David F. Simons

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Employment & Labor Attorney in Honolulu, HI

Law Office of David F. Simons
 | Ocean View Center, 707 Richards St., Suite 526
Honolulu, HI 96813
Phone: 808-536-3255
Fax: 808-524-5593
Selected To Super Lawyers: 2008 - 2019
Licensed Since: 1978
Education: Harvard Law School
Practice Areas:
  • Employment & Labor
Attorney Profile

David F. Simons has spent 28 years protecting the rights of clients in Hawaii. A graduate of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, he received his Juris Doctor from Harvard Law School in 1977. He was admitted to the Hawaii State Bar Association in 1978 and The Florida Bar in 1997. Mr. Simons has dedicated his career to assisting clients who face employment law issues.

Over the years, Mr. Simons has achieved the recognition of both legal organizations and his peers. He was named among The Best Lawyers in America* and America's Leading Business Lawyers and was also named one of the best lawyers in Hawaii by Honolulu Magazine. He has also been named AV Preeminent by Martindale Hubbell.** He serves as a panelist and educator at the annual Hawaii State Bar Association's annual convention and as a subject matter expert on employment law and litigation strategies for judges and fellow attorneys.

Mr. Simons believes that his greatest accomplishment has been in his success in protecting the rights of his clients and bringing about fair resolutions to disputes with employers, insurance companies and the government. He believes it is important for employees who have faced discrimination or harassment and those professionals who have licensing challenges to have experienced legal representation. As an advocate of the employee, Mr. Simons has years of experience in dealing with employers both large and small. This experience has earned him a reputation as a highly effective and extremely successful legal representative in all aspects of employment law and settlement negotiation.

* The Best Lawyers in America® 2013. Copyright 2012 by Woodward/White, Inc., Aiken, SC
**AV Preeminent and BV Distinguished are certification marks of Reed Elsevier Properties Inc., used in accordance with the Martindale-Hubbell certification procedures, standards and policies. Martindale-Hubbell is the facilitator of a peer review rating process. Ratings reflect the confidential opinions of members of the Bar and the judiciary. Martindale-Hubbell ratings fall into two categories – legal ability and general ethical standards.

Practice Areas
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Employment & Labor (100%)


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Super Lawyers: 2008 - 2019

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About David Simons

Admitted: 1978, Hawaii

Professional Webpage: http://protecting-workers.com/bio.htm


  • "AV" Highest Rating, Martindale Hubbell
  • America's Top Business Attorneys, "America's Leading Business Lawyers".
  • America's Top Business Attorneys, "America's Leading Business Lawyers".
  • One of the Best Lawyers in Hawaii, Honolulu Magazine

Bar/Professional Activity:

  • Florida, 1977
  • Hawaii, 1978
  • Member, American Arbitration Association
  • Member, Consumer Lawyers of Hawaii
  • Member, National Employment Lawyers Association
  • Member, American Bar Association
  • Member, Hawaii State Bar Association
  • Panelist and Educator, Hawaii Bar Association

Educational Background:

  • University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, North Carolina, United States of America, B.A., in Psychology, Phi Beta Kappa, 1973
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Office Location for David F. Simons

Ocean View Center
707 Richards St., Suite 526
Honolulu, HI 96813

Phone: 808-536-3255

Fax: 808-524-5593

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Last Updated: 4/17/2018

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