Episode 5: Jim DeSimone

In this powerful episode, Oteil and Mike welcome Jim DeSimone, a civil rights attorney based in Los Angeles, to learn about what it means to be a civil rights activist, how to transform the police, and why we need to be vigilant about protecting our election. Jim shares his advice on how we can affect change in our communities, and the three discuss what it means to be a “common sense-ist”. 

Jim DeSimone is the founder of V. James DeSimone Law, a Los Angeles-based litigation practice located in Marina del Rey, litigating civil rights cases including employment discrimination, police brutality, and personal injury. He is a Top 100 Southern California Super Lawyer, one of the Top Employment Attorneys in California as recognized by the Daily Journal, and considered one of California’s best Civil Rights Attorneys by his peers, winning the California Civil Rights Lawyer of the Year award in 2014 and Westside Bar Association Trial Lawyer of the Year in 2018. 

You can find out more about his firm at: http://www.vjamesdesimonelaw.com

Organizations mentioned in this episode:


National Lawyer’s Guild

Habitat for Humanity

Water Drop LA

Venice Community Housing

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