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.