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  • Top California Employment Lawyer Seven Years in a Row
  • California Civil Rights Lawyer of the Year
  • Westside Bar Association Trial Lawyer of the Year

V. James DeSimone Law

Committed To Justice

At V. James DeSimone Law, our Southern California employment lawyers are committed to justice.

For over 30 years, we have been focused on representing individuals whose employee or civil rights have been violated. We believe no one should be a victim of such mistreatment, and passionately fight for the individuals who have been. Our team prides itself on being the tenacious advocates these individuals can rely on to pursue justice on their behalf. When we take on a case, we do whatever it takes to help our clients secure the most favorable results possible.

In fact, we have successfully achieved multi-million dollar settlements and verdicts on behalf of our clients. Voted “California Civil Rights Lawyer of 2014,” you can rest-assured that Mr. DeSimone and our talented team are more than qualified to take on even the most complicated cases. Mr. DeSimone is a highly experienced Los Angeles employment attorney. Recognized yearly as one of the top employment lawyers in the State of California by the prestigious Daily Journal, Best Lawyers of America, Top 100 Superlawyers and honored in 2020 as the best Employment Law Firm in the State of California by Global Law Experts.

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Why Hire Us?

Record of success as a trial lawyer
Employment Law & Civil Rights Attorneys Serving Los Angeles

Backed by three decades of legal experience, our team at V. James DeSimone Law has the skill, tenacity, and knowledge to help you get through matters involving civil rights law, employment law, wage and hour class actions, school liability and catastrophic personal injury. Our Los Angeles lawyers are deeply committed to helping our clients right the wrongs done to them.

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Our Firm Offers The Following Benefits

  • 30 years of experience
  • Direct attorney access
  • Tenacious representation
  • Award-winning advocacy

The Proof Is In Our Multi-Million Dollar

Verdicts And Settlements

Case Results
  • Yowan Yang v. Tech Company
  • Nicole Birden v UC Regents
  • Xue Lu et al. v United States America
  • Plaintiff, Sheryn Camprone v. City of Los Angeles Police Officers
  • Howard v. City of Los Angeles, LAPD
  • Williams v. CSU
  • Alicia Benham v. Walgreens et al
  • Harris v. City of Los Angeles
  • Roozrokh v. Loma Linda University Medical Center
  • Lopez v Wheel Group Holdings Inc.
Case Results

$7,400,000.00

Yowan Yang v. Tech Company

Jim DeSimone prevails in workplace violence wrongful termination case. Federal Court Jury awards $2.4 million in compensation and $5 million in punitive damages. Mr. Yang began his employment with a federal contractor providing tech support to the Federal Aviation Administration.…

Case Results

$1,580,000

Nicole Birden v UC Regents

Los Angeles jury ordered UC Regents to pay $1.58 million to a woman who alleged she was subjected to a hostile work environment where coworkers subjected her to racially charged comments and harassed her while she performed her work duties.

Case Results

$1,200,000.00

Xue Lu et al. v United States America

DeSimone was lead trial counsel in the case of Xue Lu et al. v United States America, and achieved a $1,200,000 verdict on behalf of the two Plaintiffs, where an asylum officer employed by the United States, demanded sex and…

Case Results

$4,000,000.00

Plaintiff, Sheryn Camprone v. City of Los Angeles Police Officers

V. James DeSimone Law achieves $4 million settlement for the family of Brendon Glenn in a wrongful death case caused by LAPD Police Officer Proctor's unjustified, excessive, deadly force.

Case Results

$2,850,000.00

Howard v. City of Los Angeles, LAPD

Jim DeSimone leads team to achieve $2.85 million police chokehold wrongful death settlement. CNN Article LATimes Article

Case Results

$2,500,000.00

Williams v. CSU

DeSimone achieved a settlement in which the California State University Board of Trustees paid $2.5 million to the family of a mentally ill graduate student shot and killed by Cal State University San Bernardino police. The settlement also involved beneficial…

Case Results

$2,100,000.00

Alicia Benham v. Walgreens et al

DeSimone was lead trial counsel in the case of Alicia Benham v. Walgreens et al. : achieving a $2,100,000 jury verdict on behalf of a female customer of Walgreens for false arrest and civil rights violations. The $2,100,000 verdict is…

Case Results

$1,686,000

Harris v. City of Los Angeles

Los Angeles Superior Court jury awarded $1,686,000.00 in compensatory and punitive damages on behalf of our client who is a disabled man who was subjected to excessive force by the LAPD.

Case Results

$1,500,000

Roozrokh v. Loma Linda University Medical Center

Jury awarded $1,500,000 in a defamation action on behalf of a transplant surgeon who made ethical complaints against the Director of Transplant Surgery. In the ensuing investigation, defamatory statements were made against Dr. Roozrokh also resulting in a punitive damage…

Case Results

$515,000

Lopez v Wheel Group Holdings Inc.

Jury verdict in a wrongful termination in violation of public policy case, when a corporation fired its employee because Employee had Cancer."

Meet Our Attorneys

Trial Lawyers For The People

  • Top 20 Plaintiff’s Employment Lawyer, State of California Seven Years in a Row
  • Top 100 SuperLawyers 3 years in a row, Southern California Superlawyers 2009-2020
  • Best Lawyers, United States, Three Years in a Row
  • Global Law Experts, California Employment Law Firm of the Year 2020
  • Trial Lawyers of the Year, Westside Bar Association 2017
  • California Civil Rights Lawyer of the Year 2014

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