Attorney Profile:

Steven L. Simas

Steven L. Simas: Attorney with Simas & Associates, Ltd.
  • Founding Member at Simas & Associates, Ltd. (6 Attorneys)
  • North Pointe Business Center, 3835 North Freeway Boulevard, Suite 228, Sacramento, CA 95834
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  • Mr. Simas is the founding member of the firm and graduated from California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo, with a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration and U.C. Davis School of Law with his Juris Doctorate. He served as a deputy attorney general in the employment law section of the Office of the Attorney General in Sacramento and as the Chief Consultant to the Assembly Committee on Labor and Employment in the California Legislature.

    In 1997, he received a gubernatorial appointment as counsel to the Public Employment Relations Board where he served for two years. Mr. Simas has also served as a Temporary Judge for the Sacramento Superior Court, Small Claims and Traffic Divisions since 1998, and was the Chair of the Sacramento County Bar, Administrative Law Section in 2005 and 2006. He is also a member of the Sacramento and San Luis Obispo County Bar Associations.

    His practice areas include Healthcare Regulation, Workplace and Employment Regulation, Professional Licensing and Regulation, Public Agency Law and Public Contracts Law.
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Biography

Mr. Simas is the founding member of the firm and graduated from California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo, with a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration and U.C. Davis School of Law with his Juris Doctorate. He served as a deputy attorney general in the employment law section of the Office of the Attorney General in Sacramento and as the Chief Consultant to the Assembly Committee on Labor and Employment in the California Legislature.

In 1997, he received a gubernatorial appointment as counsel to the Public Employment Relations Board where he served for two years. Mr. Simas has also served as a Temporary Judge for the Sacramento Superior Court, Small Claims and Traffic Divisions since 1998, and was the Chair of the Sacramento County Bar, Administrative Law Section in 2005 and 2006. He is also a member of the Sacramento and San Luis Obispo County Bar Associations, Vice President for the Sacramento Region of the California Academy of Attorneys for Health Care Professionals, and a member of the Council on Litigation Management, and the American Veterinary Medical Legal Association.

Mr. Simas is admitted to practice before the United States District Court, Eastern and Central Districts of California, the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals, and the United States Supreme Court. He has three published appellate opinions in the California Supreme Court and courts of appeal.

Areas of Practice (9)

  • Healthcare Law
  • Professional Licensing Law
  • Administrative Law
  • Employment Law
  • Public Contracts Law
  • Auto Dealer Law
  • Gambling Law
  • Alcoholic Beverage Control Law
  • Civil Litigation and Appeals

Education & Credentials

Contact Information:
916-367-0421  Phone
916.789.9801  Fax
www.simasgovlaw.com
University Attended:
California Polytechnic State University, B.S., Business Administration, 1987
Law School Attended:
University of California, Davis School of Law, J.D., 1990
Year of First admission:
1990
Admission:
1990, California; United States District Court, Eastern and Central Districts of California; U.S. Court of Appeals, Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals; United States Supreme Court
ISLN:
903709192

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  • 4.9/5.0 10 reviews
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  • 5.0/5.0 by a Sole Practitioner on 06/24/15 in Administrative Law

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  • 5.0/5.0 by a Partner on 06/04/15 in Administrative Law

    Steven has an excellent reputation. Read more

    Steven has an excellent reputation.

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  • 5.0/5.0 by a Managing Partner on 04/26/15 in Administrative Hearings and Appeals

    Steve is excellent, ethical and highly effective as a lawyer. Read more

    Steve is excellent, ethical and highly effective as a lawyer.

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  • 5.0/5.0 by a Sole Practitioner on 04/18/15 in Administrative Hearings and Appeals

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  • 5.0/5.0 by a Sole Practitioner on 04/10/15 in Administrative Adjudications

    I have known Steve for over 20 years. He is an excellent lawyer. Read more

    I have known Steve for over 20 years. He is an excellent lawyer.

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  • 5.0/5.0 by a Government Counsel on 04/10/15 in Administrative Hearings and Appeals

    Mr. Simas looks at both the short-term and the long-term effects of discipline on his clients and provides comprehensive service to protect the livelihood of his clients... Read more

    Mr. Simas looks at both the short-term and the long-term effects of discipline on his clients and provides comprehensive service to protect the livelihood of his clients and their businesses. He is both an astute lawyer and a warm human being. As a small business owner, he really understands the legal and non-legal effects of the issues brought to him by clients.

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  • 5.0/5.0 by a Sole Practitioner on 04/10/15 in Government

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  • 5.0/5.0 by a Sole Practitioner on 04/10/15 in Estate Planning

    I know him very well. He was my student in a labor law class in 1987 and did so well that I offered him a clerkship. He was excellent. I have worked with him many times... Read more

    I know him very well. He was my student in a labor law class in 1987 and did so well that I offered him a clerkship. He was excellent. I have worked with him many times over the years. He is an excellent lawyer in all respects.

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  • 4.4/5.0 by a Government Counsel on 06/04/15 in Government

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  • 4.2/5.0 by a Of Counsel on 04/27/15 in Administrative Law

    Mr. Simas was a Deputy Attorney General in Administration Law Section. He thus brings a unique background and perspective to defense of administrative law matters. resp... Read more

    Mr. Simas was a Deputy Attorney General in Administration Law Section. He thus brings a unique background and perspective to defense of administrative law matters. respectfully, philip birney

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  • 5.0/5.0 1 review
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  • 5.0/5.0 on 02/03/12

    I first met Steve and his exceptional staff in 2006. Unfortunately for my family and me, it was far too late as we suffered the loss of my 20+ years as a dentist due to... Read more

    I first met Steve and his exceptional staff in 2006. Unfortunately for my family and me, it was far too late as we suffered the loss of my 20+ years as a dentist due to my prior attorney's negligence. The generous time Steve spent explaining my case became invaluable as I learned that entrusted institutions are run by people, and the evil incumbent therein. Administrative law is too specialized to entrust to any attorney. Trust your pursuit of life, liberty, and happiness to no one but Steve.

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