Simon P.Hansen

Associate

Atlanta + 1.404.581.8988

Simon Hansen has been on trial teams in more than 15 cases tried to verdict, including multiple cases in state and federal court that resulted in a complete defense verdict. In June 2019, Simon was part of the trial team that won a complete defense verdict in Robinson v. R.J. Reynolds Tobacco Company, which was a retrial of a $23.6 billion plaintiff's verdict (originally tried by another firm).

Simon is involved in Jones Day's nationwide defense of smoking and health lawsuits brought against R.J. Reynolds Tobacco Company. At trial, he has cross-examined expert and fact witnesses, as well as argued motions and jury instructions to the court. Simon is experienced in many aspects of civil litigation, such as taking depositions, drafting pretrial and post-trial motions, and preparing and defending expert witnesses.

Simon maintains an active pro bono practice, including participating in Jones Day's Laredo Project. In his work on the Laredo Project, Simon has drafted briefs for numerous clients seeking asylum or other forms of immigration relief. Simon also serves as a Barrister in the Lamar Inn of Court.

Experience

  • R.J. Reynolds wins complete defense verdict reversing $23.4 billion punitive damages awardOn June 24, 2019, following eleven days of trial, a jury in Pensacola, Florida returned a defense verdict in favor of Jones Day client R.J. Reynolds Tobacco Company in a retrial of a wrongful death action.
  • R.J. Reynolds wins jury verdict in Gordon ''Engle progeny'' trialOn October 5, 2015, a jury in Punta Gorda, Florida returned a verdict favorable to Jones Day client R.J. Reynolds Tobacco Company following 10 days of trial and approximately 4 hours of deliberation in an "Engle progeny" lawsuit.
  • R.J. Reynolds wins jury verdict in Lennox "Engle progeny" trialOn February 11, 2015, following six days of trial and approximately five hours of deliberation, a jury in Tampa, Florida returned a verdict in favor of Jones Day client R.J. Reynolds Tobacco Company in a personal injury action finding that the smoker was not an Engle class member.
  • OG&E wins motion to dismiss in suit regarding alleged violations of Clean Air ActJones Day assisted Oklahoma Gas and Electric Company ("OG&E") in securing the dismissal of a declaratory judgment action filed by the Environmental Protection Agency ("EPA") and intervenor Sierra Club (collectively "Plaintiffs") for alleged violations of the Clean Air Act.
  • R.J. Reynolds wins jury verdict in Starbuck ''Engle progeny'' lawsuitOn December 16, 2014, following two weeks of trial, a jury in Jacksonville, Florida returned a verdict in favor of Jones Day client R.J. Reynolds Tobacco Company in a personal injury action.
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