After twenty-five years as a partner at the cutting edge civil rights firm Schonbrun DeSimone, Jim decided to carve out his own path by establishing V. James DeSimone Law, a California law firm dedicated to representing individuals in civil rights cases, with an emphasis on employment discrimination and harassment, employment wage and hour class action cases, police misconduct and brutality cases, including wrongful death, excessive force, and false arrest cases, and personal injury cases.
DeSimone is also Of Counsel position with the Bohm Law Group, partnering with Lawrance Bohm to establish a team of lawyers dedicated to achieving justice for persons who are harmed by discrimination, harassment, excessive force or other damaging conduct. Bohm Law Group is renowned for bringing advanced technology into the court room to achieve justice. Coupled with DeSimone’s thirty year experience as a civil rights trial lawyer, the team of DeSimone Bohm vigorously advocate for the rights of their clients in and out of the court room.
In 2014, DeSimone was named Civil Rights Lawyer of the Year by California Lawyer Magazine. In 2013, he was honored as a Top 100 Superlawyer in Southern California and has been a Superlawyer every year since 2009. In 2009, 2010, 2011, 2013. and 2014 he was named as one of California's Top 10, 20, or 25 Plaintiff Employment Lawyers by the Daily Journal. In 2008, DeSimone was a finalist for Trial Lawyer of the Year by the Consumer Attorneys Association of Los Angeles.
For more information about our firm, please visit www.vjamesdesimonelaw.com
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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.
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|Award name||Grantor||Date granted|
|Super Lawyer||Super Lawyers||2012|
|Top 25 Plaintiff's Employment Lawyers in California||Daily Journal||2011|
|Super Lawyer||Super Lawyers||2011|
|Top 10 Plaintiff's Employment Lawyers in California||Daily Journal||2010|
|Super Lawyer||Super Lawyers||2009|
|Nominated Trial Lawyer of the Year 2008||Consumer Attorneys Association of Los Angeles||2008|
|Attorney||Schonbrun DeSimone Seplow Harris & Hoffman, LLP||1990 - Present|
|Association name||Position name||Duration|
|Fostering Imagination||Honorary Board Member||2006 - 2009|
|Westside Legal Services||President||1990 - 1994|
|Consumer Attorneys Association of Los Angeles||Member||N/A|
|California Employment Lawyers Association||Member||N/A|
|National Employment Lawyers Association||Member||N/A|
|Los Angeles County Bar Association||Member||N/A|
|Los Angeles Trial Lawyers Charities||Member||N/A|
|Consumer Attorneys of California||Member||N/A|
|Advocate||Discovery in Employment Civil Rights Cases: Finding Where the Bodies are Buried||2007|
|University of California at Los Angeles School of Law||Law||N/A||1985|
|Johns Hopkins University||N/A||N/A||N/A|
|Successful Trial Techniques in Employment Law Litigation||Voir Dire and Opening Statement in Employment Discrimination Trial||2007|
|California Employment Lawyers Association Annual Conference||Winning Don't Come Easy, Tales from Trial Lawyers in the Trenches.||2007|