Danielle Simpson is an associate in the firm’s Orlando office. She concentrates her practice in the defense of civil litigation claims, with an emphasis on labor and employment, community association disputes, and professional negligence.
Danielle has represented management in employment litigation before state and federal courts in Florida, along with agencies such as the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission and Florida Commission on Human Relations. Danielle’s experience includes representing employers on issues such as employment discrimination, sexual harassment, retaliation, whistleblower, overtime and unpaid wages, leave and disability issues, employment contracts, workplace torts, and other employment law claims under various state and federal laws. She also provides counseling to management regarding ongoing employment and labor matters and policy development, with an emphasis on preventive practices.
Danielle earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in English from the University of Vermont and her Juris Doctorate from Barry University School of Law. During law school, Danielle worked as a Note and Comment Editor for Barry Law Review and the Director of the First Year Moot Court Competition of the Moot Court Honors Board. She competed in five moot court competitions and won awards for brief writing and oral advocacy. Danielle also interned at a criminal defense firm in Orlando during law school.
Prior to joining Cole, Scott & Kissane, Danielle worked as an Assistant State Attorney for the Ninth Judicial Circuit in Orange County, Florida. There, she gained valuable in-court experience handling a variety of criminal cases from arraignment to disposition, including multiple jury trials.