|Justin L. Simon Q.G.
Former Attorney General of Antigua and Barbuda
Justin Simon is a former Antiguan and Barbudan Attorney General.
Early life and education
Justin Simon was born in the Commonwealth of Dominica where he attended the St. Mary's Academy.
He pursued studies in law (LLB) at the University of the West Indies, Cave Hill Camapus (1973) before attaining a Certificate of Legal Education from the Hugh Wooding Law School in Trinidad and Tobago (1975), and a Master of Laws (LLM), Civil Procedure, Company Law, Insurance Law, and Intellectual & Industrial Property from the University of London, UCL (1978).
Simon has been called to the Antigua and Barbuda Bar, the Dominica Bar, the Montserrat Bar, the Anguilla Bar, and the St. Vincent & the Grenadines Bar. He has practiced in both the civil and criminal jurisdiction of the OECS Supreme Court and has appeared before the Privy Council in London. His main areas of practice have been Real Property, Commercial Law, Employment Law, and Constitutional and Administrative Law.
Simon was appointed as Minister of Legal Affairs and Attorney General in the original cabinet of Prime Minister Baldwin Spencer when his United Progressive Party (UPP) swept into office in March 2004. Simon, who had originally told Spencer he intended to serve one-term as the government's principal legal adviser, stayed on past the UPP's election to a second term in office in 2009.
Prior to becoming Attorney General, Simon was Head of Chambers of Chancellor Chambers Law Firm. He is currently a Senior Legal Consultant and Legal Practitioner.
Honours and awards
In 2004, Simon received his Letters Patent from the Governor General appointing him Queen’s Counsel.
|Attorney General and Minister of Legal Affairs
||26 March 2004 - 12 June 2014