John G. Simon

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Class Action & Mass Torts Attorney in St. Louis, MO

The Simon Law Firm, P.C.
 | 800 Market Street, Suite 1700
St. Louis, MO 63101
Phone: 800-701-8729
Fax: 314-241-2029
Selected to Super Lawyers: 2005 - 2018
Licensed Since: 1986
Practice Areas:
  • Class Action/Mass Torts: Plaintiff (20%),
  • Personal Injury - General: Plaintiff (50%),
  • Business Litigation (30%)
Attorney Profile

John G. Simon is the managing partner at The Simon Law Firm, P.C. Based in St. Louis, Missouri, where he was born and raised, he focuses his practice primarily on personal injury and wrongful death litigation, providing representation to clients throughout the state who have been harmed by the negligence of other parties. The types of cases that Mr. Simon has been involved in have arisen out of defective products, medical malpractice, motor vehicle accidents and premises liability. During his distinguished career, he has been able to secure more than 25 settlements and jury awards in excess of $5 million, including a $105 million verdict in a products liability case brought against a tire manufacturer.

Mr. Simon's successes have earned him the high esteem of his fellow professionals. He has received an AV Preeminent* peer-review rating through Martindale-Hubbell and a 10.0 "Superb" peer-review rating through Avvo. In addition, he has been selected for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America every year since 2005, and he has been named to the Top 100 Lawyers list issued each year by the American Society of Legal Advocates. In 2016, St. Louis magazine named Mr. Simon its Lawyer of the Year.

Mr. Simon is admitted to practice in Missouri, Illinois and Arkansas. He is also admitted to practice before the U.S. District Courts for the Eastern and Western Districts of Missouri; the U.S. District Courts for the Northern, Central and Southern Districts of Illinois; the U.S. District Courts for the Eastern and Western Districts of Arkansas; and the U.S. Courts of Appeals for the First and Eighth Circuits. The president-elect and member of the board of governors of The Bar Association of Metropolitan St. Louis, Mr. Simon is an active participant in several other professional organizations. He was awarded his Juris Doctor by Saint Louis University School of Law in 1986.

*AV®, AV Preeminent®, Martindale-Hubbell Distinguished and Martindale-Hubbell Notable are certification marks used under license 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 anonymous opinions of members of the bar and the judiciary. Martindale-Hubbell® Peer Review Rating™ fall into two categories – legal ability and general ethical standards.

 
Practice Areas
Lawyer Practice Area Pie Chart

Class Action/Mass Torts (20%): Class Actions

Personal Injury - General (50%): Motor Vehicle Accidents, Personal Injury - Plaintiff, Wrongful Death, Construction Accident, Trucking Accidents, Premises Liability - Plaintiff

Business Litigation (30%)

Focus Areas

Class Actions, Motor Vehicle Accidents, Personal Injury - Plaintiff, Wrongful Death, Construction Accident, Trucking Accidents, Premises Liability - Plaintiff

Selections

Selected to Super Lawyers for 14 yearsbottom-image

Super Lawyers: 2005 - 2018

Email Me

To: John G. Simon
Super Lawyers: Potential Client Inquiry

About John Simon

Admitted: 1986, Missouri

Professional Webpage: https://www.simonlawpc.com/meet-our-attorneys/john-g-simon/

Honors/Awards:

  • President's Distinguished Service Award, Bar Association of Metropolitan St. Louis , 2013
  • Top 100, The American Trial Lawyers Association
  • 100 Top Plaintiff Attorneys in the U.S., The Inner Circle of Advocates, 2014
  • Missouri and Kansas Super Lawyers, 2007
  • Missouri Product Liability Lawyer of the Year, ACQ5 Law Award , 2014
  • Missouri and Kansas Super Lawyers, 2010
  • St. Louis Mass Tort Litigation/Class Actions, Best Lawyers in America, 2016
  • Missouri and Kansas Super Lawyers, 2013
  • St. Louis Bar Foundation Golden Anniversary Fellow, 2010
  • Missouri and Kansas Super Lawyers, 2016
  • St. Louis Magazine Lawyer of the Year, 2016
  • Top 50 for St. Louis, Missouri & Kansas Super Lawyers, 2008
  • Top 50 for St. Louis, Missouri & Kansas Super Lawyers, 2016
  • Top 50 for St. Louis, Missouri & Kansas Super Lawyers, 2011
  • Top 50 for St. Louis, Missouri & Kansas Super Lawyers, 2014
  • Top 10 Attorneys, Missouri & Kansas Super Lawyers, 2009
  • Top 10 Attorneys, Missouri & Kansas Super Lawyers, 2015
  • Best Lawyers® 2011 Personal Injury Litigation – Plaintiffs “Lawyer of the Year” in St. Louis., 2011
  • St. Louis Personal Injury Lawyer of the Year, Best Lawyers in America, 2017
  • Distinguished Lawyer Award, Bar Association of Metropolitan St. Louis, 2015
  • Equal Justice Award, Legal Services of Eastern Missouri, 2013
  • Missouri and Kansas Super Lawyers, 2005
  • 100 Top Plaintiff Attorneys in the U.S. , The Inner Circle of Advocates, 2015
  • Missouri and Kansas Super Lawyers, 2008
  • Defenders of Justice Award, Legal Services of Eastern Missouri , 2015
  • Missouri and Kansas Super Lawyers, 2011
  • St. Louis Mass Tort Litigation/Class Actions , Best Lawyers in America, 2017
  • Missouri and Kansas Super Lawyers, 2014
  • Legal Services of Eastern Missouri’s Robert Walston Chubb Award, 2016
  • Top 50 for St. Louis , Missouri & Kansas Super Lawyers, 2006
  • Top 10 Attorneys, Missouri & Kansas Super Lawyers, 2016
  • Top 50 for St. Louis, Missouri & Kansas Super Lawyers, 2009
  • Top 50 for St. Louis, Missouri & Kansas Super Lawyers, 2017
  • Top 50 for St. Louis, Missouri & Kansas Super Lawyers, 2012
  • Top 50 for St. Louis, Missouri & Kansas Super Lawyers, 2015
  • Top 10 Attorneys, Missouri & Kansas Super Lawyers, 2013
  • St. Louis Bar Foundation, Spirit of Justice Award, 2009
  • Martindate-Hubbell Rating: AV
  • Influential Appellate Award, Missouri Lawyers Weekly , 2011
  • President's Outstanding Service Award, Bar Association of Metropolitan St. Louis
  • Top 100 Litigation Lawyers in Missouri, American Society of Legal Advocates, 2013
  • Missouri and Kansas Super Lawyers, 2006
  • 100 Top Plaintiff Attorneys in the U.S., The Inner Circle of Advocates, 2016
  • Missouri and Kansas Super Lawyers, 2009
  • St. Louis Product Liability Lawyer of the Year, Best Lawyers in America, 2017
  • Missouri and Kansas Super Lawyers, 2012
  • Product Liability Lawyer of the Year for Missouri, Corporate LiveWire, 2016
  • Missouri and Kansas Super Lawyers, 2015
  • SLU Law Order of Fleur de Lis Hall of Fame, 2016
  • Top 50 for St. Louis, Missouri & Kansas Super Lawyers, 2007
  • Top 10 Attorneys, Missouri & Kansas Super Lawyers, 2017
  • Top 50 for St. Louis, Missouri & Kansas Super Lawyers, 2010
  • Best Lawyers "Lawyer of the Year" for Personal Injury Litigation - Plaintiffs in St. Louis, 2018
  • Top 50 for St. Louis, Missouri & Kansas Super Lawyers, 2013
  • Special Services Award, Legal Services of Eastern Missouri, 2007
  • Top 10 Attorneys, Missouri & Kansas Super Lawyers, 2014
  • Best Lawyers in America, 2005-2018
  • St. Louis Personal Injury Lawyer of the Year, Best Lawyers in America, 2011
  • Best Lawyers® 2015 Product Liability Litigation – Plaintiffs “Lawyer of the Year” in St. Louis., 2015

Special Licenses/Certifications:

  • National Academy of Jurisprudence, 2016

Bar/Professional Activity:

  • American Inns of Court, 2011
  • Missouri Association of Trial Lawyers Board of Governors, 1991-present
  • State of Missouri
  • Admitted to Arkansas Bar, 1992
  • Missouri Association of Trial Lawyers, (MATA), 1990
  • American Association for Justice, 2003-present
  • U.S. District Court, Northern District of Illinois
  • St. Louis County Bar Association, 1990-present
  • Illinois State Bar Association, 1987-present
  • Million Dollar Advocates Forum
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, First Circuit
  • American Bar Association (ABA), 2000
  • U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Missouri, 1987
  • Global Directory of Who’s Who, 2014-present
  • American Association of Justice, (AAJ) sustaining member, 2004
  • The Missouri State Bar Association, 1986-present
  • Pound Civil Justice Institute, Supporting Fellow, 2015
  • The Fellows of the American Bar Foundation, 2008
  • Lawyers Association of St. Louis, 1990-present
  • Bar Association of Metropolitan St. Louis Executive Committee, President-Elect 2017-2018
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, 8th Circuit, 1991
  • The Inner Circle of Advocates, 2014
  • Association of Trial Lawyers of America, Board of Governors, 2003
  • State of Arkansas
  • St. Clair County Bar Association, 1990-present
  • U.S. District Court, Western District of Missouri, 2007
  • The National Trial Lawyers Top 100 Trial Lawyers, 2009-present
  • U.S. District Court, Western Districts of Arkansas
  • Arkansas State Bar Association, 1992
  • U.S. District Court, Southern District of Illinois, 1988
  • Marquis Who’s Who in America, 2014-present
  • American Board of Trial Advocates (ABOTA), 2001
  • Admitted to Missouri Bar, 1986
  • Litigation Counsel of America, Fellow, 2014-present
  • American Intellectual Property Law Association (AIPLA), 2006
  • National Institute of Trial Advocacy Advocates Association, 1989-present
  • America’s Top 100 Attorneys® for Missouri, Lifetime Achievement
  • American College of Trial Lawyers, 2011
  • Association of Trial Lawyers of America, 1990-present
  • State of Illinois
  • U.S. District Court of Central District of Illinois, 1994
  • The Lawyers’ Association of St. Louis, 1990
  • American Trial Lawyers Association, 2009-present
  • U.S. District Court, Eastern Districts of Arkansas
  • MATA Board of Governors, 1991
  • Bar Association of Metropolitan St. Louis (BAMSL), 1987
  • Theodore McMillian American Inns of Court, St. Louis, Founding Member, 2011-present
  • American Bar Foundation (ABF), 2000
  • Admitted to Illinois Bar, 1987
  • National Association of Distinguished Counsel, Founding Member, 2014-present
  • International Network of Boutique Law Firms, 2006
  • Bar Association of the Metropolitan St. Louis, 1987-present
  • Bar Association of Metropolitan St. Louis Executive Committee, Vice President 2016-2017

Pro bono/Community Service:

  • Access Academies, Board of Directors since 2009
  • Misouri Bar Foundation, Board Member
  • Project XOXO Inc., Founder 2009-present
  • The Simon Law Firm, P.C. Annual Seminar to Benefit Legal Services of Eastern Missouri, 2005-present
  • Riverfront Times Best Lawyer in St. Louis
  • Legal Services of Eastern Missouri, Board of Directors, 2017
  • St. Mary's Board of Directors since 2008
  • Gateway 180 Annual Auction Committee, Chair 2015, 2016, 2017
  • Legal Services of Eastern Missouri Justice for All Ball, Honorary Chair, 2016

Scholarly Lectures/Writings:

  • Co-Author, Federal Employers' Liability Act Cases: Instructing on Sole Cause. Journal of the Missouri Bar, April-May, 1988
  • Attack Your Own Case Before Your Opponent Does.  Missouri Lawyers Weekly, July 20, 2009, p. 15, 2009
  • Adjunct professor at Saint Louis University School of Law teaching Trial Advocacy, 2000 to present
  • Voir Dire, 06/20/2017, The Simon Law Firm, P.C. Hon. Richard B. Teitelman Memorial Seminar to Benefit the Legal Services of Missouri
  • Trial Wars – Return of the Jury; 06/13/2017; Interactive All-Day Mock Trial by Fellows of the American College of Trial Lawyers
  • Civil Trial Practice CLE; 05/18/17; Saint Louis County Bar Association
  • The Art and Science of Jury Persuasion; 2/24/16; Denver Empirical Justice Institute Conference
  • Effective Deposition Techniques, Closing Arguments & Ethics; 12/04/15
  • Dealing with Experts, 06/23/15, The Simon Law Firm, P.C. Seminar to Benefit Legal Services of Eastern Missouri
  • Review and Analysis of Heien v North Carolina (US Supreme Court), 11/13/14, Theodore McMillian Inns of Court, St. Louis
  • Voir Dire – Factual Scenario, 11/06/14, Missouri Association of Trial Attorneys CLE (MATA)
  • Closing Arguments, 06/06/14, Attorney Information Exchange Group Trucking Seminar 2014 (AIEG)
  • Trial Masters Series, Closing Arguments, 05/30/14, Bar Association of Metropolitan St. Louis Bench & Bar 2014 (BAMSL)
  • From Main Street to Wall Street, Marketing through Referrals, 05/01/14, American Bar Association Firm Marketing Conference (ABA)
  • Lessons of 1,000 Trials: Everything You Always Wanted to Know about Presenting a Winning Case at Trial, 04/26/13, The Missouri Bar
  • Insider’s Guide to Personal Injury Litigation, 2010, Bar Association of Metropolitan St. Louis (BAMSL)
  • Truck Accident Litigation from Start to Finish, 2010, National Business Institute, Inc. (NBI)
  • Opening Statements, 06/22/2010, The Simon Law Firm, P.C. Sixth Annual Seminar to Benefit Legal Services of Eastern Missouri
  • Tips for Handling Personal Injury Cases, 2007, National Business Institute, Inc. (NBI)
  • Using Federal Regulations to Build a Punitive Damages Case, 2007, National Business Institute, Inc. (NBI)
  • Claim in Trucking Cases & Discovery and Proof of Driver Fatigue, 2008, Missouri Association of Trial Attorneys (MATA)
  • Making Discovery Work for You in a Products Liability Case, 6/20/2007, The Simon Law Firm, P.C. Third Annual Seminar to Benefit Legal Services of Eastern Missouri
  • Building a Strong Foundation for Your Case, 12/14/2007, National Business Institute, Inc. (NBI)
  • Expert Witness Seminar, 10/24/2006, National Business Institute, Inc. (NBI)
  • What Are You Missing?, 06/15/2005, The Simon Law Firm, P.C. Annual Seminar to Benefit Legal Services of Eastern Missouri, Inc.
  • Advanced Trial Advocacy in Missouri, 01/19/2005, National Business Institute, Inc. (NBI)
  • Co-Author, An Overview of Punitive Damages in Business Tort Litigation in Missouri, Simon, John, 54 St. Louis Bar Journal, No. 1, p. 28, Summer, 2007
  • Bad Faith Litigation in Missouri, 10/21/1997 and 11/19/1998, National Business Institute, Inc. (NBI)
  • Current Developments in Products Liability in Missouri, 06/11/1998, National business Institute, Inc. (NBI)
  • Co-Author, Pharmaceutical Litigation: The Plaintiff's Overview. 51 St. Louis Bar Journal No. 4, p. 12, Spring, 2005
  • Bad Faith Litigation, 07/18/1996, National Business Institute, Inc. (NBI)
  • Co-Author, Plaintiff in Products Liability Case: Overview. 48 St. Louis Bar Journal No. 3, p. 4, Winter, 2002
  • Co-Author, Theories of Liability in Accounting Malpractice Cases: A Plaintiff's Perspective.  St. Louis Bar Journal, Summer, 1991
  • Co-Author, Interstate Forum Non Conveniens in Missouri. Journal of the Missouri Bar, 1990
  • Co-Authors, Distinctive Aspects of Litigation Under the Federal Employers' Liability Act: An Overview. St. Louis Bar Journal, Fall, 1989

Verdicts/Settlements:

  • Lebrun v. Mine Safety Appliances, et al., Products Liability, $6,515,000.00, 2002  
  • Dodson v. Mercy Clinic Heart and Vascular, LLC and Dr. Robert P. Ferrara, 10,800,000, 2013
  • Maldonado v Gateway Hotel Holdings, LLC, Personal Injury, $42,000,000.00, 2005   
  • Assistant Elevator Mechanic v. Confidential Elevator Company, Products Liability, $5,000,000.00, 2007
  • Adams v Hill, Missouri Highway and Transportation Commission, Illinois Valley Paving Co. et al, Auto Accident, $13,500,000.00, 2007  
  • Plaintiff v Defendant Pharmaceutical Company, Products Liability, $9,500,000.00, 2009  
  • Brown v The Laclede Gas Co. Inc., Personal Injury, $8,000,000.00, 2000  
  • Walsh v Mid-South Transport, Inc. et al Truck Accident, $10,000,000.00, 2003  
  • Dorman v Bridgestone/Firestone, Inc., Products Liability $105,000,000.00, 2000  
  • Plaintiff v Defendant Supervisor and Defendant Switchgear Manufacturer, Products Liability, $10,000,000.00, 2008  

Other Outstanding Achievements:

  • Best Lawyers® 2015 Product Liability Litigation – Plaintiffs “Lawyer of the Year” in St. Louis., 2015
  • Best Lawyers® 2011 Personal Injury Litigation – Plaintiffs “Lawyer of the Year” in St. Louis., 2011

Educational Background:

  • Saint Louis University, B.S., Bachelor of Science, Magna Cum Laude, 1983
Find Me Online
Office Location for John G. Simon

800 Market Street
Suite 1700
St. Louis, MO 63101

Phone: 800-701-8729

Fax: 314-241-2029

John G. Simon:

Last Updated: 12/7/2018

Page Generated: 0.43737697601318 sec