Simone Washington works with clients on a range of legal issues, including criminal defense and civil rights litigation. She is a passionate advocate for her clients and uses her knowledge and experience to protect their rights and help them through difficult challenges.
Simone graduated from Washington and Lee University in Virginia, where she spent a year as a student attorney in the university’s Criminal Justice Clinic representing indigent defendants. She also served as a staff writer and lead articles editor on the Washington and Lee Journal of Civil Rights and Social Justice.
Simone gained valuable experience from multiple legal positions at private law firms as well as a federal public defender’s office. She completed Shaheen & Gordon’s inaugural DEI summer intern program in 2021 before accepting a position with the firm.
Simone was inducted into the Omicron Kappa Delta honor society in 2022.
Education and Career
- A.S., Community College of Vermont, 2015
- B.A., University of Vermont, 2017
- J.D., Washington and Lee University, 2022
- Lead Articles Editor & Staff Writer, Washington and Lee Journal of Civil Rights and Social Justice
- Law Ambassador
- Peer Mentor, Black Law Student Association
- Research Assistant, Paralegal, Legal Assistant, Burke Law, P.C., 2017–2020
- Summer Legal Intern, Federal Public Defender for the W. District of VA, 2020
- Summer Legal Intern, Shaheen & Gordon, 2021
- Associate, Shaheen & Gordon, 2022–present
Recognition and Honors
- Omicron Kappa Delta honor society 2022 inductee