V. James DeSimone (“Jim”) graduated from Johns Hopkins University in 1981 and earned his law degree from UCLA in 1985 He was admitted to practice law in California in 1985 and has dedicated his law career to providing vigorous and ethical representation to achieve justice and make a difference for those whose civil and constitutional rights are violated by corporations or government entities.
OVERVIEW OF EXPERIENCE
James DeSimone is one of the most highly regarded employment lawyers and civil rights advocates in Los Angeles. From 1987 to 1990, he was a staff attorney at Westside Legal Services, in Santa Monica, California where he was the lead trial lawyer representing lower income families and individuals who could not afford a lawyer. In 1990, DeSimone founded the cutting edge civil rights law firm Schonbrun & DeSimone. Later known as Schonbrun DeSimone Seplow Harris & Hoffman, the firm established a reputation as one of the most prestigious civil and employment rights law firms in the State of California and in the entire country.
After twenty-five years as a partner, Jim decided to carve out his own path by establishing V. James DeSimone Law, a California law firm dedicated to representing individuals in civil rights cases, with an emphasis on employment discrimination and harassment, employment wage and hour class action cases, police misconduct and brutality cases, including wrongful death, excessive force, and false arrest cases, and personal injury cases.
DeSimone also accepted an Of Counsel position with the Bohm Law Group, partnering with Lawrance Bohm to establish a team of lawyers dedicated to achieving justice for persons who are harmed by discrimination, harassment, excessive force or other damaging conduct. Bohm Law Group is renowned for bringing advanced technology into the court room to achieve justice. Coupled with DeSimone’s thirty plus years experience as a civil rights trial lawyer, the team of DeSimone Bohm vigorously advocate for the rights of their clients in and out of the court room.