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

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

    Nov 15, 2019 |  Fresno County, CA

    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 minute order. ...

  • DALITIAN V. FCA US LLC

    Nov 13, 2019 |  Fresno County, CA

    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 Civil Procedure section 998 offer...

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

    Aug 30, 2019 |  Fresno County, CA

    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 with the court’...

  • DEPRIMA V. STILL ET AL.

    Aug 23, 2019 |  Fresno County, CA

    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, Local Rules,...

  • 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...

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Recent Rulings by Hon. Alan M. Simpson

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

    Nov 15, 2019 |  Fresno County, CA

    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 minute order. ...

  • DALITIAN V. FCA US LLC

    Nov 13, 2019 |  Fresno County, CA

    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 Civil Procedure section 998 offer...

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

    Aug 30, 2019 |  Fresno County, CA

    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 with the court’...

  • DEPRIMA V. STILL ET AL.

    Aug 23, 2019 |  Fresno County, CA

    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, Local Rules,...

  • 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...

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