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Stephanie Martinez Simm

Stephanie Martinez Simm


Stephanie Martinez Simm is valued member of the firm’s appellate group. She represents her clients in a wide range of appellate matters in both state and federal courts throughout Florida. Her breadth of experience includes personal injury protection claims, insurance defense, personal injury, product liability and premises liability. 

Stephanie’s extensive experience as an appellate attorney offers her invaluable insight into all areas of both the appellate and trial processes. She is adept at identifying, analyzing and effectively framing issues on appeal, efficiently researching complex issues, drafting pre-trial and post-trial motions, preparing appellate briefs, and presenting oral argument. Stephanie has served as appellate counsel during trial and assists in the preparation of cases for trial, including the development of legal strategy, drafting and arguing of dispositive motions, discovery motions, motions in limine, jury instructions and post-trial motions.

Stephanie is fluent in Spanish.



Bar Admissions

  • Florida, 2005

Court Admissions

  • U.S. Court of Appeals, Eleventh Circuit, 2011
  • U.S. District Court, Northern District of Florida
  • U.S. District Court, Middle District of Florida
  • U.S. District Court, Southern District of Florida


  • University of Miami School of Law, J.D., 2005
  • University of Miami, B.S., 2001

Professional Associations

    • Defense Research Institute 
    • Florida Association of Women Lawyers
    • American Bar Association
    • Florida Bar Association
    • Dade County Bar Association


    • Leadership Council on Legal Diversity
      —Fellow, 2021
    • Martindale-Hubbell 
      —Rated AV-Preeminent; Appellate Practice, Personal Injury and Insurance
    • The Florida Bar Journal
      —"Outstanding Article of the Year" Award, "Excellence in Writing" Award 


  • Spanish

Recent News, Events and Blogs

Speaking Engagements

  • "Florida Case Law and Legislative Update," Co-Presenter, Florida Liability Claims Conference, June 2021


  • "For Whom the Statute Tolls: An Analytical Look at the Tolling Provision in Florida’s Product Liability Statute of Repose," Co-Author, The Florida Bar Journal, May/June 2021
  • "SCOTUS Due to Provide Guidance on the “Arising from or Related to” Inquiry for Specific Jurisdiction," Co-Author, ACC South Carolina FOCUS Newsletter, December 2020
  • "SCOTUS Due to Provide Guidance on the "arising from or related to" Inquiry for Specific Jurisdiction," Co-Author, Legal Alert, April 2020
  • “To the ‘Victim’ Go the Spoils: The Evolution and Operation of Spoliation of Evidence Law in Florida Product Liability Cases,” Co-Author, The Florida Bar Journal, May/June 2019
  • "Expansion and Retraction for “Mode of Operation” Theories: Case Studies from Massachusetts and Florida," DRI Newsletter of the Retail and Hospitality Committee, September 2015
  • "Putting the Lid Back on Pandora’s “Jar:” - A Clarion Call for the Elimination of Contingency Risk Multipliers in Florida PIP Litigation," The Florida Bar Journal, August 2012
  • "Mandatory Injunctions - The Forgotten Art of Putting the Horse Back in the Proverbial Barn," The Florida Bar Journal, May 2012
  • "The Burden of Truth – Have Florida Courts Gone Far Enough In Addressing the Problem of Juror Misconduct?" The Florida Bar Journal, May 2007