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Civil rights, employment trial lawyer dedicated to rights of people not corporations or government
|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|
|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|
|Fostering Imagination||Honorary Board Member||2006 - 2009|
|Westside Legal Services||President||1990 - 1994|
|Benham v. Walgreens||$2.1 Million Verdict|
|See all legal cases|
|Advocate||Discovery in Employment Civil Rights Cases: Finding Where the Bodies are Buried||2007|
|University of California at Los Angeles School of Law||Law||JD - Juris Doctor||1985|
|Johns Hopkins University||Political Science||BA - Bachelor of Arts||1981|
|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|
Posted by R.T.
Jim represented me and a colleague as lead plaintiffs in a class action overtime lawsuit against my company. While I believed my case was open and shut, Jim had to deal with a very well paid defense team that represented a rather dishonest company. He negotiated our initial settlement and mediation only to have to return to mediation because the defense attorneys had rewritten the final papers to include un-negotiated settlements. When they refused to change the language, he had to return to mediation to compel them. This is what sticks out most to me. He READ our settlement papers when in theory someone who didnt care or was too busy might not. Had our settlement papers not been fixed, it would have cost us all of our rights.
Because of Jims work, my company pays overtime now. It has made a huge difference in the lives of our colleagues.
My lawsuit was very complicated (in my mind) and Jim and his team were extremely professional and responsive to my questions. They always took me seriously, even when my questions were irrelevant. Jim was always up front with me and yet would take the time to calm me down when I felt agitated and frightened. Confidence and Professionalism means everything to me in this type of arena.
Posted by Penny
I came to this law firm in 1991 and was very impressed with their knowledge, tenancity and compassion for their clients. I have never encountered humans more willing to fight for what is right than this firm and this lawyer. I highly recommend Jim DeSimone and his firm for any of your employment issues.
Erin Pulaski, Employment and labor Attorney
Relationship: Worked for lawyer
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.