Dorothy Clay Sims

Dorothy Clay Sims earned her law degree from the University of Florida and studied international law at Oxford University. Sims is licensed in the state of Florida, US District Court – Northern District of Florida, US District Court and the Middle District of Florida. She has authored chapters in books, national and international journals as well as her own publications.  Her book, Exposing the Deceptive Defense Doctor has been a consistent number one best seller for 3 years in a row. Most recently she was in charge of forensics in the Casey Anthony defense team. And will be presenting at the 2012 NJAJ Boardwalk Seminar.


Sims has conducted in house seminars for lawyers and law firms on researching and cross-examining experts as well as the use of technology and the practice of law.  She has also appeared on On The Record with Greta Van Susteren, The Piers Morgan Show and In Session on CNN


Dorothy Sims is our Aletheia Institute “Featured Lawyer” because of her tireless representation of injured workers, which she has continued to do for over 20 years. She co-founded the state’s first organization devoted to serving as a watchdog for insurance abuses for the injured: Florida Worker’s Advocates, and ultimately served as president.  For over a decade, Sims volunteered time to lobby on behalf of the injured and was the first woman to be elected Chair of the Florida Bar Worker’s Compensation Section in its 25-year history. She served as President of the Marion County Bar Association.  She also aims to stop lawyers from using forensic experts to misrepresent or ignore the science and testifying beyond their training and education.  She devotes an average of eight hours per week teaching and volunteering to other attorneys.