Kristen E. Simmons
Kristen E. Simmons, Esq. is a member of the law offices of Oshins & Associates, LLC in Las Vegas, Nevada. She practices in the areas of estate, business and asset protection planning. She is listed in The Best Lawyers in America® for her work in Trusts and Estates. She has received the prestigious AV® Rating from Martindale-Hubbell. Ms. Simmons is certified as an Estate Planning Law Specialist by the Estate law Specialist Board, Inc., an organization accredited by the American Bar Association and affiliated with the National Association of Estate Planners & Councils. She has been designated as an Accredited Estate Planner (AEP®) by the National Association of Estate Planners & Councils. Each year from 2016-2019, she was named a Super Lawyer by Mountain States Super Lawyers in the area of Estate Planning and Probate. From 2008 through 2015, Ms. Simmons was listed as one of Nevada's Rising Stars in the Mountain States Super Lawyers magazine in (1) Tax and in (2) Estate Planning & Probate.
Ms. Simmons is a Florida native and was raised in Boca Raton, Florida. She attended the University of Florida, graduating cum laude in 2001 with a B.A. in English (focus in Technical Writing) and a minor in Business Administration. During her undergraduate studies, she was inducted as a member of Phi Beta Kappa. Following her undergraduate studies, Ms. Simmons continued at the University of Florida and in 2004 she graduated cum laude with a Juris Doctorate from University of Florida’s Levin College of Law. Ms. Simmons focused her law studies in estates and trusts, earning a specialized Estates and Trusts Practice Certificate, receiving a pro bono certificate for her work at the probate court and serving as the President of the Estates, Trusts and Elder Law Society. She also clerked for the Honorable Judge Stephan Mickle of the U.S. District Court, Northern District. Ms. Simmons was admitted to the Nevada State Bar in 2004 and to The Florida Bar in 2005. She is past President of the Southern Nevada Estate Planning Council and is the current Chair of the editorial board of the Nevada Lawyer.
Ms. Simmons has authored or co-authored several published articles which can be found on the firm’s website. She has served on the legislative committee of the probate and trust section of the Nevada Bar since 2009, and was actively involved in the 2011 legislative changes to Nevada’s self-settled spendthrift trust statute, and the 2015 changes to Nevada’s decanting statute. She has spoken for various organizations regarding estate planning and asset protection, including the AICPA and the American Bar Association (ABA).