100-year-old Florida lawyer may be oldest practicing attorney in the state


At the dawn of the Roaring Twenties, Babe Ruth was a player with the New York Yankees, radio became a fixture in American homes, travel by airplanes became more than a curiosity, prohibition was in full swing and scandal-scarred Warren Harding was president. In 1922, Jay Simons was born and would later embark on a legal career spanning decades and continuing into 2022.

Even though he’s a centenarian, Simons said he has no plans to hang up his legal filings.

Jay Simons is 100 years old and still practicing law.

“I like what I do,” he said.

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