Simon Nicholson has always had a heart to serve others. From a very early age, his life centered on service to those in need. When he was seven years old, he and his family moved from Jacksonville, Florida, to Guatemala and later Mexico to serve as missionaries. The family focused on helping the local youth and receiving medical teams from the U.S., who would travel to remote villages to provide medical care to the less fortunate.
Living abroad and helping people who were in need gave Simon a deep understanding of other cultures and compassion for their struggles. As a young adult, his compassion led him to consider a career as a doctor, but after several semesters of medical school in Mexico at the Universidad Popular Autonoma del Estado de Puebla and two years at the Florida State College at Jacksonville, he had a change of heart and decided to leave medical studies and pursue a career in law.
Simon graduated from the University of North Florida with a bachelor’s degree in political science and a focus in international relations. He then received his Juris Doctorate from the Dwayne O. Andreas School of Law at Barry University in Orlando. During law school, he received the book award in “Motions and Depositions” class and clerked fulltime at different law firms to gain practical experience. He worked at Paul & Perkins for two years while attending law school classes at night, serving first as Client Care Director and then as personal law clerk to Attorney David Paul. Shortly after, he was hired as an attorney for Paul & Perkins.
To this day, Simon strives to serve others. In particular, he has a strong desire to help people who have been injured due to medical negligence. His background in the medical field, ability to speak Spanish fluently, and passion for helping others make him perfectly suited to help Paul & Perkins’ clients.