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Shamoon Aziz Budhwani

Family Attorney at Orange, CA

4.9   70 reviews

also known as Simon Aziz Budhwani, Simon Budhwani


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About Shamoon

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Simon Budhwani is the managing partner at Core Law Group, LLP, a six attorney family law firm practicing in the areas of divorce, domestic violence, custody, support, paternity, property division and nuptial agreements.  Mr. Budhwani is well recognized in the legal community and has been awarded numerous accolades, including, being awarded the 2016 , 2017 and 2018 Super Lawyer Rising Star Awards, the 2015 NAFLA Top Ten Under 40 Award, the 2014 Orange County Metro Magazine Top Lawyer Award, and has been seen on Nancy Grace for his role in the Real Housewives of Orange County custody battle.

 

Mr. Budhwani does not shy away from a challenge.  He prides himself in taking and winning difficult cases in the family law.  He lives by two mottos when practicing law: 1) he (Simon) who knows his case file best usually wins, and 2) one must obtain leverage over their opponent.

 

These two philosophies have been the foundation of Mr. Budhwani success.  A client can be assured that when working on his or her case Mr. Budhwani will know the file and facts of the case better than not only the other attorney, but often the client themselves.   Doing so not only gives Mr. Budhwani an advantage over opposing attorneys in family cases, it also builds immediate rapport with the Judge hearing the case.  When the court asks a question Mr. Budhwani usually has the answer while the other attorney is stumbling through his or her file. 

 

Leverage is also a fundamental principle in Mr. Budhwani’s legal practice.  He believes the outcome of all cases, whether big or small, depends on which side obtains and maintains leverage throughout the case. Mr. Budhwani believes that it is his responsibility to sway the power of leverage to his clients benefit.  Surprisingly, there is no secret to obtaining and maintaining leverage:  One must put in the work and make the other side work.  File the necessary legal motions to win the case. The key is to out smart and out work the other side until the case is won or the client obtains a favorable settlement.

 

These are simple but overlooked philosophies forgotten by opposing attorneys.  Mr. Budhwani does not shy away from taking advantage of such shortcomings on the other side. It is the recipe for winning and in litigation Mr. Budhwani’s clients hire him to do just that, win.

 

Mr. Budhwani is a recognized scholar earning Dean’s List & Amjur recognition.  He was an editor of the Journal of Juvenile law and is a published author. He has served on the national level as a Sub-Committee Chair for the American Bar Association and locally with the Orange County Bar Association.

 

In his personal life Mr. Budhwani was once an amateur boxer fighting in the super fly weight division.  He has a passion for cooking, so long as it comes out of a box and has written instructions.  He is deathly afraid of snakes and See's Candies Stores (they remind him of hospitals).

 

Licensed for 12 years
State CA
Status Active
Acquired 2010
Updated 12/01/2022

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

Contact Shamoon

Core Law Group, LLP
1 City Boulevard West
Suite 1450
Orange, CA, 92870

Reviews

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Posted by Ash | May 2, 2022
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Family lawyer
I find lawyers quite intimidating and mostly wanting to rush through a potential clients' initial consultation. But Simon was very approachable, friendly and professional. He patiently and effectively guided our conversation to establish and organize the events and facts of my case along with the next steps. If you need legal consultation for a family law case, definitely reach out to Simon.
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Posted by shannon | July 9, 2021
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Extremely knowledgeable and professional.
Simon helped propose a well planned out strategy for my custody case and was open and honest regarding what to expect. He and his team are personable and legitimately care about your case.
Posted by anonymous | June 1, 2021
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Fantastic
He's fantastic. Gives you the time you deserve and makes sure he has it all together. No detail gets by him. Definitely recommend.
Posted by Nisha | June 23, 2020
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Highly Recommended!
I took pre-consultation from Mr. Simon. I found him searching online on Avvo. Initially, I was very scared to ask him the questions but he listened to me very patiently and answered all my questions and explained all the options available to me. He seems knowledgeable, competent and a promising lawyer. Due to the location issue, I could not hire him but he helped me big time giving his true advice and also, he told me that I can take his advice in future too. Thank you Simon!
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Posted by anonymous | May 19, 2020
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Divorce attorney
I found Core Law on a Yelp search. I read the reviews and felt good about reaching their office. I was immediately contacted and given an appointment for an initial consultation. I spoke to Simon for over an hour. He was a wealth of knowledge. He was really listening to my concerns and suggesting strategies which best suited my case. I felt extremely at ease at the end of the consultation. If you are searching for an outstanding firm, look no further. I'm confident in my choice and look forward to retaining Simon and his team of experts.
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Posted by anonymous | April 15, 2020
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Superb Professional - HIGHLY Recommend
VERY IMPRESSED with Simon and his team. Simon is sincerely here to serve you and has your best interests at heart. I'm actually very intimidated with speaking to a lawyer, but i was very impressed at how comfortable and pleasant his demeanor was throughout the consultation. If you're in need of a lawyer, WORK WITH SIMON and Kathleen at Core Law Group, LLP
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Posted by anonymous | April 15, 2020
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Truly caring lawyer
I was desperately looking to find a reputable firm giving me legal advice on a time sensitive family issue. After spending hours searching online, I am so fortunate to contact Simon’s office. The office gave me same-day free consultation appointment. He spent more than one and half hour answering my questions and explaining everything to me. He shared his invaluable insights as a free consultation not only over the phone but through several detailed emails days after my initial phone consultation to give me legal advices and help me BIG TIME protecting myself and kids in future. Thank you Simon!
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Posted by anonymous | December 8, 2019
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
highly recommended
star only I needed a pre-consultation trying to prepare for a possible future child custody case. Shamoon was wonderful, he took his time to hear and learn about my situation and he gave me helpful advice and answered questions I was able to formulate at this time. I would definitely hire him if I will be needing further legal help. He seems very knowledgeable, competent and carrying.
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Posted by anonymous | September 19, 2019
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Custody case
Mr. Budhwani was very straight forward on everything that I asked him and on explaining what can be done in my child custody case.
Posted by Patrick | May 8, 2019
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
I Definitely recommend Simon Budhwani
I've recently contact Simon regarding a problem with my ex-wife about the residence that we still sharing it after divorce. unfortunately Simon couldn't take my case because the divorce was finalized, and he could finish the conversation within five minutes, but he didn't. I have to say despite that he couldn't get my case, he showed interest in helping me. I was really impressed by all questions and details he was asking me about, before he advised me what I should do, 25 minutes of his time, I was more than satisfied, I appreciated his business and I Definitely recommend Simon Budhwani
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Posted by Rebecca | January 29, 2019
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Wonderful Attorney
I can’t say enough about how wonderful Core Law group is from each and every person on the team. I was blessed to have Simon Budwhani and Marissa Oxman as my legal counsel. They are a fantastic team and did wonders for my case. My divorce took nearly 5 years from start to finish. In the infancy stages of my case, I had a couple of different attorneys represent me prior to Simon and Marissa. I found Simon through a friend who had wonderful things to say about his work ethic and experience. Simon far exceeded that expectation in which Inhad hoped to receive. Simon decoded to team up worn Marissa on my case however, Marissa spent the majority of the time working the day to day of my case. She was forced to deal with a very challenging opposing counsel that my ex-husband had retained. Despite the challenging attorney and a difficult case in general, Simon and Marissa got me sole legal custody, an out of state move away and they settled my case when tensions were high and emotions were higher. Their team effort were proven in court and I can say they were leaps and bounds better then opposing counsel. They always acted in an extremely professional manner and it came by them naturally. The trial prep performed by the Core Law team was phenomenal! More importantly, they were detailed and thorough not just during trial but for the entire 3 years I’ve retained them as my counsel. I witnessed many attorneys through the life of my case and it amazes me how many show up unprepared or lacking experience. Don’t waste your time or money going anywhere else. You’re money will be well spent on a class act team of legal counsel at Core Law, I can promise you that!
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Posted by anonymous | November 21, 2018
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
He is the most caring attorney out there!!!
I am so grateful for him. I am glad I contacted him for a consultation. My 15 year old daughter was in trouble for statutory rape with a 14 year old boy. I and my daughter spent numerous sleepless nights. I have no money to hire an attorney, but he didn't brush me off. He consistently kept in touch with me despite his busy schedule and shared his insights as a free consultation. You won't find a lawyer like him out there. I will definitely recommend him!!!
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Posted by Salena | November 20, 2018
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Truly God Sent!!!!!
I was in desperate need of a family law attorney who would take the time to give me genuine legal advice for my delicate situation and that's exactly what Mr. Budhwani did. Not only did he help me but he went to the extreme of gathering more information than what he had to in order to give me a precise and accurate legal opinion. If he wasn't available when I called he never delayed in returning my call. The passion and enthusiasm that came with his legal advice definitely deserves 10 stars!!!!
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Posted by Urbain | October 15, 2018
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Mr
He is a really professional and ethical lawyer, respectful, listening and caring about feelings and complexity of situations. He will be fast giving you replies, cristal clear and understandable. He was very helpful in guiding me with efficient advices to make the proper and good choice before starting my procedure, since I was hesitating between different procedures, either in USA or abroad. I will definitely recommend him to anyone who seeks expertise and human behavior.
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Posted by anonymous | April 17, 2018
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Simon protected my kids. Thank you.
Simon and his team worked on my DV case. When I showed up to court my ex was trying to get a restraining order and keep my kids away for obvious reasons ($$$$). I was smart enough to tell the judge that i needed a week to get an attorney. As i walked out of the court house I went on google and this Avvo webiste popped up with Simon's picture on top. I called him and 4 or 5 other guys. His assistant attorney, can’t remember her name but she was nice, spent 30 minutes on the phone with me getting my info and the facts of my case. She told me Simon was in court but he would call me the next morning. At 9 am the next day he was on the phone and invited me to meet in person. That meeting was an hour and half where we discussed every detail about the domestic incident and my history with my children’s mother. Let me tell you I hired the right guy. Watching him in court was like watching TV. Just wish it wasn’t about me. Btw, the other lawyer (older bald guy with Pink...in his last name) was not in the same league.
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Posted by Phillip | April 8, 2018
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Fantastic Attorney for child custody
Mr. Budhwani did a great job on my case. He handled things extremely efficiently and professionally. This was a custody case in OC. I hired him to get more time with my son. My ex was not meeting me see the baby. The results were not perfect but definitely something I am happy with. He said they wouldnt be perfect from the very beginning but with time my custody time would improve. He said it would take a year or more to go from zero to 50/50 custody. I didn’t like hearing this but am glad he kept things real. Will update as the year goes by. I would recommend him to any and all who might need a lawyer in the future.
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Posted by Luis | April 2, 2018
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Good Attorney. Honest.
I have no hesitation in recommending Simon as a divorce attorney. He is honest, hard working and knows what he is doing. He was the first of a planned five family attorneys i was scheduled to meet. After meeting him I knew he was my guy. Hired him the next day and never looked back. Has a really good team. Trust these guys
Posted by Virgil | March 28, 2018
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Excellent legal strategy. Kept me calm.
When I initially called him I was very worried. He calmed me down and laid out the situation I was in very clearly. He stayed on top of the case throughout the many months it took to get it dismissed. I was told from the beginning that if I did all I was told i would be in good shape. Was also told my case would take up to two years to get to full 50/50 Custody but it will happen. I did what was recommended and a year and a half later the stress is behind me. The past s behind me. My kid is with me. So glad I hired Core. I’m thankful for their hard work and also being patient and understanding with me.
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Posted by Erik | March 26, 2018
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Simon and team got me out of a jam.
I started to call around for domestic violence attorneys after being released from jail after bail.. I was extremely worried and had no idea what to do. I knew I had to hire an attorney but could not find one that made me feel comfortable. Almost everyone had me speak with a paralegal and wanted an exorbinant amount of money even before the lawyer would talk to me. I came across Simon's profile and called the mobile number that was listed. He answered personally but told me he was in court and could not speak. He texted me his office number and had me schedule a call with him for later that day. We spoke that afternoon and then set up a in person meeting. Simon insisted that its important to meet a lawyer face to face. Totally different from the other high profile guys. When I met with him I knew he was the lawyer for me. We spent hours working through every facet of my case free of charge. He gave me a general idea of what his strategy would be but also told me it may change as the case developed. Still no charge. He then layed out the fee structure, which I found to be reasonable compared to what I had previously been quoted. The communication and follow up was good. There were only a few times I could not get a hold of him. Overall he was able to get a peaceful contact order and guided me through the family court as well. The divorce part of the case is still ongoing. Criminal is over with her being proven to be a liar. Thank god.
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Posted by Gokal | November 13, 2017
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
5 Stars because he didn’t let me hire him.
Nice guy. I reached out to him through a referral about appear a ruling inOrange County. I had read these sterling reviews and was ready to hire him. But he did not let me. He was honest that neither he nor his firm works on appeal cases and I needed someone who does just that. Took my info and thought that was it. Never expected to hear from him. The next dayi was cc’d in email introductions to two attorneys who did work on divorce related appeals. Kudos to this man. And i thought all lawyers were jerks. Found one that isn’t. Gulp.
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Cost

Rates
  • Retainer Sometimes
Payment methods
Cash, Check, Credit Card

Resume

AVVO RATING 10.0 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Attorney
  • Core Law Group, LLP
  • 2011 - Present
  • Attorney
  • Rager & Noiroux, LLP
  • 2010 - 2011
  • Paralegal
  • Cotkin & Collins
  • 2007 - 2010
  • Paralegal
  • Jackson & Wallace, LLP/Jackson Jenkins Renstrom, LLP
  • 2001 - 2007
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Education

  • University of La Verne College of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 2008
  • California State University, Hayward
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 2002

Legal Cases

  • Dismissal Driving with suspended license related to DUI
  • Case Dismissed
  • DUI Dismissal at DMV Hearing
  • Case Dismissed
  • Recovered $100,000.00 for a vehicle
  • Settled the case within a matter of weeks and obtained a $100,000.00 recovery on behalf of client.
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Associations

  • American Bar Association, General Practice, Solo and Small Firm Division
  • Chair
  • 2012 - Present
  • Orange County Bar Association, Young Lawyers Division
  • Candidate, Chair Elect 2011
  • 2011 - Present
  • Orange County Bar Association, Young Lawyers Division
  • Member
  • 2010 - Present
  • American Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2010 - Present
  • Orange County Bar Association, Young Lawyers Division
  • Chair
  • 2012 - 2013
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Languages Spoken

  • Urdu
  • Hindi
  • English

Honors and Awards

  • Super Lawyer Rising Star
  • Super Lawyers Magazine
  • 2016
  • Top 10 Attorneys Under 40
  • National Academy Of Family Law Attorneys
  • 2015
  • Top Lawyer
  • OC Metro Magazine
  • 2014
  • Pro Bono Award
  • Legal Services Corporation
  • 2011
  • Amjur - Crimal Procedure
  • University of Laverne College of Law
  • 2007
  • Deans List
  • University of LaVerne College of Law
  • 2007
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Publications

  • OC Lawyer Magazine - July 2012 Issue
  • Young Lawyers Dividion Leader
  • 2012
  • Journal of Juvenile Law
  • Juvenile Court Takes Terroristic Threatening Seriously
  • 2007

Speaking Engagements

  • Annual Business Meeting
  • Using Social Interaction through Networking With Non Attorney Groups
  • 2012
  • Law KSM Meetup Forum
  • Benefits of corporate formation for small busineses
  • 2011

Attorney endorsements

Received (25)
Given (39)
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Criminal defense Attorney | Dec 07
Relationship: Co-worker
"Mr. Budhwani is a people's attorney, putting his clients interest and peace of mind ahead of all else. Mr. Budhwani has developed strong and professional relationships with DAs and Judges in Southern California, and has a strong success rate in defending criminal charges. I recommend Mr. Budhwani for anyone who has a bad taste in their mouth from their prior attorney, and need a fresh look at how today's attorneys practice law."
DUI and DWI Attorney | Aug 21
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer with no reservation. An extremely talented and well respected attorney in the legal community. Very hardworking and diligent. Consistently achieves superior results. Advice is always practical and on point. I recommend to anyone looking for an attorney who knows the law and truly cares about protecting the rights of clients and achieving the most favorable result possible.I endorse this lawyer.I endorse this lawyer."
Family Attorney | Apr 09
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Simon is a great family law and trial lawyer. I refer many of my clients to him when they need an attorney to aggressively advocate for their family."
Family Attorney | Mar 09
Relationship: Other
"I endorse this lawyer."
Unknown Attorney | Nov 02
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Business Attorney | Aug 11
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Social Security & Disability Attorney | Jun 18
Relationship: Other
"I endorse this lawyer."
Criminal defense Attorney | Jun 02
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse Shamoon. He is a highly skilled attorney that is well respected in the legal community."
Family Attorney | May 22
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Top-notch lawyer. Highly respected in the legal community"
Family Attorney | Feb 04
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"When my business clients need help with criminal or family law issues, Simon and his firm are my first referral. They are consistently impressed by his skill and personal attention."
DUI and DWI Attorney | Aug 15
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"It is a great pleasure sharing a profession with committed and caring individuals such as Mr. Budhwani. His dedication and knowledge serves each and everyone of his clients quite well!"
DUI and DWI Attorney | Aug 05
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Social Security & Disability Attorney | May 22
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Criminal defense Attorney | May 16
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"He is very knowledgeable and cares about his clients. I personally know him... and he gives clear, precise, and direct answers to AVVO askers. I endorse this lawyer."
Unknown Attorney | May 08
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Mr. Budhwani is a great lawyer. He is intelligent and knowledgeable. He works hard for his clients and does an exceptional job keeping them informed and making himself available. His clients should be comfortable knowing they are being taken care of."
DUI and DWI Attorney | May 06
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Criminal defense Attorney | May 01
Relationship: Other
"I endorse this lawyer."
Unknown Attorney | Dec 13
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Unknown Attorney | Mar 12
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Litigation Attorney | Feb 24
Relationship: Supervised lawyer
"I endorse this lawyer."
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