I'm sorry I haven't written this review sooner, but here it is and it is very important to consider when looking at this lawyer. I was incredibly fortunate to have hired him. It has been 9 years, and there is not a day that goes by that I not only think of him, but thank him in my head. Extremely professional, incredibly intelligent and full of integrity. I had an unusual case. My daughter was taken by my husband on a trip... and he never returned. I learned that he was cheating and he never actually planned on returning home. I was in the ARMY at the time. It was so hard to manage this situation while still serving. Simon gave me the strength when I thought there was none left. Simon gave me the courage and hope and provided confidence in his ability to right these wrongs in the most honest way. As a jaded, soon to be single mother, I wanted to draw blood and flip out and use everything in my arsenal to hypothetically destroy my estranged husband for withholding my daughter and cheating. Simon taught me a huge life lesson: you don't attack, and you especially don't attack first. No matter what accusations were made against me, the number one thing was to always be true to myself and others. Never lash out. Never feed into the drama. Be professional, stay quiet, and let them dig their own grave with their actions and behaviors. Be ABOVE everything and everyone that wants to make unnecessary moves just because things didn't work out. So I listened. Simon was thorough. He wanted a timeline of everything about my relationship from start to finish... how we got together, what he did for me, didn't do for me, fights, decisions, everything. It dawned on me that he needed to learn every aspect of our relationship to see the full and complete picture. Simon had no qualms about letting me know when I was in the wrong and what was fair. He helped me fight to get my daughter back into my custody where she belonged... she was only 7 months, and with clear evidence, was being neglected outside of my care. I learned through him the importance of solid correct adult behavior, and how to maintain composure during what was the fight of my life. To this day I wish I could've thanked him more... he walked through every single step with me. And the last time I ever saw him was to establish a custody agreement that my child's father didn't even bother showing up to. He shook my hand and walked away. I sat in my car stunned, greatful, and in absolute awe. In fact, my childs father didn't even show up for that last hearing (there were two) and we've never seen him again (his choice) and I'm so happy for it, because now she will ALWAYS be in good hands. I don't know what would've happened had I not sought out this lawyer. He sugar coats NOTHING. If you're wrong, you're wrong - but he will help you get right. And if you're right and they're wrong, with his help you'll, too, learn to hold your head high and do everything by the book. Simon, if you see this... thank you. A million times, thank you. It has been 9 years since you helped me get my baby back and if only you could see just how much we are thriving now. To everyone else... you'd be foolish not to choose this lawyer. And if you're going up AGAINST him in court? Fair warning, he will eviscerate you with the truth!