ATTORNEY LAKEISHA SIMMS DUNBAR
Born and raised in Tampa, Lakeisha attended Thomas Jefferson High School and obtained a certificate from the International Academy of Law and Criminal Justice before becoming a Florida State Seminole. During her time at FSU, Ms. Simms Dunbar pursued an undergraduate degree in Communications and was an active member of the Black Student Union Political Action Committee, Golden Key Honor Society, National Society for Collegiate Scholars and Phi Eta Sigma Honor Society.
Upon completion of her degree, Lakeisha went on to attend Stetson University College of Law in Gulfport, Florida, studying various areas of law, including bankruptcy, family law and children and the law. She was President of the Black Law Students Association and interned with the Child Advocacy Clinic at the 6th Judicial Circuit Public Defender's Office. Ms. Simms Dunbar worked part-time in private practice while pursuing her law degree before passing the Florida Bar and joining a firm as an Associate Attorney. Recently, Ms. Simms Dunbar transitioned to a solo mobile practice in the areas of Family Law, Elder Law, and Small Business Law.
Lakeisha is a member of the Florida Bar's Young Lawyers Division, Legal Needs of Children Committee 2014–2017 and Family Law Section. Ms. Simms Dunbar also volunteers as an Attorney ad Litem for children in foster care through Crossroads for Florida Kids.
Lakeisha's passion is helping each and every client achieve the best outcome possible—from receiving a fresh start after filing for bankruptcy to successfully negotiating a time-sharing schedule between ex-spouses. In her spare time, Ms. Simms Dunbar enjoys traveling with her family and volunteering with the Junior League of Tampa.