A'ja M.


Family Law

A’ja M. Simplis began her career in the entertainment industry with TV Guide and Lions Gate but soon realized that her true passion lay elsewhere. She then joined a leading Los Angeles litigation firm, where she focused on family law, civil rights, personal injury, and criminal defense. Over the years, A'ja has been a staunch advocate for fathers' rights and has represented several high-profile clients, including the Estate of Michael Jackson, Keyshawn Johnson, DMX, Keyshia Cole, Freddie Gibbs, Faith Evans, and Christopher Wallace Jr. (the late Notorious B.I.G.'s son).

Her remarkable achievements include a $1 million wrongful termination verdict, multiple six-figure settlements, a not-guilty verdict in a murder trial, and successfully handling numerous domestic violence restraining orders and custody changes. A'ja has been quoted on TMZ and other notable platforms throughout her career.

A’ja is married with three sons. Her husband coaches NBA/WNBA and youth players, making her a proud basketball mom and wife. She enjoys attending sports events and traveling, and as a sports enthusiast, she listens to sports talk daily and follows football (Ravens), basketball (Lakers), baseball (Dodgers), tennis, and golf.

A’ja's unwavering commitment to justice and her clients, combined with her passion for sports and family, define her both professionally and personally.



  • JD, University of Maryland, Francis King Carey School of Law
  • BA, Sociology - University of California Los Angeles

Professional Positions, Associations, and Memberships

  • State Bar of California, Member
  • Black Women Lawyers Association, Member

Bar Admissions

  • California, 2006