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James Lowell Simon, American Lawyer ( law: pract. & administration)Civil litigation, generalConstructionTrademark and copyrightlawyer. Member American Bar Association, Orange County Bar Association (judicial relations committee 1982-1983, fee arbitration committee 1983^), Greater OrlandoC. of C., Seminole County Bar Association (secretary trial lawyers section 1993-1994), University of Illinois Alumni.


Simon, James Lowell was born on November 8, 1944 in Princeton, Illinois, United States. Son of K. Lowell and Elizabeth Ann (Unholz) Simon.


Student, University Illinois, 1963. Juris Doctor with honors, University Illinois, 1975. Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering magna cum laude, Bradley University, 1967.


Worked at Holland & Knight LLP (Orlando, Florida) specializing in General Practice including Administrative Law, Admiralty, Agribusiness, Antitrust, Bankruptcy, Civil and White Collar Criminal Litigation, Computer Law, Construction Law, Environmental and Land Use, Energy, Financial Institutions, General Corporate, Health Care, Immigration, Intellectual Property, International Business, Labor/Employment/ERISA, Legislation, Media Law, Probate and Estate Planning, Public Finance, Real Property, Securities and Corporate Finance, Taxation (State, Federal and International) and Workers' Compensation. Admitted to the bar, 1975, Florida. Registered to practice before United States.

Patent and Trademark Office. Phi Kappa Phi; Tau Beta Pi. Sigma Tau; Eta Kappa Nu.

Member: Orange and Seminole County and American (Member, Sections on: Patent and Trademark and Copyright Law. Commercial, Business Litigation and Science Engineering and Technology. Law Practice Management) Bar Associations.

The Florida Bar (Member, Trial Lawyers Section. Business Law Section). Military: United States.

Air Force, 1968-1972. Holland & Knight is the largest law firm in Florida, with offices throughout Florida (Boca Raton, Fort Lauderdale, Jacksonville, Lakeland, Miami, Orlando, St. Petersburg, Tallahassee, Tampa and West Palm Beach), San Francisco, California, in Atlanta, Georgia, New York, New York and in Washington, D.C. The firm traces its origins to two separate firms, one which dates from the 1880's and the other from the early 1900's. Spessard L. Holland, former Florida Governor and United States Senator, founded one of the firms.

Peter O. Knight, one of the organizers of Tampa Electric Company and The Exchange National Bank of Tampa (the predecessor of NationsBank of Florida), founded the other. The two firms merged to form Holland & Knight in July 1968. The firm comprises approximately 500 lawyers, including Chesterfield Smith, a former president of the American Bar Association, a former president of the State Bar of Georgia, two past presidents of The Florida Bar and many other lawyers who have distinguished themselves in public and professional service on local, state, national and international levels.


With Seminole County School Advisory Council, Florida, 1981-1988, chairman, 1982-1983. With Forest City Local School Advisory Committee, Altamonte Springs, Florida, 1981-1984, Code Enforcement Board, Altamonte Springs, 1983-1984, Center Business District Study committee, Altamonte Springs, 1983-1985, Republican Council of '76, Seminole County, 1982-1987. Member Seminole County Library.

Advisory Board, 1989-1992, secretary, 1990, president, 1991, Seminole County Citizens for Quality Education, 1990-1992. Member Seminole County School District Strategic Planning Committee, 1991-1999, Leadership Orlando Alumni, 1992-1999. Board directors Foundation for Seminole County Public Schools, Inc., 1992-1995, chairman, 1993-1994.

Board directors Greater Seminole Chamber of Commerce, 1993. Active Lake Brantley High School Band Boosters, 1995-2000, Lake Brantley High School Parent-Teacher-Student Association, 1995-2000, Chorus Boosters, 1997, Leadership Club-Heart of Florida United Way, 1997. Sponsor concerts Orlando Philharmonic Orchestra for Boys and Girls Clubs.

Center Florida, 1996-1997. Regional director region 5 Holocaust Remembrance Project, 1997-1999. Captain United States Air Force, 1968-1972.

Member American Bar Association, American Corporation Counsel Association, American Intellectual Property Law Association, Intellectual Property Owners Association (chairman copyright law committee 2003-2005), University Illinois Alumni Club, Phi Kappa Phi, Tau Beta Pi, Sigma Tau, Eta Kappa Nu.


Married RuthAnn Beck, July 4, 1997. Children: Heather Lyn Small, Brandon James. Stepchildren: Gary G. Mower, Richard M. Nazareth II, Juliet A. Nazareth.