped! Maybe I got lucky...but we create our own luck. Jeremy helped me gain confidence and reassured me he was in my corner if my first court date didn't go as planned. Well, my first court date was also my last, and it went better than planned! I truly cannot thank Mr. Simon enough - I even offered him money after court when I followed up with him, and he told me verbatim, "It is my pleasure to be of service to others, it's not always about the money. I am so glad everything worked out favorable." If I ever need a lawyer, I know who I am calling. *** 11 out of 10 stars, 3 thumbs up, and 8 out of 5 stars!!! *** THANK YOU JEREMY !!! YOU ARE TRUTH !!!
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Posted by Dennis | August 28, 2019
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Saved my life
Thought there was no way he could win my trial put house up for rent pk my stuff up but this man gave me my life back and my dignity Dont go by first impressions one sly fox
Posted by Robert | June 17, 2019
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Best Lawyer Ever
Jeremy does his homework and prepares like no other. I will be using his services for all legal matters in the future. Its always good to have an attorney that you know truly cares.
Posted by Robert | April 19, 2018
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Been accused of a crime?.....Then it's time, to do what Simon says and you'll always win
If you find yourself accused of a crime and your life has come to a screeching halt like mine did, the first person you talk to needs to be Jeremy Simon. On one of the worst days of my life, which also happened to be on the weekend, Jeremy was quickly at my side to defend my innocence. He provided a knowledgable defense and helped to explain the process to me after I had fallen into the clutches of the legal system in an instant. Alongside his team, Jeremy showed me an unmistakable determination to seek justice for me when I was accused of one of the worst first degree felonies imaginable. The first thing you see on the website of Jeremy's team, Simon & Schinella, are the big, bold words "Dedicated Defense" and there is no misrepresentation in them at all. With Jeremy, dedicated defense is what I received. I felt a sense of pure confidence knowing I had Jeremy at my side fighting for me every step of the way. He listened diligently to what I had to say and always acted with the highest professionalism and integrity. From day one I had nothing but confidence in my defense team and Jeremy's experienced approach, because I knew I had the best. The persistence he displayed alongside his team to seek justice for me after this accusation is something that is only seen in a passionate and relentless defense. Jeremy was very informative throughout the process at all steps and took the time to answer each of my questions or concerns thoroughly. My life was on the line after a life-altering accusation was brought against me, and I was happy to have none other than Jeremy Simon and his team defending my innocence.
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Posted by anonymous | March 7, 2018
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Excellent communication and dedication.
Greatly appreciated for taking time out of his busy schedule to keep us with updates. Pleased with resolution of the case. Thank you again for all you have done.
Posted by Luis M Robles | October 19, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Sr
I am very grateful for Jeremy's professional service. He accepted my case when no other lawyer dared to help me. He always has excellent communication through the process. There is no doubt that as a lawyer he has enough experience, knowledge and excellent strategies to win any case. He is the best! Thanks for your support!
Posted by Bruce | July 21, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Traffic Ticket Acquittal
I received a Careless Driving citation after I was hit by a speeding vehicle while making a turn. The citation escalated into a Mandatory Hearing due to the severity of injuries from the accident. The paperwork sent by the court provided no information regarding the severe penalties I faced if found guilty. I made a call to Jeremy Simon’s office and left a voicemail late in the day and within the hour Jeremy had returned my call, had researched my citation information in the public records and provided me with a summary of the points and fines that I was facing and how he would help me through this case. I was able to meet with him the next day for a face to face consultation and from that moment on I knew that I was in good hands. Jeremy explained everything in detail regarding how he would handle my case. I hired him for what I consider a very modest fee. Jeremy, along with his colleagues, obtained witness information ahead of the hearing that gave us confidence that the citation could be reduced or possibly dismissed. The day of the hearing, it was amazing to see Jeremy work his way around the courtroom preparing for the hearing. He was able to get me an option to plea to a lesser citation, but by that time I was confident that he would win the case for me so I decided to have a hearing. I was nervous when the judge read to me all of penalties I was facing if found guilty. I was also nervous because I was expecting to testify after the other witnesses were questioned, but Jeremy made a motion when the witnesses were done and the Judge said JOA and it was over. At first, I didn’t know what happened, but Jeremy came over to me and said JOA means judgement of acquittal and we had won. No points, no fine, no loss of license. I didn’t even have to testify. Looking back, I probably didn’t even need to be there because Jeremy did all the work for me. I will recommend Jeremy to any of my friends and colleagues and to anyone who reads this review. Having Jeremy on my side made all the difference to my well being as I went through this process. Thank you Jeremy for all that you did for me.
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Posted by anonymous | April 24, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
GREAT LAWYER
GREAT ATTORNEY AND VERY UNDERSTANDING ANYONE WOULD BE LUCKY TO HAVE HIM ON THERE SIDE
Posted by David | March 3, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Awesome assistance, would hire again without a doubt!
I contacted Jeremy regarding a moving violation that I received. He picked up my call immediately and was more than willing to provide a brief consultation on my issue and as to whether or not he could assist. He laid out his pricing and was very transparent. I hired Jeremy and ultimately met him at the date of my trial. We met about 20 minutes beforehand and he was fully prepared to go to battle. Long story, short: I ended up taking the judge's offer to just pay the ticket fine without points as the police officer had a vendetta against me due to some choice words I told him at the time. Jeremy was very clear in the consequences of my "attitude" and based on his comments, I made the determination to change my plea to "no contest" and just get rid of the violation. I would NOT have been able to negotiate those terms without Jeremy's involvement in court. I would instantly give Jeremy a call for any other legal issues and recommend him to anyone looking for an attorney. An absolute joy to work with through-and-through. He was on my team.
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Posted by William | February 2, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
I'm thoroughly impressed, kept my best interest every step of the way.
Mr. Simon was the perfect answer to my situation. I was traveling for business, driving down the highway on a conference call and not paying any attention to my speed whatsoever; FHP pulled me over and proceeded to make my inattention to my speed very costly in many ways. The money will come and go, what was going to hurt me was the points and time to go to court. My job depends on my ability to drive and while I don't have any other points, any points at all are grounds for termination (I'm the sole source of income for our family). The 2nd pain point was going to be the time to go to court. I travel the southeast for business; going to court when there already aren't enough days in the week to get things done was going to be difficult at best. Mr. Simon took the case and with very little involvement from me at all, appeared before the court on my behalf, got the points dropped (not reduced but dropped) and my fine was just the cost of the ticket; he then had the court agree to give me 3 months to pay! In a day and age when hiring somebody can be difficult (anyone can tell you what you want to hear); Mr. Simon and his firm took a look at my situation and put together the perfect plan to remedy my issues and did exactly what they said they would do for me. This isn't my first time hiring counsel however this is the first time I'm completely satisfied with the service I've been provided by the team representing me.
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Posted by anonymous | November 17, 2016
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Best referal ever!!
I was referred to Jeremy from a long time friend. The results of this case were beyond my expectations and I and so grateful for all of Jeremys hard work....compassion..and dedication to my case....I have a long list of stupid mistakes behind me.I know I wasn't an easy case!..I continue to learn new lessons with every mistake I make....however!....Jeremy is by far the best lawyer I have ever had! I wish I would have found him 5 years ago..! He really does care!! He cares about his clients future!! I cant recommend this man enough..to care! Thankyou so much Jeremy!!!!
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Posted by Sena | November 10, 2016
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Experienced, Knowledgeable, and Professional!
First off, if you have been scouring other lawyer websites like I had, STOP!! YOU HAVE FOUND THE RIGHT LAWYER!!! Someone who will be honest with you and actually LISTEN to you prior to going over fees!! I had a very frustrating situation where I was facing felony charges for a crime that I did not commit. It was hard for me to find a lawyer that would give me the time of day, much less talk to me without collecting all of these upfront fees. Jeremy not only spoke with me about the case prior to taking it and me having to come out of pocket, but the end result was he made sure that ALL CHARGES WERE DROPPED in this case!! He was with me from start to finish and always stayed very proactive and supportive. His staff at the office is awesome and the other lawyers at his firm are always very professional and courteous. We don't ever want to run into a situation where you have to call a lawyer, BUT, if you find yourself in a situation where you need to reach out to one who is extremely fairly priced and will get the job done contact Jeremy! It is scary when you have your first "run in with the law", and having someone experienced and knowledgeable is what will make the difference. I will send all of my friends and family to him if they ever find themselves in a situation where they need legal counsel, as well as, rehire him if a situation would arise in the future!! Money well very well spent!
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Posted by Amanda | October 20, 2016
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Very helpful
Even though Attorney Simon was not able to help me with my Federal case, he helped put me in contact with a lawyer who could. He was very kind and reassuring. Attorney Simon responded quickly to my emails and phone calls. Highly recommended.
Posted by anonymous | August 9, 2016
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Exceeded Expectations
I was in a car accident last month that was not my fault but was cited for the ticket. Jeremy took the time to understand my side of the story and was able to successfully convey it to the judge and the ticket was reversed. He exceeded my expectations and I would highly recommend him to anyone.
Posted by Barbara | April 23, 2016
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Excellent
I always had a safe Driver's license, During an emotional time, with family illness, I received 2 traffic violations in 6 weeks. The police officer told me to call a traffic attorney. I made my mind up after the 3rd call, Why, Mr. Simon, his voice, his demeanor, his assurance. He sent me his website, and that was it. He called me to update me, and assure, all was in place, and finally, he called to say, both cases were dismissed. What a relief, what a satisfaction, Thank You Jeremy, You are a 10, in my book.
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Posted by anonymous | March 28, 2016
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Amazing!
Jeremy helped me thru a really tough case that I was up against. He always thought about me before himself and continued to communicate with me when he had new information. He was willing to talk at any hour of the day or night. He coached me thru every situation, and always made me feel like my case was the most important.
Posted by anonymous | February 19, 2016
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Felony
Hiring Jeremy Simon was the best choice for me because he not only took care of my situation but he made sure I was ok. His professionalism and work ethic is like non other. I would recommend Jeremy to my friends and family. He will treat you like a friend not just a case. Thank you Jeremy for all your help.
Posted by Gary | February 13, 2016
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
DMV Harrassment
Mr. Simon helped me navigate my legal situation getting me a very successful result and making it easy for me. He was able to explain things to me in plain English so that i understood my options. If it hadn't been for Mr. Simons I don't know what I would have done. He knew the right things to do and took care of everything. Thank you.
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Posted by anonymous | January 19, 2016
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Terrific!!!
Hiring Jeremy was the best decision I could have made. His knowledge and professionalism was without a doubt undeniable. If anyone is looking for an expert in their field, hiring Jeremy to defend you is the best thing you could do. Thank you Jeremy!!!!
Posted by Christine | December 22, 2015
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Domestic Violence and Theft
Every Domestic Violence Case is a shock to a woman's health and finances . I was assaulted , hospitalized and robbed. Mr. Simon was on it helping me get my belongings secured. Situations like this move forward at a one thing at a time pace. Jeremy was patient and moved forward realistically . I would definitely refer him for the worst of situations.
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Cost

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  • Free Consultation 45 minutes
Payment methods
Cash, Check, Credit Card

Resume

AVVO RATING 10.0 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Partner
  • Simon & Schinella, Attorneys at Law
  • 2016 - Present
  • Attorney
  • The Law Office of Jeremy Simon
  • 2015 - 2016
  • Partner
  • Fowler Law Group, P.A.
  • 2014 - 2016
  • Associate Attorney
  • Finebloom & Haenel, PA
  • 2012 - 2014
  • Assistant State Attorney
  • Office Of The State Attorney, 12th Judicial Circuit Of Florida
  • 2011 - 2012
  • Law Clerk
  • The Persante Law Group, PA
  • 2009 - 2011
  • Reading Clerk
  • Florida House Of Representatives
  • 2004 - 2008
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Education

  • Stetson University College of Law
  • Juris Doctor
  • 2011
  • Florida State University
  • BS - Bachelor of Science
  • 2008

Sample of Legal Cases

  • DUI with Breath Test
  • Not Guilty Verdict

Associations

  • Sarasota County Bar Association Quick Chat Networking Social
  • Committee Member
  • 2014 - Present
  • National College of DUI Defense
  • Attorney Member
  • 2014 - Present
  • Manatee County Bar Association
  • Attorney Member
  • 2014 - Present
  • Manatee County Bar Association, Young Lawyers Division
  • Attorney Member
  • 2014 - Present
  • Manatee Young Professionals
  • Attorney Member
  • 2014 - Present
  • Florida Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
  • Attorney Member
  • 2012 - Present
  • Florida Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers (Sarasota chapter)
  • Attorney Member
  • 2012 - Present
  • Sarasota County Bar Association, Young Lawyer's Division
  • Attorney Member
  • 2012 - Present
  • Florida Bar
  • Attorney Member
  • 2011 - Present
  • Sarasota County Bar Association
  • Attorney Member
  • 2011 - Present
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • 2015 Rising Star Recipient
  • Thomson Reuters
  • 2015
  • Top 40 Under 40
  • The National Trial Lawyers
  • 2013
  • William F. Blews Pro Bono Service Award
  • Stetson University College of Law
  • 2011

Publications

  • Sarasota County Bar Association's The Docket
  • What happened to my client's license?
  • 2014

Speaking Engagements

  • Career Day
  • Understanding Criminal Defense
  • 2014

Attorney endorsements

Received (12)
Given (10)
Endorse Jeremy
Criminal defense Attorney | Dec 19
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I met Jeremy in front of the Orange Count Court House, where I do most of my work. Despite driving in from Palm Harbor, having to deal with a very long after-a-holiday line, and lacking an Orange County Bar Card that would have allowed him to jump to the front of the line, Jeremy was on time and seemed very prepared for his hearing. After looking into Jeremy's practice, it turns out he has a very informative website, and a successful practice. Jeremy was very down to earth and humble when I met him. I would certainly refer any of my clients to him for any criminal defense or even personal injury work."
Criminal defense Attorney | Oct 28
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. I have known Jeremy for five years. His tenacity in zealously representing his client is admirable. As a lawyer with over thirty years experience I've had the opportunity to observe and work with many lawyers. Jeremy is a shooting star in our industry with an incredible bright future. I would strongly encourage any person with a problem that could possibly use the services of a criminal defense lawyer to contact Jeremy for a consultation. You will be very impressed at the results."
Criminal defense Attorney | Mar 04
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Jeremy Simon is not only an excellent attorney, he is an excellent person. I have seen Jeremy in action and he always does his very best to represent his clients and fight for the outcomes they deserve. He is ethical, professional, and highly proficient in the practice of law. I have the utmost confidence in his abilities, and so should you."
Criminal defense Attorney | Oct 19
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Mr. Simon is a professional, knowledgeable and skilled attorney. A true asset to the legal community."
Criminal defense Attorney | Oct 10
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Jerry is an excellent attorney and litigator. I trust his judgment implicitly and refer all of my potential criminal law clients to him. When I refer to Jerry, I know I don't need to worry about my reputation because he handles all of his cases with the utmost professionalism. Great lawyer & person!"
Criminal defense Attorney | Aug 30
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I have known Jeremy for several years, both as a prosecutor and now a defense attorney. As a prosecutor he understood his role in seeking justice, and I considered him a strong adversary. As a defense attorney, he has always shown tremendous knowledge and tenacity in representing his clients. He is a courageous advocate in the courtroom, and I would recommend him to anyone facing a criminal charge."
Criminal defense Attorney | Oct 31
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Jeremy Simon is an excellent attorney--a true fighter--and a quality human being. If he is your attorney you are in extremely competent hands."
Criminal defense Attorney | Oct 17
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Jeremy is a great attorney. Jeremy was opposing counsel on a number of matters I've handled. He displays the utmost professionalism and works hard to obtain a just and reasonable outcome. He is wise beyond his years and just his clients a great service."
Criminal defense Attorney | Aug 28
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I have known Jeremy Simon since our first-year-law-school days and I have recently had the pleasure of practicing criminal defense with him and practicing against him when he was a prosecutor. He is a very intelligent, well spoken and likeable attorney. I have seen him in court countless times and he is always well prepared, professional and courteous towards the other attorneys he deals with as well as the judges. He is very well respected in our legal community and for good reason because he is very knowledgeable in all things criminal defense and he fights extremely hard for his clients. I whole heartedly endorse Jerry Simon as a criminal defense attorney as he is truly an awesome attorney and a great trustworthy friend."
Criminal defense Attorney | Aug 13
Relationship: Friend
"I attended law school with Mr. Simon, and I have known him for nearly 5 years. He has always put forth his best efforts in any endeavor he pursues. I have no doubts about his diligence or capability. Jeremy has compassion for his clients and will really go to bat for them."
Criminal defense Attorney | Aug 10
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Jeremy is an energetic, smart lawyer with great legal skills. He is a self starter and extremely motivated to achieve the best result he can. He is passionate in his arguments and really cares about the clients."
Criminal defense Attorney | Jul 25
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"I worked with Jeremy Simon for many months and he was always trustworthy and true to his word. He was able to take a firm stand in his position (even if it was opposite of mine) without playing the childish and petty games that most attorneys try to play in order to impress a client or the court. Jeremy was always quick, and to the point without being condescending or rude. He is smart, knowledgeable, and has amazing trial presence. He is very creative in his legal thinking which allows him to absolutely shine in the courtroom. In addition to his impressive legal skills, he is also an all around genuine guy and anyone who has him for their representation is a better person for the experience. I highly recommend him for your legal needs."
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Clearwater Criminal defense Lawyer Jeremy Allan Simon
Jeremy Allan Simon
Criminal defense Attorney
Clearwater, FL
Licensed for 12 years
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