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Craig B. Simonsen

Paralegal

Chicago
Direct: (312) 460-5223
Fax: (312) 460-7223
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Craig B. Simonsen is a senior litigation paralegal in the Seyfarth Shaw LLP’s Labor & Employment, Workplace Safety and Health (OSHA/MSHA), Environmental Compliance, Enforcement & Permitting, and Commercial Litigation Practice Groups.  Mr. Simonsen is an author and managing editor of several books, including the Pearson Prentice Hall Legal Series titles Essentials of Environmental Law, 3rd ed. (2007), and Computer-Aided Legal Research (CALR) on The Internet (2006).  Mr. Simonsen has spoken on occupational safety and health law, environmental law, and internet legal resource topics at the American Industrial Hygiene Conference and Expo and other professional conferences and webinars.

Mr. Simonsen has over twenty years of experience in handling large document, multi-party litigation matters, including class action employment-based, occupational safety and health, environmental, and toxic tort matters.  For example, one matter involved hundreds of store managers at a large national chain store.  Another matter involved many tens of parties working to settle liability in a Superfund case.  Another matter involved the alleged chemical contamination of a facility property, which over thirty years allegedly contaminated a residential neighborhood.  For these cases, large document image databases were set-up and used extensively in the discovery and trial phases of the proceedings.

Craig B. Simonsen is a senior litigation paralegal in the Seyfarth Shaw LLP’s Labor & Employment, Workplace Safety and Health (OSHA/MSHA), Environmental Compliance, Enforcement & Permitting, and Commercial Litigation Practice Groups.  Mr. Simonsen is an author and managing editor of several books, including the Pearson Prentice Hall Legal Series titles Essentials of Environmental Law, 3rd ed. (2007), and Computer-Aided Legal Research (CALR) on The Internet (2006).  Mr. Simonsen has spoken on occupational safety and health law, environmental law, and internet legal resource topics at the American Industrial Hygiene Conference and Expo and other professional conferences and webinars.

Mr. Simonsen has over twenty years of experience in handling large document, multi-party litigation matters, including class action employment-based, occupational safety and health, environmental, and toxic tort matters.  For example, one matter involved hundreds of store managers at a large national chain store.  Another matter involved many tens of parties working to settle liability in a Superfund case.  Another matter involved the alleged chemical contamination of a facility property, which over thirty years allegedly contaminated a residential neighborhood.  For these cases, large document image databases were set-up and used extensively in the discovery and trial phases of the proceedings.

Education

  • M.A., Northeastern Illinois University (1985)

  • Lawyer’s Assistant Certificate, Litigation Specialty, Roosevelt University (1983)

  • B.A., Northeastern Illinois University, with honors (1981)

Affiliations

  • Air and Waste Management Association (Member)
  • Illinois Paralegal Association (Member)

Presentations

  • “Trends and Topics in Occupational Safety and Health Law,” Paralegal Knowledge Institute Webinar (April 24, 2014)
  • “Internet Sources For Energy And Environmental Compliance Information,” Air and Waste Management Association’s 2010 Annual Conference (June 22-25, 2010)
  • “Review of U.S. EPA’s Current Substantive Rulemaking,” Air and Waste Management Association’s 2009 Annual Conference (June 16-18, 2009)
  • “Energy, Warming and Waste Compliance Internet Resource Demonstration” at the 2008 Annual WasteCon (October 21-23, 2008)
  • “Overview of Environmental Law,” Air and Waste Management Association’s 2008 Annual Conference (June 24-27, 2008)
  • “Internet Enforcement and Compliance Resources for the Air & Waste Management Professional,” Air and Waste Management Association’s 2008 Annual Conference (June 24-27, 2008)
  • “Essentials of Environmental Law,” American Industrial Hygiene Association's 2007 Annual Conference (June 1-7, 2007)
  • “Navigating the Internet for the Waste Industry,” Waste Expo (May 7, 2007)
  • “Essentials of Environmental Law,” National Association of Environmental Professionals 2007 Annual Conference (April 22 - 25, 2007)
  • “SWANA E-Training Conferences: Overview of the Clean Air Act, and Overview of the Resource Conservation and Recovery Act,” Solid Waste Association of North America (March 13 & 20, 2007)
  • “Environmental Law Paralegal -- Resources and Projects,” IPA Fall 2006 Education Conference (October 13, 2006)

Publications

Accolades

  • Recognized as a top author for the 2015 JD Supra Readers’ Choice award