John S. Simons

John S. Simons joined Savage, Krim & Simons in 2001. He practices primarily in the areas of estate planning, probate administration, wills and trusts, and corporate law. Prior to joining the Firm, he practiced law in Atlanta, Georgia, with Parker, Hudson, Rainer, & Dobbs, LLP. Mr. Simons also has experience in commercial litigation and alternative dispute resolution.

Mr. Simons was born in Ocala, and has lived in Ocala for most of his life. He graduated with Honors from the University of Florida, where he was elected to membership in Phi Beta Kappa. Mr. Simons attended the Levin College of Law. While in law school, Mr. Simons served as the Editor-in-Chief of the Florida Law Review. He also published two student works in the Law Review. Mr. Simons graduated from the College of Law with High Honors. He was elected to membership in the Order of the Coif, an academic honorary society for Law graduates.

Mr. Simons and his wife Lynn have three children. Mr. Simons is an avid cyclist.

  • Partner
  • Areas of Practice:
    • Estate Planning
    • Probate Administration
    • Business Law
    • Health Care Law
    • Wills and Trusts
    • Real Estate Law
  • Admitted to Practice:
    • Georgia, 1999
    • Florida, 2000
    • United States District Court, Northern District of Georgia, 2000
    • United States District Court, District of Colorado, 2000
    • United States Court of Appeals, Eleventh Circuit, 2000
    • Court of Appeals of Georgia, 2001
    • Supreme Court of Georgia, 2001
  • Education:
    • Juris Doctor, with High Honors, University of Florida, Levin College of Law, 1999
      • Florida Law Review, Editor-in-Chief, 1999
      • Order of the Coif
    • Bachelor of Science, Psychology, with Honors, University of Florida, 1993
      • Phi Beta Kappa
    • Affiliations:
      • The State Bar of Georgia
      • The Florida Bar
  • Author:
    • Case Comment, "Changed Assumptions: Disentangling Title I Remedial Education at Parochial Schools," 49 Fla. L. Rev. 651 (1997)
    • Note, "Is the Doctrine of Necessaries Necessary in Florida: Should the Legislature Accept the Challenge of Connor v. Southwest Florida Regional Medical Center?" 50 Fla. L. Rev. 933 (1998)