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Diane L. Paull

Phone: 1-904-249-7288
Fax: 1-904-249-1779

Email: dpaull@simpsonpaull.com

Diane attended college and law school in Michigan. She began her career as an attorney in Michigan in 1982, working for several multi-national banks and financial institutions in the Detroit area. She was recruited by Barnett Bank in 1995, relocating to Florida for this position. Upon the sale of the Bank, Diane took the Florida Bar examination and obtained her Florida license in 2003.

Diane changed her focus to family law after joining Kurt Simpson in his law practice in Jacksonville Beach. She spent two years under Mr. Simpson's tutelage to learn the ins and outs of family law. She became Managing Partner in 2005 upon Mr. Simpson's retirement.

Diane resides in the Intracoastal West area with her husband, Tom, and adorable dog, Duncan, both of whom work at the office with her. She has a daughter in Boston and family in Michigan and South Carolina.

Diane L. Paull, managing attorney, divides her practice among the following areas:

  • Divorce and Family Law (80%)
  • Small Business Law (10%)
  • Wills and Estates (10%)


  • Born in St. Louis, Missouri
  • Managing Partner, Simpson & Paull, P.L. since 2005
  • Attorney with Simpson & Paull, P.L. since 2003
  • Vice President and Senior Counsel, Washington Mutual, Tampa, Florida, 1998-2000
  • Vice President and Senior Counsel, Merrill Lynch, Jacksonville, Florida, 1998
  • Senior Counsel, Barnett Banks, Jacksonville, Florida, 1995-1998
  • Adjunct Professor, Business Law, Florida Community College, 1996-1998
  • Vice President and Senior Counsel, NBD Bank, Detroit, Michigan, 1990-1995
  • Asst. Vice President and Regional Counsel, Society Bank, Ann Arbor, Michigan, 1986-1990
  • Asst. Vice President and Compliance Officer, Citizens Bank, Flint, Michigan, 1983-1986
  • Editor, Michigan Corporate Finance and Business Law Journal, 1980-1982
  • Author: “Coverture,” University of Detroit Law Review, 1982
  • Author: "Due on Sale Clause," S Michigan Corp. Fin. & Bus. Law


  • University of Detroit, J.D., 1982
  • Oakland University, B.A., 1979

Admittance Information

  • Michigan and U.S. District Court, Eastern and Western Districts of Michigan, 1982
  • State of Florida, 2003
  • U.S. District Court, Middle District of Florida, 2004
  • Professional Activities and Memberships
  • Jacksonville Bar Association
  • Jacksonville Beach Bar Association
  • The Florida Bar
  • State Bar of Michigan
  • Florida Women Lawyers Association