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Lance Darryl Simon

Divorce and separation Attorney at Riverhead, NY

4.9   66 reviews

Licensed for 14 years

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About Lance

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NO NONSENSE DIVORCE ATTORNEY WITH PROVEN RESULTS, KEEPING YOU ONE STEP AHEAD WITH SKILLED, LEARNED, AND AGGRESSIVE ADVOCACY.

I began serving others long before I was admitted to practice law in New York in 2008. I served in the Army where I was trained as an infantryman at Ft. Benning, Georgia. During my basic training at Ft. Benning I was selected as a member of the Honor Guard, Presidential Escort to President William Clinton. 

After attending Cardozo Law School and studying American Government at Harvard University, I continued my public service in a clerk’s position for the Honorable Arthur A. Alarcon, Judge of the United States Court of Appeals, Ninth Circuit.

I take the same vigor and commitment to my everyday work. Our approach is you want an attorney who can show compassion for your situation and bring a personalized approach to a resolution to your matter, all while remaining professional and successful in litigation or while negotiating a settlement.

Your interests are always at the heart of arriving to a successful resolution, whether through settlement or litigation. Please call to learn more and see how we can help you.

Awards

Client's Choice 2021,2020,2018,2017,2016,2015
Client's Choice
2021 2020 2018 + 3 ...

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Licensed for 14 years
State NY
Status Currently Registered
Acquired 2008
Updated 11/17/2022

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

Contact Lance

Simon Law Group, PLLC
Simon Law Group, PLLC
5036 Jericho Turnpike
Suite 305
Commack, NY, 11725
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Reviews

4.9 / 5.0
  66 customer reviews
Client's Choice 2021
Client's Choice
Lance received a significant number of 4+ stars in 2021
Posted by Martha | January 12, 2023
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Amazing Attorney
If you want to succeed in your legal situation and have peace of mind getting through a difficult time trust Lance Simon. He is an amazing professional, very knowledgeable, honest and a great human being. I was really amazed to find a highly qualified lawyer, experienced, trustworthy, kind and compassionate.
Posted by Joseph Mc | December 9, 2022
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Best Lawyer Around
It’s hard to cover all the amazing thing that Lance Simon has done not only for myself but my family. The biggest thing that stood out to me is that Lance Simon created a real bond between us, I was treated me as a friend over a dollar sign. Lance Simon is not only an amazing lawyer but a great caring individual who wants to see his clients have a relationship with their children. I suggest and I highly recommend to use him as your attorney.
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Posted by anonymous | June 8, 2022
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Most impressive litigator I have had the opportunity to work with and hire
Lance Simon is first and foremost a concerned and caring human, not just an amazing attorney. He was always available when I needed questions answered or reassurance. Lance maintains a very dominant court room presence. He is on point, professional as can be, extremely well spoken and also able to simply but effectively translate complex legal terminology and verbiage into laypeople's terms to educate his clients through the vast paperwork which one would expect to encounter. Whether you hire him as a plaintiff or a defendant/respondent (my case) you have made a truly excellent choice; if you're on the fence I would select Lance, as I vetted many an attorney before retaining him and wish I had done so sooner. As far as ratings, were there more than just 5 stars to award.... Lance gets a full 10, well deserved. Lastly, thank you for your service to our country, Lance.
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Posted by anonymous | January 31, 2022
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Highly recommend
Lance took his time to listen to all of my concerns regarding my case. Very caring and helpful. I was hesitant to hire someone but after him being recommended to me I am so glad I did.
Posted by David | December 30, 2021
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One referral you will not regret
Unlike a box of chocolates, with Lance and team, you know what you are getting! Professionalism, knowledge, compassion and dare I say it…..friendship. Yes, small gestures like buying me a slice of pizza to meet to review my case are the “little things” that go a LONG way. Lance took his time. I repeat; he took his time to understand every element of my case so that he could represent me like no other attorney. At the end of the day, his representation exceeded my expectations and removed so much unwanted stress. As a result, the well being of my young daughters and my ever important parenting time with them is secured. Thank you, Lance!
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Posted by Paul zambuto | November 19, 2021
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Hiring an attorney is usually a nightmare unless you hire this attorney Lance Simon
Let’s be honest most lawyers couldn’t care less about you. They just want your money. Simply not EVER the case with Lance. He will always take a personal interest in everyone he represents. He is a genuine person. I was referred to Lance by a friend 5 years ago and was skeptical at first because I don’t trust lawyers. Lance did a great job representing me and I still stay in touch with him to this day because he earned my trust and my respect. I would fully recommend Lance to anybody who needs a trustworthy authentic genuine attorney.
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Posted by Alexandra | August 3, 2021
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No need to look elsewhere
After I made the tough decision to file for divorce, Lance was recommended to me from someone I went to high school with. When you begin this process and you don’t know anything about it, it is hard to know if you have a good fit with your attorney or not based on your needs. What I learned through this process is to trust Lance wholeheartedly. Lance is honest, trustworthy, caring, and passionate about what he does. There are no surprises with Lance. He tells you like it is and supports you all the way through. Lance helped me with my divorce, as well as a family court grandparent issue I was having and both ended in my favor. I trust him without hesitation!
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Posted by Brittany | May 19, 2021
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Highly Recommend as a divorce attorney
I cannot say enough good things about my experience with Lance during a very difficult time in my life. Above all, I felt that Lance was able to explain every step of the legal process to me, and give me clear information and facts, as to what the procedure of divorce would be and what it would entail. I was never confused about what documents or information I needed to provide. Lance and his paralegals were always available to speak with and I quickly heard back whenever I had a question. I never felt pressured to agree to terms I was not comfortable with, and I truly felt he was in my corner. I appreciated the fact that he was a kind and empathetic individual who could relate to putting family first, as well as an organized and straight forward attorney. As a single, full-time working mom who did not have a lot of time, Lance was accommodating and flexible with my schedule. The process of divorce was very initmidating to me and I cannot thank him enough for making it as easy and stress free as possible. I would recommend Lance and his staff to anyone seeking a divorce attorney.
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Posted by Panna Bhatt, LCSW | January 11, 2021
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They do exist
I am hoping this review will be helpful to those seeking representation. As a therapist who deals with individuals, couples and children in high conflict and counter-parenting situations I know how draining it can be, add the process of go through the court system it can be mentally damaging. I find having the right attorney is a necessity and should not be left to chance. These situations can be expensive, highly emotional and daunting, having Lance as your attorney can decrease the uncertainty you face in the courtroom. This will give you the opportunity to get back to your life, your personal healing and to being yourself. Lance was retained by several of my clients and when I required an attorney I retained him without hesitation. I found Lance is well versed in the law and it’s application. He is absolutely industrious during litigation and navigates through the uncertainties that pop-up with complete ease. He makes the trying situation of divorce and custody manageable which in itself is a feat. Lance is a compassionate soul with a heart of gold and a skill set like no other. He is the only attorney I refer to my family, friends and to my clients. I once again hope this review is helpful to anyone trying to retain counsel. As a mental health professional and one of his clients I unequivocally recommend Lance Simon.
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Posted by anonymous | October 13, 2020
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HE IS THE BEST
You can tell just by his reviews that he is great at what he does. He got 56 five stars for a reason. You cannot push him around. He is a big advocate for women. He is a great lawyer. My only regret is I did not hire him sooner. Do not waste your time with anyone else. There are a lot of blowhards in Suffolk County. Do not waste your time with anyone else.
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Posted by Jade | October 9, 2020
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Jade Pinto
I have so much respect for Lance as a friend and a lawyer that I confidently refer all my friends and family to him. I highly recommend Lance.
Posted by Matthew Simoni | September 23, 2020
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Highest recommendation
Lance has my highest recommendation. Lance was referred to me by a close friend. Upon meeting him and getting to know him he has my full endorsement as an attorney. Honest lawyers are difficult to find. Ones that will fight for you and truly stand behind their clients are very rare. Please take it from from someone who has wasted so much time and money on BAD lawyers. Lance is one of the few good ones!
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Posted by anonymous | September 22, 2020
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Highly recommended
Lance was recommended to me by a friend and I personally give him my highest recommendation. Honest lawyers are difficult to find. This is one of them.
Posted by tyler | September 7, 2020
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Lance is the man hands down
Lance simon esq. is one of the best out there and would highly recommend his representation. i initially consulted with him during a difficult time and after my meeting it confirmed that he was the one i needed to represent me through my divorce. during that time he listened communicated and understood my concerns with were i was at that point and where I needed to be. He was focused and through Lance is very knowledgeable and versed with the laws and was straight forward with the opposing counsel through facts. Lance was on point with issues that arose through out my case. In conclusion I would recommend lance simon to anyone who needs the best to be in there corner.
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Posted by Lori | September 1, 2020
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Excellent Attorney
A year ago I made the difficult decision to file for a divorce and met with Lance for a free consultation. I knew by the end of the meeting that I would be using him as my lawyer. Lance has the ability to make clients feel comfortable in difficult and emotional situations. Throughout the divorce process, he listened to my concerns and quickly responded to problems as they arose. He always dealt with me directly and cared about what was happening with my children and myself. I liked his communication style and he was very responsive over email and the phone. He also set forth realistic expectations and goals. He truly cares about his clients and is attentive to their individual needs. During a very challenging time for me, he was able to come to an agreement with opposing counsel that included all of the items that were most important to me. I am happy with my choice to use him as my attorney and would recommend him if you're in need of legal assistance.
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Posted by anonymous | June 8, 2020
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Lance Simon Review
What can I say about Lance. I knew from day 1 he was my guy. He was my divorce attorney and I never had any doubts that he always put my best interest first. I had a extremely difficult ex husband who felt I was not entitled to anything and Lance made sure I got my share when I was willing to walk away with nothing. Even though my ex drug this out for 3 years like we so much riches, Lance was always kind and patient. Might I add his fee is reasonable and I feel he is the best of the best . They don’t come any better than him.
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Posted by anonymous | April 21, 2020
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Smart, successful, compassionate, reliable!
He was smart kind paid attention to every word I said no exactly how to go about getting me exactly what I wanted gave me several options and then we discussed which Beth would be the best option for me. I could not have asked for someone better to represent me in one of the biggest decisions I made in my life for me and my children period he was smart kind paid attention to every word I said no exactly how to go about getting me exactly what I wanted gave me several options and then we discussed which Beth would be the best option for me. I could not have asked for someone better to represent me in one of the biggest decisions I made in my life for me and my children.
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Posted by Elizabeth | April 15, 2020
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compassionate
From the moment I met Lance I felt he truly cared about me as a person. My ex was manipulative and vindictive and Lance saw this immediately. I was unfortunately side swiped with a court mandated drug test that I failed which put me into a whirl wind of custody battles. It was a long journey for me and Lance stood by my side holding my hand and directing the best way possible. When I was beat down Lance showed me things would be better and he delivered so. He prolonged the divorce until I completed a program to prove I was on the right track. There were slip ups that made Lance's job more difficult but he took on ever challenge I presented to him. In the end I came out a better person and honestly feel he made the best deals he could for me. I don't feel like either me or my ex made out better than the other. I think it was a fair divorce in the end even though it was one of the worst experiences of my life. Lance made things much easier for me advising me every step of the way. I highly recommend Lance as a divorce attorney.
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Posted by Sherri-Ann | October 11, 2019
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The Best Divorce Attorney
Hiring Lance Simon was the BEST decision I could have made, I was in a tunnel and couldn’t see no end in sight with my divorce. After hiring two previous Lawyers to handle my case and getting nowhere in over 1 year, I decided to give Lance a shot. I called Lance and he made and appointment to see me the next day. I told Lance about what was going on with my case and how the previous attorneys pretty much did nothing but try and negotiate with the EX which went nowhere. I explained to Lance my frustration, he was compassionate and genuine, but above all he was extremely knowledgeable and this was paramount to me. Lance explained to me the direction he would take with my case, After retaining Lance, we were in court within two weeks. Lance was able to establish Child Support, something that the other attorneys failed to do in over 1 year of negotiations. The following months Lance worked tirelessly to get the EX out of my House and got it sold, he was able establish reasonable parenting time and was able to get me a separate property claims on the sale of the marital residence something the EX fought tooth and nail against. In the end the only regret I have is not hiring Lance from day one. Lance returns phone calls, he response to emails, he gets back to you via text, he is not an attorney that after you hire him, he disappears. He is available to answer any questions or concerns you may have during the process. Sometimes at the most random early hours of the mornings, it’s not uncommon to have an email from Lance at 2am in the morning. That just shows you how dedicated he is to his clients. Lance is simply the Best hands down, he is not an attorney who is going to nickel and dime you, he is fair, honest and genuine. If you are going through a divorce look no further than Lance Simon to represent you.
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Posted by tom | January 8, 2019
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Attorney
Lance was great and navigated me through the process of divorce. His guidance and knowledge got me through a difficult time quickly at at not too much of a cost. I not only consider Lance my attorney but a friend as well!
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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

  • Principal
  • Simon Law Group
  • 2012 - Present
  • Partner
  • Castiglia-Rubinstein, Simon, Associates
  • 2016 - 2016
  • Counsel
  • Drexel LLC
  • 2014 - 2015
  • Associate
  • Law Office of Anthony A. Capetola
  • 2010 - 2012
  • Law Clerk
  • The Honorable Arthur Alarcon
  • 2008 - 2012
  • Infantry/Presidential Escort
  • United States Army Active Duty
  • 1995 - 1998
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Education

  • Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 2007
  • State University of New York, Stony Brook
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 2002

Associations

  • New York City Bar Association
  • N/A
  • LeGal
  • N/A

Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • Super Lawyer
  • SuperLawyers
  • 2020
  • Rising Star
  • SuperLawyers
  • 2018
  • Rising Star
  • SuperLawyers
  • 2017
  • Clients' Choice Award
  • AVVO
  • 2016
  • Rising Star
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2016
  • Rising Star
  • SuperLawyers
  • 2015
  • Rising Star
  • SuperLawyers
  • 2014
  • Rising Star
  • SuperLawyers
  • 2013
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Attorney endorsements

Received (8)
Given (5)
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Divorce and separation Attorney | Aug 03
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Lance and I worked together several years. During that time, I witnessed the dedication and commitment Lance had for each and every one of his clients. Today, I know that same commitment and dedication translates into a vigorous and zealous representation of his clients. Lance always strives to achieve the most favorable outcome for his clients and has successfully integrated his philosophy of the practice of law into his own practice; that practice is centered around the needs of his clients and the families whose lives he impacts in his representation. In the early years of my practice, I learned many skills from Lance that have carried with me throughout my years of practice and of which have made me a better lawyer today."
Divorce and separation Attorney | Aug 01
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I endorse this lawyer. Lance is a talented, skilled attorney. I worked with him on a civil litigation matter. Lance is a dedicated, professional, and knowledgeable attorney who does excellent work for his clients. He also has empathy for what clients experience when dealing with divorce and family law issues. I am glad to endorse him as an attorney for any client who requires his legal services."
Divorce and separation Attorney | Jul 15
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"I endorse this lawyer. Hard worker, intelligent and respectful of co counsel and the court."
Divorce and separation Attorney | Apr 15
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"Mr. Simon advocates zealously on behalf of his clients and is creative and intelligent in finding solutions to the most difficult problems. I wholeheartedly endorse Mr. Simon."
Family Attorney | Apr 15
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"Lance is an extremely hardworking and caring attorney. He advocates for his clients with passion! His experience and knowledge of the laws make him an excellent choice to be your legal representative. I would highly recommend Lance to anyone looking for a matrimonial law attorney!"
Unknown Attorney | Apr 14
Relationship: Other
"I endorse this lawyer. He is a skilled and effective negotiator and litigator."
Divorce and separation Attorney | Apr 07
Relationship: Other
"I endorse this lawyer."
Marriage and prenuptials Attorney | Apr 02
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
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Riverhead Divorce and separation Lawyer Lance Darryl Simon
Lance Darryl Simon
Divorce and separation Attorney
Riverhead, NY
Licensed for 14 years
Free Consultation
Virtual consultation available