Michael Simon

Adjunct Professor, Clinical Legal Education
School of Law
Law

Tribone Center for Clinical Legal Education 308
Phone: 412.396.4704
simon@duq.edu

Education:

J.D. Duquesne Law School 1980
Bio
PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE AND EMPLOYMENT HISTORY:

Member, Roe & Simon LLC, Pittsburgh, PA (current): Litigation practice in Federal and State Courts focusing on employment matters including wage and hour, discrimination law, as well as commercial disputes.

May, 1994 to 2015: Law Office of Michael D. Simon, Esq., Litigation practice in commercial, business, labor and employment matters in State and Federal Courts.

November, 1988 to July, 1993: Stephen S. Monroe, A.P.C., Century City, Los Angeles, CA. Litigation of commercial, real property, labor and business matters in all State and Federal Courts. Significant experience in US. Bankruptcy Court in adversary matters, collection of assets in complicated cases involving attorney debtors for the Chapter 7 trustee. Extensive trial practice.

1991 to 1993: Court appointed arbitrator for the Compton, Los Cerritos, South Gate and Southeast Municipal Courts in Los Angeles, County.

February, 1985 to . June, 1988: Allred, Maroko, Goldberg & Ribakoff, in Los Angeles, CA. Employment law and a unique civil rights practice primarily involving typically Fortune 100 corporate defendants, as well as commercial and business law. Extensive litigation practice in State and Federal Courts in Los Angeles, Orange and San Diego Counties.

August, 1983 to January, 1985: Law Office of Michael D. Simon, Esq. Tort law and criminal defense. Trial practice in all State and Federal Courts.

January, 1981 to August, 1983: Weaver, Willman, Simon & Arnold, in Pittsburgh, PA. Personal injury, domestic relations and criminal defense. Extensive subrogation work. Heavy trial practice in all Courts.

PRO BONO PUBLICO:

1996-present: Referral attorney for Neighborhood Legal Services

2011: PA Bar Association Award for Public Service for operation of the Duquesne University's Law School's Unemployment Compensation Law Clinic

2007 to 2010: Member Monroeville Personnel Board

1999 to 2006: Member Monroeville Human Relations Commission

1997 to 2003: Board member of Neighborhood Legal Services

2007 to present: Member of Alternative Dispute Resolution panel for U.S. District Court, W.D. PA

1994 to 2006: Adjunct Settlement Judge, U.S. District Court, W.D. PA

1990 to 1994: Judge pro tem for Pomona Superior Court and for the Los Angeles Municipal Courts (infraction trials, small claims, small claims appeals, traffic trials).

1992 to 1994: Mediator for the Los Angeles Superior Courts in commercial and tort claims

1990 to 1994: Volunteer supervisor and mentor for the Labor Defense Clinics of the Legal Aid Society for Los Angeles (supervised law students handling unemployment claims and California Labor Code violations).

TEACHING EXPERIENCE:

1997 to present: Adjunct Professor of Law at Duquesne University Law School and Supervising Attorney for the Law School's Unemployment Compensation Law Clinic.

2010 to present: Frequent lecturer, presenter and panel participant of CLE programs sponsored by Neighborhood Legal Association, Duquesne University Law School, the Allegheny County Bar Association and the Community College of Allegheny County involving unemployment compensation case preparation and reviews of decisional law as well as other topics.

OTHER SIGNFICANT EXPERIENCE:

1976 to 1978: Staff investigator primarily assigned to discrimination in housing for the Pennsylvania Human Relations Commission administering the PA Human Relations Act and as a deferral agency for HUD complaints under the FHA.

1975-1976: Housing Authority of the City of Pittsburgh. Community Security Organizer assigned to St. Clair Village.

PERSONAL INTERESTS:

Reading, writing and speaking Italian, cooking and travel.

Courses

FALL 2018
Unemployment Compensation Clinic

SPRING 2019
Unemployment Compensation Clinic

FALL 2019
Unemployment Compensation Clinic (61)