Former state agency head and appellate court judge Simone Marstiller focuses her practice on government affairs and appellate litigation and consulting.
Simone served as a high-level government leader and decision maker in Florida, having worked as secretary of the Department of Business and Professional Regulation and the Department of Management Services, as well as state chief information officer overseeing information technology purchasing and implementation statewide, among other positions. With nearly a decade of government experience and drawing upon her experience in procurement, licensing, health care regulation, IT and administrative procedures, Simone strives to help clients seeking to do business with the state or obtain license approvals to navigate the substantive, legal and process issues involved.
For six years, Simone also served on Florida's First District Court of Appeal, where she brought to bear her administrative and appellate litigation background including serving as chief appellate counsel to Florida’s Agency for Health Care Administration. Having been involved in appeals on both sides of the bench, Simone is dedicated to taking a multi-dimensional approach to cases, and is committed to providing high-quality, effective written and oral advocacy for her clients. As a former judge herself, Simone tries to understand how judges think and what their analytical approach to cases might likely be, while pursuing to formulate strategies and arguments for litigation and consulting clients.
Simone is committed to providing critical insight into government and court decision making, drawing on a unique combination of executive branch and judicial experience, and offering a solid understanding of what is needed for effective, successful advocacy in both realms.