Since joining Beranbaum Menken, Mr. Simpson has successfully represented clients in a wide range of both employment and criminal matters. He has helped obtain several six-figure settlements on behalf several clients, including whistleblowers and victims of pregnancy and age discrimination. Mr. Simpson also represents individuals and professionals in criminal cases in New York City, with a particular focus on the intersection of employment and criminal law. Additionally, Mr. Simpson advises not-for-profit organizations on employment issues and provides counsel to executives and professionals concerning employment contracts. Scott has been selected as a Super Lawyers Rising Star for 2018.
Until 2015, Mr. Simpson was a Supervising Attorney in the Criminal Defense Practice of the Bronx Defenders. An experienced trial attorney, Mr. Simpson handled thousands of cases and conducted over twenty five trials ranging from felony drug sale to first degree assault and robbery in over seven years as a public defender. He has taught CLEs on a wide range of topics from speedy trial litigation to cross-examination of police officers. In 2015 he served on the faculty of Defenders’ Academy, a nationally renowned trial skills college.
In 2008, Mr. Simpson graduated from the University of Michigan Law School where he was a Dean’s Fellow and a contributing editor on the Michigan Journal of Law Reform. During his law school summers he interned at the Federal Defenders of the Western District of Washington and The Defender Association in Seattle. He received his B.A. with Honors from Haverford College in 2004, where he majored in history.