Jeffrey M. Simon,
Jeffrey M. Simon is an accomplished professional with years of experience as a leading legal recruiter and search consultant. His legal background as an experienced business and litigation attorney has been of great value in the continued success of his consulting practice.
Through the years, he has worked closely with associate, partner level, and corporate attorneys and has consulted extensively with law firm management, section heads, recruitment attorneys, corporate legal departments and their professional staff in regard to their lateral hiring and practice development needs. He previously spent three years as a recruiter and search consultant with an established legal search and consulting firm before forming River West Consultants, Ltd. in 1990.
Mr. Simon is a graduate of the DePaul University College of Law, Dean’s List. He also holds a Bachelor of Arts degree, with High Honors, from the University of Illinois, where he was named an Edmund J. James Scholar and admitted to membership in Phi Beta Kappa and Phi Kappa Phi scholastic honorary societies.
Mr. Simon is a member of the Illinois Bar. He is active in various bar associations and has appeared as a featured speaker before both the Illinois State and Chicago Bar Associations among others. He is a past Chair of the Illinois State Bar Association’s Committee on Law Office Management and Economics and is a past Editor of the Committee Newsletter. He was honored by the Association as the recipient of the Illinois Bar Journal Editorial Board’s Austin Fleming Newsletter Editor Award for 2015-16, which was given “in recognition of his outstanding service to the members of the Association and the Bar of Illinois.”
Additionally, for nearly a decade, Mr. Simon was a member of the Board of Directors of Big Brothers Big Sisters of Metropolitan Chicago and twice served as Chair of its Board Development Committee.
Pamela J. Simon,
Ms. Simon uses her extensive background in recruiting, human
resources and marketing to consult with clients in the areas of
professional hiring, compensation structure, diversity training and
Prior to her entrance into the business community, she was an
Assistant Dean of Students at Northwestern University. In 1979, she
joined the First National Bank of Chicago (now JPMorgan Chase) as
Manager of Professional and Executive Recruitment, supervising the
hiring of over 1,000 professionals per year. Additionally, in the
course of her career at First Chicago, she was responsible for
marketing investment, banking and trust services to high net-worth
individuals. While there, she was named head of marketing for a
private banking center and worked closely with numerous attorneys
and financial advisors to provide appropriate services for their
After leaving First Chicago, in 1989, she joined an established
executive search firm, as Manager of Recruitment for Financial
Services, before forming River West Consultants, Ltd. in 1990.