Testimonials

The Clients of V. James DeSimone Law Speak Out

  • At my lowest point in life they were caring and professional and compassionate.

    The entire DeSimone Law team was incredible. At my lowest point in life they were caring and professional and compassionate. They were able to get the answers I needed and a measure of closure to begin rebuilding my life. They were able to fight for me when I was unable to fight for myself. I am eternally grateful to them and highly recommend them to find justice for you.

    28, November 2018
  • I never doubted his ability to help me seek justice for my dad’s death

    Hiring Jim and his team to represent my family was one of the best decisions that I could have ever made. I sought representation from reputable firms that turned me down on a wrongful death lawsuit. However, when I first met Jim he took my case without any hesitation. Jim is a very understanding, honest, dedicated, hardworking and professional attorney. Jim made me feel comfortable at all times. I never doubted his ability to help me seek justice for my dad’s death. I am forever grateful for Jim’s hard work. If you’re in need of an attorney, Jim will not let you down.

    28, May 2017
  • Jim is a protector and guardian for people. He is competent lawyer who fights for those who feel powerless.

    I don’t know how to express my gratitude and appreciation to Mr. DeSimone and his team. He has changed my view and perception of attorneys. He is simply best lawyer for those who seek justice. He has passion to help people. Fight against to wrong in righteous way. He is a person who cares for the people.

    It is not about material that will be disappear, it is about ” human being” .. I am so grateful to know a person like him. Whole his team showed me love and care. they spread tears for me and others when I was no one to turn to but God. They didn’t care about money, all they wanted to bring out justice… I was amazed how much time they put in… They deserves the best. He is a protector and guardian for people. He is competent lawyer who fights for those who feel powerless.

    28, February 2017
  • Jim and his team were invaluable in getting me the much needed justice in my case involving Excessive Force by the LAPD.

    Jim and his team were invaluable in getting me the much needed justice in my case involving Excessive Force by the LAPD. After being mistakenly detained and improperly handcuffed for an extensive amount of time I was later diagnosed with nerve damage to one of my wrist. I immediately filed a formal complaint regarding the incident only to receive a letter explaining it was inconclusive. I intern sought legal counsel and was referred to Jim, who when first meeting his demeanor and personality made me at ease as well as gave me the confidence to move forward after going through such a traumatic experience. Jim and his team were responsive, thorough, and TRULY listened. I was later offered $1000.00 by the city to settle my case. I felt defeated, only for Jim to assure me he would fight for me and it was far from over. I was then later awarded $160.000.00. Jim is as good as it gets when an effective experienced attorney is needed, he is the man to go to without a doubt. Every city needs a Jim and his team. I will always be truly grateful.

    28, November 2016
  • Jim is one of the good guys

    Jim is a very effective and efficient attorney. Jim is one of the good guys! He has a social conscience and it is not all about the money. Granted, he is very effective and wants to win, but does it in a classy way. Jim listens well and has capable associates to aid him. He is well versed in employment law and its history. He is also very respected by his peers and many other attorney’s reach out to him for assistance. I had a very good outcome in my case using Jim! I have no reservations in recommending him.

    28, August 2016
  • Jim is fair, thorough, incorruptible and gives attorneys a good name!

    By far the best attorney for everyday people. He’s not out there looking for a pay day, but he is looking for justice. A truly righteous dude. Jim DeSimone is one of the best people I’ve ever met. I mean who follows an attorney on Facebook!? I do! His place in heaven is is guaranteed. He is fair, thorough, incorruptible and gives attorneys a good name! If he called me today and said he lost everything and had no where to go I would take him in. That’s a little dramatic but I can express how impressed I am with him professionally and as a person.

    13, April 2016
  • Jim DeSimone represented me in a wrongful termination case… He is not only an effective attorney, he is a decent human being

    Jim DeSimone represented me in a wrongful termination case. I had been with a company for a decade and when I left for my maternity leave, they decided to fire me! Needless to say I was devastated. I met with several law firms that were interested in handling my case, but decided to have Jim represent me. Jim DeSimone is a passionate attorney committed to righting the wrongs. He is not only an effective attorney, he is a decent human being. I am certain you would be pleased with his style and demeanor as well as the result he will produce for you.

    28, February 2016
  • Our family experienced an unimaginable tragedy in the shocking death of our son and younger brother at the hands of law enforcement officers on a local college campus.

    Our son was a graduate student working on his second master’s degree while at the same time struggling with the effects of bipolar disorder. While in the midst of a suspected mental health crisis and unarmed, he was beaten with night sticks at least 30 times and shot five times by officers apparently inexperienced and untrained in dealing with students or other individuals with disabilities. As it became obvious in the days that followed, this horrific incident took place in a community environment where those with mental illnesses or those with disabilities often were viewed with a lack of empathy or even basic understanding of the pain experienced by the mentally ill.

    Jim and his excellent staff were able to navigate all of the perceived inherent “negatives” in our son’s case–the victim’s mental illness, the demographics of the victim and his family, as well as the involvement of three armed police officers who “feared for their safety”—to bring a degree of justice for our son and for those who in the future may be similarly situated. (All of this occurred before the national spotlight was trained on deaths at the hands of law enforcement or those acting as surrogates for law enforcement.) Throughout our grief–sometimes overwhelming and appearing bottomless–Jim remained calm, a leader in the investigative process and an effective advocate not only for us, but for all of the unnamed or unknown mentally ill victims and their families. He listened and he advocated appropriately, always maintaining positive relations with opposing attorneys and mediators.

    More important than the monetary settlement for our family’s unfathomable loss was the agreement to retrain the campus police to properly recognize and manage an individual suspected of experiencing a mental health crisis. Jim was instrumental in identifying expert resources who work effectively to enlighten law enforcement in their dealings with the mentally ill. We expect this to have far reaching, positive effects for future consumers of mental health services as well as for leaders in the administration of law enforcement.

    Jim is a highly effective advocate for the entire community.

    3, December 2015
  • Has a sincere heart for justice and compassion for those who have been harmed

    Jim DeSimone has a sincere heart for justice and compassion for those who have been harmed in employment/civil rights matters. As busy as he was with several other cases and trials, Jim willingly undertook my case and demonstrated expertise, honesty and care, and equally importantly, provided encouragement when I most needed it, to extricate me quickly from a hostile work environment. Jim’s 30+ years of legal experience, keen intellect, tenacious advocacy, astute ability to cull through information in order to craft skillful arguments, concise and detailed writing mastery, and negotiation prowess produced favorable terms and results in my case. Jim’s extensive record of successful settlements, peer endorsements and industry accolades testify to his unparalleled reputation and his law firm’s status as the premier employment/civil rights law firm.

    23, September 2015 G. T.
  • Passionate, Crusading, Professional Employment Law Expert Lawyer

    Jim represented me and a colleague as lead plaintiffs in a class action overtime lawsuit against my company. While I believed my case was open and shut, Jim had to deal with a very well paid defense team that represented a rather dishonest company. He negotiated our initial settlement and mediation only to have to return to mediation because the defense attorneys had rewritten the final papers to include un-negotiated settlements. When they refused to change the language, he had to return to mediation to compel them. This is what sticks out most to me. He READ our settlement papers when in theory someone who didnt care or was too busy might not. Had our settlement papers not been fixed, it would have cost us all of our rights. Because of Jims work, my company pays overtime now. It has made a huge difference in the lives of our colleagues. My lawsuit was very complicated (in my mind) and Jim and his team were extremely professional and responsive to my questions. They always took me seriously, even when my questions were irrelevant. Jim was always up front with me and yet would take the time to calm me down when I felt agitated and frightened. Confidence and Professionalism means everything to me in this type of arena.

    9, September 2015 R. T