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Mr. Simon has been practicing criminal law for over 30 years and in that time has uniquely distinguished himself in his practice area. He is listed in Best Lawyers in America under the specialty of criminal defense. He was also selected as one of Michigan's criminal defense Super Lawyers from 2007 to present. Mr. Simon is an Martindale-Hubbell AV-rated attorney, attaining the highest rankings for professional excellence and ethical standards. He has also been recognized as "One of the Top Criminal Defense Attorneys" in his locality by his peers.
Mr. Simon is also a frequent contributor to the Institute for Continuing Legal Education, where he teaches other lawyers substantive criminal law and procedure. Mr. Simon is also the author of "Michigan Automated Sentencing Guidelines," a computer application that automates Michigan's legislative sentencing guidelines and is used by probation agents throughout Michigan.
Mr. Simon attended both the University of Michigan and Michigan State University for undergraduate studies, obtaining a bachelor's degree in criminal justice from Michigan State in 1982. He attended law school at the University of Detroit where he quickly distinguished himself as a talented advocate. In 1984, Mr. Simon won first place in the William Henry Gallagher Intramural Moot Court Competition for oral advocacy. Thereafter, he represented his school in national moot court competitions and was awarded membership in the National Order of Barristers.
In over 30 years of practice, Mr. Simon has defended virtually every type of criminal case and has tried hundreds of criminal cases throughout Michigan.
U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Michigan, 1986
Law School: University of Detroit Mercy School of Law, J.D., 1986
Law School Honors/Involvement: National Order of Barristers
Undergraduate School: Michigan State University, B.A., criminal justice, 1982
Bar/Professional Association Involvement:
Criminal Defense Attorneys of Michigan, 1986-present
Awards; Honors; Distinctions:
Michigan Super Lawyers, 2007-present
Best Lawyers in America, 2000-present
Top Lawyers in Michigan Business
AV Preeminent (5 out of 5), Martindale-Hubbell
Defending Felony Assault Cases, ICLE
Defending Criminal Sexual Conduct Cases
Defending Misdemeanor Assault Cases, ICLE
Habits of Highly Effective Litigants, ICLE
Defense Use of Polygraph Examinations, ICLE
Cross Examination, ICLE
Technology for the Litigant, ICLE
Defending Misdemeanor Cases, ICLE
Preliminary Examination Practice, ICLE
Published Legal Writing:
Michigan Automated Sentencing Guidelines, CD-ROM