Ericksen Arbuthnot Is Pleased to Announce

April 1, 2021

The Firm’s partnership with the Hon. Alan M. Simpson (Ret.), former Presiding Judge of The Superior Court of California, County of Fresno (2018-2019).                                                          

While on the bench, Judge Simpson presided over more than 125 unlimited civil jury trials, more than 75 court trials, and numerous criminal jury trials.  As a settlement conference judge, he has conducted over 250 civil settlement conferences with a high rate of success, frequently leading to resolution well in advance of trial.

Judge Simpson was a deputy district attorney (1986-1989) and later was a partner in a Fresno law firm specializing in general civil litigation (1989-2000).  He is a graduate of San Joaquin College of Law (1983) and California State University, Fresno (1977).

While he was a practicing attorney, Judge Simpson represented both plaintiffs and defendants and tried several types of cases to verdict, including but not limited to, personal injury, wrongful death, employment disputes, business litigation, professional negligence, medical malpractice, products liability and defamation.  In addition, he tried and settled suits involving bad faith, real property and land use, wills, trusts and on occasion, family law and conservatorship disputes.

Judge Simpson’s post-judicial practice will be focused on in-person and remote mediation.  To schedule a mediation with Judge Simpson, please call (559) 500.6340 or stop by Judge Simpson’s state-of-the-art mediation center located in the heart of Fresno at 2440 West Shaw Avenue, Suite 110.