“What excites me is trying cases. When you are in the courtroom and the verdict is read, it's a unique experience. Both sides have been working as hard as they possibly could for years to get to that moment. One team is about to experience the highest high, and the other team about to experience the lowest low. It's a definitive moment. Something you rarely get in the practice of law, or in life.”
— Michael Simons
Michael Simons is an accomplished first-chair, Harvard educated trial lawyer who has tried numerous complex IP cases to jury verdict.
Michael focuses on patent and trade secret litigation across a broad array of industries including financial services, e-commerce, medical devices, automotive and computer software and hardware. He is also experienced in handling large trademark, and trade dress cases.
Among his many victories, Michael recently represented a neurosurgeon in a trade secret and correction of inventorship case where he secured a favorable jury verdict that was affirmed on appeal, against one of the largest privately held medical device companies in the country.
Michael credits the experiences he faced as a child for helping shape his litigation career. He grew up in a two-room cabin in Canada’s Yukon territory with no electricity or plumbing. He learned then how to remain calm under pressure and to overcome serious challenges — skills he has successfully employed as a trial lawyer.
Michael is a member of several non-profit boards. He recently concluded his term as chair of the board of The SAFE Alliance, an organization that serves survivors of child abuse, sexual assault and exploitation, and domestic violence.