Joanna Simon has spent her career litigating and successfully resolving some of the largest mass tort, wrongful death, and personal injury cases of the past decade. Because of this work, she was selected by her peers as a “Rising Star Super Lawyer” for San Diego in both 2017 and 2018. Joanna takes a thoughtful approach to maximizing recoveries for her clients, whether that be through negotiations, mediation, or trial. Joanna’s client-focused approach has earned her a perfect “10 out of 10” AVVO rating.
Before joining Fox Law, Joanna was an attorney at top international law firm Morrison & Foerster LLP. There, she specialized in large scale product liability and aviation disaster cases. She regularly obtained outstanding results for her clients, which included pharmaceutical and medical device manufacturers, consumer product manufacturers, and airlines, airports and drone startups. Joanna has now taken the skills she gained there and dedicated her practice to fighting for individuals who have been harmed.
Joanna is also dedicated to pro bono work and community involvement. She has received the Wiley W. Manuel Award for pro bono work from the California State Bar every year from 2011 – 2016. She is an active member of the San Diego County Bar, Athena San Diego, and is currently on the Leadership Development Committee of the Association of Business Trial Lawyers, San Diego Chapter.
Joanna received her J.D. magna cum laude in 2010 from the University of San Diego School of Law, where she was elected to the Order of the Coif. During law school, she was the chief student comments editor of the San Diego International Law Journal, and a member of the San Diego Appellate Moot Court Executive Board. Joanna also worked as a judicial extern for the Honorable Thomas J. Whelan in the Southern District of California, and the Honorable Lawrence E. Kahn in the Northern District of New York. She received her B.A. magna cum laude from Northeastern University in 2007.