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I have to complement my wife for picking the right attorney, Jay Simon, to represent us in our just completed bankruptcy case. We did not know who to contact when looking for representation and found reviews to be so valuable in our search; I wish more people would write reviews. From the first moment that we had contact with Mr. Simon, who prefers to be called Jay, he put us at ease over our difficult decision to file bankruptcy. Jay is an excellent attorney who helped us get through our bankruptcy case. It has been a wonderful experience with Jay and I tell you, it was worth more than his fee.
My wife and I have been very impressed with Jay's professionalism, patience, and caring throughout this process. Jay knows what he's doing. Not only that, he's very gracious and warm. During our initial meeting he was very patient, answered all of our questions and put our minds at ease while dealing with all the stress that one experiences when filing bankruptcy. He has an enormous patience for his clients. Many times we spent hours with him, asking many questions, not once did he express any impatience or look at his watch or clock. He is always kind and gracious. Jay was on top of everything from start to finish. My calls were always answered personally and emails were always returned promptly and he spent a good deal of time explaining details on the phone and in emails.
Jay gave us confidence and positive energy that really helped bring up our morale, and we deeply appreciate that support. The process, under Jay's advices to us and his work, was as smooth as glass. He was extremely supportive, helpful and honest throughout the entire process. We can tell you that Jay is a genuine good guy, and a great bankruptcy attorney. Jay makes you feel like a family member instead of a client.
Our outcome was favorable due to the expertise of Mr. Simon. His clients are lucky to have him. So stop your shopping around now, and call his office and make an appointment. Trust me, you won’t regret it. Going with Jay was one of the best choices we have ever made. He saved our family's financial future and he can do the same for yours. So yes, we would wholeheartedly recommend Jay to anyone looking for a bankruptcy attorney. Look no further, because you have found the best in Brooklyn.
We love you, Jay.
Joe D and Ann D
I would like to recommend bankruptcy attorney Jay Simon. I hired him after reading the reviews here and noting that he had a reputation for providing excellent client service, accessibility, and personal connection. That was exactly what I was looking for.
While that is all true, he is so much more. He really stands out. He has been an answer to my prayers. Jay is one of those human beings that you meet in life, and you only meet a few, who is the total package as a person. To me Jay Simon is a gentleman who happens to be a lawyer and while most lawyers have a bad reputation for looking out for themselves and how much money they can make, Jay is the opposite - his clients come first. I have never met a nicer, kinder, more genuine person. You just look at him, and you smile. In addition, the cost for his unbelievable services is a bargain, as he is worth so much more than what he charged.
His work on my case was diligent, to say the very least, and he made me feel very comfortable throughout the whole process. I was so relaxed working with him. He went out of his way to make things easy for me. I felt supported. Jay goes out of his way to be responsive to his clients. Jay does a great job of keeping the client well informed. Amazing instructions and well-timed phone calls are just the tip of the iceberg. He is a very thoughtful person. When my hearing took place, thanks to Jay, I was ready, and confident. He covers every detail with you and ensures that there will be no surprises.
I highly recommend Jay Simon for your bankruptcy needs! I have never had a better service experience in my life. I know he really cared about my bankruptcy going smoothly and being successful and he really cared about me. I am genuinely grateful and fond of Mr. Simon. It has been a gift to have him in my life. I now consider him a friend, not just my bankruptcy attorney. Because of him, I now know that there are still good people out there.
I am so glad that I chose Jay Simon. From our first meeting, I knew Jay would get me through this bankruptcy. He is such a sweet person. There is a kindness in his smile. He is a very comforting presence. He is so kind and supportive of his clients. He seems to truly care about the people he is helping and want them to be happy and comfortable doing the bankruptcy. I was down and depressed and he was always encouraging and never let me put myself down or get down on myself. Having someone believe in me, it’s a small, but really, really big thing. Jay was very tolerant and kind to me throughout this process. You know he is, or would make, a good dad. I truly love this man.
Jay Simon is the nice, perfect bankruptcy attorney. His spark, down-to-earth ways, his heart, his humor, just added to a positive bankruptcy experience for me. He’s just the best. He was magical.
Jay, thank you so much for all of your expertise and warm compassion when you assisted me. You don’t know how much I needed it at the time. I will always refer you whenever anyone has the need.
Today was my day in court and all i could say is I'm glad I had Mr. Simon. From our first initial meeting up until my court date he kept me well informed and made me feel comfortable. His office is cozy, cute and I love the decor. He made one of the most difficult decisions of my life the most easiest. I would recommend him to everyone honestly it gets no better then Mr. Simon he is the man! THANKS AGAIN MR. SIMON!
Just came back from my creditors meeting. I went with a group of six other clients of Mr. Simon. We all loved him! Everything went so well for all of us and we were all so grateful to him. So different from the other attorneys who did not show up themselves, or spoke rudely to their clients. Mr. Simon was so nice to all of us. He met with us beforehand in his office, so that we knew what to expect, he reassured us that we had nothing to fear. One attorney, when each of his clients was done with their individual meeting, ordered each of his clients away from the table by snapping, “wait outside.” Doesn’t sound too bad, right, but it was more the way it was said; like a dismissive order. On the other hand, when we were done with our meeting, Mr. Simon warmly took each of our hands in both of his hands and said how well we did and if we wanted to wait, we could meet outside when he was done with the others. We all waited and all of the female clients hugged him. No other attorneys were being hugged. One woman, who said she had bad experiences with attorneys, was even crying tears of joy because she was so relieved and things went so well under his guidance.
Jay Simon just has a way of putting clients at ease. As an example, during the preparation of my petition, Mr. Simon realized I was a Doctor Who fan (hence, the above quote). Mr. Simon used conversations about a topic we both liked, Doctor Who, to relax me while we worked on my petition. He also used down to earth examples to explain bankruptcy concepts so that I was able to relate to them. When he explained the bankruptcy stay protecting me from creditors, he used the shields from Star Trek; something I would relate to. (Can you tell I am a sci-fi nerd?)
Anyway, Jay is a special person in my life and now has a special place in my heart (again, see the quote above). I just love him. He has one of the most caring hearts. He has incredible empathy when it comes to others. He is just a nice man, a phenomenal person with genuine warmth. You will never meet a better person. In addition, he likes Doctor Who, so you know he cannot be bad!
December 26, 2014 is the one year anniversary of when I first met with my bankruptcy attorney, Jay Simon. That the date is so memorable to me should indicate to you how I feel about Jay (he didn't want me to call him Mr. Simon, preferring for us to be on a more familiar and friendly first-name basis). Jay is just a beautiful special person. You just know that he practices bankruptcy with love. He just has that spirit. A person of wisdom. A person of kindness. A person of caring. Jay is unbelievably adorable, so sweet and good. His demeanor is very relaxed and patient, devoting endless time to all of his clients. He is also exceptionally generous. You just know that he is not all about making money, his priority is helping people and their needs. I ask myself, how can one human being be THAT perfect? I'll never fully understand!
Sometimes being the best bankruptcy lawyer ever, really is about the little things. He did so many little things that I called them, 'he didn't have tos.' Like engaging in a long, friendly phone conversation before our first meeting; meeting me on a day he was planning on taking off (the day after Christmas) in order to convenience me; not allowing me to call him Mr. Simon; playing relaxing music of my choice while preparing my petition; spending extra time working on my petition to make sure it was done right; explaining everything thoroughly in a cute, informal, non-legalese way; providing candy in his office; sending a ten page instruction letter following my filing, filled with every bit of information I needed to know and didn't think/know to ask; meeting with me in his office prior to the meeting with the trustee to review what would happen at the meeting; personally escorting me to the meeting from his office; encouraging, sweet, smiles and words; reminder calls prior to my meeting and to do the education course; rapidly responded to Emails; sending a seventeen page letter following my discharge filled with advice for life after bankruptcy with a handwritten note wishing me good luck and thanking me for hiring him; etc. etc. I don't want to say too much to give his competition ideas. Just know, my boyfriend also filed bankruptcy and, though he paid way more than me, he didn't get the same treatment and attentive service from the attorney he used that I received (that is why I went to someone else!). If I were ever in trouble, he’d be someone I’d turn to and so should you.
Now it is the one year anniversary of our first meeting. Just two days ago, on Christmas Eve, with my bankruptcy over for months, Jay sent me a thoughtful Email note wishing me a Merry Christmas and Happy New Year (just another in a series of 'he didn't have tos'). He is without a doubt one of the sweetest, most genuine people I have ever met. That is why I look back on December 26th so fondly: it is the day that I first met one of the best and most favorite people in my life. I actually consider him a friend, someone I plan on keeping in my life, someone I actually care about. I don't plan on forgetting "our anniversary" or him. I doubt most people remember the date they first met their bankruptcy attorney, but I certainly do. I consider it fate that Jay became my bankruptcy attorney. This review is my small anniversary "gift" to him, so that he knows how much I appreciate his generosity, caring, kindness, compassion, thoughtfulness, time, service, and, yes, friendship.
The melt-down of my small business at first had started slowly around 2009 and suddenly plunged into the impending doom in late 2010. After having seen a couple of attorneys who were specialized in bankruptcy I realized that they all wanted charge me outrageous amount of fees. First of all how could a person going through bankruptcy have such a large amount of money? I was losing the hope of getting out of the financial jam. Then I ran into his name, Mr. Jay Simon quite by accident and started reading his reviews. At first I was a little incredulous because of his much more affordable rate to the service compared to first two I met but somewhat I had a better feeling of going to the downtown Brooklyn than going to the cold and bleak buildings of the midtown Manhattan. Upon my first meeting with him, He immediately gave me ease with his friendliness and laid-back approach. Mr. Simon was very sympathetic and understanding of my situation (unlike other ones whom I had met in midtown. They had more condescending attitudes). After the first meeting I felt for the first time that the dark clouds over my head had started receding and started feeling positive. His filing process was very efficient and fast. He keeps me informed of all updates frequently. I am especially impressed with his follow up work after the meeting with trustees. Thanks to him, after the new year of 2011 I never receive any soliciting call from collection people! I highly recommend him to anyone who has similar financial problems.
I started thinking about writing this review on Thanksgiving Day 2014. It has been a difficult year for me. My financial situation got progressively worse and I finally decided to file bankruptcy. I was not looking forward to the experience. I expected it to be awful, depressing, humiliating etc. Lucky for me that I happened to read the Metro newspaper and stumbled upon Jay Simon's newspaper advertisement. It just clicked for me, but I put off making a calling out of dread, but finally I did call. Lo and behold, a nice person actually answered the phone-the bankruptcy attorney himself, Jay Simon. Jay was very different then what I expected from a bankruptcy attorney. It was a pleasure meeting with him. He set it up that he had plenty of time to meet with me, explain things thoroughly, and work with me. He is so nice, caring, supportive and understanding; just a phenomenal person. Bit hard to put how incredible he is into words. Here are some more thoughts: Jay makes you realize there are good people out there. He went out of his way to make bankruptcy a pleasant experience for me. He makes you feel like you are important. He went the extra mile. He was a helping hand when I needed it. He provided quality service. Therefore, what I am thankful for this holiday season is Jay Simon, my bankruptcy attorney. I do not know where I would be now without him. This is my small way of giving thanks.
Jay Simon is the patron saint of bankruptcy filers! A saint helps people who are downtrodden and in need. Therefore, Mr. Simon is a saint to me. He is just so kind and nice. I had an awesome bankruptcy experience with this lovely man as my attorney. Mr. Simon is just a different kind of bankruptcy attorney. Mr. Simon didn't put personal gain before his client's needs or well being. I had an awesome bankruptcy experience with this lovely man as my attorney.
Let’s start with his office. His office offered a warm, welcoming environment. He did a lovely job in decorating his office. It was so warm, like an embrace of relaxation and friendliness.
Then there is Mr. Simon himself. He seemed amazingly cool and so sweet. I just liked him instantly. He is just so perfect and nice. He was very helpful, kind, and positive. Mr. Simon is more than an attorney; he is a 'counselor' in so many ways. He reassured and supported me; both literally and figuratively held my hand throughout the process.
A story to show what type of person Jay is: I remember my grandmother telling me that when I got married, I should make sure he was kind. But she might just as well have said: "Find yourself a man who's nice to waiters." The way people treat restaurant staff is, I think, a kind of poker tell, revealing a person's character. A man or woman who is actively unpleasant to waiters is best avoided. Ditto those who patronize them or who treat waiters as though they're invisible. What does that have to do with bankruptcy lawyers? Well Mr. Simon brought me and a few other clients to our creditors meeting after spending time reviewing with us in his office. We were only a bit early, but the trustee was over an hour late in arriving. Mr. Simon did nothing wrong, but he repeatedly apologized for the delay and reassured his group of clients, even though the delay was not his doing. None of the other attorneys present bothered to do that, even acknowledged, or interacted with their clients. Most didn’t seem to even know their own clients in advance. Obviously, they were not the ones the clients worked with in preparing their petitions. In fact, I liked that he had us meet him at his office, a place I was familiar, and walked us over to the place we were to meet the trustee; I did not have to find the place on my own. Anyway, for some reason, there were very few seats in the waiting area. We all got seats, but the later arriving did not have anywhere to sit. One older woman and a pregnant lady came. They were not Mr. Simon’s clients, but Mr. Simon went and brought chairs from another room for these women. They both had there own, different, attorneys who did nothing to accommodate these women. None of the other attorneys there, familiar with the location, bothered to help these women, only Mr. Simon. This would not be what I would want in my bankruptcy attorney. One attorney was actively getting annoyed at his client, who was asking him questions about his own petition. Unlike other attorneys, Mr. Simon is a true gentleman who knows how to treat people, especially clients.
There is no one sweeter or kinder then Mr. Simon. He is an amazing person who did an excellent job. I am so glad I hired him. He is truly loved by his clients for all he does. Saint Simon!
Jay is just the absolute greatest, most wonderful bankruptcy attorney. He is a very likable with such a big heart. He is sweet, thoughtful, and funny. He is also very caring. It is apparent that he is someone who truly likes taking care of people.
He was so good to me. He personally got to know me. He has a genuineness that came across in all of our interactions. He is supportive and full of positivity. He said so many sweet and encouraging things, from my first call to his last letter wrapping everything up, to help me get through this harrowing process. He goes above and beyond what you would expect from a bankruptcy attorney and for the fee I paid him.
Also, he has humility and empathy. He did not look down on me for having to file bankruptcy and did not act all high and mighty like a typical lawyer. For instance, he would not allow me to call him Mr. Simon or allow me to put myself down for finding myself in this situation.
If I had to do it all over again (which I will not if I follow the thorough advice Jay gave me in his informative closing letter) I would not hesitate to hire Jay Simon. He eased every fear I had and really made the entire process incredibly smooth. There are good people in this world and Jay Simon is certainly one of them. He is most highly recommended if you are filing chapter 7 bankruptcy. You will not regret hiring him!