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Jessica D. Simon
Jessica is a litigator with experience in insurance defense, coverage issues, bad faith claims, premises liability matters, and appellate advocacy. She has obtained defense verdicts at trial and dismissal through written motion for her clients in tort and premises liability cases.
A native of Kentucky, Jessica obtained her Juris Doctor from the University of Kentucky College of Law, where she was selected as Operations Manager of the Kentucky Law Journal, Vol. 102, and received the CALI Excellence for the Future Award in Education Law.
Prior to attending law school, Jessica worked for an international shipping company in Charleston, South Carolina and studied at the University of Reading in England. These global experiences provided Jessica with knowledge of business industries that enhances her ability to defend individual clients and organizations. During her undergraduate studies at Centre College, she was captain of the track and cross-country teams.
- University of Kentucky College of Law, Lexington, Kentucky
- Juris Doctor - 2014
- Centre College
- B.A. - 2008
- Major: International Studies
- Major: History
- University of Reading, Reading, England
- Kentucky Bar Association
- Fayette County Bar Association (Young Lawyers Division past President)
- U.S. District Court, Eastern and Western Districts of Kentucky
- United States Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit
- Kentucky Defense Counsel, Young Lawyers Division
- Legal Honors and Awards – Kentucky Super Lawyers®, Rising Star 2018, 2019, 2020, 2021, 2022
- Margaret Tracye Cooper v. Steak ‘n Shake, United States District Court for the Eastern District of Kentucky, Civil Action No. 5:18-cv-417-MAS. Defense verdict obtained after three-day jury trial in which Plaintiff alleged she slipped and fell in the vestibule of a Steak ‘n Shake restaurant.
- Linda Hawn v. Cascio Enterprises, Inc. d/b/a McDonald’s of Maysville, Mason Circuit Court, Civil Action No. 17-CI-00149. Defense verdict obtained after three-day jury trial in which Plaintiff alleged she slipped and fell on a wet floor.
- Linda Thomas vs. James M. Breiner, E.B., a minor child, et al., Jessamine Circuit Court, Civil Action No. 15-CI-0361. Summary judgment obtained in favor of Defendant parents, who were sued under theories of negligent supervision and vicarious liability when their minor son threw a water balloon that hit Plaintiff in the head. The trial court’s ruling was later affirmed on appeal.
- Saufley, et. al. vs. James R. Reed, Jr., Lincoln Circuit Court, Civil Action No. 15-CI-0211. Summary Judgment obtained in favor of Defendant property owner where Plaintiffs alleged encroaching bushes from Defendant’s property poisoned and killed a number of cattle. The trial court agreed that Defendant owed no duty to Plaintiff. The Court of Appeals later affirmed the trial court’s ruling.
- Sarah Groves, et al v. Terry and Tammie Harris and John and Hazel Woods, Boyd Circuit Court, Civil Action No. 14-CI-810. Summary judgment obtained for property owner Defendants who were boarding a horse that allegedly injured the Plaintiffs. The trial court agreed that a landlord is only required to warn a tenant of a known, latent danger. The trial court’s decision was later affirmed on appeal.