James E. Simon
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 business and commercial litigation.


  • 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


  • 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


  • 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


  • 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


  • 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
Product Lines - Toxic Torts and Products Liability Insights: Issue 1, 2020 Product Lines - Toxic Torts and Products Liability Insights: Issue 4, 2019 Product Lines - Toxic Torts and Products Liability Insights: Issue 2, 2019 Product Lines - Toxic Torts and Products Liability Insights: Issue 3, 2018 Product Lines - Issue 2, 2018 Product Lines - Issue 1, 2018 Spilman Adds Four Lawyers in Charleston Employer Gets 7-Figure Judgment Large Insurer Wins Motion to Dismiss