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The law is complicated. Whether it be filing a lawsuit against a former employee or defending a license from being revoked, the rules and process can get muddied and confusing pretty quick. As a result, an individual oftentimes becomes completely reliant on hiring an attorney to help them figure it all out.

However, at Simas & Associates, Ltd., we realize that many individuals only hire an attorney as a last resort. Alternatively, even those individuals who do hire an attorney do so with the expectation that they will be educated on the process throughout the representation. They will also be provided with information on the different options one can pursue at any point of litigation, agency review, or appeal.

As a result, Simas & Associates, Ltd. has put together some tools in attempt to address the needs of potential clients and clients alike. Below, please find some explanatory flow charts of the administrative and litigation process, online tools and calculators, frequently asked questions of our representation, glossary of key terms, and helpful links to third party websites. Hopefully, by reviewing these tools, clients will be provided answers to common questions. Alternatively, potential clients will be provided with some insight concerning the process they are facing that will assist them in the hiring decision or in their own representation.

Please check back often, as additional tools, glossary entries, and answers to questions are added on a regular basis.

Administrative Process Overview

Click here to view a flow chart of the administrative and professional licensing law process. This flow chart was drafted by Simas & Associates, Ltd. based upon the several decades of representing hundreds of business and professional licensees in the administrative and licensing process.

Civil Litigation Overview 

Click here to view a flow chart of the civil litigation process. This flow chart was drafted by Simas & Associates, Ltd. based upon our firm’s experience in representing clients through all phases of civil litigation.

Online Tools and Calculators

Simas & Associates, Ltd. has found some tools and calculators to provide you with helpful information for making the representation decision. We will continue to hunt down more and post them here.

Frequently Asked Questions

Our firm is posed with dozens of questions everyday from current and prospective clients. Here, please find a collection of those most frequent questions and our answers to them.


Here, please find Simas & Associates, Ltd.’s glossary of key terms in the administrative law and civil litigation process.

Helpful Links

Simas & Associates, Ltd. provides a listing of third-party websites of the California agencies, California Courts, and other helpful websites for our clients and potential clients.