Personal Injury, Accidental Death & Medical Malpractice
David Simpson is a Pensacola and Northwest Florida native. As the managing partner of the Simpson Law Firm, he has operated and exclusively maintained a negligence injury practice since 1975. He is admitted to the Florida Bar, the Federal District Court Northern & Middle District of Florida. He is a Cumberland Law School graduate, Class of 1975 with Honors as a Proctor in Admiralty. His undergraduate training consisted of a B.A. Degree from Auburn University in 1972, majoring in Political Science with a minor in English.
David limits his practice to the area of Personal Injury which comprises approximately of 75% of his time. He also is active in the field of Medical Malpractice which encompasses about 15% of his practice. Business Litigation and Employment Law take up the final 10% of his expertise. David is an eagle member of the Florida Justice Association and has taught seminars with the Okaloosa County Bar Association and a program identified as the People’s Law School. He has also served on the Board of Directors for the Christian Legal Society known as CLS, from 1998 – 2008. He also served as the safety officer for the Emerald Coast Cyclist Club in Ft. Walton Beach. He is a member of ODK and Pi Kappa Phi National Fraternity. He is a former member of the American Bar Association and has previously been Board Certified with the Florida Bar as a Civil Trial Attorney and has been recognized by the National Board of Trial Advocacy as a Civil Trial Advocate.
Jon David Simpson
Personal Injury & Accidental Death
Jon David Simpson was born and raised in Fort Walton Beach, Florida. He is admitted to practice law before all courts in the State of Florida, as well as the United States District Court for the Northern District of Florida. He focuses his law practice on significant personal injury cases, wrongful death, and business torts. His practice and experience covers a wide range of catastrophic injury cases, including automobile wrecks, business torts, product liability, tractor-trailer cases, dram shop (alcohol) liability, commercial vehicle cases, road defect cases, workplace injuries, premises liability/negligent security, wrongful death and professional malpractice.
From 2004 through 2012, Jon David practiced at the law firm of Lowndes, Drosdick, Doster, Kantor & Reed, P.A. in Orlando, Florida, where he served as lead counsel for a Fortune 500 national restaurant company handling its commercial real estate development, acquisition and leasing transactions across the country with project experience in excess of 100 million dollars. In 2012, Jon David returned back to his hometown of Fort Walton Beach to practice law with his father at the Simpson Law Firm, and has dedicated his career to serving clients exclusively throughout the Panhandle area. In just four years, Jon David has tried numerous cases to verdict and successfully represented clients in appellate courts in Florida and other states, and has obtained settlements and verdicts for his clients in excess of 4 million dollars. He has been recognized as a “Rising Star” by Super Lawyers, a rating service of outstanding lawyers who have attained a high-degree of peer recognition and professional achievement.
Jon David graduated from Choctawhatchee High School in 1997 where he was a four-year letterman in two sports and obtained a certificate from the International Baccalaureate Program. After high school, Jon David attended Auburn University, graduating cum laude in 2001 with a certificate from the University Honors Program with a joint degree in International Business and Finance. During his years at Auburn, Jon David enjoyed spending time spreading the spirit and goodwill of the university as Auburn’s costumed tiger mascot, “Aubie.” Jon David received his law degree from the University of Florida in 2004, graduating with Honors in the top 20% of his class and was a board member of the law school’s prestigious Journal of Law and Public Policy. As a Fort Walton Beach native, Jon David deeply believes in giving back to his hometown and volunteers his time to numerous community organizations. He is a graduate of Leadership Okaloosa, has served on the board for the Emerald Coast Auburn Club, and is presently a member of the Fort Walton Beach Chamber of Commerce, the Krewe of Bowlegs, and the All Sports Association, a local organization whose primary mission is to raise money for local youth oriented non-profit organizations with an emphasis on sports programs. When Jon David is not working, he enjoys boating, fishing and traveling to Auburn football games with his wife and two children.
Linda S. Buck
Linda Buck has lived in Northwest Florida since 1976. She is the daughter of a career Air Force father, and, with her family has lived all over the world, but chose Fort Walton Beach as home. She is admitted to the Florida Bar since 1984, the Northern District of Florida since 1991, the Nevada Bar 1993, the Federal District Court of Nevada 1993, and she is a Cumberland Law School graduate, class of 1984. In 1991, she became a Supreme Court certified mediator. Linda obtained two undergraduate B.A. degrees graduating magna cum laude from the University of West Florida, Pensacola in 1980. She operated her own general family practice in Fort Walton Beach until moving to Nevada in 1992, where she continued practice in the areas of business and employment law.
In 1994, Linda became the in-house General Counsel for a major multi-state corporation. She was also a mediator and corporate trainer during this time, as well as an invited conference speaker. As an in-house Litigation Counsel and acting Managing Counsel for a government contractor working on the Yucca Mountain Project for the Department of Energy, she was part of the litigation team working on the nuclear licensing of the Yucca Mountain Project. Returning to private practice in 2009, her practice was again focused on the area of business and employment law, mediation and real estate. Linda is a former member of the American Bar Association, the American Corporate Counsel Association, the Department of Energy Contractor Counsel Association, the Department of Energy Safety Conscious Work Environment Association, Florida Association of Trial Lawyers, and is currently a member of the Okaloosa Walton Bar Association. She is a published Author having published the article “Four Keys to Unlocking the Winning Argument at Trial” for Barrister, in Spring 1995 and the book, Divorce: An essential Guide for Turner Publishing in 2012. She is member of Delta Kappa Pi International Fraternity in Education and the Pi Kappa Phi National Fraternity.