Our Firm in the News

V. James DeSimone argues in the 9th Circuit to hold the LAPD and City of Los Angeles accountable. -

V. James DeSimone argues in the 9th Circuit to hold the LAPD and City of Los Angeles accountable for promoting a police officer to Sergeant after he was found liable for the malicious use of excessive force and violation of the United State Constitution.

James DeSimone Featured on NPR -

NPR logoAttorney V. James DeSimone, featured on NPR for the article “Political Divisions Drive Police Brutality Lawsuit Settlements“.

“Comes A Time” Podcast -

Attorney V. James DeSimone, featured on “Comes A Time” Podcast.

August 6th, 2019 -

Press Release – Los Angeles Jury Orders UC Regents To Pay Woman $1.58 Million In Case Involving Claims Of Hostile Work Environment

ABC 7 News: UCLA hospital worker awarded $1.5 million in racial harassment lawsuit

ABC News UCLA Discrimination Verdict

February 01, 2019 -

Press Release – Judge Grants Trial in San Bernardino Sheriff Helicopter-Shooting


November 28, 2018 -

Press Release – V. James DeSimone Law Obtains $500,000 Punitive Damages

Family of Maria Lopez vs The Wheel Group

July 25, 2017 -

V. James DeSimone honored as a Top Labor and Employment Lawyer in the State of California

February 15, 2017 -

V. James DeSimone Law Achieves Top 20 Impact Jury Verdict in the State of California.

January 24, 2017 -

$7.4 million workplace violence, wrongful termination verdict upheld by Trial Judge in Yang v. Company.

December 19, 2016 -

L.A. to pay more than $8 million to settle lawsuits over deadly shootings by LAPD. Attorney V. James DeSimone Law achieves $4 million settlement for the family of Brendon Glenn. The wrongful death was caused by LAPD Police Officer Proctor’s unjustified, excessive, deadly force.

October 27, 2016 -

Jim DeSimone spoke at Los Angeles County Bar Seminar on Reasonable Accommodation in Employment

October 20, 2016 -

Jim DeSimone spoke at the Disability Rights Bar Association Conference on the topic of Gun Violence and Disabled Persons.

October 6, 2016 -

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

September 20, 2016 -

Attorney DeSimone interviewed by Fox 11 News regarding young man who was shot by a Sheriff.

July 21, 2016 -

Jim DeSimone honored as a Top Labor and Employment Lawyer in California by the Los Angeles Daily Law Journal.

July 21, 2016 -

Police Commission Finds Shooting by LAPD Police Officer Unjustified. Civil Rights Attorney Jim DeSimone speaks out on behalf of the family of Brendon Glenn.

May 5, 2016 -

San Bernardino family seeks justice for life long injuries caused by police helicopter shooting on a crowded freeway.

UPDATE May 11, 2016: San Bernandino Sheriff Faces Suit for Crash During High-Speed Chase

April 29, 2016 -

Lawsuit: Female inmates in Newport Beach are unfairly treated.

UPDATE May 9, 2016: Lawsuit accuses Newport of violating women’s civil rights in jail booking

January 15, 2016 -

Jim DeSimone Law files federal and state civil rights lawsuit alleging wrongful death against LAPD officer

January 17, 2015 -

Jim DeSimone to speak on Civil Rights Law on January 17 at Loyola Law School, sponsored by the Mexican American Bar Association

July 31, 2014 -

DeSimone achieves $2.5 million settlement on behalf of family of mentally ill student shot and killed by campus police.

February 21, 2014 -

Jim DeSimone awarded California Civil Rights Lawyer of the Year by California Lawyer

January 31, 2014 -

V. James DeSimone Wins Case of Defamation, Achieving a $1.5 Million Verdict

August 06, 2013 -

Jim DeSimone achieved $1.2 million civil rights and harassment verdict when asylum officer demanded sexual favors and money from two Chinese asylum applicants

April 30, 2013 -

Attorney Jim DeSimone to Speak at Santa Monica Bar on Secrets to Success at Trial in Civil Rights Excessive Force Cases

January 23, 2013 -

James DeSimone honored as Top Lawyer in Southern California

November 12, 2012 -

Jim DeSimone and Client Allen Harris to hold Press Conference against LAPD Police Brutality on November 13, 2012, 10:00 a.m. Courthouse Steps Los Angeles Superior Court 111 N. Hill Street, Los Angeles California

November 8, 2012 -

Jim DeSimone Achieves $1,686,000 Police Misconduct Jury Verdict: LAPD Officer Found Liable for Excessive Force, Violation of Civil Rights and Punitive Damage

July 13, 2011 -

V. James DeSimone Honored as Top Twenty Plaintiff Employment Lawyers in the State of California by Daily Journal

July 6, 2011 -

Class action lawsuit against the Angels and City of Anaheim Regarding Disability Discrimination

November 8, 2010 -

V. James DeSimone Represents Client in Excessive Force Case Resulting in $160,000 Verdict

September 3, 2010 -

Immigrants Can Sue Over Sexual Assaults

July 15, 2009 -

V. James DeSimone Honored as Top 10 Plaintiff Employment Lawyers in the State of California by Daily Journal

November 29, 2007 -

March 22, 2005 -

Woman Awarded $2.1 Million for Walgreens Arrest

August 11, 2004 -

Jury Convicts Ex-INS Official of Trying to Trade Asylum for Sex

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