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Matthew C Simon

About me

First, I must tell you that I do not consider myself a typical attorney.


One of the most common complaints about attorneys, in general, is that they never call you back. And then, when/if they do call, they are not familiar with the facts of your case.


That is not who I am. I am not taking thousands of cases. I do not have hundreds of paralegals. I believe in personally handling all aspects of each person's case with the time, diligence and attention that it deserves.


Another common complaint about attorneys is that they do not keep you informed about what is going on in your case.


Again, that is not who I am. When a client asks me what is going on in his/her case, I believe that "nothing" is an unacceptable answer. I also believe in regularly providing my clients with a status update of what has transpired in the case as well as what is expected to occur in the near future.


Next, believe it or not, I often hear complaints that someone's attorney simply is not doing anything.


That is completely unacceptable. Regardless of the type of lawsuit, the discovery period is for a limited amount of time. During that period, depositions may be taken, examinations performed, experts retained, written questions asked, documents requested, etc. I believe that every day of the discovery period should be utilized to further strengthen your case. Even if you want to settle the matter, it is important to put yourself in the strongest position possible prior to settlement negotiations in order to maximize your settlement.


I also often hear that attorneys pressure their clients into taking a settlement agreement.


That is also against everything that I believe in. It is important to remember that it is the client's case, not the attorney's case. I will always lay out all of the options and give my honest evaluation/ recommendations, but I will never pressure a client into anything.


Lastly, for your consideration, I uploaded my judo Kata (demonstration). Judo taught me many lessons, including to obtain maximum effeciency with minimum effort. In other words, do not try to stop your opponent's force, but rather use your opponent's strength against him to defeat him. Judo also teaches you strategy to think many steps ahead of your opponent, rather than to react. This is very similar to chess. Finally, judo gave me the never give up/practice makes perfect attitude. Hard work and dedication truly do get you good results, not only in judo and law, but in life.


Thank you for reading my profile and considering my services.


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Practice areas


  1. Personal Injury: 80%
    11 years
  2. Litigation: 5%
    11 years
  3. Contracts: 5%
    11 years
  4. State & Local Law: 5%
    11 years
  5. Criminal Defense: 5%
    11 years



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  • Eugene P. Castagliuolo

    I endorse Matt Simon without reservation. Other Avvo lawyers agree with over 90% of the answers he posts!! This is a staggering percentage (my own "agreement percentage" is about 70%), and is a testament to Matt's superior legal expertise.


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  • Howard M Lewis

    I endorse this lawyer. Attorney Simon is an outstanding personal injury attorney with an exceptional reputation. He is a strong and zealous advocate for his clients and a credit to the legal profession. I highly recommend his legal services.


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Contact info

Law Office of John Tierney

1259 Route 46 East
Building 3, Suite 133
Parsippany, NJ, 07054


NYCurrently registered 200507/11/2016
We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
MemberGolden Key Honor Society1999
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
AssociateLaw Office of John Tierney2005 - Present
Legal InternNew York City District Attorney's Office2003 - 2003
Legal InternJudge Laura Jacobson2002 - 2002
Association namePosition nameDuration
New York State Bar AssociationMember2005 - Present
New Jersey State Bar AssociationMember2005 - Present
Golden Key Honor SocietyMember1999 - Present
National Criminal Justice Honor SocietyMember1999 - Present
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
Settlement Award for Auto Accident VictimSettled prior to the end of discovery.
Slip and Fall SettlementEarly settlement prior to depositions
Early Settlement in a Slip and fall accident due to untreated ice in an apartment building complexSettled prior to initiating a lawsuit
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Publication nameTitleDate
Law Office of John Tierney websiteVarious blogs2012
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
Hofstra University School of LawLaw SchoolJD - Juris Doctor2004
St John's UniversityCriminal JusticeBS - Bachelor of Science2001
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
New Jersey Mock Trial Semi Finals at Lafayette CollegeMock Trial Judge - Criminal2011