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Jim Simon has practiced law in the Lake Tahoe region since 1976 when he and Jim Porter formed Porter Simon with its central office in Truckee, California.   He has over 30 years’ experience in mediation and arbitration and has dedicated many years to serving the legal needs of the greater Northern California community.  Jim has tried cases for plaintiffs and defendants in arbitration and in state and federal courts in the areas of real estate, insurance, business, estate disputes, personal injury, and wrongful death claims, mechanics lien foreclosure matters, lease disputes, construction cases, HOA matters, and professional negligence claims.    

Jim has also developed somewhat of a niche practice in complex accounting fraud cases involving the financial examination and dissolution of Partnerships, LLC’s, and Corporations in a variety of business enterprises, including real estate joint ventures, law firms, insurance brokerages, farming and ranching operations, land fill operations, and various types of franchise businesses.


"Jim's willingness to spend the time that emotionally complex cases require to settle is what helped make this case settle." - R.F.

"He exhibited patience, knowledge of the subject matter and injected realistic information into the process to facilitate settlement." - T.M.

"Listened well; maintained control; allowed everyone to participate; courteous to all participants. Overall, Jim Simon did a terrific job." - T.P.

"The clients became very comfortable with Mr. Simon - a real benefit to the process, particularly, where the clients might come in being suspicious of the process." - J.T.

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