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Donna Marie DeSimone


Ms. De Simone is an advanced practice registered nurse, clinical nurse specialist and attorney in private practice in Oklahoma, where she practices healthcare law, e-discovery and civil litigation. She is also a healthcare consultant, has coached moot court health law competition teams for law schools and holds faculty nursing positions at universities. Ms. De Simone brings a unique, real-world flavor to her lectures due to her vast experience in the corporate and litigation areas as a former associate counsel for a large healthcare system, her prior lead counsel experience in cases involving civil rights, toxic tort, environmental law and medical malpractice in addition to her nursing administration, staff development and clinical nurse specialist experience.

Ms. De Simone has represented state agencies, corporations, individuals and healthcare providers in Florida and Oklahoma. She is licensed to practice law in Florida and Oklahoma, U.S. district courts (Northern, Eastern and Western Oklahoma), U.S. Tenth Circuit Court of Appeals and the U.S. Supreme Court. She is the proud recipient of the Elaine Osborne Jacobson Award for Women in Health Care Law from the Roscoe Pound Foundation and American Trial Lawyers Association. In addition to her law degree, she has a masters of nursing degree as a clinical nurse specialist from the University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center and is pursuing a family nurse practitioner certificate from George Washington University. Ms. De Simone has lectured on a variety of nursing and legal issues for many years.