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|FL||Member in Good Standing||1991||01/30/2017|
|Award name||Grantor||Date granted|
|Pro Bono Service Award||Clearwater Bar Association||2008|
|Partner||Staack & Simms, P.A.||1994 - Present|
|Associate||Bruce R. Young, P.A.||1991 - 1994|
|Association name||Position name||Duration|
|Academy of Florida Trial Lawyers||N/A||2006 - Present|
|Association of Trial Lawyers of America||N/A||2000 - Present|
|United States Court of Appeals for the Armed Forces||N/A||1996 - Present|
|United States Supreme Court Bar||N/A||1996 - Present|
|United States Tax Court||N/A||1996 - Present|
|United States Court of Federal Claims Bar Association||N/A||1996 - Present|
|United States Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit||N/A||1991 - Present|
|United States District Court for the Middle District of Florida||N/A||1991 - Present|
|Florida Bar, Family Law Section||N/A||1991 - Present|
|Clearwater Bar Association, Family Law Section||N/A||1991 - Present|
|Petermann v Petermann 811 So 2d 723 (Fla 2nd DCA 2001)||N/A|
|State of FL D.O.R.v Downward 702 So 2d 516 (Fla 2nd DCA 1997)||N/A|
|Mount v Mount 989 So2d 1208 (Fla 2nd DCA 2008)||N/A|
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|Law in Brief||Various||2000|
|Stetson University College of Law||Law||JD - Juris Doctor||1990|
|University of South Florida||Political Science||BA - Bachelor of Arts||1987|
|St. Petersburg Junior College||N/A||A.A.||1985|
|Support for Non Residential Parents||Support for Non Residential Parents||1996|
Posted by Mary
With my post divorce motions John has shown himself to be a strong advocate for my situation. He knew all my facts and put 100 percent effort before the judge. I really appreciate how he did not have an ego issue and let me interject my opinions and concerns with nothing but pure courtesy as a response. He was right on when he discussed my judge and how he handles cases. You can surely rest and let him take over knowing you are in good hands. His assistant Judy is wonderful to work with as well.
Posted by Helen Taylor
I was referred to John Simms by a friend for my divorce and custody case. At the time I went to him i felt helpless and didn't know how I would make it through such a difficult time in my life. This wasn't just about myself, this was also about my daughter and what was best for her. John and his staff always put me at ease and always kept me informed throughout the entire process. I have worked in the legal field for over 10 years and was amazed by how hands on John was and how much he truly cares about each and every one of his clients. I have recommended John to 2 friends already and will continue to tell anyone who needs a family law attorney to talk to John Simms. He is the BEST!
Posted by anonymous
I went to John after having a poor experience with another attorney who made several promises she was unable to keep. I knew John was the right lawyer for me within minutes of speaking with him. He was 100% upfront with me and gave me realistic expectations. My case was very complicated, it was not only a divorce but also custody and many businesses that needed to be divided. John is honest, very personable and his assistant Judy is also amazing and very helpful.
Kevin Brennan, Family Attorney
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
John is an excellent attorney. We have had a few cases together and he is always well in tune with the facts of the case and case law addressing the issues. He makes an effective presentation of evidence and maintains a high level of professionalism throughout the process.
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