Burr & Forman

Jacqueline Simms-Petredis

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  • J.D., Tulane University School of Law (2004)
  • B.A., History, with High Honors, University of Florida (2000)
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit
  • U.S. Bankruptcy Court – Southern District of Florida
  • U.S. District Court – Middle District of Florida
  • U.S. District Court – Southern District of Florida

  • Fellows of the American Bar Association, Member
  • Bay Area Legal Services Pearl Society
  • Federal Bar Association, Board of Directors (2008-2018)
  • Florida Bar Young Lawyers Division, Board of Governors Circuit Representative (2006-2016)
  • George Edgecomb Bar Association
  • Hillsborough County Bar Association - Young Lawyers Division, Past President
  • Hillsborough Community College Paralegal Association, Advisory Board
  • Hillsborough Association for Women Lawyers, Scholarship Chair
  • Mortgage Bankers Association of Tampa Bay
  • President of the Federal Bar Association Tampa Bay Chapter (2018)
  • Hillsborough County Bar Association, Board of Directors (2019-2020)
  • Bay Area Legal Services, Member Development Council (2020)
  • The Best Lawyers in America®️, Financial Services Regulation Law (2021-2022), Litigation - Banking and Finance (2022)
  • Florida Super Lawyers, Banking (2019-2021)
  • Florida Trend, "Up and Coming" (2015), "Legal Elite" (2020)
  • Florida Super Lawyers, "Rising Star," Banking (2011, 2013-2018)
  • Hillsborough County Bar Association Board of Directors, Director (2017-2018)
  • National Federal Bar Association Outstanding Leader (2018)
  • Hillsborough County Bar Association Outstanding Young Lawyer Award (2015)
  • Hillsborough County Bar Association Young Lawyers Division President's Award (2013)
  • First Place (Tie) Tampa Magazine's "Top Lawyers," Financial Services Law Category
  • Midtown Educational Foundation Law Day, Chicago, IL (2015-2018)
  • Florida All Retriever Rescue, Volunteer/Foster (2015-present)

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Consumer Finance Litigation & Compliance


Financial Institutions

Jacqueline serves as a Partner in the firm's Financial Services group with a focus on financial litigation and compliance. She assists clients in matters such as foreclosures, bankruptcy adversary proceedings, compliance issues and direct filed law suits.

Jacqueline advises clients and in-house counsel in litigation arising under the Truth in Lending Act, Real Estate Settlement Procedures Act, Fair Credit Reporting Act, Florida Consumer Collections Practices Act, Fair Debt Collections Practices Act, and the Telephone Consumer Protection Act, among others.

While studying at The University of Florida, Jacqueline was a Florida Academic Scholar and a member of Golden Key and Phi Alpha Theta History Honor Societies. She also studied abroad at both Cambridge University in Cambridge, England and Colegio Mayor Mara in Madrid, Spain. While at Tulane Law School, she was an Academic Scholarship and Sports Law Certificate recipient and received Trial Advocacy Honors. Additionally, Jacqueline contributed to the Journal of American Arbitration and held the position of Senior Case Notes Editor. She also held an active role in the Alternative Dispute Resolution and Sports Law Societies. While at Tulane, Jacqueline studied abroad at McGill University School of Law in Montreal, Canada.