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Sims Elected to 20th Judicial Circuit's Grievance Committee

March 20, 2018

Board Certified Family Law Expert David SimsHenderson, Franklin, Starnes & Holt, P.A. is pleased to announce that Attorney L. David Sims was elected to the 20th Judicial Circuit’s Grievance Committee. The Grievance Committee reviews complaints against lawyers licensed by The Florida Bar, investigates the allegations, and decides whether there is probable cause to believe a lawyer violated the professional conduct rules imposed by the Supreme Court of Florida, and whether discipline against the lawyer is warranted.

Sims is a Florida Bar Board Certified Marital and Family Lawyer, a Certified Family Mediator and Chair of the firm's Divorce, Marital and Family law practice. He concentrates his practice in all areas of divorce, marital and family law, including dissolution of marriage, adoption, paternity, mediation, and prenuptial and postnuptial agreements. Sims has been honored throughout his legal career by Florida Super Lawyers magazine (2009-2017) and Florida Trend Magazine's Legal Elite (2015). He also holds the highest AV-rating by Martindale-Hubbell.

Sims is a member of The Florida Bar (Member, Family Law Section), Lee County Bar Association (Member, Family Law Section), the Association of Family Law Professionals, and the Florida Chapter of the Association of Family Law and Conciliation Courts. He is also past president of the Lee County Legal Aid Society. Sims is also a member of the Fort Myers Christian School Board, member of the National Alliance of Mental Illness of Lee County Board of Directors, and a member of Gideons International. Additionally, he is a candidate for certification as Certified Christian Conciliator through Peacemaker Ministries.

Sims received his undergraduate degree from the University of Florida (B.A.E., with honors, 1972) and his law degree from the Cumberland School of Law of Samford University (J.D., 1975). He can be reached at 239.344.1119 or via email at