Jacob N. Simon

Jacob N. SimonAdjunct Professor
Law College Building
648 N. Shaw Lane Rm 368
East Lansing, MI 48824-1300

  • Biography

    Jacob N. Simon is licensed to practice law in Michigan and Florida, and practices at The Law Office of Susan E. Cohen, in Bloomfield Hills, Michigan, where he focuses on family law, including divorce, custody, support, property division, and the related financial analyses. Before entering private practice, Mr. Simon clerked for the Honorable Daniel V. Zemaitis of the 17th Judicial Circuit Court of Michigan, Family Division. Mr. Simon has completed Civil and Domestic Relations Mediation Training.

    In addition to practicing law, Mr. Simon is a contributor for the Michigan Institute of Continuing Legal Education, where he has written and presented on topics including Qualified Domestic Relations Orders and Creative Tax Planning to Resolve Difficult Divorce Cases. Mr. Simon is also an Adjunct Professor and Moot Court Coach at the Michigan State University College of Law, where he teaches Matrimonial Practice (LAW 541M) and coaches the law college’s Family Law Moot Court Teams.

    Mr. Simon is an active member of both the Oakland County Bar Association’s Family Court Committee, and the State Bar of Michigan’s Family Law Section.

    Mr. Simon obtained his Juris Doctorate Magna Cum Laude from the Michigan State University College of Law, where he was a Dean’s List Scholar every semester, and obtained Jurisprudence Excellence Awards in Matrimonial Practice, and Client Counseling and Interviewing. Mr. Simon graduated from Grand Valley State University with a Bachelor of Science in Political Science, where he was a member of the Marching Band, the Economics honors society, and the Political Science honors society.

  • Degrees

    Juris Doctor magna cum laude, Michigan State University College of Law; Bachelors of Science, Political Science, Grand Valley State University.

  • Courses

    Matrimonial Practice
    (Formerly DCL 532) This course provides the practical knowledge and skills necessary to develop expertise in handling matrimonial matters from initial client contact through each step of the proceedings, including Motion Practice and Temporary Orders, Discovery, Custody, Equitable Distribution, Support, Negotiations/Settlement, Mediation, and Settlement Drafting.

  • Bar Admission(s)

    Michigan, Florida