James M. Simon is a partner at the law firm of  Hersh Mannis, LLP.  Mr. Simon received his Bachelor of Arts degree from UCLA and his Juris Doctorate from Loyola Law School, where he graduated Cum Laude and received the Los Angeles County Bar Family Law Scholarship Award and the American Jurisprudence Awards in Family Law, Equity and Remedies.  Fresh out of law school, in addition to practicing Family Law, Mr. Simon conducted numerous jury trials and represented a celebrity client in a lawsuit against the National Enquirer which he argued before the California Supreme Court, resulting in a landmark decision on the laws of libel and invasion of privacy.

Mr. Simon has been practicing law for over 30 years and has several published legal opinions to his credit.  In 2002, Mr. Simon chose to work exclusively in the field of Family Law and he routinely handles complex divorce litigation, prenuptial and postnuptial agreements, property division, child custody, family support and paternity issues.  Prior to joining Hersh Mannis, LLP, in 2014, Mr. Simon was a founding partner at the family law firms of Gross, Gross & Simon, PC, and Kaplan & Simon, LLP.  He is currently a member of the Family Law Section of the State Bar of California, the Los Angeles County Bar Association, and the Beverly Hills Bar Association.

Mr. Simon is well-respected by his peers and is known for his reasoned and direct approach to resolving cases, whether that means brokering a settlement or taking the case to trial.  Mr. Simon is dedicated to his craft and the zealous representation of the firm’s clients.  Mr. Simon treats every case, big or small, with the same zeal, and is a strong believer that client communication is to be responded to the same day it is received.  As a result, clients routinely express their gratitude for the high level of service provided by Mr. Simon.

Outside of the office, Jim enjoys spending time with his wife, Jodi, their two children, Jacob and Julia, and three maltipoo dogs, Jinger, Jazmin and Kozmo (they ran out of “Js”).