Larry D. Simpson
Larry Simpson has been a board certified Criminal Trial Lawyer since 1988. He has held Martindale-Hubble's highest "AV" rating for the last twenty-five years. Larry is a Fellow in the American College of Trial Lawyers and the International Society of Barristers. Larry is also included in the Best Lawyers in America, Florida Superlawyers, Leading Florida Attorneys, and Marquis Who's Who in American Law. He has been named Best Lawyers' 2015 Tallahassee Criminal Defense "Lawyer of the Year," in the area of Non-White Collar Crime.
Larry's practice focuses on the trial of complex criminal and civil cases. He has been admitted to practice in all Florida state and federal courts and has also handled cases in Georgia, South Carolina, North Carolina, and Alabama. He is an experienced appellate lawyer and a member of the bar of the United States Supreme Court and the Fifth, Sixth, and Eleventh Circuit Courts of Appeal.
Larry is past-President of the Tallahassee Bar Association, as well as the Tallahassee Chapter of the Florida Association of Criminal Defense Attorneys. He has served as Chair of the Florida Bar's Second Circuit Grievance Committee and was a charter member and Master of the Bench of the Tallahassee American Inn of Court (William Stafford Inn). He is a member of the American Academy of Forensic Sciences and chairs the local Professionalism Panel.
Larry graduated with high honors from Florida State University College of Law in 1973. He was an Assistant State Attorney until 1980, serving as the lead prosecutor in the Theodore Bundy/Chi Omega homicide case. He has been featured on numerous television programs and frequently lectures on subjects relating to forensic evidence and expert witnesses.
Larry and his wife, Linda, were married in 1970. They have two children and one grandchild. Larry is a member of the Seminole Boosters and an avid FSU sports fan.