Joel C. Simon

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Business Litigation Attorney in Houston, TX

Fernelius Simon PLLC
 | 1221 McKinney Street, Suite 3200
Houston, TX 77010
Phone: 713-654-1200
Selected to Rising Stars: 2014, 2017
Licensed Since: 2004
Practice Areas:
  • Business Litigation (40%),
  • Class Action/Mass Torts: Plaintiff (40%),
  • Environmental Litigation (20%)
Attorney Profile

As a member of the Houston, Texas, law firm Fernelius Simon PLLC, Joel C. Simon focuses his practice in the areas of commercial and environmental litigation, mass torts and product liability. He represents oil companies and other clients in Houston and throughout Texas.

Mr. Simon earned his law degree at the University of Houston Law Center, where he graduated magna cum laude in 2004. While in law school, Mr. Simon was an editor on the law review and a member of the moot court team. Prior to law school, he graduated cum laude from Ohio University. Today, he is admitted to practice in all Texas state courts and the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Texas.

Over the course of his career, Mr. Simon has represented both plaintiffs and defendants in a wide variety of cases, including business litigation, environmental lawsuits and even criminal prosecution. Before joining Fernelius Simon PLLC at its inception, Mr. Simon served as a senior associate in the litigation department for Fulbright & Jaworski LLP, one of the largest law firms in the country. In that role, he served on multiple trial teams in high-profile cases, including one involving one of the largest oil refinery explosions ever recorded on the Gulf Coast. He has also served as a volunteer prosecutor for the City of Houston, helping to secure guilty verdicts in more than 20 jury trials.

Committed to professional development, Mr. Simon maintains memberships in several professional organizations, including the State Bar of Texas, the Houston Bar Association and the American Bar Association. He has had his work published in legal publications and has been a speaker on two occasions for continuing legal education seminars focused on corporate crisis management.

 
Practice Areas
Lawyer Practice Area Pie Chart

Business Litigation (40%)

Class Action/Mass Torts (40%)

Environmental Litigation (20%)

Selections

top-imageSelected to Rising Stars for 2 years

Rising Stars: 2014, 2017

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About Joel Simon

Admitted: 2004, Texas

Professional Webpage: http://trialattorneytx.com/default.aspx?menuitemid=311

Honors and Awards:

  • Texas Rising Star, 2014

Bar/Professional Activity:

  • Texas, 2004
  • Member of Order of the Barristers, University of Houston Law Center
  • U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Texas
  • Member of the University of Houston Moot Court Team, University of Houston Law Center
  • Note-and-comment editor for the Houston Law Review
  • Member of Order of the Coif, University of Houston Law Center
  • Member of the Order of the Barons, University of Houston Law Center
  • Houston Bar Association
  • State Bar of Texas
  • American Bar Association

Pro bono/Community Service:

  • Volunteer, City of Houston

Scholarly Lectures and Writings:

  • Speaker, “Are you Ready? Managing the Major Corporate Crisis,” Texas CLE Presentation, 2012, 2013
  • Co-author, “Effective Representation in Difficult Times: Assisting Your Client in Times of Crisis,” Spring 2009, ABA Mass Tort Journal

Educational Background:

  • Bachelor of Arts, cum laude, Ohio University, 2001
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Office Location for Joel C. Simon

1221 McKinney Street
Suite 3200
Houston, TX 77010

Phone: 713-654-1200

 

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Last Updated: 11/22/2016

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