“Discourage litigation. Persuade your neighbors to compromise whenever you can. Point out to them how the nominal winner is often a real loser: in fees, expenses and waste of time. As a peacemaker, the lawyer has a superior opportunity of being a good man. There will be business enough.”
– Abraham Lincoln
Lincoln’s advice is as good today as it was then. Unfortunately, sometimes you must file a lawsuit, and when you do, you need someone with the right experience who will take-on your fight like it were his own. But, that fight should not be an end itself, but a means towards justice.
Paul has represented large international companies, mom-and-pop businesses, homeowners and other individuals in state and federal courts. He has an impressive track record in the trial and appellate courts, with more reported appellate cases than most lawyers licensed twice as long as Paul.
Paul was raised in Northwest Houston, attended Cypress Creek High School, graduated with honors from the University of Houston, and graduated from South Texas College of Law, where he was a member of the law school’s Law Review and three of its varsity moot court teams. Paul made South Texas’s Dean List four times and is a member of several organizations which recognize academic excellence, including Phi Delta Phi and the Order of the Lytae.
After graduating from law school, Paul clerked for the Houston [14th] Court of Appeals, then spent four years at one of the largest Texas-based law firms, before starting his own law firm. Paul joined The Voss Law Firm in 2018.
Paul was invited to become a member of the Texas Bar Foundation (and is a Sustaining Life Member of that organization), is a Fellow of the Houston Bar Foundation, and has appeared on several “Who’s Who” and Rising Stars lists over the course of his career. He is licensed to practice in all State and Federal Courts in Texas and the Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals.
- Paul Simon, Does the Sherman Act Recognize a “Price-Squeezing” Claim Where the Only Duty to Deal Arises from a Regulatory Scheme, 36 ABA PREVIEW (OF UNITED STATES SUPREME COURT CASES), 3 (2008), at 158;63.
- Paul Simon & Beth Fain, Pre-Dispute Jury Waivers Now Enforceable in Texas, 18 THE APPELLATE ADVOCATE, Fall 2005, at 23.
- Jeff Joyce Paul Simon, How Can an Owner Protect its Company from a Jury of its Peers?, 2004 HOUSTON BUSINESS JOURNAL 26 (2 May 7 13
- Paul Simon, The Fourth Amendment’s Exclusionary Rule—Judicial Remedy or Constitutional Mandate: Is There Room for the Good Faith Exception?, 41 SOUTH TEX. L. REV. 1101 (Summer 2000).
ORGANIZATIONS & AFFILIATIONS
- Texas State Bar
- Admitted to practice in Fifth Circuit and all Federal District Courts in Texas
- Texas Bar Foundation, Sustaining Life Member
- Fellow, Houston Bar Association (Life Member)
- American Bar Association; Houston Bar Association
- Phi Delta Phi
- Global Who’s Who Best Lawyers (2016)
- Order of Barristers
- Order of the Lytae (for academic achievement at South Texas College of Law)