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Nicholas Simopoulos

Nicholas Simopoulos

Dedicated to Protecting Your Legal Rights in Education and Employment
  • Education Law, Employment Law
  • District of Columbia, Virginia
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Christopher J. Pitera
Christopher J. Pitera September 16, 2022
Rating: 10 Lawyer Rating - 10 out of 10
I rate Nick a perfect 10 because he is truly a master of his craft. He zealously represents his clients. He is considered a leader in his practice areas. If you want a great lawyer to defend or pursue your rights look no further than Nick Simopoulos.
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Biography

I am a highly experienced attorney who practices education law and employment law throughout all of Virginia. I am committed to and passionate about protecting your legal rights as a student and an employee. There is nothing I am more passionate about professionally and I make your rights my mission. Do not suffer an injury in silence. Call today for a free consultation.

Practice Areas
    Education Law
    Employment Law
    Employee Benefits, Employment Contracts, Employment Discrimination, Overtime & Unpaid Wages, Sexual Harassment, Wrongful Termination
Fees
  • Free Consultation
Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice
District of Columbia
District of Columbia Bar
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Virginia
Virginia State Bar
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4th Circuit
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D.C. Circuit
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U.S. Supreme Court
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Languages
  • English
  • Greek
Professional Experience
Owner and Managing Partner
Simopoulos Law
- Current
At Simopoulos Law, we are dedicated to defending and pursuing your rights and providing effective legal advice and representation in Virginia civil rights, education law, and employment law matters. With nearly two decades of in-the-trenches experience, we are familiar with the intricacies of the legal system and know it can be challenging and complex to navigate without the right background and experience on your side. Over the years, we have passionately and successfully advised and represented hundreds of employees, students, and individuals in navigating their most difficult and sensitive legal matters in Virginia. Because our passion is being a go-to Virginia education and employment lawyer in Virginia, you should not navigate this system alone or suffer an injury in silence. At Simopoulos Law, we make your rights our mission. Call us to discuss your potential case and the options you may have.
Adjunct Law Professor
College Of William & Mary Law School
- Current
In addition to practicing law, Nicholas enjoys teaching the future lawyers of Virginia. Since 2013, he has served as an Adjunct Professor of Law at William & Mary School of Law, where he teaches Advanced Civil Pretrial Practice and Legal Writing. He previously served as Super Adjunct, assisting with the curriculum design and program oversight. Nicholas learned the law in the trenches, through trial by fire, and backed by wonderful mentors. Nicholas teaches so he can help students avoid common mistakes when they start out in their legal career and make the right choices when it comes to diligently, ethically, and passionately representing the best interests of their clients.
Manager of the General Civil Litigation & Trial Unit
Office Of The Virginia Attorney General
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• Oversaw the day-to-day operations of the General Civil & Trial Unit; • Supervised attorneys, assistants, and paralegals; • Assigned cases; • Conducted performance evaluations and improvement plans; • Developed and facilitated training; • Conduct bi-monthly staff meetings; • Screened, interviewed, and recommended applicants for hire; • Monitored overall workload; • Assisted with outside counsel appointments; • Handled a substantial caseload, primarily including high profile and complex constitutional law and education law Title IX cases; • Review the constitutionality of legislation during General Assembly sessions; • Lectured throughout Virginia on concepts of sovereign immunity and Title IX education laws.
Assistant Attorney General
Virginia Attorney General's Office
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Civil rights, constitutional, and employment law.
Assistant City Attorney
City of Richmond
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Civil rights, constitutional, and employment law.
Judicial Appellate Law Clerk
Virginia Court of Appeals
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• Prepared draft legal opinions; • Researched legal issues; • Advised Judge as to procedural and substantive law if requested; • Attended and assisted Judge with preparation for oral argument.
Appellate Judicial Law Clerk
Maryland Court of Special Appeals
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• Prepared draft legal opinions; • Researched legal issues; • Advised Judge as to procedural and substantive law if requested; • Attended and assisted Judge with preparation for oral argument.
Education
George Mason University School of Law
J.D.
Activities: Editor-in-Chief of The Scrivener
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University of Virginia
B.A.
Honors: Phi Beta Kappa
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Awards
Top 11 Best Employment Lawyers in Richmond, Virginia
Expertise.com
Client Choice Award - Education Law and Employment Law
Avvo
2020-2022
Top 100 Trial Lawyers
National Trial Lawyers Association
Legal Elite for Civil Litigation
Virginia Business Magazine
2012-2022
Employee of the Month
Office of the Virginia Attorney General
Professional Associations
Virginia Trial Lawyers Association
Communications and Education Committees Member
Current
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Virginia State Bar  # 68664
Member
- Current
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Museum District Association
Board Member and Liaison to the City of Richmond
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Publications
Articles & Publications
The Virginia Good Samaritan Statute, Code § 8.01-225: Some Good Deeds Should Go Unpunished
The Journal of Civil Litigation, VADA
The Virginia Business Conspiracy Act: is a Criminal Conviction a Prerequisite to a Civil Action for Treble Damages?
The Journal of Civil Litigation, VADA
The Inadmissibility of Private Rules in a Negligence Action
The Journal of Civil Litigation, VADA
A Successor Corporation’s Liability for Punitive Damages
The Whisper, DRI
Speaking Engagements
Troubling Lessons Learned from Recent Title IX Litigation, OAG Annual Education Section Conference
What’s in a Title? Some Helpful OAG Considerations in Title VII and Title IX Litigation, OAG Education Conference
Sovereign Immunity and the Virginia Tort Claims Act, Virginia Department of Transportation Conference
From Vine to Bar, Cultivating Newcomers to Local Government Practice: A Sweeping Overview of Local Government Issues and Practice, LGA Annual Conference
Certifications
Civil eDiscovery
Georgetown University Law Center
Websites & Blogs
Website
Contact & Map
Simopoulos Law, PLLC
11 South 12th Street
Richmond, VA 23219
Telephone: (804) 220-5755
Monday: 9 AM - 5 PM
Tuesday: 9 AM - 5 PM
Wednesday: 9 AM - 5 PM
Thursday: 9 AM - 5 PM (Today)
Friday: 9 AM - 5 PM
Saturday: Closed
Sunday: Closed
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