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Welcome

Welcome to the Law Office of Debra G. Simms.  Our goal is to help people preserve their wealth for their heirs and to help prepare people for incapacity, aging, and illness.

We believe that a Legacy is not just about leaving money behind; it is also about preserving the memories of the path and purpose of our lives.

This year, we are celebrating our 30th year of legal practice. In addition to a wealth of experience in a wide range of legal matters, Attorney Debra G. Simms brings to her clients experience as a Social Worker and Certified Mediator, along with a passion to help her clients with the most difficult decisions of their lives.

Currently, Attorney Simms is engaged in general civil practice, concentrating in Estate Planning, Probate, Guardianship, Real Property transactions, and Long-Term Care Asset Protection Planning.

A longtime resident of Florida, Attorney Simms has strong ties to the Volusia community.  She serves on the Boards of various civic and charitable organizations and volunteers her time for various Pro Bono Legal matters.

Whether it’s Wills, Trusts, Powers of Attorney, Advance Medical Directives or Asset Protection Planning, Attorney Debra G. Simms and her excellent staff can address your needs with knowledgeable, friendly, and compassionate service.

Contact us at: (386) 256-4882

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  • Estate Planning

    Protect your family's future through Estate Planning, a process that ensures your assets and beneficiaries are protected, and that your wishes related to health decisions and guardianship are honored.

  • Elder Law

    An effective elder law plan can help you protect your home and assets if you become incapacitated or disabled and need assistance beyond what your family can provide.

  • Probate

    Probate is a court-supervised process for ensuring that a deceased person’s assets are properly distributed after his or her death. We can help you navigate the probate process after the death of a loved one.

  • Guardianship

    We provide legal services to protect the adult incapacitated, minors, and developmentally disabled adults.
    If you are worried about a loved one, we can help guide you through this difficult process.

Debra Simms, PA

Meet Debra G. Simms, P.A.

Board Certified Elder Law Attorney

Debra G. Simms is a Board Certified Elder Law Attorney, specializing in Wills, Trusts, Powers of Attorney, Advanced Directives, Probate, Guardianship and Medicaid. She has been practicing law for 30 years. She received a Master’s Degree in Social Work from Case-Western University, Cleveland, Ohio and her Juris Doctorate from the Cleveland State University- John Marshall College of Law, Cleveland, Ohio.

Debra’s education in Social Work and Law gives her unique insight into the interface between the two disciplines and helps her to be a knowledgeable practitioner. She is a member of the Elder Law and Real Property, Probate and Trust Law Sections of the Florida Bar and is the Chair of the Elder Law Section of the Volusia County, Bar. She is also an active member of the National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys and the Florida Association of Elder Law Attorneys.

Community and Outlook Blog

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Contact Us

Port Orange Office:
Prestige Executive Center
823 Dunlawton Ave. Unit C
Port Orange, FL 32129
Local: 386.256.4882
Toll Free: 877.447.4667
New Smyrna Beach Office:
629 N. Dixie HWY
New Smyrna Beach, FL 32168
Local: 386.256.4882
Toll Free: 877.447.4667