Company: Davis Gillett Mottern & Sims LLC
Location: Atlanta, Georgia, United States
Jerry Sims, Partner at Davis Gillett Mottern & Sims LLC, has been recognized by Marquis Who’s Who Top Lawyers for dedication, achievements, and leadership in business and investment law.
Mr. Sims was always interested in pursuing either a career in business or law. He studied at the University of Mississippi and earned a Bachelor of Science in 1967. Deciding to pursue law school, he attended Columbia University, earning a JD in 1970, and resolved to spend a few years practicing law to see if he took a liking to it. He started as an associate at Kaler, Karesh & Frankel in 1971 and realized his passion for the law, rising to the rank of partner before his departure in 1977. Mr. Sims then transitioned to Lefkoff, Pike & Sims, where he worked as a partner from 1977 to 1985, and then took a role as partner at Wildman, Harrold et al. In 1990, he became a partner at Branch, Pike & Ganz, where he practiced law for five years, until he left the firm in 1995. Mr. Sims worked as a partner at Holland & Knight until 2013, when he transitioned to Davis Gillett Mottern & Sims LLC.
Through his legal practice, Mr. Sims has been able to combine his interests in business and law, pursuing practice areas including civil litigation, business, commercial transactions, creditors’ rights, and loan workouts. He is a member of the American Bar Association, the Georgia Bar Association, and the Atlanta Bar Association. Mr. Sims has been admitted to practice in the state of Georgia, the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Georgia, and the U.S. Supreme Court. He has achieved a 5 out of 5 AV preeminent Martindale rating, and a 9 out of 10 Avvo Rating, attesting to his high levels of legal proficiency, integrity, and experience. As a further testament to his success and stature as a legal professional, Mr. Sims was included in the ninth edition of Who’s Who in American Law.
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