Simon Alebachew Befikadu was born in Mertule Mariam, Ethiopia. He obtained his first law degree from Addis Ababa University with honors, where he served as an Editor of the Addis Ababa University Student's Law Review and held various leadership positions in various social initiatives. His passion for advocacy and academic pursuit led him to become a delegate at renowned global forums, including the Harvard Model United Nations, Jessup International Moot Court Competition, Paris Africa Model United Nations, Seliger Youth Forum in Russia, and the President’s Interfaith and Community Service Campus Challenge at the White House.
After graduating from Addis Ababa University, Simon moved to the United States. He later joined Emory University School of Law in 2020. While in law school, he served as a student representative on the Law Student Bar Association (SBA) and gained valuable legal advocacy skills while interning for the Gwinnett County Government and the Atlanta Legal Aid Society.
After passing the New York Bar exam, Simon joined Davidoff Law as a post-bar law clerk and, upon admission to the bar, as an associate attorney. He is excited to apply his advocacy skills to help clients obtain favorable legal outcomes. Simon is Fluent in English and Amharic. Outside of work, he enjoys watching soccer, and is an amateur photographer.