Jacob Simon graduated from Grand Valley State University with a Political Science degree, and went on to obtain his Juris Doctorate Magna Cum Laude from the Michigan State University College of Law, where he was a Dean’s List Scholar each semester and received Jurisprudence Excellence Awards in Matrimonial Practice and Client Counseling. He also received first place awards at the National Environmental Law Moot Court Competition, International Alternative Dispute Resolution’s Mediation Competition, and American Bar Association Law Student Division’s Negotiation Competition.
Jacob was also an editor for the Michigan State University International Law Review, and served as president of the Jewish Legal Society.
Jacob’s practice focuses predominantly on family law, including divorce, custody, support, property division, and the related financial analyses. His writings include a study of the 2017 changes to Michigan law regarding prenuptial agreements, a comparative review of international spousal support policies, a discussion of the inconsistencies between the Uniform Child Custody Jurisdiction and Enforcement Act and the Hague Convention on the Civil Aspects of International Child Abduction, and an investigation into the legal obligations between unmarried cohabitants.
Prior to joining Abood Law Firm, Jacob clerked for the Honorable Daniel V. Zemaitis of the 17thJudicial Circuit Court of Michigan, Family Division.