FLORIDA'S PREMIER
INSURANCE LITIGATION FIRM

Many times insurance companies take advantage of their policyholders and the people who must make claims on those policies. Unfortunately, many individuals experience this abuse at the hands of the insurance industry during the most vulnerable time of their lives.


REQUEST FREE CONSULTATION

About Our Firm



With extensive experience in the litigation arena representing policyholders and medical providers, we have learned that the key to success is an unwavering dedication to our clients. We never deviate from our philosophy of working closely with our clients, getting to know them, and understanding their individual concerns and goals as we proceed through the litigation process.

At Simoes Davila, we treat our clients as we would our own family members: a father seeking to have the insurance company pay his disability claim after an accident has left him unable to provide for his family; a mother whose insurance carrier denied medical benefits making it impossible for her to receive a surgical procedure that would improve her quality of life and enable her to better care for her children.

FREE CASE REVIEW

No Fee If No Recovery

Please leave this field empty.

About Our Firm



With extensive experience in the litigation arena representing policyholders and medical providers, we have learned that the key to success is an unwavering dedication to our clients. We never deviate from our philosophy of working closely with our clients, getting to know them, and understanding their individual concerns and goals as we proceed through the litigation process.

At Simoes Davila, we treat our clients as we would our own family members: a father seeking to have the insurance company pay his disability claim after an accident has left him unable to provide for his family; a mother whose insurance carrier denied medical benefits making it impossible for her to receive a surgical procedure that would improve her quality of life and enable her to better care for her children.

FREE CASE REVIEW

No Fee If No Recovery

Please leave this field empty.

Areas of Practice




Our Attorneys


Kim Simoes

Partner


David Davila

Managing Partner


Joe Engel

Associate Attorney


Jonathan De Armas

Associate Attorney


Keith Petrochko

Associate Attorney


Kimberly P. Simoes, a native of Mississippi, graduated from the University of Mississippi School of Law.  Kimberly handles actions filed in Florida state and federal courts and has tried cases in both venues. Kimberly is admitted to practice before all U.S District Courts in Florida as well as the Eleventh Circuit Court of Appeals. Kimberly is also a former judicial law clerk to the Mississippi Court of Appeals. By limiting her practice to policyholder claims and representation of the medical community, she has successfully handled thousands of claims against the insurance industry at the trial and the appellate level.  Mrs. Simoes has represented medical providers and policyholders in thousands of lawsuits to recover first party benefits under policies of insurance.  Defended numerous medical providers in actions involving actions or claims of billing for fraudulent medical services, non-compliance with statutory and regulatory provisions of state and federal law, allegations of civil theft, deceptive and unfair trade practices relating to the provision of medical services and claims for recovery of medical benefits by insurance carriers.  She has further experience handling contract disputes, claims for disability benefits, discovery disputes on behalf of non-party medical providers, business torts, personal injury litigation, class actions, bad faith claims, and administrative complaints against medical providers.

In addition to the Florida and Mississippi Bars, Mrs. Simoes is a member of the American Association for Justice, Volusia County Bar Association and the Orange County Bar Association.

Hello, I am David Davila, Esq., PIP Attorney.  I was born in San Juan, Puerto Rico and at the age of 2, we moved to Central Florida where I call home.  While at the University of South Florida, I was fortunate enough to be awarded a summer internship at the Orlando office of the United States Secret Service.  After receiving my Bachelors of Arts degree from the University of South Florida, I attended law school at Oklahoma City University School of Law.  During my second year of law school, I was selected to participate on the law schools moot court team and competed nationally.  I earned my Juris Doctor degree with honors and am proudly licensed to practice law in the States of Florida, Georgia, South Carolina and Illinois.

Growing up in Central Florida, I witnessed firsthand my mother’s struggles as a single parent.  Its through her teachings and examples that I learned the value of hard work and discovered my passion to help others.  In addition, my mother ensured that my sisters and I learn both Spanish and English and today I can proudly call myself bilingual, fluent in both English and Spanish.  Today, I try each day to instill the same values and passion in my son.

Throughout my 15 years of practicing law, I have gained extensive experience using my legal skills and knowledge to advocate on behalf of my clients and would be honored to put those skills to work for you. I am devoted to helping the medical community recover every cent they are owed for the invaluable treatment they provide accident victims and through my desire and conviction provide the medical community an avenue to justice that may not otherwise be available. I am honored to be Hispanic and to help the Hispanic community and all Central Floridians and using my skills as an PIP Attorney to help the injured get their day in court.  I look forward to helping you get yours! Bilingual in both English and Spanish.

Mr. Engel is a PIP civil litigation attorney at Simoes Davila PLLC representing medical providers throughout the state of Florida in Personal Injury Protection claims and individuals injured in automobile accidents.

Originally from Orlando, Florida, Mr. Engel earned his undergraduate degree in Political Science from Florida State University in 2007. Following his undergraduate studies he earned his Juris Doctor from the Florida State University College of Law in 2011 and became a member of the Florida Bar in September 2011.

Prior to joining Simoes Davila PLLC, Mr. Engel was employed by one of Florida’s largest insurance defense firms representing insurance companies in cases ranging from Personal Injury Protection (PIP), automobile negligence, property claims, premise liability, and wrongful death matters.  Mr. Engel began his career as an Assistant Public Defender for the Ninth Judicial Circuit in Orlando, Florida.  In addition to successfully trying numerous cases to jury verdict Mr. Engel has extensive experience advocating on behalf of his clients in non-trial settings including motion and appellate practice.

In addition to the Florida Bar, Mr. Engel is a member of the Orange County Bar Association and a former member of the Central Florida Association of Criminal Defense Attorneys.

Mr. de Armas is a civil litigation attorney at Simoes Davila PLLC, representing medical providers in PIP claims and victims of accidents.  Originally from Easton, Pennsylvania, Mr. de Armas earned his undergraduate degree in Political Science from Florida State University.  He later earned his Juris Doctor from the Florida State University College of Law.

While attending law school, Mr. de Armas interned as a research assistant to Dr. Gathii, Professor of International Commercial Law, and he interned as a Court Administrator at the 2nd Judicial Circuit.  Mr. de Armas also completed an externship at the Florida Innocence Project engaging in broad case review and drafting appellate motions.

Prior to joining Simoes Davila PLLC, Mr. de Armas was employed by Florida’s largest insurance defense firm litigating personal injury protection (PIP), automobile negligence, property claims, premise liability and wrongful death matters.  Mr. de Armas began his career as an Assistant Public Defender for the Ninth Judicial Circuit in Orlando.  He has tried numerous cases to verdict having never lost a felony jury trial in his career. Mr. de Armas is a member of the Hispanic Bar Association of Central Florida, the Orange County Bar Association, and the Central Florida Association of Criminal Defense Attorneys (past).

Mr. Petrochko is a graduate of both the Pennsylvania State University and Florida Agricultural and Mechanical University College of Law wherein he earned both a Bachelor of Science and a Juris Doctor, respectively.  Mr. Petrochko is licensed to practice in all Florida State Courts, the United States District Court for the Middle District of Florida, and the Eleventh Circuit Court of Appeals; he has also completed specialized County, Circuit, and Appellate level mediation training.

Mr. Petrochko limits his practice areas to policy holder claims and the representation of the medical community. Prior to joining Simoes Davila, Mr. Petrochko was employed as the lead first-party litigation attorney at a mid-sized plaintiff’s firm.

In his free time Keith enjoys spending time with his two-and-four-legged family, playing the guitar not quite as well as he thinks, watching mindless television, answering questions related to his work, and spending too much time in the Florida sun (don’t let his lack of a tan fool you).

A Reputation for Excellence and Commitment



Based on successful track record and vast trial experience in insurance litigation matters, many of the areas leading medical providers have called upon our firm to help them fight against an insurance company asserting claims for reimbursement or accusing the medical provider of fraud.

Over the last several years, the insurance industry has become more and more aggressive in its denial of policyholders’ legitimate claims, the selection of your legal advocate is critical.

Please contact us right away if you feel you're being treated unfairly by your insurance company. We will give it to you straight so you can make an informed decision regarding your insurance issues.

CONTACT US FOR A FREE CASE REVIEW
or CALL 407.500.1111

Please leave this field empty.