The Honorable Alan M. Simpson

Fresno County Superior Court, Department 401

Biography

The Hon. Alan M. Simpson is a judge on the Superior Court of Fresno County in California. He was appointed in 2000 by former California Governor Gray Davis.

Judge Simpson went to California State University Fresno where he received his bachelor's degree in Political Science in 1977. He enrolled at San Joaquin College in law in 1979. At the time his entering class consisted of only 24 students, and he was one of 11 total students that would ultimately go on to graduate in 1983. It was here, 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 2000 appointment to the Fresno County Superior Court, Judge 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

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

    Feb 28, 2018 |  Judge Alan M. Simpson |  Fresno County, CA

    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 Tentative Ruling: (1) Cross-Defendants...

  • HERNANDEZ V. ARIA

    Feb 13, 2018 |  Judge Alan M. Simpson |  Fresno County, CA

    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 Civil Procedure section 1019....

  • IN RE MAKAYLA AGUILAR

    Feb 13, 2018 |  Judge Alan M. Simpson |  Fresno County, CA

    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 Rules, rule 2...

  • CERVANTES V. RUIZ

    Feb 13, 2018 |  Judge Alan M. Simpson |  Fresno County, CA

    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 five (5) court d...

  • CERVANTES V. RUIZ

    Feb 13, 2018 |  Judge Alan M. Simpson |  Fresno County, CA

    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 five (5) court d...

  • IN RE MAKAYLA AGUILAR

    Feb 13, 2018 |  Judge Alan M. Simpson |  Fresno County, CA

    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 Rules, rule 2...

  • HERNANDEZ V. ARIA

    Feb 13, 2018 |  Judge Alan M. Simpson |  Fresno County, CA

    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 Civil Procedure section 1019....

  • SANIFAR V. MARIS ET AL.

    Feb 13, 2018 |  Judge Alan M. Simpson |  Fresno County, CA

    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 Defendants’ attor...

  • SANIFAR V. MARIS ET AL.

    Feb 13, 2018 |  Judge Alan M. Simpson |  Fresno County, CA

    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 Defendants’ attor...

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

    Feb 13, 2018 |  Judge Alan M. Simpson |  Fresno County, CA

    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 moving party attempted to...

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Recent Rulings by Hon. Alan M. Simpson

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

    Feb 28, 2018 |  Judge Alan M. Simpson |  Fresno County, CA

    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 Tentative Ruling: (1) Cross-Defendants...

  • HERNANDEZ V. ARIA

    Feb 13, 2018 |  Judge Alan M. Simpson |  Fresno County, CA

    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 Civil Procedure section 1019....

  • IN RE MAKAYLA AGUILAR

    Feb 13, 2018 |  Judge Alan M. Simpson |  Fresno County, CA

    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 Rules, rule 2...

  • CERVANTES V. RUIZ

    Feb 13, 2018 |  Judge Alan M. Simpson |  Fresno County, CA

    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 five (5) court d...

  • CERVANTES V. RUIZ

    Feb 13, 2018 |  Judge Alan M. Simpson |  Fresno County, CA

    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 five (5) court d...

  • IN RE MAKAYLA AGUILAR

    Feb 13, 2018 |  Judge Alan M. Simpson |  Fresno County, CA

    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 Rules, rule 2...

  • HERNANDEZ V. ARIA

    Feb 13, 2018 |  Judge Alan M. Simpson |  Fresno County, CA

    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 Civil Procedure section 1019....

  • SANIFAR V. MARIS ET AL.

    Feb 13, 2018 |  Judge Alan M. Simpson |  Fresno County, CA

    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 Defendants’ attor...

  • SANIFAR V. MARIS ET AL.

    Feb 13, 2018 |  Judge Alan M. Simpson |  Fresno County, CA

    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 Defendants’ attor...

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

    Feb 13, 2018 |  Judge Alan M. Simpson |  Fresno County, CA

    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 moving party attempted to...

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