WASHINGTON (August 31, 2011) – Jan Simonsen, of the mid-Atlantic law firm Carr Maloney, has been selected by her peers for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America © 2011. This is the third year in a row that Simonsen has been named to the highly regarded list.
Simonsen, an equity member, has been with Carr Maloney for 22 years. She was selected for inclusion in the Mass Tort Litigation and Personal Injury Litigation – Defense categories.
Simonsen litigates matters involving complex liability claims, product and professional liability, retail, mass tort and commercial litigation. She represents several large retailers as well as other large business entities including homebuilders and manufacturers. As lead counsel in numerous jury and non-jury trials, Simonsen has had many cases result in reported appellate decisions, with several setting important legal precedents.
“My passion has always been to work hard for my clients and help them to achieve the best results,” Simonsen said. “It is an honor for me to receive this type of recognition from my colleagues.”
Since its inception in 1983, Best Lawyers has become universally regarded as the definitive guide to legal excellence. Because Best Lawyers is based on an exhaustive peer-review survey in which more than 39,000 leading attorneys cast almost 3.1 million votes on the legal abilities of other lawyers in their practice areas, and because lawyers are not required or allowed to pay a fee to be listed, inclusion in Best Lawyers is considered a singular honor. Corporate Counsel magazine has called Best Lawyers “the most respected referral list of attorneys in practice.”
Simonsen received her bachelor’s degree from Northeastern University and her Juris Doctor from Vermont Law School. She has an AV (highest) rating from the Martindale-Hubbell Law Directory and serves as a certified court mediator in the Superior Court of the District of Columbia. Simonsen is involved in the DC Defense Lawyers Association, serving as president from 2001 – 2002, she is a member of Defense Research Institute, and has presented on numerous topics for The National Retail Federation, The National Council of Chain Restaurants, The Retail Industry Leaders Association, the Bar Association for the District of Columbia and the Virginia State Bar.