Cross and Simon Law Firm

“Success is simple. Do what’s right, the right way, at the right time.”

Christopher P. Simon

Christopher P. Simon, Esq.

Telephone: +1 302 777 4200 (ext 102)
FAX: +1 302 777 4224
E-mail: csimon@crosslaw.com
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Christopher P. Simon has practiced law for more than twenty-five years in Delaware, a diverse career litigating a wide variety of legal issues, and trying cases in Delaware state and federal courts.  Today, his practice focuses primarily on litigating corporate and commercial cases, trust and estate/fiduciary issues, advising and litigating corporate restructuring and creditor rights issues, and counseling individuals and companies on matters relating to transactions and litigation.  Prior to co-founding Cross & Simon, Mr. Simon worked at The Bayard Firm (now Bayard, P.A.) in Wilmington, Delaware.


Mr. Simon began his legal career as a trial attorney with the Office of the Public Defender for the State of Delaware.  His first argument after being admitted to the bar was an appeal before the Delaware Supreme Court.  He has tried cases in every court in Delaware, including the Delaware Superior Court, the Delaware Court of Chancery, and the U.S. District Court.  He regularly appears as lead counsel for clients, but also works extensively with some of the largest and most sophisticated law firms in the United States who need experienced Delaware counsel.  In addition to his corporate and commercial litigation practice, Mr. Simon has represented corporate debtors, trustees, official committees of unsecured creditors, landlords, equity holders and all types of creditors in bankruptcy cases.  He has served as counsel to corporations in dissolution proceedings, and to receivers appointed by the Delaware Chancery Court.  The Delaware Chancery Court has appointed Mr. Simon as a receiver to wind up the affairs of Delaware corporations.  He has argued on appeal in the Delaware Supreme Court and the United States Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit.  Mr. Simon is listed on the Register of Mediators and Arbitrators Pursuant to Bankruptcy Local Rule 9019-4 for the United States Bankruptcy Court for the District of Delaware.

Mr. Simon has also litigated a number of class action cases in Delaware.  Mr. Simon and his partner, Richard H. Cross, Jr., investigated and filed their first class action in 2006, in the Delaware federal case captioned, Johnson, et al. v. Government Employees Insurance Co., et al., D. Del. C.A. No. 1:06-cv-408.  Mr. Simon and Mr. Cross were appointed lead counsel in that case, as well as in a related state court case, and have served as lead counsel in other consumer class action cases filed in Delaware.  Mr. Simon served as co-counsel to plaintiffs in a class action trial before the Delaware Court of Chancery, in the case captioned, Kurt Fox v CDx Holdings, Inc., Del. Ch. Ct. C.A. No. 8031-VCL, a case where the Chancery Court awarded the plaintiffs $20 million in damages.  He served as co-counsel for plaintiffs in a putative class action case involving the University of Delaware, and tuition charges during the Covid-19 pandemic.

From time to time, Mr. Simon advises companies on general matters, including issues with contracts, personnel and governance.

Mr. Simon graduated from Washington and Lee University in Lexington, Virginia in 1992 with a Bachelor of Arts degree and received his Juris Doctorate from Widener University Delaware Law School  in Wilmington, Delaware.   During law school, he served on the law review for the Delaware Journal of Corporate Law.

Before beginning his legal career, Mr. Simon worked as a journalist. His articles have appeared in The News JournalThe Baltimore Sun and The Wall Street Journal, where he worked as an intern staff reporter.  He credits his time as an investigative journalist with giving him skills in the aggressive pursuit of facts and discovery in civil cases.

From 2002 to 2011, Mr. Simon served as a Commissioner for the Wilmington Housing Authority. He served for nine years as a Commissioner for the Ethics Commission for New Castle County, Delaware. Mr. Simon is a past member of the Board of Trustees for Christ Church Episcopal Preschool, and a volunteer guardian ad litem for the Office of the Child Advocate. He is a member of the Delaware State Bar Association, the American Bankruptcy Institute, and the American Bar Association.

Since 2012, Chris has been recognized by Super Lawyers as a Top Rated Business Litigation Attorney.  He has also been selected in the peer reviewed Best Lawyers and has been honored by Delaware Today magazine in its Top Lawyers edition. Chris has received an AV rating from Martindale-Hubbell.

Chris and his family live in Wilmington.