Michael B. Simone
Mike Simone is an Associate in MKCI’s New York City and Florham Park, NJ offices. His practice focuses on Asbestos Litigation and Insurance Coverage, representing clients in toxic tort, environmental, and commercial litigation. Mike is involved in all facets of litigation, including investigation of claims and developing litigation strategy, conducting and defending depositions, managing client discovery, and preparing cases for trial.
Prior to joining MKCI in 2023, his practice included representing medical facilities and physicians in medical malpractice litigation. He also represented a wide range of commercial clients in lawsuits arising from product liability, premises liability, and general negligence claims. Mike began his legal career clerking for the Honorable Peter A. Bogaard, J.S.C., in the Civil Division, Complex Business Litigation Docket, at the Morris County Courthouse in New Jersey.
In addition to his work for MKCI, Mike is an avid reader of history, golfer, and amateur pilot. Mike is committed to bringing awareness to structural inequality; in 2017, his article entitled “Criminal Customers: The Criminalization of Poverty and the Systemic Exploitation of the Working Class” was published by Rutgers Center on Law, Inequality and Metropolitan Equity (CLIME).
Mike obtained his Juris Doctor degree from Rutgers Law School, where he was a Senior Student Advisor in the Entrepreneurship Clinic. This role involved meeting with and providing guidance to start-ups and small businesses, connecting entrepreneurs with investors, and drafting a variety of forms including Partnership Agreements, Proprietary Information and Inventions Agreements, and Employment Contracts.
He obtained a Bachelor of Arts degree in Political Science from Rutgers University – New Brunswick. Mike is a founding member of his fraternity at Rutgers and was elected as the Public Relations Chair. As the P.R. Chair, Mike drafted by-laws and organizing principles, and coordinated with Rutgers to arrange charitable events including providing meals to the Ronald McDonald House in New Brunswick, NJ, and planting trees around the University’s football stadium through a program entitled “Trees for TDs.”
Florham Park, NJ
New York, NY
Rutgers University Law School
U.S. District Court of New Jersey