John G. Simon

John Simon is our exclusively recommended Product Liability Law expert in Missouri on the Advisory Excellence website. If you need assistance in this area, please contact John directly using the contact details listed above.

For 30 years, John has devoted himself to fighting for the victims of negligence in St. Louis and across the nation. Because of his unparalleled skill and belief in the power of the law, John has secured over 150 verdicts and settlements in excess of $1 million or more for his clients.

John’s practice is among the most accomplished in the nation:

  • He has secured over 150 verdicts and settlements in excess of $1 million each;
  • He has obtained more than 15 verdicts/settlements over $10 million;
  • He has secured more than 25 verdicts/settlements over $5 million.

Fighting for Plaintiffs Across the United States:

John’s conviction and passion for the law form the cornerstone of our practice. His belief in the power of hard work, persistence, and dedication allows him and his fellow attorneys to achieve incredible results. Above all, he knows that a group of committed individuals working together can accomplish great things—that’s the heart of his firm.

Firm Overview:

Dedicated Personal Injury & Business Litigation Firm

At The Simon Law Firm, P.C. our mission is to provide the highest-quality legal services with integrity, professionalism, and respect for our clients and the greater community.

Our firm consistently achieves some of the largest verdicts and settlements in the state of Missouri, and we are regularly covered in the press for cases ranging from personal injury to intellectual property to consumer fraud. Our attorneys have received numerous awards from local, state and national organisations for their trial and appellate work.

Paola A. Stange, Esq.

Paola Stange handles family law cases with knowledge and passion. She is a trained mediator, collaborative law attorney and guardian ad litem. Paola was one of five guardian at litems selected by St. Louis County Circuit Court Judges in 2011 to receive the Outstanding Volunteer Domestic Violence Guardian ad Litem Award.

Paola is a hard-working individual and with her husband and Founding Partner, Kirk, keeps Stange Law Firm, PC consistently growing. Paola received her Juris Doctorate from Emory University School of Law in Atlanta, Georgia and is licensed in Missouri and Georgia (inactive).

Paola has been recognised for numerous awards for her experience in family law, including:

  • Super Lawyers – Missouri & Kansas Rising Stars for Family Law, 2013 – Present

Paola enjoys giving back to her community through volunteer work. Paola and Kirk received the 2016 Golden Plate Award from Old Newsboys as well as the 2015 Making a Difference Award. Old Newsboys is a non-profit organisation that has raised millions of dollars for hundreds of St. Louis area children’s charities. Additionally, Paola is on the Board of Directors for the Mid-County YMCA and on the Board of Trustees for Endangered Wolf Center. The Mid-County YMCA focuses on offering programs and services that focus on Youth Development, Healthy Living and Social Responsibility. The Endangered Wolf Center was founded more than four decades ago to focus on the recovery of the endangered wolf population so that they can be returned to their native habitats.

Further, Paola was part of the 2017 Emory University School of Law Kessler-Eidson Program for Trial Techniques where she served as an adjunct professor in the role of a trial skills instructor. In 2019, Paola was nominated and received an invitation to serve as a member on the Emory Law Alumni Board.

Paola was born in Guatemala City, Guatemala. She moved to Atlanta, Georgia when she was three and relocated to St. Louis, Missouri in 2007. Paola is fluent in both English and Spanish. She and Kirk are married and have two children

Paola, a former high school and college cheerleader, enjoys dancing and staying active. Incapable of sleeping late, even on the weekends, her family accuses her of being unable to sit still. Horseback riding and yoga are her favourite activities. Mrs. Stange recently returned to her cheerleading/gymnastic roots and is practising acro-yoga skills at the local jams. When Paola does stop moving, she enjoys binge watching “Criminal Minds” or “The Vampire Diaries” on Netflix. She is also regular at her favourite Shell gas station where she gets her signature 44oz Polar Pop.