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Dana Simon

Dean Omar Branham Shirley, LLP - Dallas
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Dana Simon
Dean Omar Branham Shirley, LLP - Dallas

I’ve been practicing law for over 20 years, and for me, it’s all about the clients and seeking justice for them. Our clients come to us during the most difficult times in their lives and put their trust in us. It is truly an honor and privilege to represent these individuals, which is why I am so passionate about what I do.

Born and raised in New Orleans, LA, I moved to Dallas in 1993 to attend Southern Methodist University. Initially wanting to pursue a degree in studio art, I eventually changed majors and obtained a B.A. in Public Affairs & Corporate Communications. My interest in corporate communications grew, and by my junior year, I decided that I wanted to attend law school to pursue a career in crisis communications. In 1998, I started law school at Southern Methodist University. After sitting through my first Torts class, I immediately knew I wanted to be a Plaintiffs’ attorney. Since then, I developed a passion for representing people in their times of need, which grew into a career I pursued with passion and determination.

Throughout my career, I have handled cases all over the country, including asbestos, wrongful death, catastrophic injury, and product liability cases. I am an invited member of the National Trial Lawyers Association Top 100. When not practicing law, I enjoy spending time with my daughter and our dogs and giving back to the community. I’m a member of the National Charity League, Heart of Dallas Chapter, serve on The Hockaday School Parents’ Association Board, teach Sunday School, and volunteer at Operation Kindness.


  • State Bar of Texas, 2001
  • State Bar of Oklahoma, 2020
  • USDC, Northern District of Texas, 2002
  • USDC, Southern District of Texas, 2002
  • USDC, Eastern District of Texas, 2002
  • United States Court of Federal Claims, 2002
  • State Bar of Connecticut, 2024

Honors & Professional Affiliations

  • National Trial Lawyers, Top 100 Trial Lawyers Award (2013 – Present)
  • National Academy of Jurisprudence Premier 100 Attorney (2016)
  • Texas Trial Lawyers Association, Member (2001 – Present)
  • Pounds Civil Justice Institute, Member Fellow (2014 – 2020)
  • Dallas Trial Lawyers Association, Member (2001 – Present)
  • American Association for Justice, Member (2001 – Present)
  • Dallas Bar Association, Member (2001 – Present)
  • National Trial Lawyers Association (2013 – Present)
  • Dallas Association of Young Lawyers Leadership Class, Member (2003-2004)

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