Paul W. Simon

paul@simonpaschal.com
972.893.9342

employment lawyer dallas tx

Education:

  • Hope College, B.A.
  • Michigan State University College of Law, J.D.

Bar Admissions:

  • State Bar of Texas
  • US Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit
  • US District Courts for the Northern, Eastern, Southern and Western Districts of Texas
  • US Court of Federal Claims

Recognitions:

  • Rising Star, Texas Super Lawyer 2014
  • Super Lawyer, Texas Super Lawyer 2014, 2015, 2016, and 2017

Speeches:

  • Legal Steps and Documentation for Investigations, DallasHR Roundtable (Sept. 2014)
  • Disparate Impact Discrimination, Legal Exchange, HR Southwest Conference (Oct. 2014)
  • Insight from an Employment Litigator, HR Southwest Conference (Oct. 2014)
  • FLSA Misclassification and Exemption Pitfalls, Dallas HR Legal Exchange (June 2015)
  • Workplace Investigations: Law, Procedure & Best Practices, HR Southwest Conference (Oct. 2015)
  • Workplace Investigations: Law, Procedure & Best Practices, DallasHR (June 2016)
  • Off to HR Law School: Don’t Forget Your Employee Handbook, HR Southwest Conference (Oct. 2016)
  • All In the Job – Mastering FLSA Exempt vs. Non-Exempt, HR Southwest Conference (Oct. 2016)
  • The Great Handbook Debate – Pros, Cons & All the Law, HR Southwest Conference (Oct. 2016)
  • Sensitive Employee Relations, Frisco HR Summit (Mar. 2017)

Professional and Community Involvement:

  • Member, State Bar of Texas
    • Member, Labor and Employment Law Section
  • Member, Dallas Bar Association
    • Member, Labor and Employment Law Section
  • Director, Dallas Bar Association (2017)
  • Member, Texas Young Lawyers Association
  • President, Dallas Association of Young Lawyers (2017)
  • President-Elect, Dallas Association of Young Lawyers (2016)
  • Vice President, Dallas Association of Young Lawyers (2015)
  • Treasurer, Dallas Association of Young Lawyers (2014)
  • Secretary, Dallas Association of Young Lawyers (2013)
  • Director, Dallas Association of Young Lawyers (2011 and 2012)
  • Sustaining Life Fellow, DAYL Foundation
  • Trustee, DAYL Foundation (2016 and 2017)
  • Fellows Chair, DAYL Foundation (2015)
  • Treasurer, DAYL Foundation (2014)
  • Fellow, DBA Foundation
  • Associate, Patrick E. Higginbotham Inn of Court (2013)
  • Trustee and General Counsel, North Texas Community Giving Foundation
  • Former President, Stewart Creek Estates HOA

To his clients, Paul will forever be a trusted advisor. Paul attended Hope College in Holland, Michigan where he graduated in 2004 with a B.A. in Political Science and Business Management. After graduating from Hope, Paul attended Michigan State University College of Law and graduated magna cum laude in 2007.

Paul is a solid litigator who regularly handles a variety of employment matters and business disputes, including discrimination and harassment cases, contractual disputes, and multi-state collective actions involving wage and hour issues. It is Paul’s business practice and his advice and counseling, however, where Paul truly feels he can give his clients their greatest successes and their highest potential. Paul regularly assists entrepreneurs and startups with their business and entity formation needs and he provides support to existing companies seeking help for a variety of transactional needs. Paul also provides his clients with ready advice and counseling regarding a multitude of human resources issues and contractual matters.

Paul is a member of the State Bar of Texas, the Dallas Bar Association, and the Dallas Association of Young Lawyers. Paul serves as the President of the DAYL Board of Directors and is proud to have been elected by his peers as a member of the Executive Committee for several years prior. He formerly served as a Co-Chair for several DAYL committees and was a driving force behind the 2009 Leadership Class. Paul is also an active member of DallasHR, a Sustaining Life Fellow of the DAYL Foundation, a Fellow of the Dallas Bar Foundation, and a former Associate Member of the Patrick E. Higginbotham Inn of Court.

Paul was selected by Thomson Reuters Super Lawyers as a Rising Star in 2014 and a Super Lawyer in 2014, 2015, 2016, and 2017. As a Super Lawyer selection, Paul was selected amongst his peers without any age or years of practice limitation. Paul is part of only 5% of Texas Lawyers classified as Super Lawyers and only 2.5% of Texas lawyers classified as Rising Stars.

employment lawyer dallas tx

Education:

  • Hope College, B.A.
  • Michigan State University College of Law, J.D.

Bar Admissions:

  • State Bar of Texas
  • US Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit
  • US District Courts for the Northern, Eastern, Southern and Western Districts of Texas
  • US Court of Federal Claims

Recognitions:

  • Rising Star, Texas Super Lawyer 2014
  • Super Lawyer, Texas Super Lawyer 2014, 2015, 2016, and 2017

Speeches:

  • Legal Steps and Documentation for Investigations, DallasHR Roundtable (Sept. 2014)
  • Disparate Impact Discrimination, Legal Exchange, HR Southwest Conference (Oct. 2014)
  • Insight from an Employment Litigator, HR Southwest Conference (Oct. 2014)
  • FLSA Misclassification and Exemption Pitfalls, Dallas HR Legal Exchange (June 2015)
  • Workplace Investigations: Law, Procedure & Best Practices, HR Southwest Conference (Oct. 2015)
  • Workplace Investigations: Law, Procedure & Best Practices, DallasHR (June 2016)
  • Off to HR Law School: Don’t Forget Your Employee Handbook, HR Southwest Conference (Oct. 2016)
  • All In the Job – Mastering FLSA Exempt vs. Non-Exempt, HR Southwest Conference (Oct. 2016)
  • The Great Handbook Debate – Pros, Cons & All the Law, HR Southwest Conference (Oct. 2016)
  • Sensitive Employee Relations, Frisco HR Summit (Mar. 2017)

Professional and Community Involvement:

  • Member, State Bar of Texas
    • Member, Labor and Employment Law Section
  • Member, Dallas Bar Association
    • Member, Labor and Employment Law Section
  • Director, Dallas Bar Association (2017)
  • Member, Texas Young Lawyers Association
  • President, Dallas Association of Young Lawyers (2017)
  • President-Elect, Dallas Association of Young Lawyers (2016)
  • Vice President, Dallas Association of Young Lawyers (2015)
  • Treasurer, Dallas Association of Young Lawyers (2014)
  • Secretary, Dallas Association of Young Lawyers (2013)
  • Director, Dallas Association of Young Lawyers (2011 and 2012)
  • Sustaining Life Fellow, DAYL Foundation
  • Trustee, DAYL Foundation (2016 and 2017)
  • Fellows Chair, DAYL Foundation (2015)
  • Treasurer, DAYL Foundation (2014)
  • Fellow, DBA Foundation
  • Associate, Patrick E. Higginbotham Inn of Court (2013)
  • Trustee and General Counsel, North Texas Community Giving Foundation
  • Former President, Stewart Creek Estates HOA