Carol Simpson was born and raised in Cincinnati, Ohio and was named a National Merit Scholar before graduating from high school with honors. She attended Hood College in Frederick, Maryland where she earned a Bachelor of Arts degree with a double major in history and French.
Carol moved to Florida in 1994 after her father relocated for job reasons and worked briefly in Jacksonville for an advertising data firm before attending law school at the University of Florida, where she served as a Teaching Assistant for the introductory Legal Research and Writing class and was inducted into the legal honor society of Phi Delta Phi. Carol worked as a summer judicial law clerk in the Family Law Self Help Program of the Eighth Judicial Circuit in Gainesville before graduating from law school with honors.
After law school, Carol worked for the Office of the Attorney General in Tallahassee for over twenty-one years in the Child Support Enforcement Bureau and represented the Department of Revenue in court proceedings. Carol was ultimately promoted to the position of Senior Assistant Attorney General before moving to Palatka to work for the Douglas Law Firm, where her main practice areas are family law and administrative law.
In her spare time, Carol loves to read and served for several years as a tutor for Literacy Volunteers. Carol also enjoys taking exercise classes, hiking, and exploring the outdoors.