James DeSimone has been a Partner for twenty-five years with Schonbrun DeSimone et al. LLP, a civil rights law firm that handles employment discrimination, sexual harassment, wage and hour class action, and police misconduct cases. In 2014, he received the CLAY Award for California Civil Rights Lawyer of the Year. In 2013, he was honored as a Top 100 SuperLawyer in Southern California. In 2009, 2010, 2011, 2013, and 2014, he was honored as a California Top 10 or 25 Plaintiff Labor and Employment Lawyer by the Daily Journal. In 2008, Jim was a finalist for CAALA’s Trial Lawyer of the Year. He is a SuperLawyer in the area of civil rights and employment 2009 through 2014. Jim would like to thank Lisa Holder, Esq. for her invaluable assistance in editing this article.