LAKEISHA R. SIMMS

Paternity Lawyer

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PRACTICE INFORMATION

  • Family Law (Paternity, Divorce, Child Support, Dependency)
  • Bankruptcy (Chapter 7 and Chapter 13)
  • Debt Settlement
  • Small Business Law (Formation, Collections, Risk Management)

LICENSE INFORMATION

  • Florida
  • U.S. Federal Court, Middle District of Florida
  • U.S. Bankruptcy Court, Middle District of Florida

LANGUAGES

  • English
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Ms. Simms has a mobile practice which utilizes technology to serve her clients in Hillsborough, Pinellas, and Pasco Counties. Her practice areas include Family Law, Bankruptcy/Debt Settlement, and Small Business Law. Born and raised in Tampa, Lakeisha R. Simms attended Thomas Jefferson High School and obtained a certificate from the International Academy of Law and Criminal Justice before becoming a Florida State Seminole. During her time at FSU, Ms. Simms pursued an undergraduate degree in Communications and was an active member of the Black Student Union Political Action Committee, Golden Key Honor Society, National Society for Collegiate Scholars and Phi Eta Sigma Honor Society. Upon completion of her degree, Ms. Simms went on to attend Stetson University College of Law in Gulfport, Florida, studying various areas of law, including bankruptcy, family law and children and the law. She was President of the Black Law Students Association and interned with the Child Advocacy Clinic of at the 6th Judicial Circuit Public Defender's Office. Ms. Simms worked part-time at The Coleman Law Group while pursuing her law degree before passing the Florida Bar and joining the firm as an Associate Attorney. Recently, Ms. Simms began transitioned to a solo mobile practice in the areas of Family Law, Bankruptcy, and Small Business Law. Ms. Simms is a member of the Young Lawyers Division of the American Bar Association and the Florida Bar's Young Lawyers Division, General Practice Solo and Small Firm Section, Legal Needs of Children Committee 2014-2017 and Family Law Section 2014-2015: CLE, Children's Issues and Support Issues Committee. Ms. Simms also volunteers as an Attorney ad Litem for children in foster care through Crossroads for Florida Kids. Ms. Simms' passion is helping each and every client achieve the best outcome possible from receiving a fresh start after filing for bankruptcy to successfully negotiating a time-sharing schedule between ex-spouses. In her spare time, Ms. Simms enjoys volunteering with the Community Law Program Bankruptcy Clinic and on the Mt. Pleasant M.B. Church’s Education Committee.

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