Lance Darryl Simon | Long Island Divorce & Family Lawyer
Lance D. Simon
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Simon Law Group specializes in resolving family, divorce, discrimination, and business issues and disputes throughout Long Island and New York City. Notwithstanding the practice area, our approach is individualized to conform to the facts and circumstances of each case, and is always focused on achieving the best result for our clients: not the firm’s bottom line. What has made Simon Law Group successful is its client-focused approach, which is predicated on meaningful conversation with clients and attention to detail when it comes to fact-gathering and preparedness for Court. With both experience and knowledge of your case, we are well-equipped to provide you options and results that are optimal.
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Please describe a case(s) in the last year or two where you made a big difference.
I have built my practice on the following motto: building bridges to new chapters. My goal is always to assist clients in asserting their respective positions and achieving their objectives. In the area of family, divorce and employment discrimination law I have routinely been successful in changing lives for the better and helping my clients move forward. A very recent example involved a mother who learned that he ex-husband had possessed incestuous tendencies, which we believed was fueled by drug and alcohol abuse. The parties had one child: a six-year old girl. When the client came to me, her then attorney was not successful in achieving any oversight over the father. After filing an emergency motion, I was able to have the father/ex-husband drug tested within three days, which indicated illicit drug use. As a result, the Court ordered bi-weekly drug testing to the father. My client felt so much at ease knowing that our motion culminated in oversight over the ex-husband, and safety for their daughter.
How did you build a successful practice?
My practice has primarily grown organically- meaning through clients' referrals. My clients repeatedly tell me that I make them feel important. I take pride in communicating with clients and making their voices heard. I am successful in resolving issues by working with clients to consider their options and moving aggressive toward the chosen objective.
What should clients look for in a lawyer?
Clients should always research their attorney. Attorney selection, especially in family matters is crucial as it is incredibly tumultuous time. As such, you require an attorney who is not only knowledgeable about the law, but equipped to cater to your situation and feelings. At times, that means an attorney is willing to tell you what you must hear, not what you want to hear. Always be aware of attorneys who make unfettered promises: we are lawyers, not clairvoyants.
|Of Counsel||Drexel LLC||New York, NY||September 2014 – July 2015|
|U.S. Presidential Escort, 11B Infantry||US Army||N/A||September 1995 – August 1998|
|Associate||The Law Offices of Anthony A. Capetola||Williston Park, New York||October 2009 – December 2011|
|Attorney||Simon Law Group, PLLC||Riverhead, NY||December 2011 - Present|
|Judicial Law Clerk||The Honorable Arthur Alarcon, US Court of Appeals, Ninth Circuit||N/A||April 2008 – October 2009|
|Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law, Yeshiva University||J.D.||Law School||2007|
|Harvard Extension School||ALM||Government||Expected 2016|
|Stony Brook University||Bachelor's degree||American History (United States)||2002|
|State / Court||Date|
- Member - New York State Bar Association
Honors & Awards
- Phi Beta Kappa, Summa Cum Laude - Stony Brook University
Super Lawyers, NY Rising Star, 2013-2016 (Family & Divorce Matters)
AVVO, Clients' Choice Award, 2016
Tina Carr v. North Shore Long Island Jewish Health Systems
Plaintiff: Attorney for the plaintiff, Tina M. Carr. Carr filed action against North Shore Long Island Jewish Health System Inc., alleging unlawful discrimination. Carr, a transsexual and member of the Unitarian Church, claims that she was not hired on the basis of sex and religion. She was selected from a pool of students for an externship. No in person interview was conducted and the selection was based on the recommendation of her instructors as well as her resume. As soon as she began working she felt animosity towards her, and was demeaned in the presence of others by her supervisor. Based on the evidence presented, including the fact the Carr was never an employee nor did she have a standing application for employment, she is not protected by title VII. The claims were dismissed with prejudice.
CUEVAS v RUBY
Attorney for the Defendant in which the Plaintiff filed a motion for attorney fees. The Plaintiff successfully sued said Defendant in a Fair Labor suit in which the Defendant was found guilty of unpaid wages and minimum wage violations. In this case, the Plaintiff sought an award of $118,850 in attorneys' fees and $9,309.29 in costs. Plaintiff also requested that liquidated damages be included in the judgment. The Court ruled in favor of the Plaintiff in regard to attorneys' fees but adjusted the amount to the Court awards attorneys' fees in the amount of $93,391.50. The Court awarded liquidated damages under the FLSA in the amount of $9,715.50
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|(2008) Licensed as Attorney in New York. Verified with New York State Unified Court System.||September 08, 2015|
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Commack, NY 11725
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