Jill Davis Simon attended the University of Florida, where she majored in Finance and graduated with a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration in May, 2004. She then attended the University of Florida Levin College of Law, and graduated in the top 15% of her class. While in law school, Jill was a member of two journals, the Journal of Law and Public Policy and the Journal of Technology Law and Policy.
Upon graduation from law school, Jill joined a large law firm in Orlando, where she practiced commercial litigation, probate and trust litigation, and employment law for over seven years, first as an Associate, and then as a Senior Associate. During her time at the firm, she also worked on numerous family law cases involving complex financial and children’s issues.
With Orlando Legal, Jill now handles family law cases, including all aspects of cases involving dissolution of marriage, paternity, modification, and parenting and children’s issues. Jill is trained in collaborative family law, and devotes a portion of her practice to collaborative cases. She regularly handles appeals, and also continues to devote a portion of her practice to employment, probate and trust litigation, and business litigation matters.
Jill was selected as a Florida Rising Star in 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, and 2017, a distinction awarded to no more than 2.5% of the lawyers under the age of 40 in Florida. She is currently the President-Elect of the Young Lawyers Section of the Orange County Bar Association, and she previously served the organization as Secretary and Communications Coordinator. She was also selected as a Fellow of Class V of the Florida Bar Leadership Academy for 2017-2018.
Since becoming a lawyer, Jill has dedicated much of her time to charitable endeavors, volunteering with several local non-profits and fundraising for charity events. She was a Board Member and Governance Chair for the local charity The Mustard Seed for four years. She also does pro bono work as a Guardian Ad Litem representing children suspected to be victims of parental abuse, neglect or abandonment.