Simon received his J.D. with Honours from the University of Toronto Faculty of Law, where he received the Edward J Kowal ’65 Prize for overall achievement in commercial law courses. In addition, Simon received prizes for top standing in Business Organizations, the Advanced Business Law Seminar, Bankruptcy and Insolvency, and Administrative Law. Prior to attending law school, Simon earned his B.A. (Hons) in Economics from Carleton University.
While earning his J.D., Simon was highly involved with the U of T mooting program. He served as a member of the Moot Court Committee and as a Co-Chief Justice of the U of T Grand Moot. He was also a team member and coach of two Corporate and Securities Moot winning teams. As an undergraduate, Simon won the North American Debating Championships and was elected Executive Director of the Canadian University Society for Intercollegiate Debate.
Before attending law school, Simon worked in software development. His most recent position was with a developer of Electronic Medical Record software.
Simon enjoys travelling, cooking, and eating. His enthusiasm for playing chess is exceeded only be the lack of skill with which he does so.