About Lisa Finaldi Simmons, Esquire

MARTINDALE-HUBBELL – AV and Preeminent Peer Rated 5-5

EDUCATION

  • Stetson University College of Law, 2001, Magna Cum Laude, Top 5%

Walter Mann Award Recipient – “student having shown the greatest promise of becoming an outstanding leader in the legal profession”

Stetson Law Review – Managing Editor

Stetson Trial Team – Finalist in Chester Bedell Memorial Mock Trial Competition & ATLA Regional

Attorney’s Title Insurance Fund, Inc. – 2001 Law Student Award for law review article involving inverse condemnation: Palm Beach County v. Cove Club Investors, Ltd. Florida Recognizes a Compensable Property Interest in Restrictive Covenants

  • University of Central Florida, undergraduate in Interpersonal Communication, 1996

LEGAL EXPERIENCE

  • Orlando Trial Attorney, P.A. – Owner, Jan. 2018 to Present
  • Provencher & Simmons, P.A. – Partner, Jan. 2004 to Dec. 2017
  • James Provencher, P.A. – Associate Attorney, Sept. 2001 to Jan. 2004
  • Carlton, Fields, Ward, Emmanuel, Smith & Cutler, P.A. – Summer Associate, 2000 (offered an associate position, but accepted instead a position with James Provencher, P.A.)

TEACHING EXPERIENCE

  • Dwayne O. Andreas School of Law, Barry University – Spring 2015 to present, Trial Advocacy
  • Valencia College – Spring 2003 to Spring 2007 & Spring 2014, Civil Litigation II

PROFESSIONAL DISTINCTIONS/ACHIEVEMENTS

  • Negotiated multiple high-dollar confidential settlements throughout the State of Florida
  • Obtained Jury verdicts in medical malpractice and auto, boat and banking negligence cases
  • Top 50 Verdicts in Florida (2016) – https://topverdict.com/lists/2016/florida/100

 PROFESSIONAL ASSOCIATIONS

  • The Florida Bar – Code & Rules of Evidence Committee Member (July 1, 2016 – June 30, 2019)
  • George C. Young American Inn of Court (Barrister)
  • Orange County Bar Association
  • Central Florida Association of Women Lawyers (Board Member 2003-2004)
  • Central Florida Trial Lawyers Association
  • Florida Justice Association