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 and asbestos 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


  • Defending regional and national clients in asbestos litigation involving products liability, premises liability, contractor liability, and deliberate intent claims
  • Representing clients in commercial litigation including breach of contract, fraud, construction, eminent domain, and constitutional law disputes
  • Defending clients in insurance and bad faith litigation, and deliberate intent, premises, and products liability lawsuits
  • Participating on a defense trial team in a federal criminal trial in the Southern District of West Virginia
  • Assisting 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, participating in trial preparation, voir dire, and jury selection, and drafting multiple appellate briefs to the West Virginia Supreme Court and the Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals

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
  • 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
Unprecedented: COVID-19 Litigation Trends, Issue 14 Unprecedented: COVID-19 Litigation Trends, Issue 13 Unprecedented: COVID-19 Litigation Trends, Issue 12 COVID-19 and Unprecedented: Litigation Insights - Issue 10, 2020 The “Preventing Essential Medical Device Shortages Act of 2020”: COVID-19 Side Effect that Could Per 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 Employer Gets 7-Figure Judgment Large Insurer Wins Motion to Dismiss