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Lance Darryl Simon

Divorce and separation Attorney at Riverhead, NY

4.9   77 reviews
Free consultation Virtual consultation available
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  • Licensed for 15 years
    State NY
    Acquired 2008
    Status
    Currently Registered No misconduct found

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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 2023,2021,2020,2018,2017,2016,2015
Client's Choice
2023 2021 2020 + 4 ...

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Location

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
  77 customer reviews
Client's Choice 2023
Client's Choice
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Posted by Dave | December 19, 2023
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| Hired Attorney
I’m writing this review prior to my trial ending for a reason
I was not referred to Lance. I live 90 minutes away from his office and needed an attorney on Long Island. I chose Lance based on a few positive reviews and a frantic need for representation. A complex divorce has had me working with him for almost two years. Amid a hectic schedule that all good divorce attorneys navigate , moments when the emotions of it all make you feel snubbed by the world, and even your attorney, Lance has helped me to create a case against my ex-wife that will likely result in the win I’ve longed for. If it doesn’t, it will have been of no fault to Lance. Together we crafted a motion that dissected my ex-wife’s false claims and lies. Over a year later, 8 adjournments and a continued emotional roller coaster I was able to see Lance on trial. His performance was no less than brilliant in every way possible. While my case is ongoing, his strategy made a fool of opposing counsel, and his intellect, instinct and confidence in front of the judge completely demolished the false narrative that was presented to the court by my ex. As a loving father this moment to fight back felt like life or death for me. While I feel like I’ve already won bases on egregious actions of my ex, and the truth, I’m realistic a court may not see what I saw. But what I saw was a true professional who accomplished more than I could ever ask for in a trial. I don’t expect to lose, but if I do, it will not be because of Lance Simon. He is not an attorney who focuses on divorce and collects a paycheck by squeezing every penny out of his clients, he is a skilled professional focused on winning As a client, it is hard to differentiate emotions from necessary strategy. It takes a pro who knows how to position your case in front of a judge to succeed. I trusted him and he surpassed my expectations. The best way to work with Lance is to ask what he needs from you, and how that information needs to be disseminated to him. Your efforts will make the difference. Throughout this wild ride, Lance will be fast to return text and emails, and slow at time. This is common for every attorney brave enough to take on the insanity of divorce. Your time will come when you feel completed loved by Lance. Be patient. Your opinions will be heard. You’ll like be put in your place a few times, but tensions are high in battle. True Leaders keep the novices in line. You’ll need thick skin everywhere you turn while in a divorce battle. Beyond legal, and after significant time spent with Lance, at his office and even at his home, I also leaned he is a very good father and loving husband. His humanity has mattered to me. It should to you. Regardless of my final outcome, I’m happy to refer Lance as exceptional attorney. After the bills add up, and stress you out, you’ll be getting more value then you know. Great job Lance.
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Posted by Bill | December 19, 2023
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Highly Recommend
Lance and his team were extremely helpful in every way. My divorce proceedings were relatively easy because of him.
Posted by Phil | November 16, 2023
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Helped me survive and navigate a difficult divorce with great results
Lance is an extremely thorough and diligent attorney. He helped me get through a difficult divorce process with patience, professionalism, diligence, respect and understanding throughout the process. His guidance and ability help me negotiate a fair settlement in a timely manner was invaluable. Highly recommend for both contested and uncontested situations.
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Posted by Dean | November 10, 2023
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Ridiculous Spouse & Legal Teams but Mr. Simon ruled!
My X went through 3 legal teams during this loooong process. Her teams were no match for Lance and his team at Simon Law Group. They wrangled a good settlement for me that just left the other side looking like deers in the headlights. Aside from expertise at his trade, he's a great guy. You will be very happy!
Posted by Robert | October 8, 2023
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Top-notch attorney and firm
Lance and his team did a fantastic job with my divorce case. During our consultations, he was patient and thoroughly explained all the nuances of an often difficult divorce process. I was always made to feel that he had my best interest in mind. I highly recommend Lance and his practice.
Posted by Ceia | August 18, 2023
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Excellent
Lance helped me in a child support case, and I can not thank him enough, he was absolutely amazing, he listed to the issues, and helped me step by step. He his honest, caring, and went above and beyond to help me beat this case. I was treated like a person, and never once did it feel like it was about money, it was the exact opposite. I felt at ease with him handling the case. I highly recommend him and would use him again.
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Posted by Kevin Fox | July 19, 2023
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Father in custody battle
I cannot say how grateful I am to have had representation from Lance Simon. I was dealing with a high conflict and counter-custody case with the mother of my child, and also finding it difficult to co-parent. Lance was able to educate me on my rights as a parent and the court system. Having his expertise and team during this very challenging time was essential to my case and my mental well being. His guidance and willingness to be responsive to my questions and concerns made the process that much more bearable. It gave me the opportunity to focus on my responsibilities as a parent to my kids, employee at work, and spouse to my partner. I truly appreciate the representation and the favorable outcome, and I would recommend his services to anyone is need.
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Posted by Mario | July 11, 2023
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Best lawyer
Lance helped me defeat a false allegation against me. He was very accommodating and reassured me many times during the period. I would definitely recommend him to others. I cannot thank him enough.
Posted by Kurt | May 4, 2023
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The BEST Law Firm
The best, I have retained his services on multiple occasions, always a consummate professional, has your best interests at mind, look no where else, this is the law firm for you.
Posted by Stephanie | April 29, 2023
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Single Mom never married
My case was very complicated. We were never married, "Thank God!" It was a she said he said case. Lance took it on and helped me articulate the tangled mess that was going on. I was fighting for sole custody and sole decision making against a non working, gaslighting, narcissistic drunk. I have not been living with my ex-partner, raising my son for seven years+ with no child support. When I first started working with Lance I was so beaten down by by my ex, I was frightened and way too forgiving. Lance throughout the 3 yrs of trial gave me so much confidence, showed me the law and my rights. He "held" my hand all the way. He counseled me emotionally and legally. He returned my texts right away no matter what time of day or night. The situations I would text him about may have seemed obvious to answer but he never made me feel stupid he just empowered me and gave me excellent advise. I am so grateful for him being there for me and my son since I didn't have anyone else in my life to hold me up at the time. When it was time to take the stand in trial he helped me organize my thoughts, speak clearly and how to handle myself. This was probably one of the most nerve racking things I have ever done besides having a dbl mastectomy, 5yrs. cancer free :) Trial is over, waiting for the judges paperwork. I am secure in my statement in saying that Lance is a brilliant lawyer ! He cares for his clients and is there for you during this extremely emotionally exhausting time. I am so lucky to have had him take my case. He is there for you even after it is all over. He is a genuine loving human being, plus a tiger in court!
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Posted by Lisa Lodato | March 23, 2023
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Highly recommend Attorney
You can trust Lance and his team. After interviewing several attorneys I decided to go with Lance. I am glad I did. He takes the time out to explain the process from start to finish during a very difficult and stressful time. He works with you every step of the way. I have already recommended him to my friends who are equally satisfied.
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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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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
  • Member
  • N/A
  • LeGal
  • Member
  • N/A

Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • Top-Rated Lawyer 2023
  • Avvo
  • 2023
  • 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 15 years
Free Consultation
Virtual consultation available