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Ronald Simon Biography

 

Ronald Simon was born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, on April 7, 1947.  He graduated from Harvard University and Harvard Law School.  He is admitted to practice law in Massachusetts (1973), Rhode Island (1974) and the District of Columbia (1977). Mr. Simon is married and has two sons.

 

Throughout his career, Mr. Simon has practiced primarily in toxic torts, class actions, medical malpractice, personal injury, wrongful death, premises liability, product liability, federal tort claims, governmental misconduct, and general negligence.

 

Mr. Simon has lived in Washington, D.C., for over 30 years and has been an active member of the community.   He taught at the Washington College of Law at American University from 1979 to 1987.  He is the General Counsel for the American Legion National Headquarters where he has tirelessly worked to increase veterans’ benefits, veterans’ employment opportunities, and the recognition of combat Post Traumatic Stress Disorder.  

 

Mr. Simon is also counsel for The Center for Health, Environment, and Justice, a leading environmental organization founded and run by Lois Gibbs, primary organizer at Love Canal.  He is also a board and executive committee member of the Government Accountability Project that protects the rights of courageous whistle blowers who are willing to speak out against their agency’s wrongdoings.

 

In addition to his practice in complex toxic tort cases around the country, Ron Simon has written numerous academic articles and amicus briefs in the U.S. Supreme Court on the subject of scientific evidence and the appropriate relief for toxic tort exposures, which has led to requests for consultations from other prominent lawyers and experts.

 

For a complete biography of Ron Simon, please see his resume by clicking here.