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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.



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


Ph.D., Theological Studies (Historical Theology), Trinity Evangelical Divinity School, 2018

Dissertation: Law and Puritanism: The Reflection of Puritan Theology in the Laws of the Colonies of Connecticut and New Haven, 1638-1689

M.A., Theological Studies, with honors, Reformed Theological Seminary—Orlando, 2010

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


The State Bar of Georgia

The Florida Bar


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)

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