Simmons Freeman LLC
Kristen E. Simmons is a founding member of Simmons Freeman LLC in Las Vegas, Nevada and practices in the areas of estate, business and asset protection planning. She is honored to be listed in The Best Lawyers in America® for her work in Trusts and Estates and Tax Law. Ms. Simmons is certified as an Estate Planning Law Specialist by the Estate law Specialist Board, Inc., an organization accredited by the American Bar Association and affiliated with the National Association of Estate Planners & Councils. She has been designated as an Accredited Estate Planner (AEP®) by the National Association of Estate Planners & Councils.
Ms. Simmons is a Florida native and was raised in Boca Raton, Florida. She attended the University of Florida, graduating cum laude in 2001 with a B.A. in English (focus in Technical Writing) and a minor in Business Administration. During her undergraduate studies, she was inducted as a member of Phi Beta Kappa. Following her undergraduate studies, Ms. Simmons continued at the University of Florida and in 2004 she graduated cum laude with a Juris Doctorate from University of Florida’s Levin College of Law. Ms. Simmons focused her law studies in estates and trusts, earning a specialized Estates and Trusts Practice Certificate, receiving a pro bono certificate for her work at the probate court and serving as the President of the Estates, Trusts and Elder Law Society. She also clerked for the Honorable Judge Stephan Mickle of the U.S. District Court, Northern District.
Ms. Simmons was admitted to the Nevada State Bar in 2004 and to The Florida Bar in 2005. She is a current member and past president of the Southern Nevada Estate Planning Council and serves on the editorial board of the Nevada Lawyer. Ms. Simmons has authored or co-authored several published articles, has served on the legislative committee of the probate and trust section of the Nevada Bar, and has spoken for various organizations regarding estate planning and asset protection.
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