Aaron M. Simon

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Professional Liability Attorney in Minneapolis, MN

Brownson Norby PLLC
 | 225 South Sixth Street, Suite 4800
Minneapolis, MN 55402
Phone: 612-332-4020
Fax: 612-332-4025
Selected to Rising Stars: 2017
Licensed Since: 2003
Practice Areas:
  • Professional Liability: Defense (50%),
  • Business Litigation (20%),
  • Insurance Coverage (20%),
  • Civil Litigation: Defense (10%)
Attorney Profile

As an attorney with Brownson Norby, PLLC, Aaron M. Simon practices civil litigation and small business transactional matters with a focus on professional liability and insurance coverage. A litigator and transactional attorney with more than a decade of experience, Mr. Simon has expertise in professional liability, insurance coverage, and complex general liability litigation. He takes a global approach with each case, personally handling every stage of the process to provide highly strategic, efficient, and cost-effective results. With forward thinking, he diligently investigates and gathers facts with a sharp eye to what would be relevant and admissible if the case should go to trial.

As a go-to resource for professional liability matters Mr. Simon represents: insurance agents and agencies, lawyers, accountants, bankers, property and health care management companies, homeowner’s associations, and other various professionals.

Respecting the expertise of his clients, Mr. Simon fosters effective relationships and stellar results through collaboration with his clients.  Since most professional liability cases involve insurance coverage issues, he brings a competitive advantage with his vast experience and thorough understanding of how to navigate both successfully.

Mr. Simon works closely with claims representatives and managers at leading insurance companies, representing them on coverage issues including: premises liability, products liability, commercial tort liability, liquor/dram shop liability, director and officer liability, cyber liability, sexual harassment/sexual abuse litigation, construction defect litigation, employment litigation, subrogation litigation, and complex general liability cases.

Tenacious and results-driven, Mr. Simon has a proven track record of prosecuting and defending multi-million-dollar insurance coverage actions, and of success in the Minnesota appellate courts. He has a comprehensive knowledge of insurance coverage case law, from its development to its defenses. Having critically analyzed countless insurance policies for his insurance company clients over many years, he knows how to expertly evaluate coverage issues and how courts will interpret and construe insurance policies. He continually monitors changes and new developments in insurance coverage litigation.

Mr. Simon also represents small businesses in business transactional matters.

In addition to trying cases and representing small businesses, Mr. Simon is active within the industry at multiple levels: training and writing about how professionals may prevent claims; speaking about developments in key insurance industry issues; working with state and national trade organizations; and serving as a Steering Committee member for the North Central Chapter of the Professional Liability Underwriting Society (PLUS).

Readily available, he sets an extremely high bar for open and effective communication and responsiveness to clients. He takes pride in working relentlessly for his clients, and providing exceptional service to build trusting and lasting relationships.

Practice Areas
Lawyer Practice Area Pie Chart

Professional Liability (50%): Legal Malpractice, Professional Malpractice - Other, Ethics & Professional Responsibility

Business Litigation (20%): Non-Compete Agreements

Insurance Coverage (20%): Insurance, Bad Faith Insurance, Insurance Defense

Civil Litigation (10%)

Focus Areas

Legal Malpractice, Professional Malpractice - Other, Ethics & Professional Responsibility, Non-Compete Agreements, Insurance, Bad Faith Insurance, Insurance Defense


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Rising Stars: 2017

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About Aaron Simon

Admitted: 2003, Minnesota

Professional Webpage: http://www.brownsonnorby.com/bio/aaron-m-simon/

Bar/Professional Activity:

  • Ramsey County Bar Association (RCBA), Member
  • Hennepin County Bar Association (HCBA), Member
  • Wisconsin State Bar Association (WSBA), Member
  • Minnesota State Bar Association (MSBA), Civil Appellate Practice Section, Member
  • Minnesota State Bar Association (MSBA), Civil Litigation Section, Member
  • Minnesota Defense Lawyers Association (MDLA)
  • Eighth Circuit Court of Appeals, 2011
  • U.S. District Court, District of North Dakota, 2017
  • U.S. District Court, District of Minnesota, 2008
  • Wisconsin, 2015
  • Minnesota, 2003

Pro bono/Community Service:

  • Sigma Alpha Mu Fraternity–Active Alumni
  • University of Minnesota–Lifetime Alumni Member
  • Twin Cities Claims Association (TCCA)
  • Defense Research Institute (DRI), Professional Liability Section, Member
  • Professional Insurance Agents of Minnesota (PIA Minnesota), Member
  • Professional Liability Underwriting Society (PLUS), North Central Chapter Steering Committee, North Central Chapter Committee Steering Committee Chair 2017–2018
  • Minnesota Independent Insurance Agents and Brokers Association (MIIAB), Member

Scholarly Lectures/Writings:

  • 2018 United States 50 State Insurance Agent E&O and Standard of Care Update and Overview., Author, Senior Litigation and Transaction Attorney, 2018
  • 2018 Minnesota Insurance Agent E&O and Standard of Care Update, Author, Senior Litigation and Transaction Attorney, 2018
  • Speaker, Errors & Omissions Overview for Minnesota Insurance Agents, Minnesota Independent Insurance Agents and Brokers Association, 2016
  • Speaker, E&O Overview for Minnesota Insurance Agents, MIIAB, 2014
  • Author, Insurance Agency Marketing and Potential Errors and Omissions Issues, MIIAB, 2014
  • Author, Cyber Liability Coverage, MIIAB, 2014
  • Author, Is the Insurance Policy You Sold to Your Insurance Customer Really Providing Them With the Insurance Coverage They Requested?, MIIAB, 2012
  • “E&O Overview for Minnesota Insurance Agents,” September 21, 2016
  • “Mind the Gap: Agent Liability Exposure when Selling Claims made Insurance Policies,” September 16, 2016
  • MIIAB Magazine, “The Significance of Underwriting in the Claims Process,” May 10, 2016
  • MIIAB Magazine, “The Minnesota News, The Text Revolution: Changing Times Call for Changes in your Communication Practices,” December 2015
  • MIIAB Magazine, “The Minnesota News, Document Retention Policies,” September 2014
  • MIIAB Magazine, “The Minnesota News, Eye of The Storm–The Independent Insurance Agent’s Role in the Claims Process,” September 2013


  • Impact Grp., LLC v. Stanton Grp., LLC
  • Miller v. Faust
  • Swanny of Hugo v. Corp 4
  • Danielson v. G.P. Agencies
  • Atlantic Casual Insurance Company v. Chazonkhueze LLC, d/b/a Checker Bar, Inc., et al
  • Morgan v. Groveland Condominium Homeowner’s Association

Other Outstanding Achievements:

  • Volunteer fo Habitat for Humanity., 2013

Educational Background:

  • University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, Minnesota, B.S., Biology, 1999

Industry Groups

  • Insurance Coverage
  • Professional Liability
Office Location for Aaron M. Simon

225 South Sixth Street
Suite 4800
Minneapolis, MN 55402

Phone: 612-332-4020

Fax: 612-332-4025

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Last Updated: 11/14/2018

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