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Mr. Simon founded Simon, Reed & Salazar, P.A., in September 2009. The firm continues to grow and focuses its practice on evaluating, defending, and litigating both first party insurance claims and third party liability claims including medical malpractice, products liability and premises liability cases in state and federal courts throughout Florida.

Throughout his career, Mr. Simon has represented a wide variety of clients primarily in the areas of insurance law, professional liability, products liability, construction, personal injury, and commercial litigation for domestic and international clients. Mr. Simon has tried cases to verdict for his clients in both state and federal courts.

Mr. Simon assists clients in investigating and evaluating insurance claims and complying with Florida’s Claims Administration Statute and rules. He also provides coverage opinions for multiple lines of insurance and works with clients to obtain recoveries in subrogation actions.


In his practice, Mr. Simon has defended third party claims including wrongful death, personal injury, construction defects, premises liability and negligent security. He also has significant experience in the defense of professional liability cases including Error and Omission claims against brokers and agents as well as legal malpractice claims. He has defended nursing homes in Chapter 400 cases and has advised nursing homes as personal counsel.

Mr. Simon has substantial experience litigating product liability claims for a broad range of corporate clients from mass torts involving medical devices to claims against the manufacturers of air guns and firearms. As local counsel, Mr. Simon had primary responsibility for coordinating discovery for a Fortune 500 company in over 500 silicone gel breast implant cases throughout the state of Florida.


Mr. Simon is AV Rated by Martindale Hubbell™ which is the highest rating a lawyer may achieve and a testament to the fact that Mr. Simon’s peers rank him at the highest level of professional excellence.


American University, B.A., 1992
University of Florida, College of Law, J.D., 1995

Court Admissions

Florida State Courts
United States District Court, Northern District of Florida
United States District Court, Middle District of Florida
United States District Court, Southern District of Florida


Partner, Maltzman Foreman, P.A. (October 2005-September 2009)
Partner, Hardeman & Simon, P.A. (November 2003-October 2005)
Associate, Hardeman & Suarez, P.A. and Hardeman & Associates, P.A. (May 1996-November 2003)

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