Simcoe, Kathleen Woodruff

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Address: 1180 Peachtree Street, N.E. Suite 3000, Atlanta, GA 30309
Lawyer Firm: David Pardue; Owen Gleaton, LLP
Phone: 404-566-8617
Fax: 404-525-4347
Email:
Website: http://www.owengleaton.com/

Areas of PracticeEmployment Law & Litigation, Medical Liability & Health Care Law, Premises Liability, Professional Liability, Civil Litigation
Description

Kathleen Simcoe is an active member of the Georgia and Florida Bars. She began practicing law in Florida in 1982 and has been practicing law in Georgia since 2006. Her practice focuses on civil litigation and trial practice in state and federal courts in the areas of medical malpractice defense, personal injury and wrongful death. She also has experience in criminal defense, federal antitrust law, juvenile law and family law.

Mrs. Simcoe is a fifth-generation Floridian and was born in Sanford, Florida. She attended public school and graduated in 1976 from Seminole High School in Sanford, Florida. Mrs. Simcoe attended the University of Florida and graduated in 1980 with a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration and Marketing. Immediately following college, Mrs. Simcoe attended the University of Florida College of Law where she received her J.D. degree in 1982. While at the University of Florida, she served as President of the Gamma Omicron chapter of Alpha Omicron Pi Sorority, was a member of the Greek Leadership Honor Society and the Order of Omega, and taught Appellate Advocacy at the University of Florida College of Law. Mrs. Simcoe became a member of the Florida Bar in 1982 and was admitted to the Georgia Bar in 2007.

From 1982 to 1985, Mrs. Simcoe practiced law in Florida as a prosecutor for the Florida State Attorney’s Office. During that time, she served as an Assistant State Attorney and Misdemeanor Division Chief, led police officer DUI training courses, and also practiced in the areas of juvenile and felony law. In 1985, Mrs. Simcoe established her own firm assisting other practitioners in all aspects of civil and criminal litigation, including trial preparation, motion hearings and oral argument.In 1990, Mrs. Simcoe moved to the Atlanta area with her husband and their family, and took time off from the practice of law to enjoy raising her three children. She became involved in a number of community service organizations, including the Fulton County School System where she served as the North Springs Cluster Chairperson for the Local School Advisory Council, the North Springs Representative for the Superintendent’s Council, and the Fulton County School Board Architectural Committee member for new school development. Mrs. Simcoe has been actively involved in scouting since 1993, serving in various leadership roles. In recognition of her long-standing commitment and service to Girl Scouts, the Girl Scout Council of Northwest Georgia has presented Mrs. Simcoe with the Outstanding Leader Award, the Outstanding Volunteer Award and the Leadership Development Pin. Mrs. Simcoe is also very involved in her church, Dunwoody United Methodist, where she has been a member since 1991.In 2006, Mrs. Simcoe returned to the practice of law, working with Smith, Gambrell & Russell, LLP on a national multi-district litigation antitrust case developing theories of causation and liability. Mrs. Simcoe joined Commander + Pound, LLP in 2007. She currently defends medical malpractice claims and represents plaintiffs in personal injury litigation. She is admitted to practice in the Superior Courts of Georgia, the Georgia Court of Appeals, the Supreme Court of Georgia, the United States District Court for the Northern District of Georgia, the United States District Court for the Southern District of Georgia and all Florida State Courts.

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