The Simon Law Firm, P.C.

The Simon Law Firm, P.C.

Fighting for Plaintiffs Across the U.S.

Firm Overview

Dedicated Personal Injury & Business Litigation Firm

At The Simon Law Firm, P.C. our mission is to provide the highest-quality legal services with integrity, professionalism, and respect for our clients and the greater community.

Since the firm's founding in 2000, we have obtained more than $1 billion in verdicts and settlements and have been named one of the "winningest firms" in the United States by The National Law Journal. Our firm consistently achieves some of the largest verdicts and settlements in the state of Missouri, and we are regularly covered in the press for cases ranging from personal injury to intellectual property to consumer fraud. Our attorneys have received numerous awards from local, state and national organizations for their trial and appellate work.

The Simon Law Firm, P.C. is consciously designed to be big enough for the most complex cases, yet small enough to provide personal, efficient and effective legal representation. Our firm's selection of talented attorneys and a courteous and professional staff, our financial strength and our consistent results have won us the privilege of receiving referrals from attorneys across the country.

The Simon Law Firm, P.C. is included in U.S. News - Best Lawyers Best Law Firms as top-ranked in Plaintiffs' Personal Injury Litigation, Plaintiffs' Product Liability Litigation, Patent Litigation and Intellectual Property Litigation.

The Simon Law Firm, P.C. is proud to be a vibrant participant in the St. Louis community. Annually, our firm sponsors seminars and contributes to many local causes.
Main Office
Main Office
800 Market Street, Suite 1700, Bank of America Plaza
St. Louis  MO  63101
Phone
  • (314) 241-2929
Websites

John G. Simon, Managing Partner

Fighting for Plaintiffs Across the U.S.

For 30 years, John Simon has devoted himself to fighting for the victims of negligence and wrongful death 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, and more than 25 verdicts/settlements over $5 million.

Benjamin R. Askew

Business Litigation & Intellectual Property Lawyer

Ben's clients have ranged from small businesses and individuals to Fortune 500 companies, and he has experience representing plaintiffs and defendants in state court, federal court, and arbitration. This diverse background assists him in understanding his adversary's strategies in each case.

Ben's wide array of business litigation experience includes antitrust, breach of contract, unfair business practices, fraud, tortious interference, and other business torts. His intellectual property practice includes patent, trademark, copyright, and trade secret litigation.

Ann-Marie Brockland

Anne is proud to represent victims of medical malpractice, birth trauma, personal injury, premises liability, defective products, and wrongful death. If you or a loved one are dealing with a personal injury matter, turn to Anne-Marie Brockland for reliable and proven legal guidance.

With a passion for protecting injury victims, Anne offers counsel to those who have been hurt due to the negligence of others.

Anne has also published numerous works and presented several seminars, demonstrating her legal skill, understanding, and expertise. Whether you were hurt due to a doctor's negligence or because of a defective product, you need an advocate like Anne on your side.

Kevin M. Carnie Jr.

Personal Injury & Business Litigation Attorney

Kevin helps people and businesses harmed by the wrongful actions of others. He has recovered more than $50 million for personal injury victims and businesses. His clients benefit from his attention to detail and experience in trial and appellate courts throughout the nation. In 2015, he was named an Up & Coming Lawyer by Missouri Lawyers Weekly. He was also honored as a Missouri & Kansas Super Lawyers Rising Star from 2014-2017.

Kevin began his career at one of the largest law firms in the St. Louis area. While there, he represented some of the largest companies in the nation, as both plaintiffs and defendants, in a wide range of litigation matters. This experience allows him to maintain a diverse practice.

Kevin's personal injury practice focuses on product liability. He handles product liability cases of all kinds, including accidents involving cranes, automobiles, construction equipment, heavy machinery, factory equipment, and medical devices. His practice also includes other personal injury cases, like medical malpractice, auto accidents, trucking accidents, and 1983 excessive force cases.

Kevin's business litigation experience includes antitrust claims, insurance coverage issues, securities fraud, real estate, consumer fraud, class action, banking litigation, patent infringement, and contract disputes.

During his time at school, Kevin served as an editor of the Saint Louis University Public Law Review and received several academic excellence awards. Kevin also graduated within the top 10 percent of his class, earning him induction into the Order of the Woolsack.

Timothy M. Cronin

Tim Cronin is a skilled and experienced personal injury and class action attorney serving clients nationwide from our St. Louis office. He has recovered millions of dollars for injury victims, received numerous legal accolades, and offers compassionate counsel to his clients.

He earned his undergraduate degree from the University of Illinois at Urbana/Champaign, majoring in economics. After graduating and while attending law school at night, Tim worked as a performance analyst at A.G. Edwards & Sons, Inc.

He graduated magna cum laude from Saint Louis University School of Law with a certificate in civil litigation, earning the Dean's Honor Scholarship and four awards for his academic excellence. Tim also earned the top grade in his class for Trial Advocacy, Moot Court, and Civil Practice. He gained experience working for the Saint Louis University Civil Advocacy Clinic and graduated in the top five percent of his class.

Since joining The Simon Law Firm, P.C., Tim has focused his practice on defective products, medical malpractice, and personal injury litigation involving catastrophic injuries or death. He has tried nearly a dozen cases, and prepared countless others that settled on the courthouse steps. Tim has obtained settlements or verdicts exceeding a million dollars for his clients on eighteen separate occasions, recovering in excess of four million dollars or more on nearly half of those cases. Tim was named a Rising Star by Missouri and Kansas Super Lawyers from 2014-2017.

Tony Friedman

Intellectual Property Litigation Attorney

Tony has represented numerous pharmaceutical companies, as well as Fortune 500 companies and individuals in areas such as patent litigation, trade secret litigation, and other disputes.

After graduating from Washington University School of Law, Tony gained experience at a large intellectual property boutique in Chicago where his practice involved complex litigation and, in particular, pharmaceutical patent litigation. More recently, Tony worked at one of country's largest international law firms, representing companies in, among other matters, patent infringement and trade secret litigation. Tony has represented clients of both sides of legal matters and in a broad range of industries and technologies including pharmaceuticals, medical device, chemical products, and biotechnology, as well as, online retailing, computer software, and networking technologies.

Tony has extensive experience navigating intellectual property cases during all phases of litigation, from before initiation of a lawsuit through to the appeals process.
He has gained specific experience providing representation and consultation for clients involved in patent litigation under the Hatch-Waxman Act. He helps clients develop effective trial strategies and represents companies in patent infringement litigation in the U.S. District Courts and before the U.S. Court of Appeals for Federal Circuit.

Tony also offers counsel and advice to clients on freedom-to-operate, licensing, prosecution issues, business transactions, and other issues.
Tony was honored to be selected by Missouri Lawyer's Weekly as a 2015 "Up and Coming Lawyer."

Amy Collignon Gunn, Attorney

Injury & Medical Malpractice Lawyer Representing Clients Nationwide

With a focus on personal injury cases, Amy Collignon Gunn is a caring, trial-tested lawyer serving clients across the United States. She handles many types of personal injury matters, including cases involving defective products, medical negligence, dangerous drugs, and medical devices.

Amy has dedicated her legal career to advocating for clients and their families after their lives have been devastated by the careless and/or reckless conduct of a doctor, hospital, or corporation. Whether you have been injured due to a doctor's or hospital's medical negligence or a corporation's decision to sell a defective product, Amy has the expertise and insight to help. She takes her job as "counselor" very seriously, taking time to listen to each of her client's cases. Amy guides individuals through complex litigation and legal proceedings, leading them to a resolution of the case and enabling them to return to their lives, ready to move forward.

Amy is a member of numerous state and national professional associations and organizations and has served as an adjunct professor of law at the Washington University School of Law since 2001 and is regularly asked to give presentations to her fellow attorneys on legal and ethical topics. She has received the highest ethical and professional rating of AV Preeminent from Martindale-Hubbell and is on the executive committee of the Missouri Association of Trial Attorneys where she works hard to ensure that our civil justice system provides equal access to injured individuals.

Patrick McPhail, Attorney

Experienced & Skilled Legal Counsel, Care & Representation

A sincere advocate on behalf of victims of injury, Patrick is committed to delivering his clients the results they deserve. He believes no challenge is too great to overcome in the name of justice, and we are lucky to work alongside him.

Attorney Patrick McPhail brings to The Simon Law Firm, P.C. a number of important and inspiring qualifications, including his unparalleled dedication, skill and desire to succeed. His primary areas of focus include defective products, medical malpractice, personal injury, business litigation and class action. Once working for our firm as a law clerk, his impressive upward trajectory has led him to become an invaluable asset to our legal team.

Anthony G. Simon, Attorney

Business Litigation & Intellectual Property Lawyer

As the founding attorney of the Intellectual Property Group at The Simon Law Firm, Tony is the spearhead of our patent and business litigation and other intellectual property cases.

For more than two decades, he has passionately committed himself to protecting the patents and intellectual property of clients all over the United States. His opponents have included some of thelargest companies in the world, including Google, Yahoo, Microsoft, and more. Thanks to his dedication to the law and skillful application of its principles, he has stood against these industry giants and successfully protected the interests of his clients each time. He represents a uniquely diverse client base, which routinely includes both individuals and Fortune 500 companies.

Tony's legal career is among the most prolific of any business litigation attorney. He has served as lead trial counsel in hundreds of patent, antitrust, copyright, trademark, and intellectual property cases nationwide. He has tried cases in state, federal and appellate courts, as well as serving in preliminary and pretrial hearings. In addition to his lead counsel duties, he provides his specialized knowledge to claims across the nation as co-counsel.

Due to powerful representation of his clients and his ability to secure favorable outcomes in IP cases, Tony has been honored by the legal community numerous times for many years running. He has been named to the Missouri & Kansas Super Lawyers from 2010-2017, and has also been the St. Louis Patent Litigation Lawyer of the Year by U.S. News Best Lawyers in America four years in a row. These awards simply demonstrate what we already knowthat Tony is an attorney committed to the highest levels of practice, integrity, and results for his clients.

Tony is proud to represent his clients in multiple states across the nation, including Missouri, Texas, Illinois, New York, California, and more.

Johnny M. Simon, Attorney

Passionate About Helping Those Who Have Been Wronged

By joining The Simon Law Firm, P.C. in 2015, Johnny continues a proud tradition of excellence in the art of advocacy on behalf of people and businesses in need. A tradition that was established by his fathera tradition he intends to uphold.

Johnny was born and raised in St. Louis, Missouri. After graduating from Chaminade College Preparatory School, he spent three-and-a-half years at Marquette University studying business, finance, and economics. After graduating cum laude from Marquette University, Johnny spent six months in Washington D.C. working in the field of Middle East Policy, grappling with some of the world's most difficult problems. While working in D.C., Johnny applied to law school, and was accepted to Boston College Law School.

During law school, Johnny spent the school year immersed in legal theory and summers working alongside his father learning the practice of law. As a full-time law student, Johnny founded an international service trip to Haiti and worked as a law clerk at a prominent plaintiffs' firm in Boston. In his final year, Johnny joined the Trial Division of the Massachusetts' Attorney General, where he was able to get his first crack at taking depositions and arguing motions in court.

After graduating cum laude from Boston College Law School, Johnny returned to St. Louis and joined his father at The Simon Law Firm, P.C. where he's embarked on a career as a trial lawyer. Johnny's practice focuses on business litigation and a diverse array of personal injury cases, including product liability, medical malpractice, 1983 excessive force cases, and trucking/auto accidents.

Mary E. Simon, Attorney

Personal Injury, Product Liability, & Medical Malpractice Attorney

Mary brings to our trusted legal team a sincere sense of advocacy, compassion, and a dedication to the pursuit of justice on her clients' behalf. This commitment to excellence is an invaluable asset to Mary, just as she is an invaluable asset to our firm.

Prior to joining the team as an attorney, Mary worked as a legal clerk for The Simon Law Firm, P.C. while attending law school at Saint Louis University (SLU) School of Law. She is experienced in personal injury, product liability and medical malpractice, applying her compassionate approach, relentless work ethic and strongminded determination to each and every case she handles. Mary is a dedicated advocate on behalf of those who have been harmed, injured, or otherwise disenfranchised due to the negligence of others.

Legal Education & Background

After she earned a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science and Sociology, with a minor in Spanish, from Loyola University of Chicago, Mary went on to obtain her J.D., with a concentration in civil litigation, at SLU Law. During her undergraduate career, Mary interned for the United States Congress and studied abroad in Madrid, Spain.
Mary has always been led by her desire to succeed on behalf of others. This commitment to excellence is what led her to serve as the co-president of the Women's Law Student Association, the chair of the Philanthropy Committee for the Student Bar Association, a staff editor of the Public Law Review and to work in the legal aid clinic for the Catholic Legal Assistance Ministry.

Erica Blume Slater

Specializing in Personal Injury

As a compassionate and dedicated personal injury, medical negligence, and product liability lawyer, Erica Blume Slater provides legal representation to clients throughout the United States from our office in St. Louis. She advocates for those who have been injured or lost a loved one due to dangerous products, medical malpractice, and vehicle accidents.

Erica joined our legal team in 2014, coming from a background in insurance defense litigation. She has helped try numerous multi-million dollar cases to verdict in both state and federal courts.

Now representing clients through The Simon Law Firm, P.C., Erica uses her legal experience to assess how the attorneys on the other side operate in order to craft the strongest claim possible for the families she represents. Erica takes the time up front to counsel, listen, and guide her clients who are often faced with desperate needs.
Erica graduated cum laude from Saint Louis University School of Law where she received multiple awards for her writing skills. Prior to law school, Erica obtained bachelor degrees in International Affairs and History, cum laude, from Marquette University. She is also a proud alumna of Cor Jesu Academy

Elizabeth S. Washam

Medical Malpractice, Product Liability, and Personal Injury Attorney

Elizabeth Washam provides excellent, detailed representation in the areas of product liability, medical malpractice, and personal injury. Liz is licensed to practice law in both Missouri and Illinois, as well as the U.S. District Courts for both the Western and Eastern Districts of Missouri.

Elizabeth, or Liz, joined The Simon Law Firm, P.C. in 2016. Prior to joining our firm, Elizabeth was an associate with another local firm where she was primarily devoted to insurance defense in product liability, premises liability, and personal injury claims. Here she learned the craft of advocacy for plaintiffs, but as an opponent. She brings her experience as an injury defense attorney to our representation, offering insight into the way that insurance companies operate.

As a student, Liz exhibited the same level of dedication and excellence that she brings to her cases today. She studied English at Saint Louis University and graduated summa cum laude with her B.A., as well as a certificate in legal studies. While only an undergrad, she received the Excellence in Academics and Excellence in Advocacy awards from the pre-law department.

Liz went on to earn her law degree from Saint Louis University, graduating cum laude. While in law school, she served as an editor for the Saint Louis University Law Journal. She also received the Academic Excellence Award twice: once for Alternative Dispute Resolution and again for an Education Law Seminar. It was during her time in law school that she first experienced working with The Simon Law Firm, P.C. as a law clerk.

Liz is a proud member of Phi Delta Phi (Legal Honor Society), and volunteers her time as a mentor for Big Brother Big Sisters of Missouri. She looks forward to carrying on the tradition of artful, effective advocacy established by The Simon Law Firm, helping ensure that her injured clients receive the compensation they deserve.
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