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Garistine (Joy) Simmons

Garistine (Joy) Simmons

Davis Simmons, PLLC
Fayetteville, NC
Spring Lake, NC


Industry Focus: Entrepreneurs, Estate Planning for Business Owners, Family Businesses, Local Brick and Mortar Establishments, Mom and Pop Shops, Non-Profit, Personal Services, Professional Services

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Lawyer Profile

Hello, my name is Garistine Davis Simmons, but you can call me, Joy. I am named after my parents, Gary and Christine Davis; hence, the name Garistine, but, they nicknamed me, Joy, because I brought so much “joy” to their lives.

Anyway, calling me “Joy” is significant. I want you to know that I love helping business owners, individuals, and families find “joy" and "peace” by helping them meet their goals, make an impact in society, and/or resolve or avoid difficult situations. I enjoy educating and building relationships with my clients, not just representing them. I want to help them be proactive and not just reactive, so that they can thrive and not just survive.

I am licensed to practice law in the State of North Carolina. I earned a Bachelor of Science Degree in Accounting from Saint Augustine’s College in Raleigh, North Carolina, the Masters of Business Administration and the Juris Doctor degree from The Ohio State University in Columbus, Ohio, and the Master of Laws degree from Saint Thomas University in Miami, Florida. During my career, I have practiced law with the North Carolina Banking Commission, as well as in my own law firm. I taught accounting, tax and business law courses at several universities. I own and operate a tax preparation franchise. I am also the co-founder of Faith Consulate, a church where I serve alongside my husband, Ben Simmons.

Firm Description

Davis Simmons, PLLC is a boutique law firm designed to ensure that each client receives personalized service in building their lives and leaving a legacy. We achieve this goal by educating our clients and helping them develop and execute plans that will help them avoid complicated situations that are already difficult and emotional. Thus, we assist business owners in developing and reaching their personal and organizational goals. We provide business advisory services, tax resolution services, and operate as general counsel for businesses and organizations. Additionally, our practice areas include estate planning, long-term care planning, special needs planning, planning for children, and asset protection.

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