Augustin 'Gus' Simmons


Resolving a legal matter is almost never an enjoyable process for a person and it is my job to ensure that the process is as seamless, efficient, and beneficial as possible for my clients. Helping people and securing their rights is something in which I take pride.

My father was an attorney and he spent the last 20 years of his legal career as a trial judge, and now sells real estate on Sanibel. I learned a lot from him as a person and as a professional. He is the inspiration for my continued desire to help those in need by resolving conflict and protecting rights. I have resided in Southwest Florida since 2002 and in 2006 I met my wonderful wife, Tina DiCharia, who is also a Realtor working closely with my father, in addition to her occasional court reporting.

I was born in Washington D.C. and thereafter raised in Missouri. It was this Midwest upbringing, which has provided me the tools necessary to ensure my clients have the highest degree of ethical and zealous representation possible. I maintain a goal-oriented focus: compromising when reasonable, without jeopardizing rights or integrity; and pursuing with aggressiveness when necessary, without sacrificing respect or diplomacy.

I take each client and their respective matter very seriously, as each is very unique. I understand the financial and emotional pressures a client faces, which is why each client receives focused attention and information from our office throughout the representation.

Gus Simmons is an attorney and has been a member of the Florida Bar since 2004. He is also licensed to practice in Missouri and the Federal Courts of Florida’s Middle District. Further, Gus is a licensed Florida Realtor and a Florida Supreme Court Certified Circuit Civil and Family Mediator.


The Florida Bar:
Member in good standing since 2004.

The Missouri Bar:

Member in good standing since 2015.

The United States District Court, Middle District of Florida:
since 2008.

Florida Supreme Court Certified Circuit Civil Mediator:
since 2010.

Florida Supreme Court Certified Family Mediator:
since 2010.

Lee County Bar Association:
Member since 2005.

Martindale-Hubbell Lawyer Rating:
AV Preeminent Rating since 2015.

Lee County Legal Aid Society Board of Directors:
Member 2006 – 2011; President 2008 – 2011.

Florida Super Lawyers:
Selected as a Rising Star for 2010.

American Bar Association:
2004 – 2006.

American Inns of Court, Calusa Chapter:
Associate Member 2007 – 2010.

Association of Family Law Professionals:
Member since 2008; Board Director 2011 – 2014.

Licensed Florida Real Estate Agent:
since 2002.

Sanibel & Captiva Islands Association of Realtors:
Member 2002 – 2016; Associate Member 2016 – 2017.

Realtors Association of the Greater Fort Myers and the Beach:
Member since 2008.

Attorneys’ Title Fund Services, LLC:
Member since 2014.

Truman State Alumni Association Board of Directors:
April 2007 – October 2009.

Kiwanis Club of Sanibel & Captiva: 
Member since 2017.