Amanda G. Simmons, an attorney in Shutts & Bowen’s Orlando office and chair of the firm's Equine Law Practice Group, will be part of two panels on October 31 and November 2 at the Volusia County Fair, the state’s largest county fair. Orlando Congressman John Mica will join Ms. Simmons on the panel, which will address the importance of agricultural industries in Florida. In particular, Ms. Simmons will provide insight as to the impact the horse business has on Florida’s economy. Governor Charlie Crist is expected to make an appearance at the fair, as well as representatives from both the Republican and Democratic presidential campaigns.
Ms. Simmons has worked in the horse industry for 20 years. She has developed a national reputation as an equine attorney, and represents nationally acclaimed and international clients in both litigation and transactional matters. Ms. Simmons, who is licensed to practice law in both Florida and Kentucky, was recently named the Vice Chair of the Kentucky Bar Association’s Equine Law Section, 2008-2009.