Burr & Forman
Financial services litigator Jacqueline Simms-Petredis, with Southeast firm Burr & Forman, assists clients in bankruptcy cases and compliance matters. As managing partner of the Tampa office, she handles day-to-day operations and ensures everyone is happy. Simms-Petredis is a past president of the Hillsborough County Bar Association. As a public defender, she worked on sentencing disparities between powder cocaine and crack and 15 years later retains a box of thank-you cards and letters from people who feared to spend the rest of their lives in prison.