The Honorable Alan M. Simpson

Fresno County Superior Court, Department retired

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Biography

Alan M. Simpson (Ret.) was a judge for the Superior Court of Fresno County in California. He was appointed to the bench in 2000 by former California Governor Gray Davis. Simpson retired in 2021.

He received a bachelor's degree in political science from California State University Fresno in 1977. He went on to earn a J.D. from San Joaquin College of Law in 1983. It was there, during his third year of law school, that he met his wife Robbie.

After law school, he began work as a Deputy District Attorney for Fresno County. Later, in 1989, he joined the private firm of Marderosian & Swanson, where he practiced insurance defense litigation.

After his appointment to the Fresno County Superior Court, Simpson served as the Presiding Judge of the Criminal Division for three years. In 2004, he would join the Civil Division of the Fresno Country Superior Court.

Recent Rulings by Hon. Alan M. Simpson

  • MITTIE V. RIDDER

    May 29, 2020 |  Fresno County

    Motion: Defendants’ Motion to Compel Compliance with Deposition
    Subpoena
    Tentative Ruling:
    To grant defendants’ motion to compel compliance with the deposition
    subpoena served on Fresno County Probation Department. (Code Civ. Proc. § 1987.1, subd. (a).) The County Probation Department s...

  • SINGH V. FRESNO FREIGHTLINER DEALERSHIP, DBA FRESNO TRUCKCENTER

    Mar 20, 2020 |  Fresno County

    Motion: Defendant’s Demurrer to Complaint and Motion to Strike
    Portions of Complaint
    Tentative Ruling:
    To overrule the demurrer as to the first and second causes of action. (Code Civ. Proc. § 430.10, subd.’s (e), (f).) To sustain the demurrer as to the third, fourth, fifth, and sixth causes ...

  • ROCHA, ET AL. V. U-HAUL CO. OF CALIFORNIA, ET AL.

    Mar 20, 2020 |  Fresno County

    Motion: Sanctions
    Tentative Ruling:
    To grant Defendants U-Haul and Sandusky’s motion for sanctions, but in the reduced amount of $6,885. (Code Civ. Proc. §128.7(c).) Plaintiffs are ordered to pay sanctions in the amount of $6,885 to Baute Crochetiere Hartley & Velkei, LLP, within 30 days of servi...

  • FRAZER V. FRONTIER SENIOR LIVING, LLC

    Jan 13, 2020 |  Fresno County

    Motion: Defendants’ Motion to Quash Plaintiffs’ Deposition
    Subpoena for Production of Business Records to Status
    Solutions
    Tentative Ruling:
    To deny defendants’ motion to quash the entire deposition subpoena. (Code Civ. Proc. § 1987.1) To grant an order limiting the scope of the subpoen...

  • IN RE MELANY BAEZA

    Jan 13, 2020 |  Fresno County

    Motion: Petition to compromise minor’s claim
    Tentative Ruling:
    To grant. Orders signed. Hearing off calendar.
    Pursuant to California Rules of Court, rule 3.1312 and Code of Civil Procedure section 1019.5(a), no further written order is necessary. The minute order adopting this tentative ruli...

  • MARTIN V. STATE CENTER COMMUNITY COLLEGE DISTRICT

    Jan 13, 2020 |  Fresno County

    Motion: Plaintiff’s Motion to Compel Quash Subpoena
    Tentative Ruling:
    To grant and quash the subpoena directed at Dry Creek Medical Group, and impose $1,738.75 in monetary sanctions against SCCCD and in favor of plaintiff, to be paid to plaintiff’s counsel within 30 days of service of the order b...

  • IN RE ANTHONY BAEZA

    Jan 13, 2020 |  Fresno County

    Motion: Petition to compromise minor’s claim
    Tentative Ruling:
    To grant. Orders signed. Hearing off calendar.
    Pursuant to California Rules of Court, rule 3.1312 and Code of Civil Procedure section 1019.5(a), no further written order is necessary. The minute order adopting this tentative ruli...

  • IN RE DESTINY BAEZA

    Jan 13, 2020 |  Fresno County

    Motion: Petition to compromise minor’s claim
    Tentative Ruling:
    To grant. Orders signed. Hearing off calendar.
    Pursuant to California Rules of Court, rule 3.1312 and Code of Civil Procedure section 1019.5(a), no further written order is necessary. The minute order adopting this tentative ruli...

  • CITY OF FRESNO, ET AL. V. ROJAS, ET AL.

    Nov 15, 2019 |  Fresno County

    Motion: Attorney’s fees
    Tentative Ruling:
    To grant Petitioner City of Fresno’s motion for attorney’s fees, but in the reduced amount of $4,767.00. (Health & Saf. Code §17980.7(c)(11), (d)(1).) Respondents are ordered to pay $4,767.00 to Petitioner within 30 days of the clerk’s mailing of the minu...

  • DALITIAN V. FCA US LLC

    Nov 13, 2019 |  Fresno County

    Motion: By plaintiffs for award of fees and costs
    Tentative Ruling:
    To grant attorney fees of $18,540.00 and costs of $2,327.27.
    Explanation:
    1. Attorneys’ Fees and Costs
    a. General Standards
    The fees sought here are pursuant to the April 25, 2019 acceptance of the Code of Civ...

  • PORTILLO V. FRESNO COMMUNITY HOSPITAL & MEDICAL CENTER ET AL.

    Aug 30, 2019 |  Fresno County

    Motion: Motion for Summary Judgment by Defendants Tricia Loo,
    M.D. and Jordan Beshore, D.O.
    Tentative Ruling:
    To grant. (Code Civ. Proc. § 437c(c).) Moving parties are directed to submit to this court, within five (5) court days of service of the minute order, a proposed judgment consistent ...

  • DEPRIMA V. STILL ET AL.

    Aug 23, 2019 |  Fresno County

    Motion: Petition to Compromise Claim of a Disabled Adult
    Tentative Ruling:
    To deny without prejudice. Petitioner must file a new petition, with appropriate supporting papers and proposed orders, and obtain a new hearing date for consideration of the amended petition. (Super. Ct. Fresno County, Lo...

  • J.H. BOYD ENTERPRISES, INC. V. BOYD ET AL.

    Feb 28, 2018 |  Fresno County

    Motion: (1) Cross-Defendants’ Motion to Amend Judgment
    (2) Cross-Defendants’ Motion for Order Authorizing
    Indemnification of Cross-Defendants
    (3) JHBE’s Motion for Attorneys’ Fees Re Indemnification of
    Individual Cross-Defendants
    (4) Lizbeth Boyd’s Motion to Tax Costs
    Tentativ...

  • MOFFITT, ET AL. V. CENTEX HOMES, ET AL., AND RELATEDCROSS-ACTIONS

    Feb 13, 2018 |  Fresno County

    Motion: Cross-Defendant Ken Perry Tile’s motion for
    determination of good faith settlement
    Tentative Ruling:
    To take off calendar. (Superior Court of Fresno County, Local Rules, rule 2.2.2 B; Code Civ. Proc. §§ 1010, 1013b(b)(3).)
    Explanation:
    It appears from the Court’s file that ...

  • IN RE MAKAYLA AGUILAR

    Feb 13, 2018 |  Fresno County

    Motion: Petition to Compromise Minor’s Claim
    Tentative Ruling:
    To deny without prejudice. Petitioner must file an amended petition, with appropriate supporting papers and proposed orders, and obtain a new hearing date for consideration of the amended petition. (Super. Ct. Fresno County, Local Rul...

  • SANIFAR V. MARIS ET AL.

    Feb 13, 2018 |  Fresno County

    Motion: Defendants’ Motion to Expunge Lis Pendens and for
    Attorneys’ Fees
    Tentative Ruling:
    To grant and expunge the lis pendens as to 5117 N. Van Ness, Fresno, CA 93711, and award Defendants $5,103 in attorneys' fees. (Code Civ. Proc. § 405.30.) Plaintiff shall pay the attorneys’ fees to De...

  • HERNANDEZ V. ARIA

    Feb 13, 2018 |  Fresno County

    In the event oral argument is requested it will held on Wednesday,
    February 21, 2018 at 3:30 in Dept. 503
    Motion: Petition to Compromise Minor’s Claim
    Tentative Ruling:
    To grant. Order signed. Hearing off calendar.
    Pursuant to California Rules of Court, rule 3.1312 and Code of Civi...

  • SANIFAR V. MARIS ET AL.

    Feb 13, 2018 |  Fresno County

    Motion: Defendants’ Motion to Expunge Lis Pendens and for
    Attorneys’ Fees
    Tentative Ruling:
    To grant and expunge the lis pendens as to 5117 N. Van Ness, Fresno, CA 93711, and award Defendants $5,103 in attorneys' fees. (Code Civ. Proc. § 405.30.) Plaintiff shall pay the attorneys’ fees to De...

  • IN RE MAKAYLA AGUILAR

    Feb 13, 2018 |  Fresno County

    Motion: Petition to Compromise Minor’s Claim
    Tentative Ruling:
    To deny without prejudice. Petitioner must file an amended petition, with appropriate supporting papers and proposed orders, and obtain a new hearing date for consideration of the amended petition. (Super. Ct. Fresno County, Local Rul...

  • MOFFITT, ET AL. V. CENTEX HOMES, ET AL., AND RELATEDCROSS-ACTIONS

    Feb 13, 2018 |  Fresno County

    Motion: Cross-Defendant Ken Perry Tile’s motion for
    determination of good faith settlement
    Tentative Ruling:
    To take off calendar. (Superior Court of Fresno County, Local Rules, rule 2.2.2 B; Code Civ. Proc. §§ 1010, 1013b(b)(3).)
    Explanation:
    It appears from the Court’s file that ...

  • HERNANDEZ V. ARIA

    Feb 13, 2018 |  Fresno County

    In the event oral argument is requested it will held on Wednesday,
    February 21, 2018 at 3:30 in Dept. 503
    Motion: Petition to Compromise Minor’s Claim
    Tentative Ruling:
    To grant. Order signed. Hearing off calendar.
    Pursuant to California Rules of Court, rule 3.1312 and Code of Civi...

  • CERVANTES V. RUIZ

    Feb 13, 2018 |  Fresno County

    Motion: By Plaintiff for Protective Order and for Sanctions.
    Tentative Ruling:
    To continue the motion for a protective order to Wednesday, February 28, 2018 at 3:30 p.m. in Department 503.
    The parties are to meet and confer regarding the scope and language of a protective order in the next f...

  • CERVANTES V. RUIZ

    Feb 13, 2018 |  Fresno County

    Motion: By Plaintiff for Protective Order and for Sanctions.
    Tentative Ruling:
    To continue the motion for a protective order to Wednesday, February 28, 2018 at 3:30 p.m. in Department 503.
    The parties are to meet and confer regarding the scope and language of a protective order in the next f...

  • EVANGELICA ESCOBAR V. KARO STEPANYAN

    Feb 06, 2018 |  Fresno County

    Motion: Defendants’ Demurrer
    Tentative Ruling:
    To Order the demurrer off calendar for failure to comply with Code of Civil Procedure section 430.41.
    Explanation:
    Before filing a demurrer, the demurring party must meet and confer in person or by telephone with the party that filed the pl...

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Recent Rulings by Hon. Alan M. Simpson

  • MITTIE V. RIDDER

    May 29, 2020 |  Fresno County

    Motion: Defendants’ Motion to Compel Compliance with Deposition
    Subpoena
    Tentative Ruling:
    To grant defendants’ motion to compel compliance with the deposition
    subpoena served on Fresno County Probation Department. (Code Civ. Proc. § 1987.1, subd. (a).) The County Probation Department s...

  • SINGH V. FRESNO FREIGHTLINER DEALERSHIP, DBA FRESNO TRUCKCENTER

    Mar 20, 2020 |  Fresno County

    Motion: Defendant’s Demurrer to Complaint and Motion to Strike
    Portions of Complaint
    Tentative Ruling:
    To overrule the demurrer as to the first and second causes of action. (Code Civ. Proc. § 430.10, subd.’s (e), (f).) To sustain the demurrer as to the third, fourth, fifth, and sixth causes ...

  • ROCHA, ET AL. V. U-HAUL CO. OF CALIFORNIA, ET AL.

    Mar 20, 2020 |  Fresno County

    Motion: Sanctions
    Tentative Ruling:
    To grant Defendants U-Haul and Sandusky’s motion for sanctions, but in the reduced amount of $6,885. (Code Civ. Proc. §128.7(c).) Plaintiffs are ordered to pay sanctions in the amount of $6,885 to Baute Crochetiere Hartley & Velkei, LLP, within 30 days of servi...

  • FRAZER V. FRONTIER SENIOR LIVING, LLC

    Jan 13, 2020 |  Fresno County

    Motion: Defendants’ Motion to Quash Plaintiffs’ Deposition
    Subpoena for Production of Business Records to Status
    Solutions
    Tentative Ruling:
    To deny defendants’ motion to quash the entire deposition subpoena. (Code Civ. Proc. § 1987.1) To grant an order limiting the scope of the subpoen...

  • IN RE MELANY BAEZA

    Jan 13, 2020 |  Fresno County

    Motion: Petition to compromise minor’s claim
    Tentative Ruling:
    To grant. Orders signed. Hearing off calendar.
    Pursuant to California Rules of Court, rule 3.1312 and Code of Civil Procedure section 1019.5(a), no further written order is necessary. The minute order adopting this tentative ruli...

  • MARTIN V. STATE CENTER COMMUNITY COLLEGE DISTRICT

    Jan 13, 2020 |  Fresno County

    Motion: Plaintiff’s Motion to Compel Quash Subpoena
    Tentative Ruling:
    To grant and quash the subpoena directed at Dry Creek Medical Group, and impose $1,738.75 in monetary sanctions against SCCCD and in favor of plaintiff, to be paid to plaintiff’s counsel within 30 days of service of the order b...

  • IN RE ANTHONY BAEZA

    Jan 13, 2020 |  Fresno County

    Motion: Petition to compromise minor’s claim
    Tentative Ruling:
    To grant. Orders signed. Hearing off calendar.
    Pursuant to California Rules of Court, rule 3.1312 and Code of Civil Procedure section 1019.5(a), no further written order is necessary. The minute order adopting this tentative ruli...

  • IN RE DESTINY BAEZA

    Jan 13, 2020 |  Fresno County

    Motion: Petition to compromise minor’s claim
    Tentative Ruling:
    To grant. Orders signed. Hearing off calendar.
    Pursuant to California Rules of Court, rule 3.1312 and Code of Civil Procedure section 1019.5(a), no further written order is necessary. The minute order adopting this tentative ruli...

  • CITY OF FRESNO, ET AL. V. ROJAS, ET AL.

    Nov 15, 2019 |  Fresno County

    Motion: Attorney’s fees
    Tentative Ruling:
    To grant Petitioner City of Fresno’s motion for attorney’s fees, but in the reduced amount of $4,767.00. (Health & Saf. Code §17980.7(c)(11), (d)(1).) Respondents are ordered to pay $4,767.00 to Petitioner within 30 days of the clerk’s mailing of the minu...

  • DALITIAN V. FCA US LLC

    Nov 13, 2019 |  Fresno County

    Motion: By plaintiffs for award of fees and costs
    Tentative Ruling:
    To grant attorney fees of $18,540.00 and costs of $2,327.27.
    Explanation:
    1. Attorneys’ Fees and Costs
    a. General Standards
    The fees sought here are pursuant to the April 25, 2019 acceptance of the Code of Civ...

  • PORTILLO V. FRESNO COMMUNITY HOSPITAL & MEDICAL CENTER ET AL.

    Aug 30, 2019 |  Fresno County

    Motion: Motion for Summary Judgment by Defendants Tricia Loo,
    M.D. and Jordan Beshore, D.O.
    Tentative Ruling:
    To grant. (Code Civ. Proc. § 437c(c).) Moving parties are directed to submit to this court, within five (5) court days of service of the minute order, a proposed judgment consistent ...

  • DEPRIMA V. STILL ET AL.

    Aug 23, 2019 |  Fresno County

    Motion: Petition to Compromise Claim of a Disabled Adult
    Tentative Ruling:
    To deny without prejudice. Petitioner must file a new petition, with appropriate supporting papers and proposed orders, and obtain a new hearing date for consideration of the amended petition. (Super. Ct. Fresno County, Lo...

  • J.H. BOYD ENTERPRISES, INC. V. BOYD ET AL.

    Feb 28, 2018 |  Fresno County

    Motion: (1) Cross-Defendants’ Motion to Amend Judgment
    (2) Cross-Defendants’ Motion for Order Authorizing
    Indemnification of Cross-Defendants
    (3) JHBE’s Motion for Attorneys’ Fees Re Indemnification of
    Individual Cross-Defendants
    (4) Lizbeth Boyd’s Motion to Tax Costs
    Tentativ...

  • MOFFITT, ET AL. V. CENTEX HOMES, ET AL., AND RELATEDCROSS-ACTIONS

    Feb 13, 2018 |  Fresno County

    Motion: Cross-Defendant Ken Perry Tile’s motion for
    determination of good faith settlement
    Tentative Ruling:
    To take off calendar. (Superior Court of Fresno County, Local Rules, rule 2.2.2 B; Code Civ. Proc. §§ 1010, 1013b(b)(3).)
    Explanation:
    It appears from the Court’s file that ...

  • IN RE MAKAYLA AGUILAR

    Feb 13, 2018 |  Fresno County

    Motion: Petition to Compromise Minor’s Claim
    Tentative Ruling:
    To deny without prejudice. Petitioner must file an amended petition, with appropriate supporting papers and proposed orders, and obtain a new hearing date for consideration of the amended petition. (Super. Ct. Fresno County, Local Rul...

  • SANIFAR V. MARIS ET AL.

    Feb 13, 2018 |  Fresno County

    Motion: Defendants’ Motion to Expunge Lis Pendens and for
    Attorneys’ Fees
    Tentative Ruling:
    To grant and expunge the lis pendens as to 5117 N. Van Ness, Fresno, CA 93711, and award Defendants $5,103 in attorneys' fees. (Code Civ. Proc. § 405.30.) Plaintiff shall pay the attorneys’ fees to De...

  • HERNANDEZ V. ARIA

    Feb 13, 2018 |  Fresno County

    In the event oral argument is requested it will held on Wednesday,
    February 21, 2018 at 3:30 in Dept. 503
    Motion: Petition to Compromise Minor’s Claim
    Tentative Ruling:
    To grant. Order signed. Hearing off calendar.
    Pursuant to California Rules of Court, rule 3.1312 and Code of Civi...

  • SANIFAR V. MARIS ET AL.

    Feb 13, 2018 |  Fresno County

    Motion: Defendants’ Motion to Expunge Lis Pendens and for
    Attorneys’ Fees
    Tentative Ruling:
    To grant and expunge the lis pendens as to 5117 N. Van Ness, Fresno, CA 93711, and award Defendants $5,103 in attorneys' fees. (Code Civ. Proc. § 405.30.) Plaintiff shall pay the attorneys’ fees to De...

  • IN RE MAKAYLA AGUILAR

    Feb 13, 2018 |  Fresno County

    Motion: Petition to Compromise Minor’s Claim
    Tentative Ruling:
    To deny without prejudice. Petitioner must file an amended petition, with appropriate supporting papers and proposed orders, and obtain a new hearing date for consideration of the amended petition. (Super. Ct. Fresno County, Local Rul...

  • MOFFITT, ET AL. V. CENTEX HOMES, ET AL., AND RELATEDCROSS-ACTIONS

    Feb 13, 2018 |  Fresno County

    Motion: Cross-Defendant Ken Perry Tile’s motion for
    determination of good faith settlement
    Tentative Ruling:
    To take off calendar. (Superior Court of Fresno County, Local Rules, rule 2.2.2 B; Code Civ. Proc. §§ 1010, 1013b(b)(3).)
    Explanation:
    It appears from the Court’s file that ...

  • HERNANDEZ V. ARIA

    Feb 13, 2018 |  Fresno County

    In the event oral argument is requested it will held on Wednesday,
    February 21, 2018 at 3:30 in Dept. 503
    Motion: Petition to Compromise Minor’s Claim
    Tentative Ruling:
    To grant. Order signed. Hearing off calendar.
    Pursuant to California Rules of Court, rule 3.1312 and Code of Civi...

  • CERVANTES V. RUIZ

    Feb 13, 2018 |  Fresno County

    Motion: By Plaintiff for Protective Order and for Sanctions.
    Tentative Ruling:
    To continue the motion for a protective order to Wednesday, February 28, 2018 at 3:30 p.m. in Department 503.
    The parties are to meet and confer regarding the scope and language of a protective order in the next f...

  • CERVANTES V. RUIZ

    Feb 13, 2018 |  Fresno County

    Motion: By Plaintiff for Protective Order and for Sanctions.
    Tentative Ruling:
    To continue the motion for a protective order to Wednesday, February 28, 2018 at 3:30 p.m. in Department 503.
    The parties are to meet and confer regarding the scope and language of a protective order in the next f...

  • EVANGELICA ESCOBAR V. KARO STEPANYAN

    Feb 06, 2018 |  Fresno County

    Motion: Defendants’ Demurrer
    Tentative Ruling:
    To Order the demurrer off calendar for failure to comply with Code of Civil Procedure section 430.41.
    Explanation:
    Before filing a demurrer, the demurring party must meet and confer in person or by telephone with the party that filed the pl...

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