Jacob M. Simon graduated from Allegheny College in Meadville, PA, in 2001 with a Bachelor of Arts degree, magna cum laude, in Political Science. He received his Juris Doctor degree and a Certificate of Advanced Study in International and Comparative Law from the University of Pittsburgh School of Law in 2005. He also received a Master of Public and International Affairs degree from the University of Pittsburgh Graduate School of Public and International Affairs.
While at Pitt, Mr. Simon was a member of the team that represented the Law School at the 2005 Niagara International Moot Court Competition held at the University of Windsor Faculty of Law in Windsor, Ontario. He also had the opportunity to assist Prof. Jules Lobel in his preparations for oral argument before the U.S. Supreme Court in Wilkinson v. Austin, 545 U.S. 209 (2005), a case dealing with the due process rights of prisoners incarcerated in “supermax” prisons.
Mr. Simon has been an associate at Lieber Hammer Huber & Paul, P.C. since 2006. He is a member of the Bar of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, and he has been admitted to practice before the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit and the U.S. District Court for the Western District of Pennsylvania. His practice focuses on representing plaintiffs in employment discrimination cases.
Mr. Simon is a member of the American, Federal, Pennsylvania, and Allegheny County Bar Associations. He is also a member of the Bar Association for the Third Federal Circuit, the American Civil Liberties Union, and the American Society of International Law.
A life-long resident of Pittsburgh, Mr. Simon lives with his family in the Point Breeze neighborhood of the City.