Posted by Hala
I am so glad that I chose Jay Simon to be my bankruptcy attorney! I was referred to Mr. Simon by a co-worker. Though he heaped praise on Mr. Simon, I assumed his attorney would be the same as the guy I had already chosen on my own. Anyway, I decided a recommendation was better than no recommendation, so I trusted my co-worker’s word and went with Mr. Simon instead. I could not have made a better choice. Jay Simon is the best bankruptcy attorney I could have ever asked for. He is just a lovely guy to work with. I would definitely recommend his services to my friends or family. In fact, I already have. He is a very special person!
Posted by Lee
Full disclosure: I am a fellow bankruptcy attorney in the NYC area. The reason that I am not posting this review of Jay Simon as a peer endorsement, is that I wanted more anonymity. Jay Simon and I are not friends, though we do say hello to each other. I was in no way asked to write this and Mr. Simon does not know I intend to post this review. I just want to pass along something positive to others that I don't think would otherwise be known.
This is the story: I was at a 341 creditors meeting in the Southern District today and the case trustee, as his meeting was wrapping up, praised Mr. Simon's petition as being "well prepared." I make special note of this as the trustee did not praise any of the over half-dozen other attorney's work, including my own, and one attorney was even reprimanded for doing a very poor job. I was very impressed. In fact, this is the second time I have witnessed a trustee compliment Mr. Simon. About a year or two ago, I heard another trustee, this time in the Eastern District, also praised Mr. Simon's petition work. As a bankruptcy attorney, I attend many creditor's meetings and trustee compliments to attorneys are rare and far between. That I saw compliments paid twice to the same attorney, compelled me to post this review. Even though he is my direct competitor, I just think this occurrence deserves to be publicized in some way and I am sure Mr. Simon, being unassuming, would never mention it and there were not many others in the room at the time. Kudos to you, Mr. Simon.
Posted by Taylor
My bankruptcy went great. It helped to have certified Nicest Guy Ever Jay Simon for my bankruptcy attorney. Jay Simon is one-of-a-kind. I love everything about him. I'll be lucky if I can find a husband like him. He is absolutely amazing in every way. He went above and beyond in so many ways. I felt very comfortable with him. I especially loved his words of reassurance throughout. Such an encouraging presence. I was coddled by his patience, helpfulness, caring and respect. He is just the sweetest, most perfect guy ever. He made me feel like I was a princess. Though I have not known him long, he already feels like one of my truest friends. He is a special, super person. He is an incredible bankruptcy attorney and a damn good man. He envisions a better future for me and did all he could to make it so. I am so grateful to have known him and so glad he allowed me to become one of his tribe of clients. He is one of my favorite human beings on Earth. I highly recommend him.
Posted by Ed
If you are at this site reading reviews of bankruptcy attorneys, then you are probably in debt and looking for the right bankruptcy attorney to hire. That was me six months ago. I was in debt with a dozen or so credit card companies totaling about $25,000. Both my wife and I work, but after paying for rent, food, utilities, clothes, car payments, insurance, gas, the kids needs, etc., there was nothing left over to pay even the minimum payments on the credit cards. I never thought I would be in such a position. Does that sound like you? Thought so. That is when I turned to this site and found my bankruptcy attorney, Jay Simon. As I write this review, Mr. Simon has exactly 40 glowing reviews all saying pretty much the same positive things. Clients uniformly praise him for having excellent client focus. They talk about his caring, his kindness, generosity, how nice he is, how thoughtful, how much service he provided them, how supportive he was, etc., etc. I got the message and decided that Jay Simon would be the one I called. I now know that I made the right choice, so I decided I should return to the site and add my review to the others.
I was worried my review would just be redundant. The only reason I felt it necessary to even bother was that a positive review was so richly deserved and maybe more reviews would convince some reluctant person perusing this site, that Jay Simon was the right choice for them, too. I just wanted to point out one more thing besides these reviews; in his office, tucked among all the interesting decorations that make his office so inviting, are maybe 50 to 100 thank you cards sent to Mr. Simon by past clients, thanking him for what he has done for them. While waiting to go to my creditors meeting, I read the cards. Pretty much all of them had handwritten notes describing how they felt about him and thanking him for what he did for them. (As a side note, Jay thought enough to protect the client's privacy and identities by blacking out their signatures on the cards so nobody would know their names). Have you ever seen a TV show where an doctor has pictures of all the babies he has delivered over the years? That is what the cards made me think of: all the people he has helped over the years that are grateful for what he had done for them. By simple extrapolation, figuring that most people don't bother to write reviews and/or send thank you cards, I can only imagine how many clients really have good things to say about Mr. Simon. Anyway, as you can see, I think very highly of Mr. Simon. He is a very special person to me. I feel lucky I found this site, these reviews, and that I went with my gut and sought out his help. Like all of the others, I want to praise him for making my chapter 7 bankruptcy a comfortable experience. That is why I am writing this review and also sending him a thank you card. Thank you, Jay, for all you did for me and my family. So if you are reading this, Jay Simon is wholeheartedly recommend by me!
Posted by Top Jimmy
Just got my discharge and am through with bankruptcy, so I feel it is time to write a review of my wonderful bankruptcy attorney. We never thank good people enough in this world, so here goes. I love the camaraderie Jay has with his clients. I never expected to feel like I was becoming friends with my bankruptcy attorney, but I did. He really got to know me personally and I could tell it was the same way with the other clients that I went with to my creditors meeting. I actually feel like I have made a friend. J is such an encouraging person. He has really watched over me throughout the process. He was very easy to deal with. He put me at ease the moment I walked into his office. He genuinely cared about my situation and offered a lot of worthwhile, thoughtful, personal advice. He made the whole process go as smooth as glass. I could not have found a better bankruptcy attorney. J is just a special person, not just a great bankruptcy lawyer.
He did so many extra things that most other bankruptcy attorneys I don’t think do. My mom filed with another attorney last year, so I have a comparison. J was quick to get me in for my initial consultation at an inconvenient time for him, but convenient for me, while mom had to wait two weeks for her first appointment. He spent hours just going over bankruptcy, explaining stuff, before I even made a decision to file, while mom’s first appointment lasted a whopping 20 minutes and she was compelled to leave a deposit. J personally prepared my petition; going right to work then and there, while mom had to give documents to a paralegal, who did the work with a lot of back and forth. J took time and didn’t rush, as he wanted everything to be accurate. He also answered my many questions, calmly, simply, with a lot of knowledge. He peppered the preparation with stories from his experiences that made things interesting and helped me better understand things. After the filing, he sent an 8-page letter telling me about the meeting, instructing me on doing the education course, and other things having to do with bankruptcy. I received the letter in the mail two days after the papers were filed. Mom’s attorney didn’t send her anything for about two weeks and she only got a few sentences telling her when and where the meeting was and that she had to be there. On the day of the meeting, J had us meet with him an hour prior in his office, to review our petitions and discuss what was going to happen and then escorted us right to the meeting room. I loved not having to worry where I was going. Mom had to meet up with an attorney she never met before at the court. When we were through with the meeting, I actually wanted to hug him, but as I am a male, I thought it might be awkward for him and me. J would answer my emails almost immediately and he answers phones himself. Mom’s attorney would take days to respond to phone calls or emails. Jay reminded me, like clockwork, that I needed to do the education course that I was neglecting. The day I got my discharge, J was on the phone letting me know the news. I could hear in his voice that he was happy for me. He then sent a copy of the discharge under a fabulous, informative, full of advice, 18-page, cover letter, which also thanked me for hiring him and wished me good luck. Mom got no such call or letter. Mom only knew her case was discharged when she received the paper in the mail from the court. Last, mom’s attorney charged two and a half times as much as J and wasn’t worth even close to that. J, on the other hand, was worth about five times what I paid him. As you can see, J made this experience easy and painless. J took personal interest in me. I highly recommend J to anyone who wants first-class bankruptcy service. He is just the sweetest, most generous, caring, person I have met in a long time. Thank you for your hard work, your understanding, support, professionalism, compassion, all the extras and, especially, your friendship. - Top
Posted by Frances
My experience with Jay was very positive. My time of going through bankruptcy was totally stressless thanks to Jay. He kept me informed every step of the way.I have never met a more kinder , gentle and softspoken man. I would recommend everyone to contract with Jay. He is the best.
Posted by a client
Jay Simon reminds me of an old-fashioned small town doctor who would sit with you and listen to you and really wants to help you get well and have a happy, successful life. You are probably familiar with the term bedside manner. It is typically used to describe how a healthcare professional interacts and communicates with patients. A doctor with good bedside manner is likely a good communicator, a great listener, empathetic to their patients, and attentive to making the patient feel at ease. A doctor with poor bedside manner may come across as arrogant, abrupt, rude, and likely is not a great listener or communicator. The way a bankruptcy attorney interacts with clients can be called his deskside manner. So, if you pardon the expression, Jay Simon has a great deskside manner.
I was impressed with how many great reviews he has here and elsewhere. That is why I called him to schedule an appointment. I am so glad that I did. In reality, he is even better than the reviews describe. Jay is such an impressive person. One of the best people I have ever met. He really takes care of his clients. You're not just a client, you're treated like family. A special bankruptcy relationship developed between us. Meeting with him is the equivalent of a warm hug. I felt warm and welcomed because he was smiling, making eye contact, truly interested and engaged in helping me by explaining bankruptcy and how it could help me get a new start. I found myself feeling better about my situation and my future after leaving his office because he was so pleasant, positive, and genuinely helpful. He has got the people skills that are really special. So kind. So good. He really helps people and makes bankruptcy as easy on clients as possible. He was very patient with me. He listened with his heart and was willing to assist me. He was on my side throughout. He took a great burden from me. He deserves a medal for all the good stuff he does for clients. Put simply, he makes bankruptcy better.
Posted by Joe D
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
Posted by Maia
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.
Posted by Arden
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.