Christopher P. Simon
Christopher P. Simon focuses his practice in commercial and trust and estate/fiduciary litigation in State and federal courts in Delaware, including the Delaware Chancery Court. Additionally, he has experience handling bankruptcy and restructuring matters in the United States Bankruptcy Court for the District of Delaware. Prior to joining founding member Richard H. Cross, Jr., Mr. Simon worked at The Bayard Firm (now Bayard, P.A.) in Wilmington, Delaware. He began his career as a trial attorney with the Office of the Public Defender for the State of Delaware.
Mr. Simon has represented a wide variety of parties and interests during his career. 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 in commercial disputes and trust and estate/fiduciary litigation filed in the Chancery Court. Additionally, Mr. Simon is experienced handling proceedings in the United States Bankruptcy Court for the District of Delaware. Mr. Simon has represented Debtors, trustees, official committees of unsecured creditors, landlords, equity holders and all types of creditors. Additionally, he has served as counsel to corporations in State court dissolution proceedings, and to receivers appointed by the Chancery Court for the State of Delaware. 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., served as lead class counsel in the case captioned, Johnson, et al. v. Government Employees Insurance Co., et al., D. Del. C.A. No. 1:06-cv-408, as well as 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.
From time to time, Mr. Simon advises companies on general matters, including issues with contracts, personnel and governance.
Mr. Simon graduated from Washington & Lee University in Lexington, Virginia in 1992 with a Bachelor of Arts degree and received his Juris Doctorate from Widener University School of Law in Wilmington, Delaware. At Widener, 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 Journal, The Baltimore Sun and The Wall Street Journal, where he worked as an intern staff reporter.
From 2002 to 2011, Mr. Simon served as a Commissioner for the Wilmington Housing Authority. He currently serves 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 Delaware Trial Lawyers Association, the American Bankruptcy Institute, and the American Bar Association.
Chris and his family live in Wilmington.