Arielle Simon

Senior Staff Attorney

Tel (718) 254-0700 x195

A native New Yorker, Arielle is pleased to return to her hometown after a period of study in Boston. Arielle attended Wellesley College and graduated summa cum laude in 2003. Her undergraduate thesis, entitled “From the Legislature to the Courts: Abortion Reform in the United States,” earned her honors for her degree in political science. She also pursued her interest in politics through writing and editing numerous pieces in the Wellesley-MIT publication, Counterpoint, and her leadership of Wellesley Women for Choice.

After college, she attended Boston College Law School, graduating in 2006. During her time at Boston College, she participated in the Criminal Justice Clinic, where her interest in criminal defense grew. Through course work and an independent study focusing on mental illness and the law, Arielle also expanded her interest in mental health issues with regard to the criminal justice system. At law school, Arielle also worked for two professors, helping to edit, research, and write about various issues of criminal procedure, among other areas of law. Additionally, she spent a summer participating in a clerkship program, assisting in research for a number criminal and civil trial court judges in Brockton, MA.

Since graduating from law school and returning to New York in 2006, Arielle has worked as a BDS staff attorney.