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Matthew C Simon

Personal injury Attorney at Hackensack, NJ

5.0   21 reviews

Licensed for 17 years

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About Matthew

Learn Matthew’s areas of practice.

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Practice areas
  1. Personal injury
    80%
    Handles all aspects of civil defense and plaintiff's personal injury lawsuits, including, but not limited to, premises liability, fall-down accidents, dangerous conditions, defective products, malpractice, motor vehicle accidents and related cases.

    18 years

  2. Contracts and agreements
    5%
    Handles all aspects of various contractual disputes, including insurance coverage opinions, lease agreements, business contracts, rental agreements, and other such contracts.

    18 years

  3. Criminal defense
    5%
    Handles all aspects of various criminal court matters including, but not limited to, alleged DWI/DUIs, leaving the scene of the accident, possession of CDS, possession of drug paraphernalia, and related crimes and offenses.

    18 years

  4. Litigation
    5%
    Handles all aspects of a variety of different types of civil disputes involving contracts, leases, property, money, and other such common and uncommon situations.

    18 years

  5. State, local, and municipal law
    5%
    Handles all aspects of various municipal court matters including, but not limited to, DWI/DUIs, speeding tickets, failure to yield tickets, careless driving, reckless driving, and other such matters.

    18 years

EXPERIENCED PERSONAL INJURY ATTORNEY, HANDLES A VARIETY OF CASES, OFFERS FREE CONSULTATIONS

 

Those who know me do not consider me a typical attorney.

One of the most common complaints about attorneys 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 do not take thousands of cases. 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. When a client asks me what is going on in the case, I believe that "nothing" is never an acceptable answer. I believe in regularly providing my clients with status updates of what has transpired in the case, and what is expected to occur in the near future, as well as our continued plan and strategy to achieve the desired results. 

I often hear complaints that someone's attorney simply is not doing anything to advance the case. The discovery period is for a limited amount of time. I believe that every day of the discovery period should be utilized to further strengthen your case. During that period, depositions may be taken, examinations and inspections performed, experts retained, written questions asked, documents requested, medical records obtained, and related action can be taken to support 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.

Attorneys that pressure their clients into taking a settlement agreement is also against everything that I believe in. 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 and recommendations, but I will never pressure a client into anything. Once directed, I will vigorously and relentlessly advocate on behalf of my client. 

Uniquely, I have trained and taught the martial art of Judo for over 25 years. Judo has taught me many lessons, including to obtain maximum efficiency with minimum effort. I do not try to stop my opponent's force, but rather use it against him to defeat him. Judo also taught me the strategy to think many steps ahead of my opponent, rather than to react. Finally, judo gave me the “never give up” and “practice makes perfect” attitude. Hard work and dedication truly do get you good results, not only in judo and law, but in life.

 

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Licensed for 17 years
State NJ
Status Active
Acquired 2005
Updated 11/06/2022
State NY
Status Currently Registered
Acquired 2005
Updated 11/28/2022

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

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Reviews

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Posted by Romain | August 29, 2018
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Diligent. Aggressive. Personable. Excellent.
Very few things have the potential to have both immediate and long term effects on a person's life as does a legal matter. As an attorney myself, who has worked closely with Matt for years, I have seen Matt in action on a daily basis. He tackles complex matters for business clients as well as individuals with the same diligence and commitment to excellence. He is my go-to attorney.
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Posted by Jack | August 27, 2018
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Highly recommended
Anytime I have a legal question, Matt gets back to me right away and answers my question completely, in layman's terms. Matt has looked over my apartment leases and has showed me some concerning items that I would not have picked-up on, saving me a lot of time and headaches. He's not happy until you are. Do yourself a favor and hire Matt.
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Posted by anonymous | August 27, 2018
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Excellent attorney
I hired Matt for a municipal court matter and couldn't have been more pleased. He was very knowledgeable and guided me through every step. He was easy to reach. If I had to leave a message, he promptly returned my call. I would recommend Mr. Simon to anyone looking for an attorney.
Posted by Mike | August 27, 2018
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Attention to detail
Matthew has been a close friend, and trusted adviser for many years. He's helped not only myself, but several of my family members with advice and counsel. His attention to detail and willingness to go above any beyond for his clients are evident throughout the entire legal process.
Posted by Deborah | August 26, 2018
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Superb attorney!
Mr Simon is an amazing attorney. He is very knowledgeable, reliable and responsive. Mr Simon will get your case resolve regardless of what it would take. He got my case resolved and the money I deserve in a lot less time than I expected. I highly recommend him.
Posted by Richard | August 26, 2018
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Richard
Matt worked hard to clear my case. I never been in the situation I was in. He shared with me expectations of my case. Best and worst case scenarios. Keep me updated of what's to come and prepared me when it was my time in court. I felt comfortable in his hands.
Posted by Matt | August 26, 2018
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
The very best
I have known Matt for 30+ years. Matt is smart, dedicated, and compassionate—all qualities evident upon first meeting him. He has taught me judo, and he is the most wonderful representative of the sport, both by his talent and his teaching.
Posted by Brian | August 26, 2018
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Use Matthew Simon for your legal needs! He is currently helping our case against a regional daycare for abuse
My wife and I would 1000% recommend Matthew Simon to anyone needing law help. We consulted with him about abuses our son received at a regional daycare, and he was beyond helpful and knowledgable about our options. He showed a kind, warm hand to our delicate situation, and we felt totally at ease with him as he laid out a game plan for how to proceed going forward. We were blown away by his knowledge of the law and for a case unique as this. Talking to him was very easy as Matt has a warm, courteous, and practical way of presenting the facts of the law to us. Hiring him was the best...and easiest decision we made. Matt and his team have our best interest at heart and we look forward to collaborating with them during the long, legal road ahead. We thank him so much for helping us during this difficult time in our lives!
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Posted by anonymous | November 3, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Very helpful attorney
Matthew Simon helped me out in court in two complicated traffic violations. He worked very efficiently and seamlessly, so that the tension of the judicial process just went away. It's a pleasure to recommend him without reservations.
Posted by anonymous | June 28, 2013
Quality legal services
I'm in the process of opening a small business and Matthew drafted the necessary contracts. He is courteous and professional. He answered my phone calls/emails promptly. I look forward to using his legal services in the future. I highly recommend his legal services.
Posted by Matthew | June 18, 2013
Even Helps At Lunch
Highly recommended. He is accessible at all times and always "Johnny on the spot" with the (correct) answer, no matter when / where I speak with him. Always very intelligent and reasonable in talking deals, especially during lunch. Great bang for your buck with this guy.
Posted by John | March 8, 2013
Explained when it was time to settle.
Matt negotiated a $40,000 reduction in the assessment of my condo. My original target was lower than what i ended up with, but Matt was able to get a significant reduction. He explained that it was not worth the wait and risk of a hearing since we were getting most of what we were after.
Posted by Craig | March 7, 2013
The best I've ever had!
When I had an issue with some legal documents in a bad business deal I turned to Mr. Simon for council and I couldn't have been more pleased. He constantly kept me informed and was easily accessible throughout the duration of time it took to handle. I was also pleased with the results of the case and will 100% use him for another legal matter in the future.
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Posted by Frank | March 7, 2013
Excellent across the board ,,,
Matthew Simon was fantastic in keeping me up to date on all phases of my case, he was always there and responsive if I had a question. He was smart and articulate and always ahead of the other side. His hard work and dedication to my case made me sure he had my best interest at heart. I wouldn't hesitate to use him again and recommend his services to anyone who needed legal services.
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Posted by Shannon | March 7, 2013
Sr. Claim Representative
We have utilized Mr. Simon to handle a multitude of differeent commercial general liability, premises liablity and personal injury cases. He is diligent and extremely thorough on each and every case he handles. Whether complex, or simple he is competitent and knowledgeable providing a comprehensive review, and recommendations for the best possible outcome . He is an exceptional attorney and provides quality work. I would highly recommend him.
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Posted by Liz | March 5, 2013
Hardworking and amazing!!
Matt is fair, honest, and incredibly trustworthy!! He puts up a strong fight with knowledge and research of the situation and the law. Matt fought for my rights with perseverance and strength. He helped me through a personal situation that I wouldn't have been able to get out of without him!! I definitely recommend him!!!
Posted by Janice R. | March 4, 2013
Excellent Attorney
Mr. Simon was very accommodating and quick to respond. He was very forthright and honest when I had questions. He was knowledgeable and respectful and easy to work with. I was very happy with the outcome of my case and felt that he truly took the time to review the evidence and come up with the best result possible. I highly recommend him.
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Posted by Lisa | February 27, 2013
Expert legal guidance
I used Mr. Simon's services to help in a matter concerning my legal obligation to a local business owner. Matt listened to my account and quickly identified all pertinent pieces of information required to understand the full scope of the agreement. Once he had the information in hand, he was able to pinpoint at least 2 or 3 points in my favor and expertly craft a letter to the business owner stating why the agreement was invalid. He followed up in a timely matter and was able to resolve the issue to my satisfaction. He was also very easy to work with and always instilled confidence that my case was in good hands. I have used Mr. Simon for other similar legal matters in the past and am always very pleased with his work and expertise. I have and will continue to recommend Matthew to anyone looking for a lawyer.
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Posted by anonymous | October 23, 2009
Dilligent & Trustworthy
Matt showed true dedication in my time of need. He was diligent in studying the surronding facts to my case and was well versed with the penal code that coincided. I would recommend Matt to all people who are interested in superior quality of work, with the compassion and sensitivety to produce amazing results.
Posted by anonymous | October 23, 2009
Great Lawyer
Mr. Simon was my lawyer in my court case. He was very knowledgeable and did a great job in my defense. If I ever need a lawyer in the future I would not hesitate to use Mr. Simon again.
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Cost

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  • Free Consultation 30 minutes
Payment methods
Cash, Check, Credit Card

Resume

AVVO RATING 10.0 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Owner
  • MATT SIMON LAW
  • 2018 - Present
  • Counsel
  • Law Office of John Tierney
  • 2005 - 2018
  • Legal Intern
  • New York City District Attorney's Office
  • 2003 - 2003
  • Legal Intern
  • Judge Laura Jacobson
  • 2002 - 2002
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Education

  • Hofstra University School of Law
  • Juris Doctorate
  • 2004
  • St John's University
  • BS - Bachelor of Science
  • 2001

Legal Cases

  • Settlement Award for Auto Accident Victim
  • Settled prior to the end of discovery.
  • Slip and Fall Settlement
  • Early settlement prior to depositions
  • Early Settlement in a Slip and fall accident due to untreated ice in an apartment building complex
  • Settled prior to initiating a lawsuit
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Associations

  • New York State Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2005 - Present
  • New Jersey State Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2005 - Present
  • Golden Key Honor Society
  • Member
  • 1999 - Present
  • National Criminal Justice Honor Society
  • Member
  • 1999 - Present
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Awards

  • Top 100 Trial Lawyers
  • National Trial Lawyers
  • 2019
  • Top 100 Trial Lawyers
  • National Trial Lawyers Association
  • 2018
  • Top 40 Under 40
  • National Trial Lawyers Association
  • 2018
  • Top 40 Under 40
  • National Trial Lawyers Association
  • 2017
  • Top 40 Under 40
  • National Trial Lawyers Association
  • 2016
  • Top 40 Under 40
  • National Trial Lawyers Association
  • 2015
  • Member
  • Golden Key Honor Society
  • 1999
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Publications

Speaking Engagements

  • New Jersey Mock Trial Semi Finals at Lafayette College
  • Mock Trial Judge - Criminal
  • 2011

Attorney endorsements

Received (143)
Given (272)
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Unknown Attorney | May 10
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"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."
Personal injury Attorney | Mar 23
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"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."
Criminal defense Attorney | Apr 24
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Mr. Simon is a very knowledgeable and effective advocate for his clients."
State, local, and municipal law Attorney | Oct 14
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Matt and I went to law school together. He is a very personable, diligent, and skilled attorney who gets to the root of the issue and zealously represents his clients. I endorse this lawyer."
Criminal defense Attorney | Oct 14
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Contracts and agreements Attorney | Jan 06
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Unknown Attorney | Nov 25
Relationship: Other
"This lawyer is excellent, compassionate and passionate about helping people. I endorse this lawyer."
Contracts and agreements Attorney | Sep 28
Relationship: Other
"I endorse this lawyer."
Unknown Attorney | Sep 10
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. A highly skilled and respected lawyer in the legal community."
Car accident Attorney | Aug 03
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Mr. Simon provides clear legal answers on AVVO and is who I would recommend in Morris County as relates to personal injury actions."
Contracts and agreements Attorney | Jul 11
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Personal injury Attorney | May 24
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Highly skilled and respected personal injury attorney. I endorse this lawyer."
Criminal defense Attorney | May 23
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Matthew is an outstanding criminal defense lawyer. He is an aggressive, highly skilled trial lawyer that fights like a gladiator for his clients."
Litigation Attorney | May 22
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I strongly endorse this lawyer.Very professional and effective."
Contracts and agreements Attorney | May 20
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. A highly skilled and respected lawyer in the legal community."
Contracts and agreements Attorney | Apr 21
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. An outstanding and well respected attorney in the legal community. I would recommend him wholeheartedly to anyone needing legal representation."
Unknown Attorney | Mar 24
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Matthew C. Simon is an experienced attorney whose participation and comments in Avvo show his commitment to serving clients very well. He is an excellent attorney that I recommend wholeheartedly."
Criminal defense Attorney | Jan 29
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Top-notch lawyer. Highly respected in the legal community."
Personal injury Attorney | Jan 26
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
State, local, and municipal law Attorney | Dec 02
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
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