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Spilman Thomas & Battle, PLLC

James E. Simon

James E. Simon



  • Litigation
  • Asbestos Litigation
  • Product Liability Litigation
  • Toxic Tort Litigation

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Spilman Thomas & Battle, PLLC
West Virginia, U.S.A.

Mr. Simon’s primary area of practice is civil litigation, with particular emphasis on business and commercial litigation and asbestos litigation.

Bar Admissions


  • West Virginia State Bar
  • United States Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit
  • United States District Courts for the Northern and Southern Districts of West Virginia


  • Pensacola Christian College, B.A., Prelaw, Spanish Minor, magna cum laude, 2014
  • Washington and Lee University School of Law, J.D., magna cum laude, 2017
Areas of Practice

Asbestos Litigation | Litigation | Product Liability Litigation | Toxic Tort Litigation

Professional Career

Significant Accomplishments

  • Defending regional and national clients in asbestos litigation involving products liability, premises liability, contractor liability, and deliberate intent claims
  • Representing clients in commercial litigation including breach of contract, fraud, construction, eminent domain, and constitutional law disputes
  • Defending clients in insurance and bad faith litigation, and deliberate intent, premises, and products liability lawsuits
  • Participating on a defense trial team in a federal criminal trial in the Southern District of West Virginia
  • Assisting in all phases of state and federal litigation, including drafting pleadings, drafting dispositive and evidentiary motions, conducting written discovery, taking and defending depositions, arguing pre-trial and dispositive motions, participating in trial preparation, voir dire, and jury selection, and drafting multiple appellate briefs to the West Virginia Supreme Court and the Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals

  • Articles

    Publications & Presentations

    • Author, “Civil Asset Forfeiture in Virginia: An Imperfect System,” Washington and Lee University Law Review
    • Lead Articles Editor and Staff Writer, Washington and Lee University Law Review

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