Joelle A. Simms


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Joelle A. Simms
Joelle A. Simms

Joelle Simms is a principal in the firm’s Fort Lauderdale, Florida office and focuses her practice on securities and commercial litigation. 

Joelle represents broker-dealers and registered representatives in customer and employment disputes, including expungement proceedings, in state and federal court, and in arbitration proceedings throughout the United States before the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA). She also has experience defending corporate clients in complex commercial and tort litigation, including class action litigation, in both state and federal courts.

Joelle is a member of Bressler's Senior and Vulnerable Investor Group. The lawyers in this group have a shared interest in providing counsel to corporate clients who confront issues affecting seniors.

Joelle is an active member and serves on the advisory board for the Southeastern Women in Financial Services (“SWIFS”) organization. She also volunteers on committees for the South Florida chapter of the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation.

cum laude graduate of the University of Miami School of Law, Joelle was a Dean’s Merit Scholarship recipient, served as a staff editor of the University of Miami Law Review, and authored a published Note while in law school.  She received her undergraduate degree, summa cum laude, from the University of Richmond, where she was inducted into Phi Beta Kappa.

  • Recipient of the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation's "40 Under 40 Outstanding Lawyers of South Florida" Award, 2017