Location: St. Louis
Practice Areas: Catastrophic personal injury, products liability, bad faith insurance
Law School: Boston College Law
As Johnny Simon likes to say, every attorney at The Simon Law Firm has a leadership role — “to bring with you, every day, your best to the office, the courtroom, or more pertinent lately, your remote work environment.”
“I like to think my leadership role is to lead by example by carrying out that role to the best of my ability, leaving it all on the floor, and by constantly thinking of ways to make our services to our clients better,” he said.
After earning his law degree in 2015, Simon joined his father’s law firm. You will see Simon’s middle initial, “M,” listed on briefs to distinguish him from his father, John G. Simon, whose passion and professionalism made him want to follow the same path.
Among other accomplishments, he was part of the trial team that won an $18.25 million award for a young girl who suffered permanent injuries whose family had tried to get admitted to a hospital.
What advice do you have for young lawyers?
Find a place in your firm or in your cases where you can add value. Our generation is better at things, I think, intuitively than the old guard, including technology, communication, understanding the times. Find a way to add value. You may not be the most experienced lawyer — but you can be the best writer, researcher, communicator, organizing, etc. Find a way to add value and make yourself indispensable.
What is something that would surprise people about you?
I used to play competitive basketball — and could at one time knock down 3s.
What has been your favorite moment as an attorney?
Hugging the father of a young girl I was honored to represent after obtaining a verdict on her behalf.