Thomas J. Simeone is one of the 500 leading Plaintiff lawyers in the United States named by Lawdragon Magazine and is a member of the Million Dollar Advocates Forum, an organization whose membership is limited to attorneys who have recovered $1,000,000.00 or more in a single case. The Harvard Law Review described a recent settlement that Mr. Simeone obtained as 'historic.' (Vol. 118, No. 5) and the federal judge in the case described the settlement as 'groundbreaking.'
Mr. Simeone appeared in the Washington Post in regard to the settlement of a federal class action suit brought on behalf of disabled persons against two national movie chains. He also appeared on WJLA Channel 7 and on Univision in regard to a wrongful death case he filed on behalf of two unarmed men who were shot by an off duty police officer. He has also appeared in The New York Times, The Philadelphia Inquirer, ESPN.com, and TheSportingNews.com. In 1999, Mr. Simeone appeared on WUSA Channel 9 as its 'Newsmaker of the Day' for a class action he filed against PEPCO resulting from massive power outages. He has been interviewed by radio stations WMAL in Washington and WHPC-FM in New York and on cable television station CTV-15 in Washington. Mr. Simeone was a featured speaker in a panel discussion on civil rights at the 20th International Convention held by Self-Help for Hard of Hearing People, an international advocacy group.
Mr. Simeone is an Adjunct Law Professor at The George Washington University School of Law, where he has taught legal writing and advocacy since 1995. He is also a licensed Certified Public Accountant and a member of the American Association of Attorney-Certified Public Accountants.
Mr. Simeone has served as lead trial counsel in several cases resulting in large jury verdicts or settlements, in both state and federal court, including class actions, automobile accidents, slip and falls, medical malpractice, product liability, employment law and civil rights.
He is admitted to practice before the state and federal courts of the District of Columbia, Maryland, and Virginia, as well as the United States Supreme Court. He is a member of the District of Columbia and Virginia Trial Lawyers Associations.
Mr. Simeone is a 1991 graduate of Columbia University School of Law, where he was named as a Harlan Fiske Stone Scholar in each of his three years. While at Columbia, he published an article on New York child custody law in The Columbia Journal of Law and Social Problems and served as an editor of that journal. Mr. Simeone received his undergraduate degree from Syracuse University, where he was named to the Dean's List for 6 semesters, served on the School of Management's Dean's Advisory Board, and was a recipient of the New York State Society of C.P.A.'s Career Placement Award.
After graduating from Syracuse, Mr. Simeone worked in the audit and tax departments for Price Waterhouse, where his clients included USA Today, The National Gallery of Art, and The World Bank.
Before starting Simeone & Miller, Mr. Simeone was a partner at Cohen & Cohen, P.C., and an associate attorney with Shaw, Pittman, Potts & Trowbridge, in Washington, D.C. As a partner at Cohen & Cohen, Mr. Simeone oversaw the firm's litigation practice and was lead attorney in a caseload of sophisticated personal injury matters, including serious automobile accidents, product liability, tobacco litigation, class actions, premises liability, medical malpractice and civil rights. At Shaw Pittman, Mr. Simeone worked in the firm's litigation department on cases involving securities law, commercial litigation, criminal law, and energy law. While at Shaw Pittman, Mr. Simeone also wrote an article for the Outlook section of the Washington Post lampooning Washington lawyer softball.