Jeffrey B. Simon

Jeffrey B. Simonis a founding partner of SIMON GREENSTONE PANATIER, PC.  Jeffrey was admitted to the State Bar of Texas in 1993, and is licensed to practice law in Texas, California and New York.  An experienced and skilled trial attorney, Jeffrey has excelled at litigating toxic tort and pharmaceutical injury cases for many years after graduating from The University of Texas School of Law in 1993.  Prior to law school, Jeffrey graduated Phi Beta Kappa and Magna Cum Laude in 1990 from Colgate University, where he also played varsity tennis.

Jeffrey has repeatedly been recognized by his peers for his excellence in trial law.  He has been recognized as a Texas Super Lawyer in Texas Monthly Magazine each year for over ten years, and was the 2016 President of the Texas Trial Lawyers Association.  Jeffrey is a Past President of the Dallas Trial Lawyers Association (2013) and is a Fellow of the American Board of Trial Advocates, a distinction bestowed only upon those who have been lead counsel in a minimum of 25 cases tried to verdict.

Jeffrey and his firm represent 30 counties in the Texas MDL and will soon file cases on behalf of other Texas counties.  Jeffrey’s clients currently in the Texas MDL are:

  • County of Bee
  • County of Burnet
  • County of Cass
  • County of Cooke
  • County of Coryell
  • County of Dallas
  • County of Delta
  • County of Dimmit
  • County of Ector
  • County of Falls
  • County of Fannin
  • County of Freestone
  • County of Grayson
  • County of Hopkins
  • County of Houston
  • County of Kendall
  • County of Limestone
  • County of Marion
  • County of McMullen
  • County of Milam
  • County of Nacogdoches
  • County of Orange
  • County of Panola
  • County of Parker
  • County of Potter
  • County of Robertson
  • County of Shelby
  • County of Trinity
  • County of Van Zandt
  • County of Wood

 

Practice Areas

  • Pharmaceuticals
  • Mesothelioma/Asbestos
  • Toxic Torts
  • Products Liability
  • Commercial Litigation
  • Catastrophic Injury and Wrongful Death

Education

  • The University of Texas School of Law, Austin, Texas, 1993, J.D.
  • Colgate University, Hamilton, New York, 1990, B.A. Honors: Magna Cum Laude, Major: History

Court Admissions

  • State Bar of Texas (1993)
  • State Bar of New York (2005)
  • State Bar of California (2008)
  • USDC, Western District of Wisconsin (2012)

Honors and Distinctions

  • D Magazine’sTop Lawyers Under 40 (2003 – 2004)
  • Texas Super Lawyer (2004 – Present)
  • American Registry of Outstanding Professionals (2004 – 2007)
  • Texas Monthly, Top Attorneys in Texas (2006-2009, 2014-2016)
  • Listed in AM Law Daily – “Who Are the Top Plaintiff’s Lawyers?”
  • Chief Commissioner: Dallas County Special Civil Service Commission (2011-2013)
  • National Trial Lawyers Top 100 Trial Lawyers Award (2016)
  • America’s Top 100 Attorneys, Lifetime Achievement (2016)
  • Worldwide Registry of Executives and Professionals, Lifetime Achievement

Professional Memberships

  • Texas Trial Lawyers Association, President (2016)
  • Dallas Trial Lawyers Association, President (2013)
  • American Board of Trial Advocates, Fellowship Member
  • American Bar Association, Member
  • Dallas County Bar Association, Member
  • American Association for Justice, Member
  • Trial Lawyers for Public Justice, Member

Community Involvement

  • Dallas Holocaust Museum, Board Member (2011-2016)
  • The da Vinci School, Board Member (2012-2016)

Classes and Seminars Taught

  • Plaintiffs’ Asbestos Litigation Seminar (PALS) (2000-2016)
  • Asbestos Defense Cases, Mealey’s (2002 – 2003)
  • Page Keeton Civil Trial Conference (2005)
  • Perrin National Asbestos Litigation: Cutting Edge Issues in Asbestos Litigation Seminar (2009-2016)

Personal

  • Jeffrey and his wife, Julia, are blessed with 3 children: Jonah, Owen, and Savannah
Many of our cases arise from events that occurred long ago. Times change, but human life and human dignity have always been, and remain, uniquely precious. Reminding jurors of these essential truths has been core to our success for our clients.
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