John Simon

The Simon Law Firm, P.C.
800 Market St
te 1700
St. Louis, MO 63101
314-241-2929
www.simonlawpc.com


For 30 years, John Simon has devoted himself to fighting for the victims of negligence in St. Louis and across the nation. Because of his unparalleled skill and belief in the power of the law, John has secured over 150 verdicts and settlements in excess of $1 million or more for his clients.

John’s practice is among the most accomplished in the nation:
He has secured over 150 verdicts and settlements in excess of $1 million each.
He has obtained more than 15 verdicts/settlements over $10 million.
He has secured more than 25 verdicts/settlements over $5 million.
Fighting for Plaintiffs Across the United States

John’s conviction and passion for the law form the cornerstone of our practice. His belief in the power of hard work, persistence, and dedication allows him and his fellow attorneys to achieve incredible results. Above all, he knows that a group of committed individuals working together can accomplish great things—that’s the heart of his firm.

John’s practice is driven by improving the lives of his clients and making the products they use safer. For example, when a natural gas explosion killed Louis Brown, his family came to John. John’s investigation showed Laclede Gas knew 80,000 copper gas lines were lying under St. Louis neighborhoods at risk for corrosion. John not only secured $8 million for Louis Brown’s family, but the case forced Laclede Gas to replace all 80,000 faulty lines.

In another pivotal case, John fought for Captain Mike LeBrun, a firefighter who passed out in a burning building due to a faulty oxygen alarm system in his breathing tank. Though he lived, the oxygen deprivation tragically damaged Captain LeBrun’s brain. John ensured that Mike received the millions of dollars he would need to get the medical care he required—while forcing the makers of the respirator, Mine Safety Appliances, to issue a nationwide warning about the failed air tank alarm.

John has secured more than 15 verdicts/settlements over $10 million, and more than 25 verdicts/settlements over $5 million. Here are some of his most notable cases:
- $105 Million – Products Liability Case Against Bridgestone/Firestone
- $42 Million – Personal Injury Case Against Gateway Hotel Holdings
- $32 Million – Class Action Claim
- $25 Million – Class Action
- $20.8 Million – Vioxx
- $18 Million – Class Action
- $17.6 Million – Medical Malpractice
- $15 Million – Product Liability
- $13.5 Million – Auto Accident Case Against Paving Company
- $12 Million – Auto Accident
- $12 Million – Patent
- $11 Million – Personal Injury
- $10.8 Million – Medical Malpractice Case Against Medical Clinic
- $10.25 Million – Personal Injury
- $10 Million – Auto Accident
- $10 Million – Defective Product Case Against Manufacturer
- $10 Million – Personal Injury
- $9.5 Million – Product Liability
- $8 Million – Personal Injury
- $7.9 Million – Fen Phen
- $7.35 Million – Medical Malpractice
- $6.51 Million – Product Liability
- $6.22 Million – RR Crossing
- $6.03 Million – Auto Accident
- $6 Million – Personal Injury
- $6 Million – Product Liability
- $6 Million – Premises Liability
- $5.81 Million – Product Liability
- $5.8 Million – Class Action
- $5.75 Million – Medical Malpractice
- $5.1 Million – Auto Accident
- $5 Million – Patent Litigation
- $5 Million – Product Liability
- $5 Million – Auto Accident
- $5 Million – Product Liability
- $5 Million – Medical Malpractice
- $5 Million – Medical Malpractice

John’s honors and awards reveal what John’s clients already know—he stands among the best litigators in the United States. These awards include Lawyer of the Year for both Product Liability and Personal Injury, and he was listed in the Missouri & Kansas Super Lawyers® Top 10 in 2009, and 2013-2017. Additionally, his induction into The Inner Circle of Advocates – which consists of the 100 top plaintiff attorneys in the United States.
- Best Lawyers in America® 2005-present
- The Inner Circle of Advocates (100 Top Plaintiff Attorneys in the U.S.) 2014-present
- Litigation Counsel of America, Fellow, 2014-present
- AV® rated by Martindale-Hubbell® 1996-present
- Best Lawyers “Lawyer of the Year” for Medical Malpractice Law – Plaintiffs in St. Louis 2020
- Missouri & Kansas Super Lawyers® Top 10 Attorneys 2009, and 2013-2019
- Missouri & Kansas Super Lawyers® Top 50 for St. Louis, 2006-2019
- Best Lawyers “Lawyer of the Year” for Personal Injury Litigation – Plaintiffs in St. Louis 2018
- Best Lawyers in America® St. Louis Product Liability Lawyer of the Year 2015, 2018
- St. Louis Magazine Lawyer of the Year 2016
- SLU Law Order of Fleur de Lis Hall of Fame 2016
- Legal Services of Eastern Missouri’s Robert Walston Chubb Award 2016
- Corporate LiveWire Product Liability Lawyer of the Year for Missouri 2016
- Best Lawyers in America® St. Louis Mass Tort Litigation / Class Actions – Plaintiffs Lawyer of the Year 2016
- Bar Association of Metropolitan St. Louis Distinguished Lawyer Award 2015
- Legal Services of Eastern Missouri Defenders of Justice Award 2015
- ACQ5 Law Award Missouri Product Liability Lawyer of the Year 2014
- American Society of Legal Advocates Top 100 Litigation Lawyers in Missouri 2013
- Legal Services of Eastern Missouri Equal Justice Award 2013
- Bar Association of Metropolitan St. Louis President’s Distinguished Service Award 2013
- Missouri Lawyers Weekly Influential Appellate Award 2011
- Best Lawyers in America® St. Louis Personal Injury Lawyer of the Year 2011
- St. Louis Bar Foundation Golden Anniversary Fellow 2010
- St. Louis Bar Foundation Spirit of Justice Award – Inaugural Year 2009
- Legal Services of Eastern Missouri Special Services Award 2007
- The American Trial Lawyers Association Top 100
- Bar Association of Metropolitan St. Louis President’s Outstanding Service Award
- Riverfront Times Best Lawyer in St. Louis
- Best Lawyers in America® Personal Injury for 11 years
-Included in Missouri & Kansas Super Lawyers® list since 2005

Bar Admissions
- State of Missouri
- State of Illinois
- State of Arkansas
- State of Minnesota
- U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Missouri
- U.S. District Court, Western District of Missouri
- U.S. District Court, Northern District of Illinois
- U.S. District Court, Central District of Illinois
- U.S. District Court, Southern District of Illinois
- U.S. District Court, Eastern Districts of Arkansas
- U.S. District Court, Western Districts of Arkansas
- U.S. Court of Appeals, First Circuit
- U.S. Court of Appeals, Eighth Circuit