James E. Simon
Associate
Charleston, WV
office 304.340.3832
  • Overview
  • Services
  • Distinctions
  • Admissions
  • Memberships
  • Publications & Presentations
  • Community Involvement
  • Resources

Mr. Simon’s primary area of practice is civil litigation, with particular emphasis on business and commercial litigation.

Education

  • Pensacola Christian College, B.A., Prelaw, Spanish Minor, magna cum laude, 2014
  • Washington and Lee University School of Law, J.D., magna cum laude, 2017

Experience

  • Representing clients in commercial litigation including breach of contract, tortious interference, fraud, indemnity claims, and partition suits
  • Defending numerous businesses against personal injury and products liability lawsuits, including premises and products tort claims in high-volume asbestos litigation
  • Participating on a defense trial team in a federal criminal trial in the Southern District of West Virginia
  • Assisting in all phases of pre-trial litigation, including drafting pleadings, drafting dispositive and evidentiary motions, conducting discovery, participating in pre-trial motions hearings, and conducting trial preparation
     

     
Asbestos Litigation Litigation Product Liability Litigation Toxic Tort Litigation

Distinctions

  • Order of the Coif
  • Davis Moot Court Competition Administrator, Washington and Lee University Moot Court Board
  • Virginia Trial Lawyers Association Award
  • Quarterfinalist, N.Y.U. National Immigration Law Competition
     
     

Admissions

  • West Virginia State Bar
  • United States District Court for the Southern District of West Virginia

Memberships

  • American Bar Association 2017 - Present
  • Kanawha County Bar Association 2018 - Present
  • Latin American Law Student Association
     
     

Publications & Presentations

  • Author, “Civil Asset Forfeiture in Virginia: An Imperfect System,” Washington and Lee University Law Review
  • Lead Articles Editor and Staff Writer, Washington and Lee University Law Review
     
     

Community Involvement

  • Volunteer, Rockbridge SPCA, 2014 - 2017
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