LA Daily Journal Names V. James DeSimone as a Top Lawyer of the Year

The legal trade publication, the Los Angeles Daily Journal, honors V. James DeSimone.

LOS ANGELES, CALIF., June 29, 2022 – V. James DeSimone has once again been recognized as one of the “Top Labor and Employment Lawyers” by the Daily Journal, California’s leading legal publication.

DeSimone Daily Journal Top Lawyer 2022

V. James DeSimone is currently preparing for trials in July and September involving religious discrimination, among other claims. In one matter, an Iranian-American Muslim working for a defense contractor was allegedly harassed on the job. In another upcoming trial, DeSimone represents a Sephardic Jewish man born in Mexico who allegedly encountered religious and racial discrimination, harassment, retaliation and bullying at his job as a water
technician for the city of Westminster.

DeSimone also represents the family of a man who worked for Riverside County as an equipment services supervisor. He and his wife had disabilities that made them vulnerable to COVID-19 but the county allegedly declined the man’s requests for safety accommodations; he contracted COVID-19, took it home and infected his wife before he was hospitalized and died. Read our press release on this matter: Haywood et al. v. County of Riverside.

DeSimone recently prevailed for an African American phlebotomist harassed on the job at UCLA Santa Monica Hospital, the jury’s $1.6 million award was largely upheld on appeal and resolved successfully and the judge granted DeSimone more than $800,000 in attorney fees. See: Birden v. The Regents of the University of

“It’s gratifying to know these cases are getting the attention they deserve, and I thank the Daily Journal for taking note of the righteousness of this litigation and the hard work that’s put into them,” said V. James DeSimone. “Having been named to this list more than 11 times, and every year since 2013, I think it’s a testament to the fact that we have consistently achieved excellent results for our clients.”

Los Angeles civil rights & employment attorney V. James DeSimone has dedicated his 35+ year law career to providing vigorous and ethical representation to achieve justice for those whose civil and constitutional rights are violated.

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