Deborah H. Simon

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Deborah H. Simon

BLUE BELL
(215) 977-1065

dhs@elliottgreenleaf.com

Ms. Simon, a shareholder, practices trial and appellate litigation in state and federal courts, concentrating her practice in employment (non-competition agreements, ERISA and employee benefits), insurance coverage, products liability, complex business/commercial disputes and civil rights matters. She has an extensive experience counseling employees and employers on employment contracts, performance appraisals and severance issues.

She has extensive experience in discrimination and employment law, for both employers and employees from inception through appeal, including actions under Title VII, Age Discrimination in Employment Act (AD), the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADEA), the Family and Medical Leave Act, the Employee Retirement Income Security Act, the New Jersey Law Against Discrimination (NJLAD), the New Jersey Conscientious Employee Protection Act (CEPA), the Pennsylvania Human Relations Act, and the Pennsylvania Wage Payment and Collection Law. She also specializes in employment, taxation, and estate issues relating to non-profits.

After receiving her law degree from Rutgers Law School (Camden), where she was Editor-in-Chief of the Rutgers Law Journal, she served as a law clerk to Judge John F. Gerry of the United States District Court for the District of New Jersey. Ms. Simon obtained her LLM in Taxation in December 2006 from Temple University and a Certificate in Employee Benefit Law in May 2006.

She is a graduate of the University of Pennsylvania Graduate School of Arts and Sciences, and holds a B.A. with honors in History, from the Mary Washington College.

Ms. Simon also has an active pro bono practice, representing clients on behalf of the Support Center for Child Advocates in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, Victim Services in Montgomery County, Pennsylvania, providing legal services for abused women and children. She has volunteered as a counsel to several non-profit organizations, including Philadelphia Soccer Club and Educating Children for Parenting. In addition, Ms. Simon is on the Board of Educating Communities for Parenting, which manages parenting programs in the Philadelphia public schools, provides programs for pregnant teenagers and works with incarcerated fathers to teach parenting skills. Further, Ms. Simon is a member of the program committee of Leadership Montgomery County, an educational program to teach leadership skills run by the Eastern Montgomery County Chamber of Commerce.

A member of the bars of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, the State of New Jersey, the United States District Courts for the District of New Jersey, the Eastern District of Pennsylvania, and the United States Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit, she has been certified as a mediator by Mediation and Conciliation Services of Montgomery County, PA. A recipient of an ABA award for advancement of the Administration of Justice and Service to the Profession, Ms. Simon has been selected by judges and attorneys throughout Pennsylvania as a Pennsylvania Super Lawyer.

This attorney in the news:

2015 Superlawyers: Elliott Greenleaf Lawyers Voted Largest Per Capita Recognition of Any Commercial Law Firm in the Mid-Atlantic Region - May 2015

ELLIOTT GREENLEAF DEFEATS CIVIL RIGHTS CLASS ACTION AGAINST LUZERNE COUNTY - October 2014

Elliott Greenleaf Protects Wife From Late Husband’s Last Minute Change of Beneficiary After Breach of Marital Settlement Agreement - June 2014

THIRTY-FIVE (35) FIRM LAWYERS HONORED WITH EIGHT FIRM ATTORNEYS RECOGNIZED AS TOP 100 IN PENNSYLVANIA, TOP 100 IN PHILADELPHIA OR TOP 50 WOMEN ATTORNEYS - May 2014

Elliott Greenleaf Wins Dismissal of Former Chief Public Defender’s Constitutional Claims Against Luzerne County - October 2013

Debbie Simon is Faculty Member on Skills Training for Public Interest Attorneys - October 2013

ELLIOTT GREENLEAF RECEIVED STATEWIDE HONORS, INCLUDING FIVE ATTORNEYS RECOGNIZED AS TOP 100 IN PENNSYLVANIA, TOP 100 IN PHILADELPHIA OR TOP 50 WOMEN ATTORNEYS - May 2013

ELLIOTT GREENLEAF SETTLES LANDMARK BANKRUPTCY CLAIM FOR DISABLED WORKERS IN NORTEL - May 2013

Deborah H. Simon is appointed an Adjunct Professor of Law - October 2012

ELLIOTT GREENLEAF HAS 30 LAWYERS RECEIVE STATEWIDE HONORS, INCLUDING SEVEN ATTORNEYS RECOGNIZED AS TOP 100 IN PENNSYLVANIA, TOP 100 IN PHILADELPHIA AND TOP 50 WOMEN - May 2012

ELLIOTT GREENLEAF WINS FINAL FEDERAL COURT VICTORIES IN THE LUZERNE COUNTY COURT CORRUPTION CASES - November 2011

ELLIOTT GREENLEAF AGAIN SECURES DISMISSAL OF LUZERNE COUNTY AND COUNTY OFFICIALS IN JUVENILE DETENTION CENTER LITIGATION - September 2011

ELLIOTT GREENLEAF HAS 32 LAWYERS RECEIVE STATEWIDE HONORS - June 2011

ELLIOTT GREENLEAF PROVIDES A LANDMARK VOICE FOR LONG-TERM DISABLED EMPLOYEES IN NORTEL BANKRUPTCY CASES - June 2011

ELLIOTT GREENLEAF WINS FEDERAL COURT VICTORIES FOR LUZERNE COUNTY IN THE COURT CORRUPTION PROBE - May 2011

FIRM WINS DISMISSAL OF OPPORTUNISTIC ATM CLAIMS AGAINST BANK UNDER EFTA - April 2011

FIRM AGAIN WINS DISMISSAL OF CIVIL RIGHTS COMPLAINT AFTER REMAND FROM COURT OF APPEALS - November 2010

ELLIOTT GREENLEAF WINS FEDERAL COURT VICTORY FOR LUZERNE COUNTY AND ITS INSURERS IN THE LUZERNE COUNTY COURT CORRUPTION PROBE CLASS ACTION AND INDIVIDUAL CONSOLIDATED CASES - July 2010

ELLIOTT GREENLEAF SUSTAINS JURY VERDICT OF $1.8 MILLION AFTER ARGUMENT ON POST-TRIAL MOTIONS - March 2010

DEBORAH H. SIMON, COLIN D. DOUGHERTY AND NEIL R. LAPINSKI ELECTED AS FIRM SHAREHOLDERS - December 2009

Elliott Greenleaf Wins Federal Court Victory For Luzerne County And Its Insurers In The Luzerne County Court Corruption Probe Class Action And Individual Consolidated Cases - November 2009

ELLIOTT GREENLEAF WINS $1.8 MILLION JURY VERDICT IN COMPLEX COMMERCIAL MATTER IN PHILADELPHIA - November 2009

Elliott Greenleaf WINS SUMMARY JUDGMENT FOR CITY OF WILKES-BARRE, ITS MAYOR AND FIRE CHIEF - December 2006