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V. James DeSimone

V. James DeSimone

also known as Jim DeSimone

Practice areas:

Employment & Labor, Civil Rights, Personal Injury

About Me

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Practice Areas

Licensed since 1985

  1. Employment & Labor: 75%
    29 years
  2. Civil Rights: 15%
    29 years
  3. Personal Injury: 10%
    29 years



Contingent (33-45%)

Payment Types:

Cash, Check

Attorney Endorsements

17 total 

  • Stephen R Jaffe

    I endorse this lawyer.


    Stephen Jaffe Employment & Labor Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

  • Erin Marie Mooney Pulaski

    I worked with Jim DeSimone as an associate at Schonbrun DeSimone Seplow Harris & Hoffman. Jim is an extremely talented and hard-working lawyer who fights tirelessly on behalf of his clients. He ranks among the great trial attorneys in Los Angeles, and I recommend him wholeheartedly.


    Erin Pulaski Employment & Labor Attorney
    Relationship: Worked for lawyer

Contact Info

Schonbrun DeSimone Seplow Harris & Hoffman LLP

723 Ocean Front Walk
Los Angeles, CA, 90291




Professional Misconduct

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.

Avvo Contributions

Legal Answers


Award NameGrantorDate Granted
Super LawyerSuper Lawyers2012
Top 25 Plaintiff's Employment Lawyers in CaliforniaDaily Journal2011
Super LawyerSuper Lawyers2011
Top 10 Plaintiff's Employment Lawyers in CaliforniaDaily Journal2010
Super LawyerSuper Lawyers2009
Nominated Trial Lawyer of the Year 2008Consumer Attorneys Association of Los Angeles2008

Work Experience

TitleCompany NameDuration
AttorneySchonbrun DeSimone Seplow Harris & Hoffman, LLP1990 - Present


Association NamePosition NameDuration
Fostering ImaginationHonorary Board Member2006 - 2009
Westside Legal ServicesPresident1990 - 1994
Consumer Attorneys Association of Los AngelesMemberN/A
California Employment Lawyers AssociationMemberN/A
National Employment Lawyers AssociationMemberN/A
Los Angeles County Bar AssociationMemberN/A
Los Angeles Trial Lawyers CharitiesMemberN/A
Consumer Attorneys of CaliforniaMemberN/A

Legal Cases

Case NameOutcome
Benham v. Walgreens$2.1 Million Verdict

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School NameMajorDegreeGraduated
University of California at Los Angeles School of LawLawN/A1985
Johns Hopkins UniversityN/AN/AN/A

Speaking Engagements

Conference NameTitleDate
Successful Trial Techniques in Employment Law LitigationVoir Dire and Opening Statement in Employment Discrimination Trial2007
California Employment Lawyers Association Annual ConferenceWinning Don't Come Easy, Tales from Trial Lawyers in the Trenches.2007