Dana C. Simon

Dana Casselli Simon is an associate attorney who has practiced with Simon Greenstone Panatier, PC, since January 2008.

Dana has been a member of trial teams in several Texas counties, Oregon and Illinois. She strives to zealously represent clients during their time of need and be there for them. In addition to work, Dana is involved in the community, including mentoring law students at UNT College of Law, working on pro bono cases, and serving as a member of The Hockaday School Parent’s Association.

Dana is an invited member of the National Trial Lawyers Association Top 100. In addition to representing clients in asbestos, wrongful death, catastrophic injury, and products liability cases, Dana manages the firm’s asbestos bankruptcy department and has served on asbestos bankruptcy committees. She is also an integral member of the firm’s intake department.

Practice Areas

  • Toxic Torts
  • Mesothelioma/Asbestos
  • Pharmaceutical Litigation
  • Products Liability
  • Catastrophic Personal Injury and Wrongful Death

Education

  • Southern Methodist University Dedman School of Law, Dallas, Texas, 2001, J.D. Honors: Dean’s List, Case Notes Editor for the Computer Law Review & Technology Journal
  • Southern Methodist University, Dallas, Texas, 1997, B.A. Honors: Dean’s List, Meadows School of the Arts Above and Beyond Award; Major: Public Affairs & Corporate Communications

Court Admissions

  • State Bar of Texas (2001)
  • USDC, Northern District of Texas (2002)
  • USDC, Southern District of Texas (2002)
  • USDC, Eastern District of Texas (2002)
  • United States Court of Federal Claims (2002)

Honors and Distinctions

  • National Trial Lawyers, Top 100 Trial Lawyers Award (2013 – Present)
  • National Academy of Jurisprudence Premier 100 Attorney (2016)

Professional Memberships

  • Texas Trial Lawyers Association, Member (2001 – Present)
  • Pounds Civil Justice Institute, Member Fellow (2014 – Present)
  • Dallas Trial Lawyers Association, Member (2001 – Present)
  • American Association for Justice, Member (2001 – Present)
  • Dallas Bar Association, Member (2001 – Present)
  • National Trial Lawyers Association (2013 – Present)
  • Dallas Association of Young Lawyers Leadership Class, Member (2003-2004)

Community Involvement

  • The Hockaday School, Dallas, Texas, Hockaday Parents’ Association, Member (2015 – Present)
  • The DaVinci School, Dallas, Texas, Parent Board Member, (2012 – 2014)
  • Human Rights Initiative, Volunteer Attorney (2014-2016)
  • Dallas Bar Association, E-Mentor (2015-2016)
  • SMU Connection, Externship Program Volunteer (2015 – Present)
  • Highland Park Presbyterian Church, Sunday School Teacher (2012-2016)

Published Works

  • “Conservatorship, Possession, Child Support and Grandparent Rights: Plain and Simple,” Elizabeth Hunter and Dana Casselli Fox, July 2006

Speeches and Presentations

  • Dallas Volunteer Attorney Program and Family Law Section “Nuts and Bolts” Family Law Training, “Child Support, Visitation, Grandparent Rights,” August 20, 2006, Dallas, Texas
  • “Thimerosal and Eli Lilly: What They Knew,” March 2003, Southlake, Texas

Classes and Seminars Taught

  • University of North Texas College of Law, Dallas, Texas, L.A. Bedford, Jr., Mentorship Program, Mentor (Present)
For me, it’s all about the clients and seeking justice for them. Our clients come to us during the most difficult times in their lives and put their trust in us. It is truly an honor and privilege to represent these individuals, which is why I am so passionate about what I do.
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