About Us


PHOTO - Debra 2017Debra 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.

Our Practice

Debra G. Simms, Esquire

Areas of Practice:

  • Wills
  • Trusts
  • Power of Attorney
  • Living Wills
  • Pre-need Guardianship
  • Trust Administration 
  • Probate
  • Guardianship
  • Real Estate Transactions
  • Probate and Guardianship Litigation
  • Mediation



  • Cleveland State University, J.D., 1988
  • Case Western Reserve University, M.S.S.A., 1978
  • Ohio State University, B.S., 1974 



  • Florida Bar Board Certified Elder Law, 2014 



  • Florida Bar
  • Ohio Bar (inactive)
  • National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys
  • Florida Academy of Elder Law Attorneys
  • Volusia County Bar Association
  • Florida Supreme Court Certified Circuit Civil Mediator
  • Florida Supreme Court Certified Family Law Mediator
  • United States District Court for Middle District of Florida

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