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

Mr. Simon’s primary area of practice is civil litigation, with particular emphasis on complex business 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 companies in commercial litigation including breach of contract, fraud, and construction disputes
  • Representing multinational and regional companies in litigation involving the constitutionality of legislative and executive actions, including substantive due process, procedural due process, and equal protection issues, eminent domain disputes, land use regulations, vested rights defenses, and property tax incentives
  • Defending clients in insurance and bad faith litigation
  • Defending clients in deliberate intent, premises, and products liability lawsuits
  • Defending national and regional clients in toxic tort litigation involving products liability, premises liability, contractor liability, and deliberate intent claims
  • Participating in all phases of state and federal litigation, including drafting pleadings, drafting dispositive and evidentiary motions, conducting written discovery, taking and defending depositions, arguing pre-trial and dispositive motions, assisting in trial preparation, voir dire, and jury selection, and briefing appeals to the West Virginia Supreme Court and the Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals


Asbestos Litigation Construction Law 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 Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit
  • United States District Courts for the Northern and Southern Districts of West Virginia

Memberships

  • American Bar Association, 2017 - Present
  • Kanawha County Bar Association, 2018 - Present
  • Former Member, 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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