Fort Lauderdale, Florida

Experienced Criminal Defense Lawyer Serving Broward County

Public Defender
Former Public Defender
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Former State Attorney

Dave L. Simmons, in the Law Offices of Dave L. Simmons. P.A. has been practicing law in the criminal justice field in Broward County for almost 21 years. He attended Florida State University during his undergraduate studies and graduated cum laude with a degree in Communications. After graduation, he attended Nova Southeastern Shepard Broad Law School, earning his degree as Juris Doctor. After law school, Attorney Dave Simmons became an Assistant State Attorney for the Broward County State Attorney’s Office and later an Assistant Public Defender for the Broward County Public Defender’s Office. As a former prosecuting attorney for the State Attorney’s Office and former Public Defender in Broward County, Mr. Simmons has had the unique opportunity of handling both misdemeanor and felony cases on both sides of the judicial system in Broward County. This unique training and experience has equipped him with the ability to view your case from a broad perspective and assert the very best possible defense in your case.

Since leaving both the State Attorney’s Office and the Office of the Public Defender, Mr. Simmons has devoted his private practice to defending those individuals accused of a criminal offense. During the last 16 years as an accomplished Criminal Defense Lawyer, he has represented thousands of individuals accused of various criminal charges ranging from misdemeanors to the most serious felonies. Mr. Simmons firmly believes that his knowledge and experience will help to assert the very best defense in each and every case and achieve the best results possible.

Dave Simmons is a member of the Broward Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers and is a member in good standing with The Florida Bar and the Supreme Court of Florida. Mr. Simmons has an “Excellent” rating with Avvo.

Client Reviews
★★★★★
"David is an outstanding lawyer. David was most caring on a personal level as well as working on my case. His understanding and honesty was genuine. I would advise you, to call David. He should be the first lawyer you call for your situation. I highly recommend him." Joey John
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If you're looking for an attorney who actually cares about your case...call Mr. Simmons. I've seen reviews before and some are quite contrived...mine is real. I was a client of his and I will attest to his character and professionalism under oath. Shawn Connors
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I highly recommend Dave Simmons to any individual who is in need of a criminal lawyer. He was on top of my case from the very beginning. He was easily accessible by phone and email (even on the weekends!!!) And most importantly he was successful in getting a great resolution to my case. Thank you for everything Dave! Marc Malloy