Simone represents clients before local and state governments and in litigation on land use and land development issues. She has experience representing clients in a broad range of matters involving variances, rezonings, permitting, licensing, comprehensive plan amendments, and entitlements.
Prior to joining the firm, Simone was a Land Use and Real Estate Attorney in the City of Tampa Attorney’s Office. In this role, she represented the city in all code enforcement special magistrate and code enforcement board proceedings and served as a legal advisor to the Neighborhood Enhancement Division, Natural Resources Division, and Construction Services Division. She was of the attorney for the Variance Review Board and a member of the Mayor’s Sustainability and Resiliency Initiative. Simone additionally served as the director and coordinator of the City Attorney Intern Program.
- Certified Legal Intern, City of Tallahassee Attorney’s Office
- Certified Legal Intern, Environmental Division, City of Tampa Attorney’s Office
- Legal Intern, Criminal Division, United States Attorney’s Office for the Middle District of Florida
Professional & Community Involvement
- Tampa Bay Inn of Court, Associate Member, 2015-Present
Publications & Presentations
Hillsborough County and City of Tampa Land Use and Environmental Hot Topics – City of Tampa’s Alcoholic Beverage Suspension Hearings
Hillsborough County Bar Association Environmental & Land Use Luncheon/CLE|October 2021
A Taxing Endeavor: Local Government Protection of Our Nation’s Coasts in the ‘Wake’ of Climate Change
31 Florida State Journal of Land Use & Environmental Law, Fall 2016|August 2016