Bernard P. Simons
Class of 1967

Partner, Reed Smith

Los Angeles, CA

Bernard Simons(“Bernie”) is a member of the Reed Smith Complex Litigation Group. Bernie has been lead trial counsel, representing both Plaintiffs and Defendants, in a wide range of commercial disputes in the State and Federal Courts of California, Arizona and Arkansas,; as well as being specially admitted as lead trial counsel in a number of other States and in various foreign countries [United Kingdom, Australia, and Canada].

Bernie handled and coordinated U.S. and foreign litigation for an international client, over a period of 10 years, which resulted in a recovery of over $150,000,000.00. Bernie has taught Trial Advocacy and Advanced Trial Advocacy at three of the Hastings College of the Law Trial Advocacy Programs for litigation attorneys and a variety of CEB programs. He has also acted as a Judge Pro Tem for the Los Angeles County Superior Court.