Simon Hansen is a trial lawyer with experience in more than 15 jury trials — including serving as second-chair counsel — in high-risk cases tried to verdict in state and federal courts throughout the country. He has been a member of numerous trial teams that have secured a complete defense verdict. Simon's practice focuses on product liability, mass tort, and commercial litigation.
As trial counsel, Simon has conducted cross-examinations of fact witnesses and expert witnesses in the fields of medicine, history, and product design. He has argued jury instructions and significant motions to the court, including motions for summary judgment and directed verdict. Simon is also involved in the preparation of cases for trial: he takes and defends fact and expert depositions, consults with and prepares expert witnesses, drafts pretrial and post-trial motions, and assists with the workup of dozens of cases in active discovery. Simon's work includes Jones Day's nationwide defense of smoking and health lawsuits brought against R.J. Reynolds Tobacco Company.
Simon maintains an active pro bono practice. As part of Jones Day's Border Project, he has drafted briefs for multiple clients seeking asylum. Simon also serves as a Barrister in the Cooper Inn of Court.
Before joining Jones Day, Simon taught middle school math and science at an alternative school in Mississippi through Teach For America.
- Emory University (J.D. with honors 2013; Executive Managing Editor, Emory Law Journal); St. John's University, Minnesota (B.A. in History magna cum laude 2008)
- Georgia, Florida, U.S. Virgin Islands, and U.S. Tax Court