About Us

There is nothing worse than having to pay an attorney for their time while you explain what you do before the attorney can help you.  That will never happen at Simons & Associates.  We understand health care because we are also health care providers.

Gwen Simons, Esq, PT, OCS, FAAOMPT founded Simons & Associates Law in 2007 as a law firm  that caters to the needs of health care providers in private practice.  As a physical therapist and former private practitioner herself, she understands that small practices need cost-effective legal and compliance solutions and has designed her services to meet those needs.  That’s why since 2007, she has become trusted legal counsel for 40+ physical therapy practices in Maine and 300+ entrepreneurial practitioners nationwide who have started telehealth, consulting and cash practices.  Gwen also currently serves as the Executive Director for the NorthEast Private Practice Network, working on legislation and regulations that promote appropriate reimbursement, fair contracts with payers and a level playing field for private practitioners to compete. 

Before attending law school at the University of Maine School of Law, Gwen started 3 private practices in the Louisville, KY area, provided contract services to a rural Kentucky hospital and provided work injury management and job analysis consultation services to large industries.  She has been a tireless advocate for physical therapists since graduating from PT school at the University of Kentucky in 1986 serving as the  President of the Kentucky Physical Therapy Association and the Maine Chapter, APTA.  She currently serves on task forces for the Private Practice Section (PPS), the Occupational Health Special Interest Group of the Academy of Orthopaedics and the American Academy of Orthopaedic Manual Physical Therapists (AAOMPT).  As an expert physical therapist, she still performs functional capacity evaluations for personal injury, disability and workers’ compensation cases.

Whether you accept insurance, are a cash-based business or are developing intellectual property,  we can help.  Our mission is to make sure private practice survives and thrives!