American University – Washington College of Law – Juris Doctorate (1983).
Studying law in our Nation’s Capital was a unique opportunity. Attending and observing the Supreme Court and Congress in session as well as visiting the White House humbled John with gratitude for the opportunity to help others through the practice of law.
University of Maryland – B.A. in Economics (1978)
Provided an invaluable discipline of logical and critical thinking and financial analysis.
Bethesda Chevy Chase High School – (1974)
John and his wife, Melissa, adopted Boca Raton, FL as their home after law school graduation in 1983. They enjoy an awesome relationship with their daughter, son-in-law and grandson. Grandchildren are truly a special gift from God!
John was born in the Caribbean and his family’s island roots trace back many generations. Being raised in St. Thomas, USVI provided him a unique opportunity to interact with those from many cultures and walks of life. Naturally, he also enjoyed awesome watersports including deep sea fishing, boating, sailing, scuba diving, snorkeling and beach life – not to mention the seafood!
In 1983 John Simmons earned his J.D. degree, was admitted to the Florida Bar, and commenced a law practice in Boca Raton, FL. Within days of bar admission, John became a member and title agent of The Fund®. At various times between 1983 and 1995, John practiced as a law firm associate or sole practitioner. He resumed the practice of law in 2019 forming John H. Simmons PLLC.
Mr. Simmons also founded and managed a title insurance agency in Boca Raton, FL for seven years. He subsequently managed a land title data operation for Palm Beach, Broward and Dade Counties.
For over twenty years, John held numerous staff, management and officer positions at The Fund® in Orlando, FL. He served as Product Manager of DoubleTime® real estate closing software and later as a title insurance industry corporate executive.
The Florida Bar
Real Property Probate & Trust Law Section of the Florida Bar
Solo & Small Firm Section of the Florida Bar
South Palm Beach County Bar Assoc
Attorneys’ Title Insurance Fund
Old Republic National Title Insurance Company
Attorneys Real Estate Council of Palm Beach County
Boca Raton Chamber of Commerce
Deerfield Beach Historical Society