Jane Frankel Sims

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Estate Planning & Probate Attorney in Annapolis, MD

Sims & Campbell
 | 181 Harry S Truman Parkway, Suite 150
Annapolis, MD 21401
Phone: 410-885-1801
Fax: 410-263-4157
Selected To Super Lawyers: 2014 - 2020
Selected To Rising Stars: 2013
Licensed Since: 2003
Education: Harvard Law School
Practice Areas:
  • Estate Planning & Probate
Attorney Profile

Attorney Jane Frankel Sims is the founder and managing attorney of the Sims & Campbell law firm. She works primarily out of the firm's Towson, Maryland, location. Licensed to practice in Maryland, Virginia, Pennsylvania, New York, Arizona and the District of Columbia, Ms. Sims uses her more than 19 years of legal experience to assist clients with protecting themselves and their assets for the future and in creating solid estate plans that will serve them and their heirs for years to come.

Handling all areas of estate planning and administration, Ms. Sims provides invaluable counsel and support regarding estate and gift taxation, trust creation and administration, charitable giving, and other related matters. She has significant experience representing high net worth clients and those with complex needs, such as business owners and licensed professionals, and she has extensive experience drafting and enforcing durable powers of attorney, advance health care directives and other important documents.

Recognized for her impeccable professionalism and service, Ms. Sims holds a Martindale-Hubbell Distinguished* peer review rating. She has also received consistent recognition from her peers as a top attorney in her region for estate planning.

Additionally, Ms. Sims was the recipient of the Leading Women Award from The Maryland Daily Record in 2011, and the organization also included her in its 2012 VIP list of successful professionals. She earned a Legal Elite designation and a Brava Award from Smart CEO in 2010 and 2011, and her law firm received recognition from the organization as a Future 50 Emerging Growth Company.

A 1995 magna cum laude graduate of Princeton University, Ms. Sims received her Master of Arts in education from Stanford University in 1996. She then attended Harvard Law School, where she obtained her Juris Doctor cum laude in 2000. While there, she served as editor of the Harvard Law Review.

Along with maintaining a thriving legal practice, Ms. Sims supports her legal community through her involvement with various professional legal organizations, such as the Baltimore Estate Planning Council, as well as through her frequent lectures and seminars. A Baltimore native, she is also heavily involved in her local community, particularly the Jewish community, and she currently serves on the board of trustees for Stetson University and The Park School.

*AV®, AV Preeminent®, Martindale-Hubbell Distinguished and Martindale-Hubbell Notable are certification marks used under license in accordance with the Martindale-Hubbell certification procedures, standards and policies. Martindale-Hubbell® is the facilitator of a peer review rating process. Ratings reflect the anonymous opinions of members of the bar and the judiciary. Martindale-Hubbell® Peer Review Rating™ fall into two categories – legal ability and general ethical standards.

 
Practice Areas
Lawyer Practice Area Pie Chart

Estate Planning & Probate (100%): Estate Planning, Living Wills, Power of Attorney, Probate & Estate Administration, Trusts, Wills

Focus Areas

Estate Planning, Living Wills, Power of Attorney, Probate & Estate Administration, Trusts, Wills

Selections

Selected to Super Lawyers for 7 yearsmiddle-imageSelected to Rising Stars for 1 years

Super Lawyers: 2014 - 2020 Rising Stars: 2013

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About Jane Sims

Admitted: 2003, Maryland

Professional Webpage: www.simscampbell.law/our-attorneys/Jane-Frankel-Sims/

Honors/Awards:

  • Maryland Super Lawyers, 2017
  • The Daily Record Leading Women Award, The Daily Record, 2011
  • Legal Elite, Smart CEO Magazine, 2010
  • Maryland Super Lawyers, 2014
  • Leadership In Law, The Daily Record, 2016
  • Maryland Super Lawyers, 2018
  • Maryland Super Lawyers Rising Star, 2013
  • The Daily Record VIP List: Successful Before 40, 2012
  • Maryland Super Lawyers, 2015
  • Maryland Top 100 Women, The Daily Record, 2017
  • MD Chamber of Commerce Small Business of the Year Award Finalist (1-10 employees), MD Chamber of Commerce, 2012
  • Brava! Award, Smart CEO Magazine, 2011
  • Maryland Super Lawyers, 2016

Bar/Professional Activity:

  • Virginia Bar, 2015
  • Harvard Law School Association of Maryland
  • Maryland
  • Maryland State Bar Association, Estates & Trusts Section, Member , 2003
  • Arizona Bar, 2014
  • District of Columbia Bar, 2005
  • MSBA Estate and Gift Tax Study Group, Member , 2003
  • New York Bar, 2001
  • Pennsylvania Bar, 2015
  • Princeton University Alumni Association
  • Baltimore Estate Planning Council, Member, 2004
  • D.C. Bar Estates, Trusts and Probate Law Section, Member, 2005

Pro bono/Community Service:

  • The Associated Jewish Community Federation of Baltimore, Active Supporter
  • The Park School, Active Supporter
  • The Art with a Heart, Active Supporter
  • Pro Bono representation of Humane Society of Baltimore County in matters involving will contests, estate disputes and collection on bequests, 2011-2012
  • The Jewish Museum of Maryland, Active Supporter

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Representative Clients:

  • High net worth individuals and business owners who seek to transfer assets during lifetime and upon death in a tax-efficient manner., 2018

Other Outstanding Achievements:

  • James Madison Congressional Scholarship Award Winner - State of Maryland, 1995
  • Editor, Harvard Law Review, 1999
  • Phi Beta Kappa, Princeton University, 1995

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Educational Background:

  • M.A. Stanford University School of Education, 1996
  • The Park School of Baltimore, 1991
  • B.A. Princeton University, History, Magna Cum Laude, Phi Beta Kappa, 1995
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Office Location for Jane Frankel Sims

181 Harry S Truman Parkway
Suite 150
Annapolis, MD 21401

Phone: 410-885-1801

Fax: 410-263-4157

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Last Updated: 10/15/2019

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